Best Party Options for Kids

Chil­dren’s par­ties can be the bright­est event for both chil­dren and adults who orga­nize a hol­i­day and par­tic­i­pate in it. More­over, now there may be more rea­sons to arrange such a cel­e­bra­tion than imme­di­ate­ly comes to mind. Not only because a birth­day is a good rea­son to par­ty. Cel­e­brate the begin­ning or end of sum­mer, the end of the swim­ming sea­son, meet the hol­i­days or spend them: there are real­ly many rea­sons to arrange a hol­i­day. And even more top­ics that will become its main idea.

Holiday ideas

As a rule, today chil­dren attend birth­day par­ties every now and then, but their theme is rather pre­dictable. It’s rare to find some­thing orig­i­nal.

There­fore, to hold a hol­i­day for chil­dren is also an oppor­tu­ni­ty to arrange a com­plete­ly unpre­dictable par­ty.


Pirate par­ties are not new, but of all the very pop­u­lar theme par­ties, they are the most inter­est­ing, and it is almost impos­si­ble to get tired of such a hooli­gan theme. Both boys and girls love this theme.

What can be at a pirate par­ty:

    • design in a marine style with the attrib­ut­es of a ship and marine romance;
    • playlist of the most dash­ing pirate songs;
    • beau­ti­ful pho­to zone;
    • naughty con­tests;
    • treats with a menu that will be entire­ly marine names;
    • com­pe­ti­tion for the best themed cos­tume.

You can com­plete­ly repeat the style of “Pirates of the Caribbean”, you can make a mix inspired by books and films on this top­ic. Adults are usu­al­ly hap­py to join such a par­ty.


This top­ic is deep­er than pira­cy. This is where design plays an impor­tant role. White and blue tones are present in every­thing.

Ideas for a sea par­ty:

    • quest “Secrets of the ocean”;
    • jel­ry made of shells and blue-white satin rib­bons;
    • the main guest (pos­si­bly the host) is Nep­tune;
    • seafood dish­es;
    • mer­maid feast.

Such a par­ty is great to hold at the begin­ning of the bathing sea­son. Don’t for­get about mod­ern moments too: blog­ging, writ­ing for Tik­Tok, pho­to­set with a report and the like.


If boys and girls of 8–10 years old are offered sev­er­al themes for a par­ty, most of them will imme­di­ate­ly blurt out: “We choose a spy one.” The struc­ture of such a hol­i­day will def­i­nite­ly include a quest, dur­ing which all the guys will have to try them­selves in the roles of either detec­tives or spies. They have to solve ciphers, look at strange traces under a mag­ni­fy­ing glass, go through puz­zles and oth­er excit­ing intel­lec­tu­al tests.

There are many types of spy par­ties. It can be a retro hol­i­day in the style of Arthur Conan Doyle’s heroes or some­thing more mod­ern, with super­heroes and assis­tant gad­gets.

At the end of the par­ty, there is a manda­to­ry prize for every­one, prefer­ably a trea­sure that the young detec­tives will find.

“Wild West”

And mod­ern chil­dren also want to play cow­boys, so par­ents can orga­nize a mini-stern. The design here also decides a lot: if you review the film “The Man from the Boule­vard des Capucines”, you can learn a lot of ideas.

The sce­nario can be built on the prin­ci­ple of rival­ry beten two teams. Com­pe­ti­tions can be made as fol­lows: which team will dance coun­try bet­ter, who will be the most accu­rate shoot­er (balls on banks), who will throw the las­so bet­ter, who will walk along the log (over the abyss) and oth­ers like that.


The beau­ty of this par­ty is that it can be turned into a mod­ern ver­sion of a mas­quer­ade ball. Each guest can dress up as one of the heroes of the Mar­vel Uni­verse. The main action of the par­ty will be a demon­stra­tion of the super­pors of the guys.

