The Colossal List of Kids’ Party Ideas

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I LOVE birthdays! – I love buying the presents and imagining the squeals of excitement as the paper is torn off; I love writing up guest lists and handing out party invitations; and I love decorating the party venue with streamers and homemade bunting!

If you’ve got a kids’ party coming up, though, you’ll know the pressure to get it right! You have to choose something your child will enjoy and is within the party budget. You’ll have to make tough decisions about how many friends they can invite and what to include in the party bags. And then you have the problem of trying to choose kids’ party food (not the easiest task if, like me, you have a child who won’t eat chips! Haha).

But there really are so many great kids’ party options out there these days so I thought I’d put all the ideas down in one place to give you a bit of inspiration. Some are for lots of children, some are for just a few select friends, but, with over 50 ideas, there’s sure to be something of interest.

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57 Kids’ Party Ideas

1) Face painting (they even face paint each other!)

2) Nail bar

3) Diggerland

4) Groom / ride a pony at the local stables

5) Karaoke

6) Beetle drive

7) Visit the farm

8) Barn dance

9) Relay races

10) Go to a music concert

Diggerland in the rain - digger driving through big muddy puddles - kids' party ideas


11) Go indoor skiing

12) Play traditional party games

13) Build-a-Bear

14) Play a board game (e.g. monopoly)

15) Trip to the beach

16) Soft play

17) Have a campfire (& toast marshmallows!)

18) Make your own chocs at Hotel Chocolat

19) Disco

20) Cinema

Hotel Chocolat decorating chocolate slabs - kids' party ideas

Hotel Chocolat Party

21) Host a craft morning

22) Go to a forest school

23) Go-Karting

24) Learn some new dance moves with Just Dance

25) Bird handling (falconry)

26) Bowling

27) Cupcake decorating

28) Paintballing

29) Camp in the garden overnight

30) Twister tournament

Campfire cooking at the Yorkshire Dales National Park - halloumi cheese - Kids' Party Ideas

Forest School in Yorkshire Dales

31) Ice skating

32) Play a “wide game

33) Glass painting

34) Swimming

35) Scavenger hunt

36) Table tennis run around

37) Quiz all about the birthday boy/girl

38) Jewellery making

39) Go on a train journey

40) Clown show

Activities Train Station - kids' party ideas

Go on a train

41) Pot painting

42) Baking

43) Picnic

44) Canoeing

45) Organise a team sport (e.g. football)

46) Have a BBQ

47) Magic show

48) Rock climbing

49) Laser quest

50) Download a Treasure Trails hunt for your local city

Barbeque charred food - kids' party ideas

Have a barbeque

51) Afternoon tea

52) Crazy golf

53) Computer game tournament

54) High ropes course

55) Fishing

56) Go to the circus

57) Card games night

party games magic doc of cards - kids' party ideas

Play card games

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  1. 5
    Sadiyya Maryam

    My birthday was in the summer so it was almost always lovely garden parties with my brothers and cousins next door! It was so much more simple but so much fun.

  2. 12
    Isabell Whitenstall

    I cannot remember, its that long ago ! I am sure that I would have had a good time but thats why we celebrate the grandchildrens birthdays and make them memorable.

  3. 13
    Kim Styles

    I had one party once when I was about seven and I played up so badly that my mum said I would never have another party. I didnt!!!!!

  4. 16
    Victoria Prince

    When I was younger it was always a traditional birthday party at home with a few friends, though I had a party at Hollywood Bowl for my 8th birthday! Once I got to 9 or 10 I would be allowed to choose one or two friends and we would go somewhere for a day out; I remember one year going to Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park.

  5. 19
    Sheri Darby

    I used to have brilliant birthday parties, mum did wonderful food and mum and dad organised a range of great games.

  6. 21
    Laura Pritchard

    In true 80’s stay-at-home mum style – 10 kids round our house for a party – pass the parcel, musical chairs, party tea etc!

  7. 23
    jo liddement

    As a child in the 70’s birthday parties were simple and involved friends coming over to our house and playing pass the parcel and musical statues and a birthday tea and homemade birthday cake.

  8. 24
    Miss Tracy Hanson

    We used to have a party at our house with all my school friends and then when I got a bit older we used to go to the Chinese restaurant just down the road from us.

  9. 25

    School & other friends invited for a party at our house. Most memorable was I had a garden slide for my birthday & my dad set it up in the hall so guests slid into the party. We all loved it but Mum wasn’t so keen on the idea

  10. 26
    Dawn Samples

    I usually had a home party with party games such as pass the parcel, musical statues and chairs and a home made cake with pink buttercream icing x

  11. 27
    Adrian Bold

    When I was a child there weren’t Wacky Warehouse / Jungle Jim style places to go to, so all my birthdays were ‘at home’ parties with an entertainer (if I was lucky!)

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