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Top 10 Unique Kids Summer Birthday Party Themes

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Over the summer, kids can become bored and restless. It’s important to have plenty of activities for them to do when it rains all afternoon or a few extra kids stop by for the day. The key to entertaining large groups of kids for a summer party is to pick a unique theme. These are the top ten unique kids’ summer birthday party themes that are trending. We’ve even seen these trendy birthday party themes on our Pinterest account.

{Summer Birthday Themes: Vintage Drinking Straws, Miniature Picnic Basket Favors, Super Hero Cupcake Wrappers, Superhero Party, Paper Parasols,  Luau Umbrella Drinks, Paper Decorations, Balloon Wreath}

  1. Letters & Numbers: The easiest way to incorporate a personalized party theme into your next party is to incorporate the birthday initials or birthday year. With a few craft stencils you can add a fun letter to your party favors, invitations and even the drink cups! Plus, creating your own DIY party favors can dramatically help your budget.
  2. Wild Animals: Let the kids romp around like lions, tigers and bears! Each kid can dress up as their favorite wild animal for a fun costume birthday party. Decorate with animal print paper decorations to match your theme. If you want to give party favors, use animal candy jars filled with your kid’s favorite bulk candy.
  3. Rainbow Theme: Can’t pick a single color? Create a rainbow themed birthday party to share the all the bright colors of the rainbow. Balloons, fruit and favors can be arranged by colors of ROYGBIV. This fun rainbow colored birthday wreath can be a DIY project made from big round balloons and craft supplies. Using fun colored tulle you can create a ballerina inspired DIY wreath too!
  4. Luau: If you’re feeling a little tropical, hosting a luau party for your little one is perfect. Hula skirts and paper parasols are the perfect costume supplies. Tiki luau decorations and paper decorations are the easy themed décor.
  5. Super Hero: Every little boy dreams of having super hero powers. Spoil your little characters with a super hero birthday party theme. Invite each kid to dress up as their favorite super hero, comic or made up. This theme will inspire their creativity in making a fun costume for the party. Instead of a cake, complete a wacky dessert buffet with these super hero cupcake wrappers.
  6. Beach Party: The ideal summer birthday party theme combines the sun and waves. Plan a fun birthday party for the kids by hosting a beach party. With a playful sand castle competition and volleyball game to get everyone involved. Decorate the party with beach themed favors and end the night with s’mores on the beach.
  7. Baseball Theme: Since it is baseball season be prepared to have plenty of baseball themed outings. Host a baseball theme outing with your team of little kids. Tip: local baseball game tickets can be purchased in bulk for a discount. Have a few parent chaperones to help you treat the little baseball fans to a real baseball game. Each little kid can get a personalized mini baseball bat for a fun party favor.
  8. Camping Birthday: Over the Fourth of July and Labor Day a lot of families go camping. A camping themed birthday party can be a fun excuse to teach survival tips. Make contests and give prizes for whoever can build their tent the fastest, help start a fire (carefully) and make the perfect s’more.
  9. Picnic Party: If you’re looking for a fun way to bring your kids together for a family birthday party, plan a picnic theme. With a few picnic basket lunches and a potluck table menu you can invite a lot of people without breaking your budget. Ask each family to bring a shareable entrée or appetizer and then all you have to supply is the dessert. Stock up on disposable tableware and table linens.
  10. Carnival: Whether you want a carnival theme or a circus party, bright colors and striped décor can create both looks. A few DIY carnival tents and circus games can be a fun afternoon activity for the kids to play with. Keep them occupied with a unique photo booth with take home photos as party favors. Hang colorful pennants from the trees and backdrops.

Whether you’re planning a large party for all the kids in town or a small beach party with friends and family, picking a birthday party theme is the most important start. You can’t go wrong with a unique party theme that sets the tone for the whole day. Be creative and step outside the box for a memorable event your child will always remember. Document the whole day with photographs to share with them when they’re older!

What fun birthday party theme do you plan to incorporate into your next event: are any of these on your list for ideas and inspirations? If you want more ideas, check out our birthday party ideas board on Pinterest to inspire your creativity!