What can super­hero par­ty con­tests include:

    • find the most accu­rate;
    • find some­one who knows how to solve encryp­tion bet­ter than oth­ers;
    • deter­mine the most dex­ter­ous;
    • iden­ti­fy who will per­form bet­ter in a pil­low fight;
    • find the best expert in the world of super­heroes;
    • to deter­mine who will cope with the search task.

Of course, you can also make super­heroes unite and find an ancient trea­sure or some impor­tant key. In this case, you can arrange a quest for them.

zombie party

And although adults may be afraid of such top­ics, the chil­dren them­selves will cer­tain­ly be delight­ed. Although espe­cial­ly active par­ents can sur­prise the chil­dren by choos­ing the appro­pri­ate out­fits and learn­ing, for exam­ple, the famous Thriller dance from the hit of the same name by Michael Jack­son.

Such a hooli­gan par­ty requires an entourage in the theme: very scary sets, ter­ri­fy­ing design, con­tests that tick­le your nerves. To be dis­en­chant­ed and become nor­mal peo­ple again, all par­tic­i­pants need to pass a series of tests. After pass­ing them prop­er­ly, access is giv­en to the “rein­car­na­tion cock­tail”, under which ordi­nary lemon­ade can be hid­den. After that, the zom­bieland is declared dis­en­chant­ed, and the heroes just have fun at the dis­co.

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The theme of space has been attract­ing peo­ple for more than one cen­tu­ry, and with the lat­est achieve­ments of Elon Musk, it takes on a new rel­e­vance.

Space par­ty is:

    • unusu­al space food;
    • the arrival of aliens to the hol­i­day who want to test earth­lings;
    • quest for knowl­edge of ele­men­tary astron­o­my;
    • learn­ing a fun­ny alien song;
    • find­ing a new plan­et and com­ing up with a name for it;
    • rock­et mod­el­ing (the tem­plate and com­po­nents are pre-made by adults);
    • the launch of a Chi­nese lantern (as hel­lo to Elon Musk’s com­pan­ions).

At the end of the par­ty, each child can receive a star tick­et with an invi­ta­tion to take part in a par­ty on Mars in 2050.


If such top­ics are of inter­est to the child, you can arrange a mil­i­tary pro­gram. It can take place in the form of sim­ple mil­i­tary exer­cis­es, or bet­ter — in the form of a covert oper­a­tion. It is won­der­ful to spend such an evening on the street. You can link to this and the theme of ori­en­teer­ing.

Of course, it must be said dur­ing the pro­gram that it is nec­es­sary to fight for peace in non-aggres­sive and non-trau­mat­ic ways, and that this par­ty is just a game that devel­ops strength, inge­nu­ity, phys­i­cal data and oth­er impor­tant and nec­es­sary skills.


Chil­dren’s hol­i­days can be com­plete­ly devot­ed to music. For exam­ple, when the school year has also end­ed at a music school, a child and his school friends can be pleased with such a themed par­ty.

A vio­lin-shaped cake, paper ros­es from music sheets, karaoke and learn­ing some inter­est­ing dance are all high­lights of a musi­cal par­ty.


And this is a fer­tile top­ic when enter­tain­ment needs to be com­bined with the study of some­thing impor­tant. It is pos­si­ble in this way to intro­duce chil­dren both to their own nation­al cul­ture and to the nation­al cul­ture of oth­er peo­ples. The par­ty assumes the pres­ence of food inher­ent in a par­tic­u­lar cui­sine of the world, cos­tumes, some styl­ized tra­di­tions and rit­u­als.

For exam­ple, in the sum­mer, you can orga­nize a bright Hawai­ian or Indi­an par­ty for the chil­dren, an African-style sum­mer fes­ti­val. And you can also arrange a Brazil­ian car­ni­val in the yard — the chil­dren will def­i­nite­ly be delight­ed with this.

Favorite cartoons

A birth­day or oth­er hol­i­day is held in the style of some ll-known favorite car­toon.

