Whether it’s your princess’ first birthday, her sweet sixteen or somewhere in between, you got to hit the right chords and make it ah-dorable with the perfect party theme. While firsts are more for the parents than the kids, a specially curated party theme that’s kid-friendly and fun for the adults at the same time is the key! With countless party themes and ideas available, there is little you cannot do to please the birthday girl and make this day super special. From slumber parties, movie nights with the girl’s best-friends, Dora the explorer themes, Barbie dream house adventures, Unicorn or Llama party themes, to her favourite character out of the Disney world, it’s all about what she loves!
While planning a birthday party is in itself a huge task to finish, the first step is choosing the right birthday theme, and that comes with sitting with your little ones or your partners (if your little one is still too little to understand) and scouring through a list as long as it can get, while sometimes coming to no conclusion at all. To help you figure it out with ease and without letting down your precious ones’ wishes, we have curated a list of the top 6 most searched and trending birthday party themes on the internet under every age group, so you don’t have to crack your brains with endless choices!
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Themes for First Birthday Party
Themes for The Tender 2 year to Energetic 8-year-olds
Themes for girls between 9 and 15 years
Themes for Sweet 16 Birthday Party
Celebrating your baby girl’s first birthday
While your one-year-old princess is still too young to appreciate a themed birthday celebration, you can take this as an opportunity to also celebrate the little child in you. You can always choose something you feel your darling daughter would love to see when she grows up and thank you for it. Here are some themes that could be enjoyed by little sweethearts and adults alike.
1. Let your little Alice go to Wonderland
(or should we say “One-derland”?)
The classic tale of Alice in Wonderland can never go wrong as a birthday theme. Dress your little one as Alice while the others could dress up as other characters. Set a centre table like they do in the story and host a fun tea party for the adults.
2. Go Pretty Pink!
What better colour to decorate your whole house with, than the soothing shades of pink? Pink balloons with confetti, red and pink roses in every corner of the house, the little princess all dolled up in a beautiful pink shade and you’ll be good to go!
3. Disney’s beloved Minnie Mouse
Minnie mouse ears, cake and cutlery with Minnie mouse and friends. Who doesn’t love this girly counterpart of Disney’s all famous Mickey Mouse? Dress your little doll in a Minnie Mouse costume and you and your guests won’t be able to resist from constantly adoring the little cutie. Don’t forget the Minnie mouse customized invites and party favours!
4. Princess theme for your Little Highness
Dress her up and treat her like the little princess she is. Get her props like a tiny wand and a throne and let her be the centre of extra attention! Sweet memories she’s definitely gonna thank you for when she grows up.
5. Let the Garden Fairies enchant you
A fairy-tale-like set up with everyone dressed as Fairies in your backyard. Decorate your garden with fairy lights while you dress up your little one as the tiniest Queen Fairy that ever walked the earth. Amp up the theme with customized invites and party favours!
6. Fluttering Butterflies Theme
Butterflies represent your little one’s heart filled with purity and joy. Glue on paper butterfly cut-outs all over the place has a customized rainbow cake made for your little one, each hue representing the emotions she brings into your life, each day. Rent or buy butterfly wings and let your little one know she can soar the skies! Incorporate Butterfly shaped invites and butterfly-shaped cupcakes to take the celebration up a notch.
The Tender 2s to Energetic 8s
So, your baby girl has crossed the cradle stage and is ready to have some real fun. This tender age is perfect to let them indulge in fairy-tales, and all those adorable stories with their happy ever-endings, no kid should know a world apart from this kind at this age. What day is more perfect than their birthday? Let them dress up as Frozen’s Elsa or Anna, or invite their friends over for a drive-in movie theatre-like experience in your backyard. Oh, and Legos and Play-doh make for amazing birthday themes too! Shop for props, cakes, cutlery and kits according to your theme, and let the fun begin!
1. Frozen’s Elsa Theme
This enchanting Disney story about the dainty, daring sisters is a magical one alright. Customized Frozen themed cake, props and a beautiful gown like Elsa’s and your princess’s birthday will be one out of the fairy tale. Remember to send out customized Frozen theme invites to make it even more exciting.
2. Mermaid theme, ready to have some (A)riel fun?
This little kind-hearted mermaid won everyone’s hearts when she was introduced to the world. She made us love mermaids. If your little one is a fan of mermaids too, what better way to celebrate her birthday than letting her dress up as one? If you have a backyard, it could turn into a kid-friendly pool party!
3. Ice-cream parlour Theme
I scream you scream, everyone screams ice-creams. An ice-cream cake, Popsicle hats and everything cool, birthdays in the warm months call for an ice cream parlour themed birthday bash! Send out ice-cream shaped invites and party favours to make the celebration extra special.
4.Teddy Tea party Theme
An amazing combo, teddy bears and tiny tea parties. Let her be the little tea-party host for the day along with her Teddy bear guests (and some real ones). Let her leave you amazed at how sophisticated your party host is at her tea party. Pair it with some finger-licking sophisticated dishes and a teddy bear cake and it’s a bash she will thank you for years to come.
