Children’s Birthday Party Ideas

Are you planning a birthday party for your child?  Are you tired of the same old Barney and Princess themes?  I am!  My grandson’s third birthday is coming up next month and I really want to do something special.  He loves dinosaurs, so I think I’m going to go with a Dinosaur theme.  He spends hours playing with his dinosaurs and at bedtime, the Dinosaurs books are grabbed immediately.  I can’t think of anything that would excite him more, and believe me I’ve been thinking about it all day. 

I’ve decided to create a small version of Dinosaur Land in my backyard.  I’ve found some great dinosaur party favors and inflatables.  I’m going to place 3 – 4 foot dinosaurs throughout the yard with huge dinosaur eggs and foot prints.         

I’ve found a Dinosaur Moon Bounce and slide for entertainment.  The Moon Bounce should give parents a break so they can grab a dinosaur shaped chicken salad sandwich and a drink.  I have dinosaur shaped cookie cutters, I thought I would get some use out of  them with the sandwiches.  The party is at the end of September, so I’m going to use orange and green for the tables and balloons.  I’m unsure if I’m going to do a cake or cupcakes at this point.  I’m leaning  toward cupcakes, they go over well with the kids and they’re easier to handle.  I think I’m going to do 1 game, Fossil Find.  I’m going to bury miniature dinosaurs or pencils in dirt and let the kids dig.  Each will get a prize.

I made a list of unique party themes, just in case he decides dinosaurs are not what he wants.  I thought I would share the list that I put together while deciding on a theme.  Hopefully, you will be able to use one of them for your child’s upcoming party:

  • Tea Party
  • Candy Land
  • Toy Story
  • Runway Models
  • Dragon Tales
  • Paris and Poodles
  • Soldiers
  • Karate Kids
  • Cheerleaders
  • Beach Bums/Surfers
  • Sports – Soccer, Football, Baseball or a favorite basket team  
  • Handy Manny
  • Alice In Wonderland 
  • Sock Hop
  • Pirates
  • Lady Bugs and Butterflies
  • Paint Ball
  • Ballerinas
  • Dr. Suess
  • Hello Kitty
  • Strawberry Shortcake

If you’ve had a dinosaur themed party, I would love to hear from.  If not, please feel free to leave us a comment on any themed parties that you’ve had or considering.  We would love to add to our list.   



  1. thanks for the ideals an tips,,ive got 9 grandkids,,so this would be helpful

  2. Great ideas – I had not thought of the Paris in Poodles and Alice in Wonderland. I have two daughters and we already ahd her first birthday, but her 2nd is right around the corner, so we will be thinking of something soon – and being a girl I think she would like the Alice in Wonderland, especially since my oldest likes that movie, too, thank you!

  3. We are hoping to do a tea party theme for our daughter's 3rd birthday this year! How fun would that be?!?!

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  4. Dinosaur moon bounce,well that sounds something unique and interesting.and thanks for sharing many interesting birthday themes.

  5. hey this is a great website, really good interesting ideas for parties. I have another idea that you could possibly add to your list. It was a theme that we had for our 6 year olds party it was a website called it was kind of like build a bear but at home. It was so much fun!

  6. Good blog and good party decoration supplies, i really like it. Good going man, best of luck for the future.

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  8. Thanks for the list. I'm actually looking for some themes I can use for my daughter's party, and I'm sure your list is a great help. I'm going to ask her first, so she can decide, which is which she would like to have. 🙂

  9. Great lists!!!:-) Thanks for sharing these wonderful list of birthday themes. I love your dinosaur theme. I'm sure my grandson also will love it. Thanks.:-)