Most often these are car­toons:

    • “Fix­ies”;
    • “Bar­boskiny”;
    • “Masha and the Bear”;
    • “Sponge­Bob”;
    • “Sme­shari­ki” and “Kids”;
    • “Mim­imish­ki”;
    • “Three cats”;
    • “Lun­tik”;
    • “Bob the Builder” and oth­ers.

Set treats are oblig­a­tory, ani­ma­tors in cos­tumes of the main char­ac­ters of car­toons — too.


This par­ty is per­fect for the theme of the begin­ning of sum­mer. This is a hol­i­day with bright striped dec­o­ra­tions that make every­one have fun. Usu­al­ly such hol­i­days are liked by preschool­ers. By the way, you can asso­ciate the par­ty with the theme of study­ing flors, their fea­tures.

It is pos­si­ble that such a theme will be adopt­ed by groups of chil­dren’s stu­dios of fine arts.


Any vio­la­tion of the rules makes the guys delight. Every­one comes to the hat par­ty in incred­i­ble head­dress­es, to the cat par­ty — with ears and tails, faces paint­ed like cats, but to the paja­ma par­ty — in the out­fit that usu­al­ly accom­pa­nies the guys only at night.

A paja­ma par­ty plays with the theme of the hol­i­days: you can not ar a school uni­form, you can sleep a lit­tle longer, be lazy and have fun. The com­pe­ti­tion for the most unfor­get­table paja­mas is a must. As ll as the manda­to­ry con­di­tion for the pres­ence of paja­mas for adults.


Very often, on a child’s birth­day, guests come in all sorts of things: some in ball gowns, oth­ers in shorts and T‑shirts. To remove this con­fu­sion, you need to announce the dress code in advance. And it will become the basis of the par­ty.

The most demo­c­ra­t­ic cloth­ing is jeans. There­fore, you can imme­di­ate­ly write in the invi­ta­tion: come in jeans and a bright T‑shirt. Thus, all guests will be equal.


By the way, such ideas come to mind not only boys. Con­tests are invent­ed right away: mint the ball, score a penal­ty, ansr ques­tions on knowl­edge of foot­ball mat­ters, and final­ly arrange a mini-match for 2 teams. It’s cool to coin­cide with such a hol­i­day to coin­cide with the end of the foot­ball sea­son in the coun­try or the Euro­pean or World Cup in foot­ball.

Adults who keep order at the par­ty are required to ar whis­tles around their necks and keep cards in their pock­ets (for the abuse of sets or an insuf­fi­cient­ly wide smile).


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A vari­ety of eth­nic, prob­a­bly the most beloved on this top­ic. The design itself is already impres­sive for the guys: what are only the crowns of feath­ers and war paint.

It will be a par­ty with a sports com­po­nent, because a real Indi­an must be dex­ter­ous, fast, skill­ful. But, of course, songs and dances are not for­got­ten at such a hol­i­day.


All kinds of mus­tach­es are in the theme of this hol­i­day. Drawn, glued, card­board mus­tache on a stick — what­ev­er. But absolute­ly every par­ty guest should have a mus­tache, gen­der and age do not mat­ter. Usu­al­ly this in itself is very fun­ny and cheers every­one up.

You can invite a face paint­ing mas­ter to the hol­i­day, who will make sure that no one is left with­out a mus­tache.


Each guest should have a neon effect ele­ment in their appear­ance: a bracelet, a hoop, inserts on clothes. You can buy neon sticks or glow­ing bal­loons in advance.

Of course, such a par­ty is held in the evening, when it is dark. Usu­al­ly such a hol­i­day is held for teenagers.

art party

The theme of free­lance artists is espe­cial­ly attrac­tive to teenagers. There­fore, they will like the evening, where every­one can feel like just such a per­son.

A par­ty plan might include:

    • exhi­bi­tion of cre­ative works;
    • per­for­mance;
    • body art;
    • mas­ter class­es;
    • free mic.

And it is not nec­es­sary to be fond of fine arts to throw such a par­ty. This is only a role, expe­ri­ence, an inter­est­ing form of friend­ly pas­time.

beauty party

This could be a blog­ging hol­i­day for girls who are into writ­ing beau­ty posts or want to learn how to do it. For old­er girls, this is a fun way to share expe­ri­ences.

