17 Great 3rd Birthday Party Themes for a Girl

Are you looking for unique 3rd Birthday Party Theme Ideas? I know how hard it is to throw a fun, unique, and memorable party for toddlers. Even starting to plan the food, invitations, decorations, activities, etc. is impossible without choosing a theme.

But you can’t just choose any old theme… you want your daughter’s birthday to be just as original, cute, and unique as she is! This makes choosing a theme one of the hardest parts.

Enter this round up list! Full of 17 fresh, thoroughly planned theme ideas from some of the best party planners out there (with links to all the good plans).

Enjoy <3

Table of Contents

  1. Party Places (Location)
  2. Theme List

Party Places

There are many great location options for a 3 year old girl’s birthday party, depending on her interests and your budget. Here are some ideas:

  1. At home: You can have a birthday party at your own house or backyard. Its always available and very inexpensive, however you will have to do all of the set up and clean up yourself.
  2. Park: A local park can provide a great backdrop for a birthday party, with lots of space for kids to run around and play. You can rent a pavilion, bring a picnic or hire a food truck, and set up activities like a bounce house or pony rides.
  3. Indoor playground: Many cities have indoor playgrounds specifically designed for young children, with slides, ball pits, and climbing structures. These venues often offer party packages that include food, drinks, and party favors.
  4. Zoo or aquarium: If your child loves animals, the local zoo or aquarium can be a great place to celebrate her birthday. Many zoos and aquariums offer behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, and special birthday packages.
  5. Children’s museum: A children’s museum can be a fun and educational place to have a birthday party, with hands-on exhibits and activities that stimulate creativity and learning.
  6. Gymnastics or dance studio: Many gymnastics or dance studios offer birthday party packages that include supervised playtime, games, and activities.
  7. Movie theater: Some movie theaters offer private screenings for birthday parties, complete with popcorn, snacks, and decorations.

If you choose to use a public or paid location, remember to ask for rules & regulations around the amount, style, and location of the decorations you plan to bring.

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Young Wild & Three

Wildflower Boho Party

Let out your inner flower child in this cute, floral hippie party!

3, 2, 1 Blast-Off!

Girly Outer Space Party

Space is the place for a party! The theme can be colorful and fun, but also have an educational aspect: learn planets and stars while having rock-in good time.

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Three Ring Circus/Carnival Party

Whimsical Animal Lovers Party

If you’re looking for a fun and festive theme for a 3-year-old girl’s birthday extravaganza, we’ve got just the ticket – a pink animal carnival theme!

Picture a magical wonderland filled with pastel hues, whimsical animals, and carnival games. Start by sending out cute pastel invitations, adorned with playful animal characters to set the tone for the festivities. Next, set the scene with a pastel balloon garland and animal-themed decorations to add a pop of color and whimsy. And let’s not forget about the delicious treats, including animal-shaped cookies, cotton candy, and maybe even a cupcake ferris wheel!

As for the entertainment, set up a mini petting zoo with soft and cuddly animals for the little ones to enjoy, and add carnival games like ring toss and fishing game for even more fun. With a pink animal carnival theme, the possibilities are endless, and the memories will last a lifetime.

So, gather your party planning skills, put on your creativity hats, and let the fun begin at this magical and whimsical celebration for your little girl!

Party Photo Inspiration: Kara’s Party Ideas

Step-by-Step Planning Guide: Lovely Experiences

Born to Three a Star

Movie Watching Party

A “Born to Be/Three a Star” theme is perfect for children who are already stars in the making. It’s all about the glitter, sparkle and shine,


Feisty Fiesta

Fiestas are bright, colorful, and exciting – just like your 3-year-old! Three-Estas are super easy to plan and execute, just get some lively music, colorful decorations, and delicious Mexican food.

Busy as a Three

Honey Bee Party

Bees are cute and fun. Honey is yummy. Combine all of them for a sweet, special party!

Pinkalicious Party

All things pink, pretty, and precious.

