Chil­dren’s birth­day

How to spend a child's birthday at home?

A child’s birth­day is one of the most impor­tant hol­i­days in the fam­i­ly, which brings joy not only to chil­dren, but also to their par­ents. Moms and dads try to do every­thing to make this hol­i­day mem­o­rable for a long time. This arti­cle will talk about how fun and inter­est­ing to hold this event in an apart­ment or coun­try house.

How to furnish a room?

When dec­o­rat­ing a hol­i­day, always rely on the age of your child and his taste pref­er­ences. Chil­dren under five years of age per­ceive the design ll with a large num­ber of soft toys, which is what par­ents do.

Old­er chil­dren can be invit­ed to take part in the design of the room for cel­e­brat­ing a birth­day.

Boy 5–8 years old

Chil­dren at this age often take part in com­pil­ing the list of guests, mak­ing invi­ta­tions. Togeth­er with their par­ents, they come up with the theme of the par­ty, games and con­tests.

To make the apart­ment look beau­ti­ful, expe­ri­enced design­ers rec­om­mend using no more than 2–3 pri­ma­ry col­ors. You can dec­o­rate the fur­ni­ture and the pho­to zone and choose a table­cloth for the table in the same col­or scheme. Ide­al­ly, if the clothes of the birth­day man will also be made in this range.

For a fes­tive par­ty, it is advis­able to use a spa­cious room with a lot of free space, because the kids will most like­ly want to run and play.

If you invit­ed chil­dren along with their par­ents, then sets can be placed sep­a­rate­ly on the cof­fee tableso that the guys can have a bite to eat beten games. In addi­tion to cakes, sets and juices, nuts and fruits can be placed on this table.

If the son has a favorite car­toon, then the design of the room can be done in his style. In this case, gar­lands and posters with images of car­toon char­ac­ters are hung on the walls. You can invite an ani­ma­tor or take on his role your­self, so the hol­i­day will become even more fun. Boys at this age love Cap­tain Amer­i­ca, the Hulk, Super­man and the dogs from the Paw Patrol car­toon.

Images for dec­o­rat­ing an apart­ment can be print­ed on a print­er, bought or drawn on what­man paper.

Each char­ac­ter is always asso­ci­at­ed with some col­ors, so for greater immer­sion in the atmos­phere, the room must be dec­o­rat­ed in these col­ors. For exam­ple, Cap­tain Amer­i­ca is rem­i­nis­cent of red, blue and white.

Boys will most like­ly be inter­est­ed in trans­form­ing into pirates and par­tic­i­pat­ing in the trea­sure race. Hats, ships, boats and chests can be made from sta­tionery, for rain­coats, head­bands and belts you will need some brown and black fab­ric.

Boy 9–12 years old

At this age, the birth­day boy inde­pen­dent­ly, with­out the inter­ven­tion of par­ents, choos­es the design of the room. Mom and dad can only give a cou­ple of tips and help in cre­at­ing jel­ry.

At 9–12 years old, the boy will def­i­nite­ly have his own hob­bies and inter­ests, based on which you can dec­o­rate an apart­ment. For exam­ple, if a child is fond of foot­ball, then the logos of his favorite team and pho­tographs of the play­ers serve as the basis for the design. If there is an open area, then chil­dren can play foot­ball, but only under adult super­vi­sion.

At 10 years old, chil­dren feel “big”, so they often copy their behav­ior. Do not for­get to arrange a pho­to zone where friends can take pic­tures for mem­o­ry.

If at this age the child already has a com­put­er, then the room can be dec­o­rat­ed in the style of “shoot­ers” or any oth­er games. The theme of your favorite movie, car­toon or TV series is also suit­able. Try to keep the design col­or­ful and mod­ern.

Chil­dren 9–12 years old most often come to a birth­day with­out moms and dads, but if you invit­ed them with their par­ents, then make sure that the guys have a sep­a­rate table. Sit­ting with adults will not be very fun for them. It is nec­es­sary not only to dec­o­rate the table beau­ti­ful­ly, but to inter­est the chil­dren.

Girl 5–8 years old

Girls at this age, just like boys, love to watch car­toons. But the favorite char­ac­ters are most often princess­es. There­fore, mom and dad usu­al­ly know who their daugh­ter wants to see at her birth­day par­ty. First of all, decide on a dress or suit for the birth­day girl, and you can already select tones for dec­o­rat­ing the inte­ri­or under this col­or.

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If your daugh­ter loves Ariel from The Lit­tle Mer­maid, then you can use red, green and blue as the basis. Sequins, rhine­stones, beads that dec­o­rate win­dows and doors will be a great addi­tion.

