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  • Abby Cadabby: Classic Sesame Street, and a great girl party theme, especially for the preschool set, complete with Abby Cadabby birthday party supplies.
  • ABC Back to School: A GREAT kids party for back to school!
  • About Me: Why fight it? A kids birthday party all about the birthday kid; what could be easier? Especially good for a toddler birthday bash.
  • Adoption Day: A family Adoption Day event is a way to honor the day your adopted child came into your family.
  • Airbender: Highly popular TV series turned into a movie in 2010. A boy party idea that is sure to please.
  • Alice in Wonderland: A Mad Hatter tea party is sure to be a popular girl party, birthday or otherwise, but can work for a co-ed party as well. Probably best for school-aged kids.
  • Alice in Wonderland: A teen (or tween) take on the classic story. A perfect girls birthday party theme, and can be adapted to a wide range of ages.
  • Alien: Looking for a great birthday party plan for school-aged boys? Create a felt alien stuffed with anything you can think of and let the the kids perform an Alien Autopsy!
  • Alphabet: A perfect kids party idea for the preschool set, and a really cute party favor idea.
  • Amazing Race: One of our most popular kids party ideas! Activities can be customized to make this a great girls party or boys party. Best for school-aged, teen party, or tween party.
  • American Girl: Excellent school-aged girl party idea, and can be done with or without the American Girl dolls.
  • Amusement Park: An exciting kids party idea for the older school-aged, tweens and teens.
  • Apple Picking: Early fall is prime time for gathering up the kids and heading out for an afternoon of picking apples, and it easy to make a party out of it.
  • April Fools: Fun ideas for April Fool’s and beyond to tricks and pranks for a kids party or birthday. Great for boys or girls.
  • Around the World
  • Art: This kids party can work for preschool to school aged kids, boys or girls. Perfect for your budding little artist.
  • Art Gallery: Budget friendly idea! Perfect for school-aged kids, either boy or girl. Also will work well for some tweens.
  • Arts and Crafts: A craft-centric kids party that can be customized for any age or occasion.
  • Autumn: If you are planning a kids party in early to mid-October, this is an excellent theme that stays away from the witches and goblins.
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  • Baby Einstein: This is a darling theme for their baby’s first birthday party - especially because although your child may not be able to tell you what he wants at that age, parents know their kid loves Baby Einstein.
  • Babymouse: Babymouse is a series of graphic novels, and if your kids into reading this series of ingenious stories of the Queen of the World, AKA Babymouse, then this makes a unique and memorable kids party idea.
  • Backwards: A backwards party bash is awesome for kids who are a bit zany and within about the age range of 7 to 10.
  • Backyard Campout: If your child has a love of the outdoors, an afternoon "campout" in the yard with his buddies is a great idea for a birthday party.
  • Backyard Movie Party: A Backyard Movie Party is a slam-dunk idea for a kid’s birthday party. Everyone has a great time; from the kids watching the movie on a big screen in the backyard to the parents who tag along to hang out.
  • Backyardigans: A Nick Jr. favorite, an especially popular kids party idea for the preschool set.
  • Bakugan: Do you have a child hoping for a cool Bakugan Brawler party this year? It's a hot show and game for school-aged boys and a perfect theme to build a kids party around.
  • Banana Split: If your kid loves to make and eat banana splits, a great summer birthday party could revolve all around making, judging, and eating them!
  • Barbie 12 Dancing Princesses: The 12 Dancing Princesses makes a great princess alternative for a girls birthday party.
  • Barney: For small children, Barney is a classic and still a very popular party idea.
  • Barnyard Animals: Barnyard Animals are a popular animal theme for a small child's birthday party, and here are lots of ideas to make this party fun for the ages of 1 to 5.
  • Basketball: Basketball is an excellent party theme for a birthday party, for either boys or girls, and can be customized for almost any age.
  • Batman: Batman makes a great boy party idea, and can be customized for almost any age group.
  • Battle of the Decades: Something fun for your next tween party idea would be to host a battle of the decades! This particular theme will work well if you are inviting a large group of kids (twenty or more would be great)!
  • Beach: Summer is a perfect time to plan a kids birthday party on the beach or throw together an improptu beach party with your friends that adults and their kids can both enjoy together.
  • Beatrix Potter: If you are looking to do an Easter or spring kids birthday party but would like something a bit more unique, you can certainly take inspiration from Beatrix Potter's wonderful cast of characters. This is a perfect theme for kids age 3 to 7 and for a 1st birthday too.