You can invite a pro­fes­sion­al make-up artist to the hol­i­day, who will give the girls an express mas­ter class. You can ded­i­cate a par­ty to a cer­tain era, the fash­ion of cer­tain years.

Review of games and competitions

This col­lec­tion con­tains 10 con­tests that are suit­able for dif­fer­ent par­ty themes.

    • Mes­sage for you. On a flat sur­face (a bench, for exam­ple) there are bright jars with num­bers. There are as many jars as there are par­ty mem­bers. Each par­tic­i­pant pulls out a num­ber from the hat, by which he under­stands which jar is intend­ed for him. He goes to her, opens it, and there is a bun­dle with a mes­sage. In this mes­sage — a task cor­re­spond­ing to the theme of the par­ty. There may be sur­pris­es in sev­er­al jars. For exam­ple, just a can­dy with the inscrip­tion “Eat me” or a pop-up dev­il on a spring.
    • Chamomile with tasks. Suit­able for par­ty heroes, no mat­ter how old they are. If these are preschool chil­dren who can­not yet read, adults will help them read the task. Chamomile can be made large, full-length. Each child tears off his petal and com­pletes the task. As a reward for com­plet­ing it, he may be giv­en anoth­er petal, col­ored. As a result, prize petals can be attached to the “plucked” chamomile and you get a semi-flor. As soon as it has formed, you can ask every­one to make a wish — it will cer­tain­ly come true.
    • Who am I? A hoop is put on the par­tic­i­pant, to which a card with the word is attached. For exam­ple — “ele­phant”. This means that he is an ele­phant, and every­one knows this except him. Words can­not tell. Can be ges­tures or draw­ing. It can be drawn, but with one con­di­tion — with the left hand (for right-hand­ed peo­ple) or with eyes closed.
    • Hap­py sail­ing! This is not a com­pe­ti­tion, but a small and touch­ing enter­tain­ment for chil­dren. If the par­ty is tak­ing place on the street where there is a pond or an inflat­able pool, it will fit per­fect­ly. The chil­dren must sit at the table. Each is giv­en a pre-fold­ed paper boat, they can write a name on it, dec­o­rate it with some sym­bols. But they will have to be sealed with trans­par­ent tape so that they do not get t. Or the guys them­selves fold their boats out of durable col­ored paper under the guid­ance of an adult. Then they go to the reser­voir and launch the boats into the water. At this point, you can make a wish. If it’s evening, you can place can­dle­sticks with can­dles near the pond or hang a gar­land. By the way, this is a good end to the par­ty.
    • Mag­ic suit­case. This is not nec­es­sar­i­ly a real suit­case, it can be a dec­o­rat­ed box. The bot­tom line is that the guys must find it them­selves (through a quest, for exam­ple). There are old let­ters in the box, signed by address. Each guest of the par­ty — a let­ter. The guys open them and read mes­sages from super­heroes, car­toon char­ac­ters and so on. The younger the chil­dren, the greater their delight will be.
    • Find all the “yolks”. This task is suit­able for both home and street par­ties. On the ter­ri­to­ry of the hol­i­day, you need to hide the “yolks” — con­tain­ers from kinder sur­pris­es. Inside these yel­low things are parts of the mes­sage. The guys are told that there should be 10 of them, for exam­ple. They look for them, find them, bring them and put them in one des­ig­nat­ed place. Then they are giv­en a lim­it­ed time, for exam­ple, 5 min­utes, to open all the “yolks” and put the sen­tences on the notes into one coher­ent text-mes­sage. It will be some­thing on the theme of the par­ty, sum­ming up. If they suc­ceed, the main vic­to­ry is won. The prize can be real kinder sur­pris­es.
    • Emoti­cons. In advance, you need to print large emoti­cons in the form of cards on paper. The team must quick­ly show the emoti­con to the host in response to his remark. Show par­tic­i­pants in turn. The host gives out var­i­ous remarks relat­ed to the theme of the evening, most­ly jok­ing. The faster the com­pe­ti­tion pass­es, the more chil­dren make mis­takes and show the wrong smi­ley, which caus­es gen­er­al fun.
    • Some­thing is wrong here. If the par­ty is out­side, you can do the fol­low­ing: take toys and place them in illog­i­cal places. For exam­ple, put a rub­ber frog on a tree, put a ted­dy bear on a blan­ket to sun­bathe, and put a Bar­bie doll in a mink. Young chil­dren will be hap­py to look for toys, then come up with more suit­able places for them.
    • Mag­ic tree. If the par­ty is out­doors, you can tie bright satin rib­bons with small notes to a tree or bush. The notes con­tain mag­i­cal ques­tions that the guests of the par­ty will not eas­i­ly ansr. It can be encryp­tion, atten­tive­ness ques­tions, var­i­ous puz­zles.
    • Map in tin­sel. If the par­ty takes place in the for­mat of a home quest, its finale may be the fol­low­ing. Chil­dren get to the box with paper tin­sel. They shake out the con­tents on the floor and search the tin­sel for map frag­ments. Found frag­ments they are in one piece. The map shows the apart­ment and the red dot in it is the place where the trea­sure is hid­den (prizes for par­ty par­tic­i­pants).
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Of course, there are many more con­tests, and many you can come up with on your own. Just as appetite comes with eat­ing, con­tests are often con­ceived in the process of writ­ing a par­ty script.