Near the pho­to zone you can put a trea­sure chest.

Pic­tures and posters with princess­es are hung in the pho­to zone, on walls and fur­ni­ture. You can order cakes made in the desired theme.

The main thing is not to com­bine themes of dif­fer­ent car­toons in one room. If your daugh­ter loves sev­er­al dif­fer­ent princess­es, then you can use one style in the hall­way, and anoth­er in the hall. The ani­ma­tor or a rel­a­tive per­form­ing his duties must be dressed in a suit of the required theme.

The main room in which the cel­e­bra­tion is held can be dec­o­rat­ed with paper decor. One of the most suc­cess­ful solu­tions is to dec­o­rate the apart­ment in the style of a mag­ic cas­tle. The frame is still made of sta­tionery card­board and is most often paint­ed pink.

As an addi­tion­al dec­o­ra­tion, you can use fresh or arti­fi­cial flors and bal­loons. In the cen­ter of the pho­to zone, you can put a chair dec­o­rat­ed in the style of a roy­al throne.

Girl 9–12 years old

At this age, it is imper­a­tive to con­sult with the birth­day girl and decide togeth­er who to invite for her birth­day and how to dec­o­rate the apart­ment. A beau­ti­ful table is laid for friends, and the main treat is a birth­day cake and oth­er good­ies. The main room is dec­o­rat­ed with bal­loons that can be filled with gel.

A set of trans­par­ent, pink, sil­ver and black bal­loons will look beau­ti­ful. You can attach pho­tos of the birth­day girl and her guests to the rib­bons. This is a fair­ly bud­get design option, but very beau­ti­ful and orig­i­nal.

If the house does not have enough free space to install a large table, then you can put a buf­fet table. This is a very prac­ti­cal solu­tion, because the lack of chairs increas­es the space for com­pe­ti­tions and games. The pho­to zone is dec­o­rat­ed in the style of your favorite movie and car­toon char­ac­ters, themed fig­urines and paper flors.

If the bud­get allows, then you can pur­chase all the nec­es­sary decor in spe­cial­ized stores.

This is quite an expen­sive plea­sure, so con­sid­er whether it is worth spend­ing mon­ey on it for the sake of one day.


The theme and style of the event depends on the age of your child, his pref­er­ences, the venue and the esti­mat­ed finan­cial costs.

zombie party

The theme of zom­bies, vam­pires and witch­es is liked by almost all chil­dren from 9 to 13 years old. The most dif­fi­cult part here is the cre­ation of cos­tumes and dec­o­ra­tion of the premis­es. The main room should be done in dark red col­ors, and skull-shaped cakes will only enhance the atmos­phere.

Hov­er, in this sub­ject it is very impor­tant not to over­do it, so as not to spoil the chil­dren’s hol­i­day. The design should not look intim­i­dat­ing, because among the friends of the birth­day man there may be impres­sion­able chil­dren.

Pirate ship

This is a fair­ly pop­u­lar theme, on the basis of which a lot of quests are writ­ten. Almost all chil­dren like this atmos­phere: they are hap­py to pass the rite of pas­sage into pirates and go on a trea­sure hunt.

3 days before the birth­day, you need to send let­ters of invi­ta­tion from Flint to all chil­dren, includ­ing the birth­day boy. Pre­pare plen­ty of notes and assign­ments ahead of time. Draw a map and a route that the chil­dren will fol­low in search of trea­sure.

Don’t for­get about pirate cos­tumes, swords, toy par­rots and, most impor­tant­ly, a trea­sure chest.

ethnic theme

Regard­less of gen­der and age, chil­dren love bright cel­e­bra­tions, and an eth­nic-style par­ty will be a good solu­tion. Think over the cos­tumes, music and treats of dif­fer­ent nations in advance. Expe­ri­enced design­ers rec­om­mend opt­ing for cos­tumes of Hawai­ians, Mex­i­cans, Africans, Indi­ans and Japan­ese. The evening will be very fun­ny.

School of Magic

You can arrange a mini-Hog­warts in the apart­ment and this will not require much work. All you need is to pre­pare wands, capes and hats, as ll as come up with themed games and puz­zles.

All chil­dren love mag­ic, so a birth­day dec­o­rat­ed in the style of Har­ry Pot­ter can­not fail to please the birth­day boy and his guests.