  • Bee: Perhaps you think bees would be a wonderful theme for an upcoming kids birthday party? It's a great idea, and can be used as a stand-alone theme, or as part of a Bug Themed Party.
  • Bella Sara: Bella Sara is a popular game with school aged girls and it would be a lot of fun to create a Bella Sara Birthday Party. Using the game and its positive messages for inspiration, you can create a fun, creative party for your favorite birthday girl.
  • Ben 10: Ben 10 is a popular Cartoon Network showThis is a great action-packed party theme for your Ben 10 fan!
  • Big Top Party: A Big Top Party will appeal to many ages of kids.
  • Birthday Breakfast: To turn the traditional birthday party upside down, celebrate over breakfast! A fun kids party that can stand alone, or add on to a slumber party.
  • Blues Clues: Blues Clues has to be one of THE most popular characters for preschool kids’ birthday parties today.
  • Bob the Builder: Bob the Builder is a perennial favorite party idea for the preschool set.
  • Bollywood Bling: Bollywood is a unique tween or teen party theme that is full of color and culture.
  • Bolt: Bolt is a sweet movie than makes a fun birthday party.
  • Book Exchange: Do your kids devour books with their love of reading? If so, a fun, low-key party idea to hold would be a book exchange.
  • Bratz: With their own hip-hop style, girls love the Bratz pack, so don't be surprised if your birthday kid wants to celebrate in Bratz birthday party style.
  • Bubble: Bubbles is a wonderful theme for a small child's second or third birthday party. A bubbles party is also a great theme for summer, or some of these bubble ideas can incorporate into a different party theme.
  • Budget Birthday Party: Are you watching your pennies as you plan your child's party? With a little outside-the-box thinking, you can pull your next child's party together for less than $25!
  • Bug: Looking to throw a bug-themed kids party this spring? Here are suggestions for planning your own buggy kids birthday party bash!
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  • Cake Walk: A cake walk can be a part of a larger themed party or be the party itself. For kids, you may want to combine a cake walk with an ice cream delight.
  • Camp Rock: Is your tween ready to go to Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam? This final jam is bound to be loads of fun, especially since it features the very popular Jonas Brothers, Mdot, and more, which makes it perfect for a Camp Rock movie viewing party!
  • Camping: A camp out kids party works especially well with adventurous children between the ages of 6 and 12 and, of course, when it's warm outside!
  • Camping Out Party: A full summertime party for slightly older kids.
  • Candy Buffet Centerpiece: Let me help you create a Sweet Candy Buffet as a party centerpiece for your kids party.
  • Candy Land: Candyland is a perfect kids party theme for the littlest birthday boy or girl!
  • Captain America: Captain America is one of the infamous Marvel Comic characters that will soon be a major motion picture, Captain America -First Avenger. Is your child a fan of Captain America, or are you looking for a unique take on the usual super hero party?
  • Car Wash: For a unique party idea, combine a kids birthday party with a car-wash fundraiser.
  • Carnival: Remember those days when you would go to the fair, eat corn dogs and cotton candy, and spend all day riding the ferris wheel? Throw a carnival theme kids party this summer and have a blast!
  • Cat: How about a children's party for all of those kids who love kitties and cats?
  • Cat in the Hat: Everyone remembers the fun the Cat in the Hat brought to two kids one rainy afternoon while their mother was out. It was quite the party!
  • Charlie and Lola: If your kids like Charlie and Lola, and who doesn't, and would like to have some of these characters' fun at their next party, here are some great ideas!
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a natural for a kids birthday party.
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a natural for a kids birthday party.
  • Charlotte's Web: Charlotte's Web, either the book or various movies, is sure to be a favorite story to base a special kids party on.
  • Cheerleading: Perhaps your kid is a pee-wee cheerleader or aspires to be a cheerleader someday and would love to have a cheery, cheerful, cheerleading type of party.
  • Cheetah Girls: Disney channel Cheetah Girls is a fun party for tween girls.
  • Cherry Blossom First Birthday: Nothing says spring like Cherry Blossoms and a first Cherry Blossom First Birthday celebration is memorable and unique.
  • Chicks: Are you looking for an animal to represent the Spring season other than a bunny. If so, build a spring theme or kid's birthday bash around a chick!
  • China: Throw a fun, unique birthday party for your little girl by paying homage to Asia. Bright colors, delicious cuisine and beautiful decorations make a China themed birthday party irresistible fun.
  • Chocolate: Hosting a chocolate-themed party is perfect for a Valentine's Day party or a slumber party for your next girl's party idea.
