Creative Kids Party Ideas That Will Make You Want to Celebrate

February 25, 2021


If your child has a birthday coming up or you just want to celebrate, here’s a collection of inspiring kids party ideas! We know you’ll want to have a shindig by the end of this post, so read on. We’ll look at some fun food ideas, as well as themes, activities, and party bags.

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Kids Party Food Ideas

We all know that the food is the most important part of any party. That’s even truer when it comes to kids parties since they are often fussy eaters. If you’re struggling to come up with ideas for your party’s menu, we’re here to save the day. Here are a few ideas for birthday parties and regular parties alike that we’re sure will please the pickiest of children.


Sweet Buffet

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Sweet Buffet

How amazing does a buffet of sweets sound? While it may not be the healthiest option, this buffet tops our list of kids party ideas. Your child’s guests will be able to choose from a buffet of sweets and chocolates and create their own mix. To make it even more fun, ask your professional to create an ice cream sundae buffet. That would be the perfect complement to a summer birthday party in the park or a carnival-themed party at home! The possibilities are endless with sweet buffets.


Food Truck

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Food Trucks

If you have the space for it, hosting a food truck gathering is a great idea for older kids and adults alike. When you’re hosting a party outdoors, food trucks are the best catering choice. They’ll require less clean-up of dishes, and add some fun the party’s atmosphere. You’ll have to check with your venue to make sure it’s okay, though.

When you’re hiring food trucks to cater your party, consider what type of food you’re looking for. You may want to have one or two geared towards children, with the same amount for parents or teenagers. A couple of savoury food trucks would be the perfect complement to an ice cream sundae buffet, by the way! So, if you’re going for the full carnival theme, consider hiring both services.


Catering

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Catering

If you want to go the more traditional route, consider hiring a full-service or drop-off caterer for your party. You can work with a caterer to customise the menu for children. We recommend using Pinterest to find kid-friendly meals and snacks, there are so many great ideas there! When you’re on Pinterest, why not follow us? We’re sharing useful content on a regular basis. Once you have some ideas, hire a caterer to take care of the preparation and cooking for you. To make it even easier, use Bidvine to find the perfect caterer and let us do the legwork for you.

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If you’d rather go for the full-service option, submit a request for free! Full-service caterers can offer wait staff as well as clean-up and equipment rentals.


Kids Party Theme Ideas

Whether you’re hosting a birthday party or a party for no occasion at all, kids love themes! We know that your kids and their guests will have tonnes of fun if there is a theme to your party. They’ll enjoy getting dressed up and taking part in activities that go with the theme. We already touched on a carnival themed party, which would be really fun in a large, open space, but here are a few more kids party ideas that party planners can help you with!


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Princess Party

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Princess Party

Disney Princesses have always been a huge trend in kids party ideas, and they’re about to get a lot more popular. We’ve all seen the classic Disney cartoons, but did you know that there are live-action versions in the works? Little girls and boys around the world will be re-introduced to princesses like Belle from Beauty and the Beast (played by Emma Watson) and Ariel from The Little Mermaid.

Why not get ahead of the trend and host a viewing party of the classics before the remakes are released next year? We’re sure boys and girls of all ages will enjoy a princess-themed party, and you’ll love revisiting Disney classics! Request princess party planning on Bidvine and you’ll receive bespoke bids in your budget and area.


costume party

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Costume Party

If your kid is more into superheroes than princesses, a costume party might be the right choice! This is definitely one of the most popular ideas for birthday parties, as superheroes are all the rage right now. A group of kids could dress up as the Justice League or The Avengers, depending on their preferences.

Since Halloween is coming up, consider hosting a costume party for your kid’s friends and their families. You can theme the food and decorations around Halloween, and everyone can wear their Halloween costumes!


Tea Party

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Tea Party

All kids love tea parties because they make them feel like grown-ups! Plus, what’s more British than afternoon tea?

There are so many reasons that a tea party is one of our top kid’s party ideas. Tea parties are so fun because the kids get to dress up and act fancy. They also get to eat tiny sandwiches and sweets, which is perfect for tiny hands! If you have tiny teacups, that’s even better. Of course, if you need help with renting the teacups and saucers you need for your kid’s party, let your party planner know.

If you want to treat your children and their friends to tea without making the trek to somewhere like Harrod’s, host a tea party at home. Tea parties are great because they can take place indoors or outdoors, so you don’t have to worry about the weather.


