17 Great Girl Themes For a 3rd Birthday Party

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.

Armed with an adorable theme and the resources in this post, the rest of your party will be smooth sailing.

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

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Young Wild & Three

Wildflower Boho Party

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

Recreate the Look!

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.

Three Ring Circus/Carnival Party

Whimsical Animal Lovers Party

Themes that include animals can be especially fun for your little one! Animals can be important to a child’s development and are a great way to encourage imaginative play and conversation with friends.

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,

Three-Esta

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

Hosting a hip-hop themed party for 3-year-old girls can be a fun and unique way to celebrate your child’s birthday. To set the scene, decorate the party space with colorful streamers and balloons, and set up a mini dance floor for the little ones to boogie down. Play upbeat and kid-friendly hip-hop music, and provide props such as mini microphone, sunglasses and tutus for the kids to dress up and have fun with.

Romantic Ways to Decorate a Hotel Room for Him

Looking to add a little ROMANTIC sizzle to your ho-hum hotel room?

You’re in the right place!

Here’s what you’ll find on this page…

One Sentence Summary:

This page contains the steps needed to decorate a hotel room for a romantic getaway, tips & tricks, easy romantic decoration theme ideas, and common mistakes to keep in mind.

Recommended: Surprisingly Nerdy Things to do in Las Vegas

Step 1: Choose a location (Motel, Bed & Breakfast or Hotel)

Why Choose a Hotel?

Hotels are typically well established and conveniences oriented than other accommodations. They offer high quality amenities, a variety of room styles & sizes, considerate customer service.

Alternatively, hotels are often more expensive than a motel and less personal than a bed & breakfast.

When it comes to decorating for a romantic getaway, a hotel room is the perfect “blank canvas” because of the neutral color themes commonly used and abundance of lighting. Adorn your room with ease and rest assured that when it comes to clean up, as long as you don’t leave an egregious mess, the hospitality staff will take care of it. We recommend verifying an individual hotel’s decoration cleanliness policy before making a reservation.

Also, don’t be afraid to ask for couples benefits! See our recommendations in the Quick Tip below.

  • Quick Tip – Before you check in, ask the hotel what types of couples perks they offer. Many hotels will offer one or many of the following:
    • Room Discount (typically 20%)
    • Upgrading to a larger room or room with a view
    • Couples packages including extra amenities or additional perks
    • Late check out
    • Access to the spa or sauna
    • Decoration packages (the hotel will decorate and clean up for an extra charge)

Why Choose a motel?

Motels are ideal if you need to take a short stop while on the road. Although they offer less amenities, they are often more convenient, private, and inexpensive than a hotel. Additionally, the staff typically have a better pulse on local unique restaurants, activities, and shopping.

When it comes to decorating for a romantic getaway, a motel room should have all basic necessities. Since the standard room décor may not be as quality as other accommodations, you may want to add more decorations to improve the romantic vibe.

Motel staff are typically not as accommodating as hotel staff when it comes to decorating & clean up, so we definitely recommend understanding the facility’s policy before check-in.

  • Quick Tip – Utilize motel staff to make your romantic travel experience extra unique. Make sure to ask them for recommendations in the following areas:
    • Restaurants & shopping
    • Finding local tours or subject matter experts
    • Discovering “locals only” experiences and activities
    • Famous locations to visit in the area

Why Choose a Bed & Breakfast?

Bed & breakfasts are ideal for a relaxing, low stress romantic trip. They tend to have more charming features with amenity offerings that can be either highly unique & personal, or very minimal. You will need to do extra research and coordinate with staff to understand the options.

Since these locations often have small owner-operated staff, they require some extra effort from guests in the form of personal clean up check-out policies. Large messes can yield high fees at checkout.

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Step 2: Prep the Room

How do you Set Up a Hotel Room in Secret?

If you’re trying to make your romantic decor a surprise, there are a few approaches you can take:

  • Have someone else decorate the room for you
  • Go early and decorate the room yourself
  • Ask the hotel staff to decorate the room for you
  • Pay a service to decorate the room for you (we recommend Uberoom)

How to Decorate Like a Designer?