  • Chuggington: Set in the modern world, the colors and animation graphics are truly stellar and pop off the screen on this popular TV show. It's set to become very popular and is a perfect train party theme that includes these lovable chugger characters.
  • Cinderella: Cinderella may be considered a specific character within a princess party theme. There are all sorts of magical elements to the story of Cinderella that can be incorporated into your daughter's birthday party.
  • Circus: A circus birthday party is great to hold outdoors in the summer and will work well for toddlers to school-aged kids.
  • Club Penguin: Club Penguin is a hugely popular video game for school aged children and if your child is a fan, building a kids birthday party theme around Club Penguin may offer a fun and unique party theme.
  • Coloring: If you have a toddler who is about to celebrate a birthday and you are looking for a fun AND budget-friendly party plan, coloring is the answer!
  • Construction: Construction, with the big machines and dirt, will be a huge hit with the little boys.
  • Cookie Monster Party: I LOVE Cookie Monster, and here is a fun and easy party plan for those who feel the same way.
  • Crab Shack Party: Have a seafood lover on your hands? This will make a great kids party for any age.
  • CSI: A CSI birthday party would be an excellent theme for a tween or teen kids party...it would be especially good if you held it over 3-5 hours so the kids have time to solve the crime that you stage...or that the kids stage.
  • Cupcake: Cupcakes are sooo popular these days as a party cake...you could easily make it into the party theme, for boys or girls.
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  • Despicable Me: If you have a summer afternoon with some open time and children over at your home, Despicable Me, and the minions, will make a hilarious kids get-together.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Diary of a Wimpy Kid is hugely popular book and movie! Throw your own wimpy kids party.
  • Dinner: Here's an easy and quick kids party plan you can put together which will be lots of fun for the pre-teen and teen set. Have a funny, silly dinner party
  • Dinosaur: This is a darling kids party to have for children fascinated with dinos. There are also many fun activities you can do with the kids that are not only fun, but also educational.
  • Dirt Bike BMX
  • Dog Themed Party: Is your little one dog crazy? A Dog Gone cute kids birthday party may be the way to go.
  • Dragon: Dragons are fun, exciting mythical creatures that will make a great party theme.
  • Dragonball Z: Dragonball Z is a classic, and the boys love this show and book series.
  • Dress Up: This is a very popular birthday party for girls ages 3 to 8. There are many variations on this theme, i.e. you could have a tea party with the dress up, play “wedding”, or do a "Glamour Shots" style dress up.
  • Dress Up Like Parents: A funny party plan that tweens, teens and adults can enjoy together.
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  • Earth Day: An Earth Day kids party, for a holiday party or kids birthday party, makes a fun idea for older school-aged or tween kids.
  • Easter: Trying to sandwich a birthday party into the Easter festivities? We can help with this fun birthday party plan for smaller kids.
  • Elmer the Patchwork Elephant: If you are thinking about a kids party theme that involves both a circus and a color theme for your baby or toddler, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant may be just the inspiration you need to pull together a fun celebration for this age.
  • Elmo: Small children love Elmo, and it is sure to be a wonderful kids party idea for children aged 1 to 4 years old. Check out the DARLING party supplies!
  • Eloise: Eloise is a fantastic kids birthday party for your little girl, especially if she is turning six!
  • Enchanted Forest: An enchanted forest party would make a great theme for little girls.
  • Ewok: An alternative Star Wars shindig for your favorite little boy.
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  • Fairy: A fairy party is a wonderful, fanciful birthday party designed for little girls.
  • Fairy Garden: Wonderful inspiration for a beautiful girl's spring birthday party.
  • Fanboy and Chum Chum: Given the antics on this popular TV show, Fan Boy and Chum Chum could inspire a wacky kids birthday party theme.
  • Fancy Nancy: Fancy Nancy is one of our very most popular party ideas, and girls LOVE this alternative to a standard princess party.
  • Fashion Angels: Have a fashion inspired girls birthday party using the Fashion Angels as your muse.
  • Faux Slumber: A mock slumber party for guests who may not be ready to actually spend the night away from home. Makes a unique kids birthday party.
  • Faux Surfing Party: You don't have to live on the Bonzai Pipeline to implement these great surf party ideas into your next kid's get together.
  • Fear Factor: Halloween party or older kids party, this is your bet. Sure to be a hit with the kids, and one of our most popular party ideas.
  • Finding Nemo Party: Finding Nemo is a classic Walt Disney Pixar movie and an oceanic party theme that re-creates Nemo's world will be a hit for your preschooler's party.