5. Moana Theme
The story of this daring adventure-lover makes for a great birthday theme too. Incorporating a sweet mix of backyard beach and Hawaiian fun could help you win your little one’s heart! Don’t forget to include Moana theme E-invites for an even more memorable birthday bash!
6. Dora the Explorer Theme
Our relentless explorer Dora, could make for the perfect birthday theme for your curious little one. You could include scavenger hunts all over the house with directions and sticky notes to make it even more thrilling! Add in Dora the Explorer themed party favours and E-invites for the perfect additional touch.
Now that she’s somewhere between 9 and 15…
Ah, almost the age where you are subjected to constant mood swings and the beginning of the teen rebellion. The time that makes you think, why do they even grow up, right? If you’re lucky enough to have her sitting in one place with you and peacefully decide on a theme, well, good for you. Let’s cut to the chase. It is all about making sure you communicate with her thoroughly to not leave a window of disappointment open. Here are the top 6 themes for your little grown-up.
1. Slumber Party Theme
2. Hawaiian Birthday Party Theme
Cool, breezy outfits, alongside beach music and feels, Hawaii is a dream destination for many. Who said you couldn’t bring it home? Buy or rent Hawaiian dresses, along with the flower necklaces, wrist bands and what not! Serve cool drinks in coconut shells with little umbrellas and seafood dishes or decorate the place with pineapples and coconuts all over. With a little Hawaiian touch to the birthday party, your not so little one is going to have a bash!
3. An Artsy Touch
If she is one with art, give her the chance to be in charge of the decor and invites and see the magic she brings to her celebration. It will be a great way to foster her artistic side as well as letting her talents shine through to a crowd. Make her feel appreciated and applauded. But remember to make her prepare the decor well in advance. On a special day, you could arrange for exciting activities like painting contests or collage making.
4. For your little Einstein
Appreciate your little one’s Science-y prowess by hosting a Science- themed party. Incorporate mind-boggling yet fun puzzles, a maze cake, yummy treats shaped like science apparatus. Let your Einstein feel celebrated for being a genius!
Don’t miss this chance to show the birthday girl how super she is! Think masks, capes, Wonder Woman theme, cut-outs of words like “BAM!”, “WHAM!” pasted all over the place like they do in the comics along with women-centric superhero movie screenings. Why should boys have all the superhero fun?
6. Aladdin’s Jasmine Theme
Disney’s beautiful princess Jasmine is a favourite among every age group. As a birthday theme, from her drool-worthy tresses to her Arabian dress, everything about her is perfect. Give your celebration a desert-like, Arabian touch with customized decor, a genie bottle and the flying carpet. Throw in Desert inspired invites, cuisines, and party favours, and her perfect birthday party’s all set!
Birthday party themes for her sweet 16
Probably your last chance to be in charge, so make the most of it!
A sweet sixteen is hitting a milestone on the getting old tab. It is a coming-of-age celebration of sorts. While she is now shouldered with the responsibilities of being an almost adult, she should be entitled to equal amounts of fun too! A milestone should be celebrated with a once-in-a-lifetime kind of birthday theme. Hop on the theme- train to find out the top 6 birthday themes for her Sweet Sixteen!
1. Did someone say Paris?
Make her feel like the queen that she is on her special day. Bring the beautiful and romantic city of Paris to her birthday celebration! Hanging fairy lights, Eiffel Tower cut-outs, some beautiful French music in the background and cafe-like menu options, did somebody say the best birthday ever? Moreover, you can include themed sweet 16 birthday invitations as the cherry on top.
2. Beach Party Theme
If her birthday falls in the warmer months, nothing could shout sweet 16 more than a pool-side party. Beach balls, her favourite bathing suit, water games, a summery cuisine and a couple of floaties, incorporate it all to double the fun!
3. Good old Black And White
The classic colour duo of Black and white amp up any decor. Think a black and white birthday cake or an oozing dark chocolate cream-filled cake. Who said Black and white were boring colours? Throw in some black and white balloons and decorate white lilies on the tables. It’s a party like none other.
4. Backyard Movie Night with friends
For the teen movie-buff, nothing could be more special than a movie screening with friends in your backyard! Decorate the whole place with fairy lights and candles, for a fun touch. Serve old fashioned popcorn along with nachos, and Voila! There goes a budget-friendly yet super fun birthday night. Amp it up with fun board games and a movie trivia with exciting prizes to be won by the winners. Nobody says no to free gifts.
5. Relaxing Spa theme
For an all-girl quiet bash, think cucumbers on eyes and healthy recipes on the plate, dim lighting, relaxing music in the background, foot baths, face-masks, DIY nails, DIY bath essentials and scented candles. Pamper the birthday girl every way possible.
6. Glow in the dark Theme
Dim lighting, a live DJ setting, glow in the dark props and black and white dress code that will later be covered with glow in the dark highlighters. It’s an uncanny theme that’s sure to set the party mood right!
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