Throw the most awesome summer bash with these creative birthday party ideas.
Paint the Town Neon
Get the s’mores and hot dogs ready! A bonfire party is a great way to spend quality time outdoors with friends and family and is an excellent option for older kids. And you can turn it into a backyard campout so the fun doesn’t stop till morning!
Surf’s Up, Dude!
Grab your swimsuit and grass skirt and get ready to hula with a luau-themed birthday party. This would be great at a pool or in a backyard with fun water games. Finish off the theme with a “Tropical Island Birthday Cake.” Aloha!
We All Scream for Ice Cream
Movie Under the Stars
Enjoy a night under the stars with a backyard movie party. This idea is pocket-friendly, and with a few sheets, blankets and treats, you can turn your space into a magical celebratory evening.
Shaving Cream Bonanza
Step up your water games a notch by replacing everything with shaving cream. Have a shaving cream balloon fight, make cream hats, and set up a finger painting station with dyed shaving cream. The options are endless, and messy, but that’s the best part about being a kid.
Come One, Come All!
Step right up, boys and girls! An outdoor carnival birthday is the perfect summer shindig. Play the fun DIY games at the booths, take a few swings at the pinata, and don’t forget the popcorn and cotton candy machines!
It’s a Mud, Mud, Mud, Mud World
It seems that all kids love to play in the mud and get their hands dirty—especially the boys! So, bring that muddy fun to a whole new level with a mud run birthday party. Find an open space with lots of dirt and trees, set up various obstacles, and let your little racers run. Continue the mud theme with a Bulldozer or Monster Truck Birthday Cake.
Chocolate Slip N’ Slide
Forget about a regular ole’ slip n’ slide! Replace the water with chocolate and whipped cream. This will surely be a favorite birthday party to remember forever!
The Great Outdoors
Get outside and use our beautiful Earth as the backdrop for a birthday adventure. Have the children make their own treasure boxes, which include a map and a compass. Take them on a nature walk to explore and collect interesting rocks, flowers, leaves and sticks. And don’t forget this adventurer’s themed birthday cake!