  • Fire Truck: Little boys, especially, are enthralled with fire trucks. Go with it and have a party he will never forget.
  • First Communion: When spring arrives, many small kids will be taking their first communion. This is an excellent time to have a first communion celebration to mark this religious milestone in your child's life.
  • Flower Fairy: A flower fairy is a unique take on the ever-popular fairy party theme for girls.
  • Flower Fairy Outdoors: An outdoor party all about flowers and fairies.
  • Food Fight: A food fight birthday party will be talked about all year long, and is surprisingly easy on the budget!
  • Fortune Telling: An exciting birthday or Halloween kids party that is budget friendly.
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  • G Force: Perfect for a guinea pig-loving kid, or someone who really loves spy movies, with a funny twist.
  • Garden: This is a favorite kids party theme for children of many different ages. If the kids are really young, they may enjoy playing with their friends in the sun while their parents socialize. Older children can have lots of fun not only playing buggy games but also learning a thing or two.
  • Garfield: If you love that sassy, fat cat like I do, this makes a perfect and fun kids birthday party theme.
  • GI Joe: Set up an Army Training Camp with the birthday boy playing G.I. Joe and the party guests are his team members!
  • Glee: Glee Club has always been popular through the school ages, but with the hit show Glee as kids party inspiration, this makes a wonderful birthday party theme!
  • Glow in the Dark: What a unique kids party idea, especially if this is a slumber party for school-aged kids. Everyone is gathering at your home for fun, and glow in the dark can add some unique twists and turns to your party.
  • Gnomeo and Juliet
  • Golden Compass: A magical and fantastical story that lends itself well to a memorable kids birthday party theme.
  • Gossip Girl: Gossip Girl will make a fun tween girl party.
  • Green Hornet
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  • Handy Manny: With bright bold colors, tools, and a spirit of helping each other, this is a wonderful birthday party theme for a small child's party.
  • Hannah Montana: A Hannah Montana party is a popular option for tween girls, and this article gives all the advice and tips to pull off a great tween girl birthday party.
  • Harry Potter Party Decorations: Have a look at these creative ideas to magically transform your home into the greatest Wizard School of all time!
  • Harry Potter Party Feast: If thinking of wizard worthy snack ideas or a full party menu for a Harry Potter bash, have a look at the suggestions here.
  • Harry Potter Resources: Harry Potter is an awesome party for kids of all ages - even adults!! Whether it is for a proper birthday party, a ghoulish Halloween party, a movie celebration party, Harry Potter is popular and lots of fun.
  • Hello Kitty: Always popular, Hello Kitty makes a great party theme for a cat lover or a child who adores the character, and the themed party supplies are uber-cute.
  • Hide and Seek: If you are looking for a fun, inexpensive party to organize for your two to three-year-old child, you can take the simple game of "Hide & Seek" and build a complete set of party activities around the idea of hiding and seeking
  • High School Musical: HSM is still popular with the school aged set, those kids who love the movies and the songs.
  • Hiking: This is a great idea for a birthday party, if your kid is particularly fond of the woods! What makes this fun is it is easy to put together at the last minute, can accommodate anywhere from a few kids to many, and is quite budget-friendly.
  • Hip Hop, Tween: School-aged kids (7 and older) and tweens may love to dance, and not just any type of dance, but Hip Hop may be what they are really into, so give it to them, with this easy party plan.
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  • Hockey: A sports themed boys party will be popular, and hockey makes a great seasonal sports party.
  • Hollywood: At one point or another, every little girl dreams of being a Hollywood Starlet, so this party plan is sure to please. Please note: this is an excellent theme for children age 10 to 13.
  • Hot Wheels: Does your child love to play with Hot Wheels cars? These classic toys are super popular and would make an excellent birthday party theme! And the party decorations are sure to be a hit!
  • Hotel: Hotels serve as a good overnight destination for a slumber party, especially if you don't want your house all messed by a group of pre-teen boys and/or girls. If you decide to take a group of kids to a hotel overnight, it will be a thrill for kids age 9 to 14.
  • Hugawugs: Hugawugs can serve as a wonderful party for children ages 3-5-years-old.
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  • iCarly: Do your tweens love the latest show on Nickelodeon, iCarly? It's one of the hippest, most tech-savvy TV shows and is a great show to build an innovative party theme.
  • Ice Age: Use this movie theme as an alternative to your standard dino party.
  • Ice Cream: If you want some cool ice cream party ideas for the upcoming summer season, take a look here!