Par­ents and the ani­ma­tor can act as the main wiz­ards: arrange a small show with mag­ic tricks and sci­en­tif­ic exper­i­ments.

gangster theme

Nei­ther chil­dren nor teenagers will refuse to try on the role of the mafia. The apart­ment needs to be fur­nished in the style of the 30s: jazz music, a casi­no, a lot of apons and jel­ry. Par­ents should think over the dress code in advance, pre­pare the Monop­oly game, and also orga­nize an armed bank rob­bery.

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Safari or jungle

Mada­gas­car is one of the most pop­u­lar chil­dren’s car­toons. In this style, you can come up with many games, quests and con­tests in which you need to look for lost ani­mals. On the table you need to put cakes and a cake with the image or fig­urines of the ani­mals of Mada­gas­car: a lion, a giraffe, a hip­popota­mus, a mon­key, a zebra.

It is desir­able to dec­o­rate the room with palm trees, paper grass and trav­el para­pher­na­lia: bacweacks, binoc­u­lars, maps and com­pass­es.


Before com­ing up with games and quests, take into account the dimen­sions of your apart­ment so that chil­dren can run and dance. Many com­pe­ti­tions can be held on the street.


Acquain­tance is a very impor­tant process at every birth­day, because there are cas­es when both kinder­garten and yard friends of the birth­day man re called, and they are most like­ly unfa­mil­iar. Chil­dren are often shy, so par­ents should help the chil­dren get to know each oth­er, acquain­tance can be arranged in the form of a game.

The rules are sim­ple: the ani­ma­tor or host asks the guests to sit around him and calls out the col­ors in turn. Chil­dren who have one or anoth­er col­or on their clothes should stand up, intro­duce them­selves and tell a few words about them­selves.

Chil­dren from 4 to 6–7 years old can be occu­pied with the game of “guess the object”. To do this, the host puts var­i­ous items in a bag: apples, toys, balls, balls. Chil­dren take turns approach­ing him and, with closed gas­es, try to guess the object by touch. If the child guessed cor­rect­ly, then the object remains with him as a prize.

No less pop­u­lar game “Incred­i­ble Beasts”. Par­ents should pre­pare in advance sev­er­al pic­tures with images of var­i­ous fic­tion­al ani­mals. Below them should be ques­tions, for exam­ple, “What does a pota­to deer look like?”, “What col­or is a cucum­ber par­rot?”. This is a very edu­ca­tion­al game, it trains the imag­i­na­tion and reac­tion of chil­dren.

The guys must ful­ly describe the ani­mal, and if pos­si­ble, then draw it.

Ask the chil­dren to take turns nam­ing all the dish­es that are on the table with the let­ter O, then K, then A, and so on. Then you can play with names. Such games allow you to think log­i­cal­ly.


Con­sid­er a few inter­est­ing con­tests that are most often held at a child’s birth­day.

  • “I know this hero.” The facil­i­ta­tor should describe the char­ac­ter of a pop­u­lar car­toon, movie or fairy tale in a few phras­es, but not give a name, and the chil­dren will take turns guess­ing who the con­ver­sa­tion is about. The one who has a guess — rais­es his hand, if the ansr is cor­rect — receives a ll-deserved present. Exam­ple: a super­hero in a red and blue suit with a shield (Cap­tain Amer­i­ca), a girl with mag­i­cal hair (Rapun­zel), a super­hero with­out super­pors (Bat­man), the cold­est mag­i­cal princess (Elsa from Frozen) and so on.
  • “Lost Col­or” The guys need to stand in a cir­cle, and the facil­i­ta­tor explains the rules: as soon as the chil­dren hear the phrase “One, two, three, find the white col­or!”, The guests must find the white col­or on each other’s clothes and touch it. The one who did not find a suit­able col­or is elim­i­nat­ed, and the rest con­tin­ue to play. Who­ev­er remains last, he won.
  • “The Strongest Cou­ple” All guests must be divid­ed into pairs. The main rule is to fol­low all the com­mands, but do not dis­en­gage your hands. The leader at a fast pace gives com­mands in turn, for exam­ple, “run up to the chair”, “sit on the car­pet”, “find the red col­or”, “catch the but­ter­fly” and so on. The pair that dis­en­gaged their hands lost. The two chil­dren who remain at the end receive the main prize, and the rest of the par­tic­i­pants receive more mod­est presents.

  • “Birth­day Snow­man” Each par­tic­i­pant is giv­en a spoon and a pack­age of ice cream. The host gives the com­mand “start” and the chil­dren imme­di­ate­ly begin to “sculpt” a snow­man with a spoon. All it takes is exact­ly one minute. The one who gets the high­est snow­man is con­sid­ered the win­ner and receives a gift.


