We’ve collected some of the best kids’ party ideas so you can plan a memorable celebration for your little ones, on a budget.
In this article:
- Awesome Birthday Party Craft Ideas
- Spectacular Kids’ Tea Party Ideas
- Fun Things to Do at a Sleepover
- Under the Sea Photo Backdrop Party Props
- Classic Kids’ Party Ideas
- Rainbow Paper Garland
- DIY Minecraft Party
- Ice Cream Cone Piñata
- Carnival-Themed Kids’ Party Ideas
- Kid-Friendly Fondue Bar and Recipes
- Crafty Little Treat Bags
- DIY Ice Cream Play Dough Recipe
- ‘Up, Up and Away’ Cake
- Birthday Party at the Park
- Homemade Giant Bubble Maker
- Giant Pickup Sticks
- Nutella Mini Pancake Kabobs
- DIY Tropical Gift Bags
Cool Kids’ Party Ideas for Your Next Kiddie Soirée
1. Awesome Birthday Party Craft Ideas
Don’t let a kid’s party stop you from doing practical yet fun activities. Here are some cool birthday crafts and party ideas all the kids learn skills from and enjoy, too!
2. Spectacular Kids’ Tea Party Ideas
Planning a tea party for your kids can be challenging but also exciting, especially with these dainty ideas. Now you won’t have to stress yourself because these ideas will make playing grownups having tea all the more fun for your kids.
3. Fun Things to Do at a Sleepover
Great slumber parties are one of the highlights of childhood so with the kids making new friends, expect to have several of these sleepover parties. Now, you don’t want your kid disappointed, do you?
So, here are some fun things to do at a sleepover party your kids will remember with fondness, for sure.
4. Under the Sea Photo Backdrop Party Props
Want to take the party under the sea? You can with this easy-to-make backdrop, which comes with free printables for the props.
Get those cardboard, glitter, and colored paper ready and start making your DIY photo booth backgrounds. Your family and guests will have fun with their photo ops.
5. Classic Kids’ Party Ideas
Times are changing but when it comes to kids’ party ideas, nothing beats old school. So check out and revisit these cool classic kids’ party ideas kids of all shapes and sizes will always enjoy!
6. Rainbow Paper Garland
Some party decor packages are often meant to please the paying grownups and not the kids celebrating. So here is a party decor prop idea guaranteed to amuse the kids — a slinky rainbow garland.
This garland is easy to make. In fact, too easy, the kids can also make it as a party crafting activity.
7. DIY Minecraft Party
If you don’t know it yet, this Minecraft thing is a hit with kids. So, I won’t be surprised if your little one requests for a Minecraft-themed party.
Luckily, we have these Minecraft party ideas your kid will love. From Minecraft swords, torches, and pickaxes, they are all made from cardboard, so don’t to worry about the budget.
What is Minecraft? It is a popular kids’ video game often referred to as a “sandbox” game, wherein players can create virtual lands and objects using digital blocks and their own creativity.
8. Ice Cream Cone Piñata
Piñatas are also the highlights for kids parties, but a giant ice cream cone piñata? Well, I love it and I’m sure everyone else, too!
Everyone will be extra eager to see the surprises as this giant ice cream cone holds. You’ll need a paper lantern for this one, so grab one here!
9. Carnival-Themed Kids’ Party Ideas
A carnival isn’t really a hit now with the kids, but most of us want them to have the same experience we had growing up. You can still do that with a DIY carnival-themed party.
So if you’re up to the challenge, here are some exciting carnival-themed party ideas for you to DIY. From the decor, food, and activities, they will all help to make your party a blast!
10. Kid-Friendly Fondue Bar and Recipes
Kids love cheese and chocolate, so this kid-friendly fondue bar will have them looking like kids at the candy store. We have to warn you, though, it’s going to be messy, but it will be worth seeing the kiddos enjoying these delicious treats.
11. Crafty Little Treat Bags
Don’t seem to have enough time to decorate your treat bags? All you need are paper bags, a pair of scissors, and colorful ribbon designs to get started. Try this super easy party idea.
12. DIY Ice Cream Play Dough Recipe
This is a play dough recipe they can actually eat, so with kids, it’s game time indeed! You won’t also have to worry since it is edible so you can include the toddlers.
13. ‘Up, Up and Away’ Cake
Carl’s thousands of balloons in Up all sparked our imagination, so it isn’t a wonder why kids want the safe feel on their birthday party. A lot of balloons will do the trick but this ‘Up, up, and away-cake’ is the cherry on top!
14. Birthday Party at the Park
Planning a kid’s party for a crowd? If the venue and budget is an issue, a party at the park is perfect. Take this guide on hosting a kid’s birthday party at the park to set up an amazing birthday bash for your little one.
15. Homemade Giant Bubble Maker
If you’re doing outdoor party ideas, make room for a homemade giant bubble maker. If it’s a pool or beach party theme for the kids, then all the better to do so.
16. Giant Pickup Sticks
This is a bit old-fashioned but try to recall how you’ve been always up for the challenge. Pickup sticks are always fun to play with.
Make it more fun by making it 10 times bigger. Kids today are still going to have lots of fun with this game.
17. Nutella Mini Pancake Kabobs
While there are tons of party food ideas for kids, I suggest you make room for these healthy Nutella mini pancake kabobs. It has strawberries and bananas which I can vouch for nutritional content. And, for which I’m sure your kids will devour without protest.
18. DIY Tropical Gift Bags
Although this is a fantastic tropical gift bag for a summer kids’ party, you can use this inspiration for more loot bag ideas for a different occasion. For example, you make a cloud-inspired loot bag for a slumber party by decorating it with cotton and a balloon, instead.
Looking for lawn games for kids for your kid’s outdoor party? Watch this video from Thrift Diving and learn how to make a DIY bean bag toss game:
I have a pretty good feeling the hefty price tags in kid’s party packages made you plan a DIY kid’s party, instead. Don’t worry, because you are not alone. In fact, there are many of us and I recommend these kids’ party ideas.
With these party ideas for different occasions, I trust you will have a memorable and amazing party without busting your savings and budget!
Do you have anything to add to these cool kids’ party ideas? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 16, 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.