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Ice Skating: A perfect outdoor winter venue for a party is an ice-skating rink! It is usually quite inexpensive to have a group skate, and facilities typically offer a party room so this is a stress-free party plan as well!
  • Igloo
  • Incredibles: If your kid wants to activate his Super Powers and re-enact all of the incredible fun, an Incredible party is the way to go, and is an easy super hero birthday party that goes boys or girls.
  • Indiana Jones: Another party plan that is hugely popular on our site, Indiana Jones makes for an adventurous party theme, and translates to loads of fun activities for kids!
  • Iron Man: As with many super hero comic book characters that take to the screen, you may find your kids asking for an Iron Man birthday party soon enough, and this party theme has the coolest Iron Man party supplies to match.
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  • Jack's Big Music Jam: Jack's makes a great birthday party idea for toddlers and preschoolers.
  • Jungle: A unique take on an animal themed birthday party, ideal for up to age six, and can go either boy or girl.
  • Justin Bieber: Justin Bieber is the new "It" boy, and if you have a tween girl at home, this birthday party idea will probably rock her world!
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  • Karate Kid: This is a very easy party to plan as it can be held at a karate studio or,if you decide to have it at your home, hiring a karate instructor will make planning the activities a breeze.
  • Kipper the Dog: Kipper the Dog is a darling cartoon for the pre-school set and Kipper and his friends have a lot of little fans. If this is the case in your home, a Kipper the Dog party may be a great theme for the next party.
  • Kite: Kite flying is a fun activity for a summer party. Some kids enjoy flying kites so much, they want their birthday party to center around them!
  • Knick Knack Paddywhack: A classic nursery rhyme makes a fun and unique toddler birthday party.
  • Knights: If you're having a Knights in Shining Armor party, use your imagination to bring the party alive just like those olden times. This party is also a great compliment to a Princess party theme that needs to include boys.
  • Kung Fu Panda: Kung Fu Panda makes a interesting twist on a "regular" karate or kung fu party.
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  • Lady Gaga: Looking for ideas to bring Gaga pizzazz to your kids party, be inspired by the Lady Gaga ideas here.
  • Ladybug: Here are some fun ideas for a little girl's ladybug party this spring and summer.
  • Ladybug Girl: It's a great storybook to give as a gift, or to build a Ladybug Girl Party around as well.
  • Land of the Lost
  • Laser Tag: Laser Tag makes a fun, and active, kids birthday party. Boys and girls will have fun, and work up a sweat.
  • Le Petit Prince Party: A classic book that makes a classic, and memorable, childrens party.
  • Leap Year: A fun kids leap year party idea with a froggy theme.
  • Little Bear: Little Bear has a great following, with books and a TV show, and makes a fun preschool party theme.
  • Little Drummer Girl
  • Little Girl Cooking Party: Kids love to cook, and this kids party plan will help you pull this shindig off with the minimum of muss or fuss.
  • Little House on the Prairie: A unique themed party would be Little House on the Prairie and can be a lot of fun!
  • Little League: If your child loves baseball and would like a Little League birthday party, look no further.
  • Little League: If your child loves baseball and would like a Little League birthday party, look no further.
  • Little Mermaid: The magic of mermaids combines with the thrill of being a princess at a Little Mermaid undersea adventure, and you as the party planner can't lose!
  • Little Orphan Annie
  • Little Red Riding Hood: This would make a unique and fun party idea not only for girls (the little Red Riding Hoods), but also for boys (the wolves!)
  • Littlest Pet Shop: Little Pet Shop is a popular toy with the school aged girls, and makes a fun take on an animal themed kids birthday party (and check out the cute party supplies).
  • Luau
  • Luau Party: Here are some great ideas for your Luau kids party this summer!
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  • Mad Scientist: There is nothing like a Mad Scientist Party! It will be fun, hold their attention, and even could be educational. If your kid is interested in the wacky side of science, seriously you should consider this theme!
  • Madagascar: I really love this movie, and it can easily be spoofed into a perfect party for kids, especially since kids love the Jungle Party theme and it is perfect for both boys and girls!
  • Madeline: The charming Madeline books are timeless and usually very popular with little girls around the age of 5 or 6. If you would like to throw a Madeline-themed party for your daughter this year, look to these ideas for birthday party inspiration.
  • Mall Scavenger Hunt: This is such a great idea for a teen or tween's party. Dividing the guests into two teams to complete the scavenger hunt would be fun, as the kids can work together to find the stuff.
  • Mary Poppins: Mary Poppins is such a classic, and would make for a wonderful birthday party as well. Watching the film, you can come up with all sorts of imaginative ideas to throw a party that Mary Poppins would be proud of.