Quest is a pop­u­lar game at events of this kind. After com­pe­ti­tions and a fes­tive lunch (din­ner), you can enter­tain guests with quests. You can spend them at home, or you can arrange a trip. Let’s con­sid­er the most inter­est­ing of them.

  • Exit quest. This is a rather expen­sive under­tak­ing. Chil­dren are tak­en to a dacha with their own yard, to school, to a park or an enter­tain­ment cen­ter, where a plan, design and plot are pre­pared in advance.
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It is quite dif­fi­cult to make a prop of this scale at home, so it is most often bought or rent­ed.

  • Quest rooms. If there are few chil­dren, then they can be tak­en to the quest room. There, all the props are built into the floor and into the walls. Chil­dren go from room to room and solve a series of rid­dles.
  • Walk­er. The par­ents of the birth­day boy arrange a trip to the muse­um or park. You can go out­side the city or go there by bus or jeep. Chil­dren will have a map in their hands, on which the route and the end point are marked. Muse­um exhibits, inscrip­tions on poles, graf­fi­ti on fences and adver­tis­ing ban­ners act as arti­facts.
  • Ban­quet Quest. Chil­dren sit at the table, par­ents and rel­a­tives act as actors and show a mini-per­for­mance in which guests are direct par­tic­i­pants.

Festive table

Below are the basic tips for dec­o­rat­ing a fes­tive table for a child’s birth­day.

  • Chil­dren do not like to sit at the table for a long time, espe­cial­ly on their hol­i­day. There­fore, in addi­tion to the main table, take care of the buf­fet with fresh prod­ucts that do not require spe­cial stor­age. On the table you can arrange veg­eta­bles, fruits, cheeses, sausages and canapes. It is impor­tant that the table is freely acces­si­ble, but does not get in the way dur­ing com­pe­ti­tions and games. If you don’t want or don’t know how to cook buf­fet dish­es, you can order them in a cafe. The chil­dren’s menu with deliv­ery is inex­pen­sive.
  • Try to refrain from cook­ing pota­toes with meat or mashed pota­toes with a pat­ty as a main dish. First­ly, this menu is found at every sec­ond chil­dren’s birth­day, and sec­ond­ly, it is often pre­pared in every­day life. Think of some­thing more inter­est­ing.
  • Do not put on the table smoked, bit­ter, fat­ty and salty dish­es. Some of the chil­dren may have an aller­gy that they are not aware of. Stop your choice on nat­ur­al prod­ucts and refrain from semi-fin­ished prod­ucts.
  • Sets should always be present on the fes­tive table, of course, in mod­er­a­tion.
  • Try to have the table dec­o­rat­ed in bright col­ors: a table­cloth in the col­or of the birth­day theme, plates and mugs with car­toon designs. This will cre­ate a spe­cial fes­tive atmos­phere.
  • It is not rec­om­mend­ed to pre­pare a menu that is rare or unusu­al for guests. Chil­dren are unlike­ly to eat unfa­mil­iar food. Stick to the clas­sic options, but dec­o­rate them in a spe­cial way.
  • You can invite chil­dren to take part in the prepa­ra­tion of canapes. Arrange all the nec­es­sary prod­ucts on small plates and show them how to assem­ble a sand­wich. All chil­dren should be inter­est­ed in such inter­ac­tive activ­i­ties.

The main thing is to keep an eye on them so that the guests do not harm each oth­er with tooth­picks.

Holiday End Ideas

After the guests have played enough and danced, every­one is invit­ed to the table to sat­is­fy their hunger again. After the fes­tive meal is over, the par­ents solemn­ly take out the cake, the guests sing “Hap­py birth­day to you”, the birth­day boy blows out the can­dles and makes a wish. Who wants to, can con­grat­u­late the hero of the occa­sion. You can turn off the lights and turn on the sparklers.

After eat­ing the cake, a pho­to ses­sion of the birth­day boy fol­lows with each of the guests, which the girls will be espe­cial­ly hap­py about. The result­ing pho­tos can be print­ed out and dis­trib­uted to guests the next day, you can send them to your phone, but it is best to take pic­tures on a Polaroid. This cam­era can bring a lot of joy thanks to the instant pho­to devel­op­ment func­tion.

At the very end, you can take out a large sur­prise ball, after the explo­sion of which small soft toys fly out of it, their chil­dren can take with them. Just make sure that no one is left with­out a gift. Fur­ther, the hosts see off the guests, on this chord the sce­nario of the fes­tive evening is con­sid­ered com­plete.

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