It’s time to get your girl power party on! Host a Pinkalicious theme party in honor of the sweetest little girl ever.

Rainbow Party

Delightful colors + inspirational theming = one gorgeous birthday party

For all the rainbow lovers out there, this one is for you. Rainbows are a sign of hope and renewal, so why not bring some happiness into your lives by choosing this motivating, inclusive birthday party?

3 Scoops of Fun

Ice Cream Dream Party

Who doesn’t love a bowl of creamy, fluffy goodness on a sweltering hot summer day? Ice cream parties are always a hit! Planning and decorating an ice cream party is just as cool and easy as the ice cream itself. Definitely a good option for your loveable little 3-year-old.

Three Little Birds

Bird Themed Nature Party!

If you have a little one who loves nature and birds, then this Three Little Birds themed party is perfect! It has everything she could want: music, color and animal characters.

Easy as 1,2,3 / Let it Three Party

“Let it Three” is a fun and funky three-year-old 1960’s party theme. Adorn your walls with vintage posters of popular bands and movies from the 60’s and colorful streamers. Serve guests a delicious buffet of classic 60’s snacks, such as mini pizzas, cheese puffs, and Jell-O molds with a classic birthday cake tie-dye creation.

Dirty 3rd-y

Construction themed party for girls

Build It Up, Little Ladies! this construction-themed party for 3-year-old girls is sure to “raise the roof”! Make this hard hat only zone a true mini construction site with bright orange cones, colorful hard hats and super filling snacks. The birthday girl will have a blast building up her 3rd birthday!

It’s Sweet to be Three

I knew you were truffle when you walked in.

Throw a party that’s sweeter than a cake full of sprinkles and frosting! All you need is a toothsome dessert buffet and the most delicious decorations.

Fun & Fancy Three

Swanky sumptuous tea party

Host a party filled with laughter, joy and memories that will last a lifetime. Set your table with delicate cups, saucers, and a tower of yummy treats and invite your 3-year-old guests to dress in their finest frocks. This magical birthday will be an “affairy” to remember!

Three Cheers for… {Insert name}

Party-less birthday ideas

While it may be tempting to throw a big party for your 3-year-old’s birthday, it’s important to consider the best choice for your child and your family. Having a big party can be overwhelming for young children, and they may not fully understand or enjoy the experience. Instead, you can consider starting a tradition that you can do together as a family such as a fun birthday breakfast, present scavenger hunt or many other ideas found in this article.

To Three or Not to Three

“Chapter 3” Book Themed Birthday

Once upon a time, in a land of stories and adventures, a group of little girl bookworms gathered for a grand book-themed birthday party. They listened to fairy tales and nursery rhymes, and played games inspired by their favorite stories. The party was filled with laughter and imagination, and the bookworms were exposed to many new literary ideas. As the party wound down, the girls were given a small book as a party favor to remember their experience.

Ain’t Nothing but a Three Thang

Hip Hop Music Themed Bash

Attention, party people and rhythm enthusiasts! Get ready to groove and celebrate as we introduce you to the coolest theme for a 3-year-old girl’s birthday party: a hip hop extravaganza! It’s time to turn up the music and let the beats drop as we create a funky and fun-filled celebration.

Start by setting the scene with graffiti-inspired decorations, bold colors, and posters of iconic hip hop artists. Encourage guests to come dressed in their freshest hip hop attire, complete with oversized sunglasses and bling accessories. Don’t forget to prepare a playlist of kid-friendly hip hop jams that will have everyone on their feet and dancing.

For entertainment, consider a mini dance off, karaoke session or hiring a professional dancer to teach the little ones some hip hop moves. And, of course, no hip hop party is complete without some delicious snacks like dunkaroos, pop rocks, and cheez-its.

So, get ready to bring the hip hop vibes and throw a birthday bash that will have everyone busting a move and feeling the groove. It’s time to celebrate in style and make this 3-year-old’s birthday party a hip hop sensation!

Step by Step Planning Guide: Lovely Experiences

Photo Inspiration: Kara’s Party Ideas

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