  • Masquerade Ball: A special sweet 16 masquerade ball with your teen kid's friends would be a memorable way to celebrate. It's just the nature of things that this is a perfect teen girl party!
  • Meet the Robinsons: The movie is simply chock full of fabulous ideas!! It is so darling! Enjoy Lewis' adventure and the fabulous message too!
  • Megamind
  • Merdeka Day
  • Messy: What's a perfectly easy, fun, and budget-friendly toddler to 4-year-old birthday party theme? A messy party! Kids love to make a mess, so why not give in and make a whole super fun bash out of it!
  • Mickey Mouse: If your preschooler is into Mickey's newest space, his Clubhouse, and wants a Mickey Mouse birthday party there too...you are in luck!
  • Mighty Beanz: Mighty Beanz are zany and off beat characters in bean shapes. Collect them, share them, and have fun with the Mighty Beanz. This toy would be a lot of fun to build an afternoon kids get-together around.
  • Mini: Basically take any element of a party and down-size it to mini...and have a tiny world of fun!
  • Minnie Mouse: A true favorite for kids of all ages, Minnie Mouse is a great character to build a birthday party around. You can either keep it all about Minnie or bring in other favorite characters to add fun to the Minnie Mouse party.
  • Miss Spider: If your child loves bugs and is a fan of this show and/or these books, a Miss Spider kids party may be just the theme for your favorite little one.
  • Monkey: Monkeys are a great kids party theme, and this party plan will make putting this together easy. Check out the very cute monkey party supplies!
  • Monster Truck: Monster trucks are sure to be a great party idea for kids who enjoy playing with large trucks. Again, awesome party supplies go with this theme.
  • More World Cup: Whether you're a die-hard-soccer-fanatic or you just want to be a part of the hype, use these World Cup Party Ideas for your next soccer party.
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  • Nancy Drew: Go all Nancy Drew, or adjust for a more generic mystery party, with this fun kids birthday shindig.
  • Nascar
  • Nerf: Nerf is a hugely popular boy party idea, based on the equally popular Nerf toys. Go as simple or extravagant as you like with this fun and active birthday party idea.
  • Night at the Museum: A fun and invisible way to inject some history into your next kids party, and they will have so much fun, they won't even know!
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  • Octonauts
  • Olivia: Olivia books are absolutely charming, and perhaps already a favorite in your own home. Olivia would make a wonderful and unique kids party theme. If this interests you, check out these ideas.
  • Olympics: Throw your own Olympics party or organize some of your own Olympic activities.
  • Outer Space: Is there any wonder why so many children dream of being an astronaut when they grow up? A great kids party theme for both boys and girls is Outer Space. It brings these new worlds right to their own front door as they celebrate their birthdays!
  • Owl: Owls can be used to build a darling theme.
  • Owl First Birthday: Owls are a sweet idea for a child's birthday party.
  • Owl First Birthday
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  • Paris
  • Paris: This shindig theme is absolutely wonderful...I love its' simplicity, which is also it's complete charm.
  • Pasta
  • Pat-a-Cake
  • Penguin: Penguins are so popular these days! Whether animated or the real thing, penguins are darling and make a perfect theme for your upcoming winter kids birthday party.
  • Peppa Pig
  • Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Percy Jackson series of books are full of adventure and largely based on Greek mythology, and would make a great, unique kids party theme!
  • Pet Picnic
  • Peter Pan
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Phantom of the Opera: The Phantom of the Opera is a haunting tale with beautiful music and gorgeous costumes. If your kid has seen the movie or Broadway Show and wants to play the show out for their own party, here are some ideas for a grand celebration with the phantom.
  • Phineas and Ferb: Phineas and Ferb is a very popular TV show on the Disney Channel, and would make an excellent summer party theme for kids and would also be fun for kids with winter birthdays wanting a taste of summer vacation.
  • Pink Cupcake: Pink and cupcakes make the ideal theme for a girl's 1st birthday celebration (and can be adjusted easily for different ages).
  • Pink Poodles in Paris: This is a great kids party theme for a spring fling party for your favorite girl.
  • Pink Skull
  • Pinkalicious: Is your daughter a fan of the Pinkalicious book by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann? It is a perfect book to build a party theme around, whether a tea party or simply a pink party.
  • Pinky Dinky Doo
  • Pippi Longstocking: A party based on Pippi Longstocking would be extraordinary fun for your daughter and her friends. If the idea appeals, check out these ideas.
