Kid Birthday Party Planning Ideas

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Kid Birthday Party Planning Ideas

July 15, 2013
posted by Tracy Baldwin

Like many parents planning birthdays for their kids, I try to have a theme for my children’s parties to make them more fun and memorable.  But with my little guy's sixth birthday around the corner, I’m a little stumped.

I have to admit that I’m not the mom who has a Pinterest-worthy party. Pinterest is a haven for birthday party planners!  Like other busy, time-starved and lacking-in-creativity parents, I go there for inspiration, although I don’t follow through on the execution. (Frankly, it’s a little overwhelming.)

If you are looking to do a Radio Flyer-themed birthday party, people like me can be inspired from our website—we even help with the execution!  We have lots of free downloads, from invites, to decorations to games.  So it’s easy on the pocketbook.

We are happy to help moms like Jenn D. from Seattle who told us, “I knew from the moment my son was born last year that Radio Flyer would be a huge part of his first birthday party. His first birthday was a huge success, and finding the printables on your site really helped to tie in the theme.”

Jenn had a sock monkey/Radio Flyer-themed birthday party. Guests went home with firefly challenge jars as favors (pictured).

I have thrown parties featuring Disney characters to superheroes to the Wizard of Oz with the help of Birthday Express and Party City.  I’ve been a little more creative with a Fancy Nancy Tea Party for my daughter’s fourth birthday (see photos below).  But what to do for my son’s sixth? 

I may find inspiration from our website – and do a Radio Flyer-themed party.  Please share photos or stories of how you’ve used the printables or ideas from our site for your child’s birthday. Or feel free to share suggestions for a 6-year-old boy party, or any of your favorite kid parties!    We’d love to hear from you.

  • Homemade Wizard of Oz. See the Yellow Brick Road, Emerald City, Wicked Witch's crazy socks and ruby slippers and Rainbow pinata?
  • Guests dressed up--including the birthday girl as Dorothy!
  • A tea party complete with finger sandwiches and Fancy Nancy accessories.
  • Cupcakes! We also had feather boas, white gloves, necklaces and personalized tea cups for favors.
  • Hello, Kitty! Sixth birthday for my daughter. What to do for my son?
  • The birthday boy to be. He had Cars birthdays two years in a row!