Your child’s 7th birthday is a major milestone. After all, childhood development experts say the child’s first 7 years are the most critical in terms of providing a foundation for her future mental and physical development.
That’s why you’ll find a lot of parents tend to make a huge splash for the 7th birthday party. If you’re looking to throw a sizeable bash to celebrate your little one’s 7th but don’t know where to start, we’ve got your covered!
Below we’ve got 7 awesome party theme ideas to help you throw the best birthday party yet!
1. Art themed birthday party
The art party theme is one of the easiest to execute for children’s birthday parties. You can easily fill up the day with games and activities that’ll have the kids spent by the end of it. You could even turn the invitations into an art project by sending out a black and white mini coloring book and crayon set.
When it comes to decorations, the sky’s the limit. Since you’re the artist and your child is the muse, you can wild and follow your inspiration on this one. Suffice to say, you probably should cover the tables with white butcher block paper because crayon and paint splatter will be flying all over the place.
Another great idea is to place your flatware in empty paint cans, and use artist palettes instead of regular plates.
There’s an endless array of fabulous games you could play at an art themed party. Some of our favorites include:
- Paint the nose on the clown
- Playing hopscotch, and;
- Making playdough sculptures
2. Bumblebee Party
Who doesn’t love the fun and colorful bumblebee? The color scheme has already been decided for you on this one and there’s so much that you can do with black and yellow. From polka dots on the flatware to paisley striped table runners and more!
You can decorate your front and backyard with black and yellow helium balloons that spell out your child’s name and the number 7. Some of our favorite bumblebee birthday party games and activities to try include:
- Bee face painting
- Pin the bee on the hive, and;
- Bee themed nature scavenger hunt
3. Candy Land
Transform your house into the land of candy and all things sweet with oversized rainbow lollypops, candy cane pillars and colorful balloons to let all your friends and family know where the party’s at!
Make candy themed party invitations by sticking the address label and invitation details on colorful lollypops. Buy lots of skittles and give the kids free reign to design their own party cupcakes, or better yet give each kid a mini gingerbread man to decorate as a part of the activities.
Other candy themed party games to consider include:
- Playing a candy land themed snakes and ladders board game
- Have a candy necklace making station, and;
- Jumping castle (this will help the little ones burn off some of the candy-eating enegy they have)
4. Mickey Mouse Party
This one’s a classic that both the kids and adults will love! In terms of decorations, you could start by giving out Mickey Mouse character ears when guests arrive at the door, and place coloring sheets with the Mickey Mouse character on the table for each of your guests to enjoy.
Some of our favorite Mickey Mouse themed party games include:
- Pin the tail on the mouse
- Mouse ear ball toss, and;
- Mouse ear treasure hunt
5. Old MacDonald Party
“Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O …” This is a classic children’s nursery rhyme that we all know and love. But, did you know you could create an amazing party using some of the ideas in the song? Yep!
Think cow shaped invitation cards, or note cards with Old MacDonald’s farm animals attached to the front. The color pallet should consist of yellows, blues, reds and white.
Use tiny silver pails as snack holders and place them on the party table. You could fill these with graham crackers, goldfish crackers and teddy grahams.
Don’t forget to stock up on hay bales and scatter them throughout your backyard for use in all sorts of party activities. This includes:
- Goose egg hunt with eggs made of plastic and filled with candies and toys.
- Potato sack racing game, and;
- Get a few animals from your local petting zoo to make an appearance for a couple of hours
6. Curious George Party
Don’t be surprised if your house turns into a zoo with this birthday party theme! Set the stage with banana shaped or puzzle shaped invitation cards, and welcome guests with kites just like in the Curious George Flies a Kite book.
Speaking of which, the books can be a great source of inspiration for the party and you’ll find such party activity ideas such as:
- Puzzle stations
- Paper boat decorating
- A jungle or monkey themed piñata
- A jungle theme bounce house
7. Circus Birthday Party
Kids love the circus because it’s a place of wonder and adventure. Now you can create your own circus with a large canopy decorated in tones of blue, yellow and red.
This theme offers a wide variety of games and activities to choose from, including:
- 3 ring circus game
- Face painting
- Magic performance
- Clown performance
Some of our favorite circus party food ideas include pretzels, popcorn, hotdogs, sliders, nachos and cotton candy. The best part is you can get this provided for through a food cart company that does private parties catering like Woofemdown in Australia for example.