  • Pirate
  • Pirate Party: A pirate kids party is never going to go out of style, little kid or school-aged, boy or girl.
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  • Playmobil: Playmobil is one of the most popular toys for kids, and with so many thematic sets, they are truly inspiring for a thematic birthday party too!
  • Polar Express: It's a classic. If you are looking to enjoy a Polar Express Party this season, here are some ideas & resources to help you plan.
  • Polka Dot: Polka Dots make a fun and easy kids party theme.
  • Polka Dot Party: Polka dots can be a special theme for a small child. This is also an easy theme to do on a small budget, and with limited time.
  • Pony: Especially for a little girl, a pony party will make her day. Make her birthday stress free with these party tips for horsin' around.
  • Postman Pat
  • Princess: I don't think the princess theme for little girls will ever get old. Start your party planning here.
  • Princess and the Frog: Another take on the classic princess party. Especially popular for a little girl's birthday.
  • Princess and the Pea
  • Project Runway
  • Puppets
  • Puppy Party: Although this kids party plan was designed for preschoolers in mind, many children of all ages love dogs, and this theme is adaptable to older kids as well.
  • Purse Sweet Sixteen
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  • Rainbow: Bright and fun, if you are leaning toward a colorful kids party, rainbows are a wonderful idea.
  • Rapunzel
  • Rapunzel's Revenge: This modern Rapunzel would make a great Halloween costume!
  • Ratatouille
  • Ready for Takeoff
  • Robin Hood
  • Robin Hood: A Robin Hood kids birthday for your child and his friends with a renaissance flavor.
  • Robot: Robots are a great party idea for boys and girls; especially with great films like Wall-E that can serve as inspiration.
  • Rock and Roll: Throw a Rock and Roll 1950s Kids Party with these simple, budget-friendly ideas.
  • Rock Star
  • Roller Skating: During the winter, a roller rink is a perfect kids party venue, especially if your child and her friends love to roller skate. What's great about this party? There is very little to plan after you secure your venue!
  • Royal Shoes
  • Rugrats
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  • Safari: Give your kids a taste of the wild side with this Safari theme kids party.
  • Scrapbook
  • Shapes
  • Shark Boy and Lava Girl
  • Shrek: Great tips for planning a kids Shrek birthday bash!
  • Shrinky Dink
  • Silly Bandz: Silly Bandz make a great kids party favor or gift, or design the festivities around this popular toy!
  • Simpsons
  • Sixties: A great teen or tween birthday bash that will recall hippies and bell bottoms!
  • Skateboarding: If you are looking to throw a party for your favorite skateboarder, here are some ideas to pull it together.
  • Sledding
  • Smurfs
  • Snake
  • Snow White: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a classic Disney tale that kids are sure to love. If your children are between the ages of 3 and 7, this movie is also a great birthday party theme!
  • Snowman
  • Spa: This is an excellent birthday party choice for 9-14 year old girls. They will love the idea of "going to the spa" for an afternoon or an overnight slumber with their best friends.
  • Spiderman
  • Spiderwick: Bring the Spiderwick Chronicles alive at your next children's party with these awesome and easy ideas.
  • SpongeBob Squarepants: For all those kids who want to take a swim at Bikini Bottom...a great theme would be, of course, a SpongeBob Squarepants party! If it is an all-time favorite for your kids, check this out, and very cute party supplies go with it.
  • Sports
  • Spring
  • Spy
  • St. Patrick's Day: It is time to gather the kids and their friends and celebrate the day with the luck o'the Irish!
  • Star Trek: Star Trek is a great sci-fi themed kids party, with great party decor to go with.
  • Star Wars: The Star Wars movies are truly classic, and the more recent films have spawned a whole new generation interested in this galactic epic! With characters like Luke Skywaker, Yoda, and Darth Vader, it’s not a surprise that your kid may be asking you for this party, and the cool party supplies help make this party theme a no-brainer for mom.
  • Strawberry
  • Strawberry Shortcake: Strawberry Shortcake and her friends are still favorite characters and a berry perfect way to inspire a kids party that is sure to be berry fun!
  • Summer Gardening: A gardening themed birthday for your child is a wonderful, simple and budget-friendly spring or summer birthday party idea.
  • Super Bowl
  • Super Hero Squad: If your child loves many of these Super Heroes and can't decide on just one for a party theme, a Super Hero Squad party theme may just serve as the perfect super birthday theme.
  • Super Mario: Game on! Perhaps the most famous duo in video game history, Mario and Luigi are the perfect kids inspiration for any video gamer's birthday.