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Make and Do Party

For a party theme with a built-in goodie bag, host an arts and crafts party. The specific craft is up to you, but projects can range from a paint-by-numbers canvas to painting ceramics. Many pottery painting studios offer party packages, so discuss your options with your party planner.

If you’re looking for a more simple craft, grab some card stock or construction paper and markers and let the kids go crazy! You can also print out some pages from colouring books for a simple and cheap arts and crafts party.


Kids Party Bag Ideas

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Kids Party Bag Ideas

Goodie bags are a very exciting part of kids parties, as kids love taking things home and going through gift bags. You can include many things in gift bags, including treats, small toys, and themed goodies. Depending on the theme of your party, you can vary the elements you put in a goodie bag.

Favours for princess parties can include tiaras, swords and shields, and other regal items. If you’re hosting a tea party, send your guests home with a baggie of tea bags and sweets. They’ll be able to continue the party at home, and prepare for a life of tea!

Are you throwing a party for a book-obsessed kid? Maybe you’ve chosen a local library as your party venue of choice? You can add some picture books or junior novels to your party bags. Parents will appreciate this choice, and you can introduce your kid’s friends to their favourite books.


Kids Party Activities

No matter what type of kid’s party you’re hosting or the theme you choose, activities are necessary! Kids need to be entertained, and we have some ideas for your future parties. So, if you’re looking for kids party ideas, read on for our selection of activities.


Face Painting

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Face Painting

This is a classic activity for kid’s parties and can fit into many themes. If you’re hosting a carnival themed party, hiring a face painter is a no-brainer. But, where else can it fit in? If you’ve taken our kid’s party ideas to heart, you may be planning a princess or costume party.

A face painter can transform kids into princesses, fairies, or even superheroes. When you request face painting on Bidvine, you can let your potential professionals know what you’re looking for. Note the characters your guests will be dressed up as, and you’ll receive custom bids from trusted, local face painters!


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Costumed Character

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Costumed Character

Are you hosting a themed party? Consider hiring a costumed character to enhance the experience of your party.

Kids love interacting with mascots and costumed characters because it feels like they’re the real character. For a princess-themed party, hire an Elsa from Frozen or a professional Cinderella. If your kid is more into superheroes, you can ask your character entertainer to dress up as Superman or Spiderman.

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Entertainment

If you’re looking for a wide variety of entertainers, try hiring a children’s entertainment service. When you request children’s entertainment on Bidvine, we’ll ask you what it is you’re looking for. You can find people who specialise in face painting, balloon animals, magic and illusions, and even clowns.

We’ll also ask you about the theme of your party, as we want you to be totally happy with the service. All you have to do is click a few buttons and we’ll match you up with children’s entertainers near you.


Kids Party Venue Ideas

There are so many possible venues for your kid’s party, including your home, community centres, libraries, and even their favourite stores. If you need help choosing a location for your party, feel free to consult your party planner. But, we’re here to give you some inspiration for kids party venues.


Kids Party Venue


Kid’s Party at Home

Are you planning on hosting your kid’s party at home? Try spicing it up with one of the themes we mentioned earlier, and decorating your home to the nines. You can work with your party planner to bring one of our party themes to life in your home. If you need some help cleaning up before or after your kid’s party, hire a domestic cleaner on Bidvine!


Local Community Centre or Library

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Local Community Centre or Library

If you want to move the party out of the house (we don’t blame you!), consider finding an event space at a local community centre or library. Rental costs will be low, if not free, and you can theme it around books or sports. If the weather’s nice, you may even be able to host the party at a park or green space. Hosting a party at a public space means you won’t have to do as much clean-up before the event.


Tesco Party

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Your Kid’s Favourite Store

You may have seen some BuzzFeed posts about kids having their birthday parties at stores in the US like Target and CVS. We think that’s a really fun idea to bring over to the UK!

If your kids love joining you at the grocery store or pharmacy, and we mean LOVE, why not theme their party around the store? Even better, ask the manager of your local branch if they have an event space you can host the party at.

Wherever you choose to host a party for your kids, hire an event photographer to document it! You’ll want to preserve these special memories, and professional photos can be turned into thank you cards. Hiring a photographer for a birthday party or any other soirée is never a bad choice!


We hope you’re feeling inspired to throw your kids a fun party! If you enjoyed our list of kids party ideas, why not share it with your friends? We’re on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, so give us a like or a follow.


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