Script examples

A script is a struc­ture, a detailed plan, accord­ing to which a hol­i­day unfolds. It’s always eas­i­er to do some­thing ll orga­nized with it.

Here is an exam­ple of a basic sce­nario plan.

    1. Meet­ing with guests. You can give every­one who came to sign the rules of the evening. They should be fun­ny: for exam­ple, address the cat as you, look at all strangers through a mag­ni­fy­ing glass, choose a fun­ny head­dress for your­self (they will be offered).
    1. Warm up. It can be an incen­di­ary zum­ba with an instruc­tor (even online it is pos­si­ble) or learn­ing some viral song for the evening.
    1. Treat. You can come up with a menu with fun­ny names for dish­es, you can arrange a buf­fet table, a can­dy bar. Chil­dren will be hap­py to eat a sal­ad in tartlets or piz­za cut into pieces of an unusu­al shape.
    1. Com­pet­i­tive pro­gram. It must be clear­ly struc­tured. All com­pe­ti­tions are tests unit­ed by a com­mon goal. With each com­pe­ti­tion, the guys are mov­ing towards this goal, and this should be vis­i­ble. Either they see a score­board, or the mag­i­cal ves­sel fills up with crys­tals (once it’s full, they win), or some­thing else.
    1. Relax­ation. Com­pe­ti­tions should alter­nate with time for com­mu­ni­ca­tion and fun, but not so much that the chil­dren com­plete­ly for­get about the pro­gram. The rest time depends on the age of the chil­dren, their abil­i­ty to be dis­tract­ed and con­cen­trate again.
    1. Over­all vic­to­ry. The par­ty must have a cli­max. This is either a vic­to­ry in the quest, or find­ing a trea­sure. At a birth­day, this is often a take­away cake.
    1. Reflec­tion. It def­i­nite­ly needs to be done. This is a touch­ing, lyri­cal moment of the evening, where the guys have to give a response to the events of the par­ty. You can pass some mag­ic ball in a cir­cle and share your impres­sions with it, you can join hands and sing your favorite song. You can run a Chi­nese lantern with the guys.
    1. Prizes for every­one. Every child should leave the par­ty with some­thing. It can be orig­i­nal pack­aged sets or small prizes won in com­pe­ti­tions or in the lot­tery. And, of course, each guest should have pho­tos from the hol­i­day after a while (it is also pos­si­ble in elec­tron­ic form).

Good ideas and suc­cess­ful imple­men­ta­tion!