  • Superman
  • Surprise
  • Survivor
  • Sweet 16 Hollywood Party: Send birthday wishes of fame and fortune as the star of the party blows out candles on a tiered Red Carpet Cake. Read on for ideas on how to throw this awesome sweet 16 party (that can easily be adjusted to other ages).
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  • Tailgating
  • Tangled
  • Taylor Swift
  • Tea Party: This is a really fun kids party to throw for your 4 to 10 year old daughter! Usually it is a time for dress-up sophistication for your little girl, and is sure to be memorable.
  • Teddy Bear's Picnic Party: A teddy bears' picnic is not only a great kids birthday party idea, but also a great theme for any day! Pack a lunch, invite some of your kids' friends and their bears, and head outside for a charming day.
  • That's So Raven: A fun tween TV show that can be fun inspiration for a kids party theme.
  • Thomas the Tank Engine
  • Thor
  • Three Little Pigs: If your child loves pigs and this classic story, this would make a great birthday party theme for your child and his friends.
  • Thriller: A thriller of a Halloween party for pretty much any age.
  • Tickle Monster: Children will squirm and giggle with delight as they read this story and use the gloves to tickle with and be tickled too! What a fun kids party idea!
  • Tinker Bell
  • Tiny Party: Want to throw a party that revolves around all things tiny?
  • TMNT: Cowabunga! It’s time for "heroes in a half shell" fun! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) make a great kids action party theme for your birthday child and his fellow turtle-mates!
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Tooth Fairy
  • Toy Story: With Buzz Lightyear and Woody and the whole host of familiar childhood toys that come to life in the infamous Toy Story movie...you can imagine so many kids would love to make their own toy story at their next birthday party
  • Train
  • Transformers: Transformers have been popular for over 20 years! If you are looking for ways to bring this robotic kids party alive, here are some creative ideas! Especially popular theme for a boy.
  • Tron
  • Twilight: Twilight is a phenom! A Twilight kids party is going to be hit with certain tween girls!
  • Twilight Budget
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  • Ugly Doll: Does your child have an Ugly Doll? What a creative theme to build a birthday bash around these Ugly Dolls?
  • Un-Birthday: An un-birthday is a unique kids party theme that is budget friendly; make it as inventive as you want.
  • Unicorn
  • Up: An UP party can be all about the movie, or all about the balloons. A flexible kids party plan you can adjust to your liking.
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  • Water: A natural kids party to have during the hot weather, just to be a big hit with the kids.
  • Water Party: Here are some fun water party ideas where you can bring the water-park home, and make this a budget friendly kids birthday (or any other occasion) party!
  • Where the Wild Things Are: Where the Wild Things Are would make an excellent party theme full of creatures, mischief, and wild things for Halloween or a kids party this year.
  • Where the Wild Things Are: You will have fun planning this kids party and making the decorations! This plan uses a mix of both the classic Wild Things book style, and the new movie version.
  • Wiggles: For the under age 5 crowd, the Wiggles are one of the MOST popular musical groups for these kids. Don't be surprised if he asks for his very own Wiggles kids party.
  • Winnie The Pooh
  • Winter Garden
  • Winter One-derland: If your little one is soon to turn 1 and it is cold and wintry outside, a perfect theme for your party may be a fabulous "Winter One-derland! First Birthday Party"
  • Winter Swimming Party: You can give your kids a little taste of summer fun by throwing their winter birthday at the local indoor swimming pool.
  • Wipeout
  • Wish Upon a Star: If you want to have a "Wish Upon A Star" kids birthday party, here are a few ideas for decorating and goodies...
  • Wizard of Oz: This is a great school-aged kids party, either coming together to watch this classic, but also enjoying "Oz" activities and wonderful decorations to go with.
  • Wizards of Waverly: This would make an awesome kids birthday party or Halloween party during the upcoming season given it's all about spells, magic, and wizardry, and has some fun birthday party supplies.
  • Wolverine
  • Woodland Fariy
  • Woody & Jessie Wild West Party: A Toy Story themed kids birthday party that concentrates on the cowboy duo of the group.
  • WordGirl
  • WordWorld: WordWorld is a very popular show on PBS for small children and a great program to help them learn their letters and spell. If your child loves the show and the alphabet, building a party theme around WordWorld is an excellent idea!
  • World Cup: A World Cup themed birthday for your little soccer star is a great idea, even when the World Cup isn't going on.
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  • X-Men: X-Men is another one of those comics that seem to be popular forever. This will be a particular favorite for school-aged boys.
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