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The Ultimate Party Guide: The Best Birthday Party Ever

Updated on October 18, 2014

I enjoy planning parties, and sharing planning ideas with others. From games, and activities to food and invitations we'll explore some fun ideas and party themes to make your next birthday party the best birthday party ever.

If a party theme sounds interesting, just click on the link to find more information about that party theme. Many have invitations, party supplies, games, cake ideas and more for each of the individual themes.

Here you'll find an index of all your favorite birthday party themes right here in one place. Here are the theme's you'll find here in alphabetical order: American Idol, Barbie, Baseball, Beach/ Luau, Bear, Ben 10 Alien Force, Caillou, Cat/ Kitten, Creepy Crawly, Dinosaur, Dog, Dora and Diego, Farm, Fairy, Fiesta, First Birthday, Fresh Beat Band Party, Garden Tea, Guitar Hero/ Rockstar, Hannah Montana, Hello Kitty, High School Musical, Hello Kitty, How To Train Your Dragon, Iron Man 2, John Deere, Jungle, Ladybug, Lego Star Wars, Littlest Pet Shop, Magic Tree House, Mario Brothers, Minnie Mouse, Movie, Peter Pan, Pig, Pokémon, Polka Dot, Princess and Knight, Princess and the Frog, Race Car, Sesame Street, Shrek Forever After, Space, Star Wars, Strawberry Shortcake, Tinker Bell, Toy Story 3, Transformers, Twilight-New Moon- Eclipse, Twins, Unicorn, Where The Wild Things Are, Winnie The Pooh, Wizard, Wizard of Oz, Wizards of Waverly Place, Word World,

Cupcakes Are Fun for Birthday Parties!

Cupcakes are fun and super easy for birthday parties. Here are a couple of my favorite cupcake books, by my favorite author. I own both, and between the two of them most cupcake occasions are covered!

What's New, Cupcake?: Ingeniously Simple Designs for Every Occasion
What's New, Cupcake?: Ingeniously Simple Designs for Every Occasion

This is the followup book to Hello, Cupcake! above, and equally as awesome!


The Top Four Steps To Planning A Great Birthday Party

  1. Plan plenty of activities and games. You don't want twenty children full of energy with nothing to do.
  2. Planning your party ahead helps take the stress out of the big day. Don't forget to recruit extra help for the big day. You can't do it all.
  3. Let your child help you with the planning process, it is their big day. Don't forget to include them in the plans.
  4. Let your child know what to expect. Talk with them before the big day about the proper reaction to presents (whether they like them or not), and how to behave properly with so many friends and classmates around.

birthday party cake
birthday party cake

Party Check List


Hand made, printable, or preprinted


Balloons, centerpiece, tablecloth, streamers, banners

Make your own decorations or buy them.

Games and Activities

Plan age appropriate games and activities, make a checklist of all the supplies you need for your games and activities.


Plates, Napkins, Spoons and Forks, cups

Anything you need for snacks, cake and ice cream.


Cake and Ice Cream, Snacks, and Drinks

Games and Activities

Plan age appropriate games and activities

Gift Bags

favors, candy, prizes


candy, pull string kit, or stick, blindfold

The Best Party Planning Books from Amazon - Vote for your favorite. Or, add what's missing!

That Was the Best Party Ever! How to Give Birthday Parties Kids Will Never Forget
That Was the Best Party Ever! How to Give Birthday Parties Kids Will Never Forget

Learn the secrets of how to plan, organize (and even enjoy!) a tension-free party geared to your child's age and stage of development. You'll get expert advice on invitations, decorations, "everyone wins" games, gift opening, party favors, refreshments, and detailed, yet easy to read, steps to take in planning a birthday party (theme ideas included)that kids will never forget.


Are You Planning A Kid's Birthday Party? What's Your Favorite Theme?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wonderful, creative party! I may have to steal a few ideas for my daughters 6th b-day party.

      Barbie Party Supplies

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @Barkely: I will have to do so from home this evening because my "administrator" will not allow me to click on your picture or name. Thanks for wanting to post my pictures.

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      Barkely 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Eileen, I would love to feature your pictures either here, or on my kid's blog. Just click on my photo in the upper right hand corner of this lens, or on "Barkely." In the next screen you'll see a "contact me" button, just press that and drop me a note and I'll get with you to get your info. Thanks!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Hello there,

      I did a Fresh Beat Band birthday party for my son's 2nd birthday from scratch. Is there any way that you would post pictures from this party on your site? Or, if anyone wants to see the pictures, please leave your e-mail address and I would be happy to send you a link.

      Thanks and have a "GREAT DAY".


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      robert2704 lm 7 years ago

      Shouldn't be stuick for a party theme now. Great work and appreciated.

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      WOWBasics 8 years ago

      I love the Princess and Knights birthday lens

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      Brian Lofgren 9 years ago

      Wow! That's a lot to choose from. My children are still small, so Birthdays cause big excitement around my house. Check out one more party idea on my Party Caricatures lens.

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      feb4 lm 10 years ago

      Nice gave ya 5 stars

      Party Games Birthday

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      cdreyer03 lm 10 years ago

      Great Lens! I got a lot of great ideas for throwing my nephew a birthday party. I ranked your lens 5 stars! Check out my Crunk Cup lens and rank me too.