Birthday Party Themes

Choosing a theme can be the jumping off point for a great party, so check in with your child to see what sounds like fun. If you're looking for a fresh take on a birthday party theme, check out our clever tips, creative ideas, and practical advice to make your party a blast.

Water Birthday Party

Just add water... and you'll have a birthday party that really makes a splash!

Woodland Fairy Tale Birthday Party

Get inspired by nature! Bring the outdoors in to create a magical fete for fairies and their forest friends.

School is Cool Birthday Parties: Science, Art, Music, and Reading

Let your birthday boy or girl dive into their favorite school subject with a theme bash featuring all the fun parts of school and none of the homework!

Japanese Tea Party Birthday

Origami, bamboo, and paper fans add affordable Far East flair to this classic and dainty party theme.

Throw an Eco-Friendly Birthday Party

See how you can put an eco-friendly touch on your child's next birthday party.

Party of the Month: Trailblazing Bash

Gina Lee, of Redlands, California, created a camping party for her daughter Madeline's eighth birthday, complete with tents, s'mores, and fireside fun for all.

Nautical Birthday Party

All aboard for this seafaring birthday party!

Host a "Do-Good" Party: Birthdays That Benefit

Could your kid forgo his birthday presents and instead throw a party that gives to a charity? These families did -- and loved every minute of it.


Fun and festive ideas to make your child's Big Day extra special.

Carousel Birthday Cake

Serve up a carousel at your next party. This carnival favorite gets a sweet update in our Carousel Birthday Cake video.

Modern Art Cake

Now is the time to bring the traditional birthday cake into modern times with this Jackson Pollock-inspired treat. The crazier, the better, so let your little artist go to town.

Olympic Birthday Cake

Let the games begin! Win big with our Olympic Birthday Cake.

Jessica Simpson's Son Had an Adorable 'Moana' Birthday Party

What can she say except "you're welcome" for throwing this fabulous birthday party for son Ace's 4th birthday? See the photos for some party inspo.

Game-Theme Birthday Parties: Twister, Soccer, and More!

Satisfy a sports and games fan with a fun theme party. We've got ideas for a Twister-theme bash, a bingo party, an "I Spy" adventure, and a soccer-theme affair. Each theme has decoration ideas, food, favors, and more. Game on!

Alien Birthday Party

Thrill earthlings and Martians alike with a party that is truly out of this world!

Puppy Love Birthday Party

This party just may win Best in Show, thanks to a sweet-faced cake and a matching litter of balloon pets.

Fishy Fun Birthday Party

Allison Bozeman, of Lyons, Colorado -- owner of BirdDog Press -- threw this creekside shindig for her son Cullin's 4th birthday.

Fiesta Birthday Party

?Feliz cumplea?os! Celebrate your child's big day with a theme party complete with Mexican-inspired d?cor, games, and food.

A Turbo-Charged Race Car Birthday Party

Everything you'll need to throw an awesome racing birthday party!

The Greatest Party on Earth!

For your next birthday bash, bring the circus to town -- complete with acrobatic stunts, midway treats, and lots of clowning around

Ancient-Egyptian Treasure Hunt

Ages 5 and up

The Ultimate Sleepover

The newest trend in slumber parties.

Backwards Party Cake

Yppah Yadhtrib! Let your little ones have a little backwards fun by baking our Backwards Party Cake.

Lotsa Lollies Cake

Does your child have the ultimate sweet tooth? Try our Lotsa Lollies Cake. This birthday surprise is definitely Lollipop Guild approved.

Winning Birthday Cake

Celebrating a board game lover's birthday? Our Winning Birthday Cake video shows you how to create an edible game board of your own.

You Have to See This 8-Year-Old's Epic 'Hamilton' Birthday Party

When Clarke Greene told her parents she wanted a Hamilton-themed birthday party, they did not throw away their shot to plan one for her.