When it comes to planning a party for 7 year olds, let your imagination fly! Pretty much any new adventure will appeal to their sense of curiosity, imagination, and wonder.
This post will share the best & brightest ways to create a unique party that will truly impress your child’s guests.
Table of Contents
- Innovate on Common Party Themes (usually from popular TV, movie, or book characters)
- Unique Party Theme Ideas
How to Make a Common Party Theme Unique?
‘Common’ themes are parties designed around popular TV, movie, or book characters.
Typically these parties can be planned and purchased at a supermarket: walk to the party aisle, choose one of 4-6 popular themes, purchase all of the themed paper goods & decorations, and pick up a matching cake from the bakery on your way out.
These parties are wonderful because they are super easy & require little effort, but they can feel a bit generic.
Luckily, there are some simple ways to adjust common themes so that they feel special and unique for your child. We’ll show you how.
1. Play With The Setting
Be it a room, car or a boat; try to think of different settings for your party. If you’re hosting a bunch of 7-year olds in your home, this is an easy fix. You can convert the space into a completely different place. The den becomes an ice rink or the living room becomes a magic treehouse.
2. Add a Twist
Instead of going with the same theme that has been done over and over again, add your child’s own twist to it by combining the theme with another thing your child loves. For example, if your daughter wants to have a princess-themed party for your daughter’s 7th birthday but she also loves pirates, then make the theme Pirate Princess Adventure! Keep standard princess decorations, with a greater focus on pirate decor items such as gold coins or jeweled swords.
Another way of doing this is by combining your theme with a certain color or material (glitter, dinosaur skin, etc). For example, you could throw a Purple Sparkle Harry Potter Party, or a Red Hot Hulk Party.
3. Focus on A Minor Character or Plot Element
You can make a party theme more unique, by focusing on a less important character or theme. For example, instead of having a straight Pokemon party, choose a specific Pokemon to celebrate or set the party in a Gym where guests can battle with ease.
4. Use Your Child’s Imagination
Its highly likely that your child has already imagined all sorts of ways that their favorite characters or theme could be brought to life! Pick their brains for what their “dream” party would look like — they’ll be excited to see everything come to life and will help you personalize the party.
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What are the Best Unique Party Theme Ideas for 7 year olds?
Party themes that appeal to boys or girls… maybe your party will have both!
Haunted House Party
If you want to throw a unique, unexpected party, have a spooky haunted house in the middle of April or July. Ghosts don’t take a break from haunting just because its the middle of spring, and it doesn’t need to be Halloween to enjoy a good spooky party!
You can use a dark room and scary decorations, play scary music (such as “The Grudge” soundtrack), have a scary storyteller tell stories, serve scary food (like pizza with fake blood on it), and give out candy that has been dipped in chocolate syrup.
Lost Ancient Artifact Treasure Hunt
Merging adventure with history might be one of our favorite combinations! Treasure Hunts are a great idea for your little one’s birthday party, so why not give this one a realistic treasure? There are quite a few lost treasures remaining in the world according to Live Science:
- Arc of the Covenant
- Sarcophagus Of Menkaure
- The Crown Jewels of Ireland
Paper Airplane Build Party
This idea is perfect for a 7-year-old who can’t get enough of designing new things or just creating paper airplanes. Invite guests over to try new designs and produce beautiful aircrafts.
Set up a craft table with all the needed supplies, models, and decorations for kids to experiment. Then allow your children’s friends to enter into friendly competitions: Who can fly theirs the farthest? Who can compete in both distance and speed?
Backyard Campout Shindig
You can set up your backyard for a full-on campout experience. Put up a tent, have the kids cook outdoors on the grill and make s’mores, then sleep in sleeping bags under the stars. Add some fun activities like games and movies to make it even more fun!
You can change this party theme to fit your child’s interests by having an animal theme or space theme instead of a camping one. You could also plan to go on a trip somewhere where you can really live like a camper!
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Science Lab Experiment Party
It’s no secret that kids love science, and a science lab experiment party is a fun way to celebrate a 7-year-old’s birthday. Here are some tips on how to make your party the most of a fun, interesting, and exploratory:
- Get several cool experiments from Amazon or your local bookstore. You can include items like these in loot bags for each guest.
- Show an experiment video before starting the actual activity. It’s helpful for kids to see what happens in advance so they won’t be surprised by anything unusual when it’s their turn!
- Have one of your experiments be something that guests can take home with them—this way you’ll keep your little scientists’ interest even after the party is over!
Makeover Design Party – Creating a New “Look” with Makeup and Hair
To celebrate your daughter’s big day, you could have a makeover design party. Guests can make new friends as they enjoy snacks, do their nails, style their hair, or get their makeup done.
For those who like to have fun with face paint, you could even have a face painting area for them to explore. Don’t forget to take glam shots at the end!
Jewelry Design Party
Invite your child’s friends over to design their own jewelry! You can make rings, bracelets, necklaces, hair accessories or more – The possibilities are endless. Don’t forget to get snacks like candy necklaces and ring pops.
Tea or Hot Chocolate Party
This is the perfect party idea for your seven year old if he or she likes having friends over. A tea or hot chocolate party has all the ingredients of a great time with friends:
- Tea parties are fun! Who doesn’t love being served tea and treats, especially when it’s in a fancy atmosphere?
- Hot chocolate bars are also fun to make, eat, and drink. Your little one will love getting to pick their favorite toppings and mix them together into their own special hot chocolate creation.
- Add some desserts like cookies and brownies to round out this party theme with a sweet ending!
Marvel Superhero & Comic Book Design Party
This isn’t just a party about superheroes, its the kind of party you would expect to see in a comic book. It’s the superhero extravaganza that will make your child feel like an actual superhero.
To achieve that goal, plan a variety of heroic activities that will challenge guests physical and mental abilities.
Bring your guests further into the super hero magic by getting them involved in designing their own superhero or comic book cover. You can print out templates, or just give them blank paper and let them draw whatever they want. If you want to go all out, have the kids autograph their book and get them laminated.
Ultimate Structure Creation Party – Design, Plan and Build an Obstacle Course or Fort
Boys love to be physical and creative. Instead of planning a highly detailed party, create an environment where your guests can create their own fun. Challenge them to make build the best fort and design a complicated obstacle course. If you give them raw materials, guidance, and a little time your guests will have a fantastic time!
In the end, we hope that we’ve helped you come up with some new party ideas to celebrate your special 7 year old. Whether you decide to go with one of our ideas or your own, we hope that your son or daughter has a great time at their party!