The objective of your decorations is to make the hotel room look personalized, inviting and festive.

Before you check in, study pictures of the room from the website or a review site. If there are aspects of the hotel room that you don’t like, then cover them with things that you do like.

For example, common curtains, bedding, pillows, and lighting can easily be disguised with thoughtful embellishments. Bring your own comfortable pillows, purchase a themed throw blanket, or cover the curtains with a quality backdrop.

Further improve the ambiance by appealing to all of the senses: play fun music, open a delicious smelling air freshener (we recommend against candles because they can set off the fire alarm), turn on a themed loop video or picture on the TV, and hang additional mood lighting.

Remember that most hotel rooms come with a coffee pot, microwave, and/or refrigerator. These items can be used to creatively enhance your décor by allowing you to include small touches such as making small desserts, keeping flowers fresh, or cooking small pre-packaged meals.

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Step 3: Choose a Theme

The most meaningful romantic themes are based on the relationship you share with your significant other. When planning how to decorate your hotel room, we recommend basing your decorations on shared experiences or interests.

However, sometimes its difficult to find a common interest theme or your significant other wouldn’t appreciate that type of theme.

If that sounds like your situation, then feel free to use one of our Romantic party themes below.

If you’re looking to set a more playful mood for a birthday, see our page on How to Decorate a Hotel Room for a Birthday.

I Love You to Pizzas

Bring some steamy cheesy romance to your hotel room with these creative decoration ideas.

Start by converting your space into a quaint pizza parlor with striped awnings, patterned hanging garden fans, giant pizza balloons, and an inviting banner that says “I Love You to Pizzas”.

Add a few pizza plushy pillows to the bed and a large bouquet of two dozen red roses that practically scream “That’s Amore!”

Set the mood with this Romantic Italian Dinner Playlist on Spotify, a video of the Italian Flag from YouTube, or a 10 Hour Spiderman Italian Song that progressively speeds up. Make a tender gift of a pizza box full of topping themed socks.

Order pizza delivery or toss the pizza poppers into the microwave, open your gummy pizza candies, and let the night melt away as you watch Mystic Pizza or Pizza My Heart.

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Breakfast in Bed

If your idea of a romantic vacation includes a relaxing morning with all the cozy comforts, then Breakfast in Bed is the theme for you!

Transform your hotel space with a pastel burlap pennant banner, “Pancakes and Pajamas” shimmer banner, and sweet strawberry hanging lanterns. Liven the room with fresh cut flowers and a friendly fluffy jumbo teddy bear. Improve the ambiance even more by playing some music from this Spotify playlist and using this Youtube video on the TV.

Add a few snug & warm finishing touches by including some bamboo wood breakfast trays, cushy slippers, and a stimulating New York Times Breakfast in Bed Crossword puzzle. Don’t forget to brew a cup of organic Peruvian coffee to go with it!

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8. New York Times Breakfast in Bed Crossword BookView Product
9. Memory Foam SlippersView Product

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All You Need Is Love

Whether your relationship started in the 1970’s or has only existed for 70 minutes, for this romantic trip All You Need is Love and some groovy décor.

Hang the colorful flower power wall decals around the room, psychedelic Abbey Road Beatles poster above the bed, and shiny disco balls from the ceiling. Plug in your “All You Need is Love” neon light and mind-bending lava lamp.

Throw your plush pink fur rug on the floor and your record coasters on the table.

Improve the ambiance even more by playing some music from this Spotify playlist and using these funky 70’s video projections from YouTube on the TV.

Finally, put on your hippie circle glasses, snack on some M&Ms because this hotel room is cool beans.

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8. Beatles Abbey Road PosterView Product
9. Decorative Record CoastersView Product

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Step 4: Execute the Surprise

Once the room is fully decorated, it’s time to execute the big reveal!

Hopefully your partner doesn’t know about your decorations ahead of time. If they do know or suspect something, we recommend charging ahead anyway! A fun decorated room is a thoughtful gesture and will still make your partner feel appreciated.

If they don’t know about your decorations and you’re trying to maintain the secret, we recommend doing the following to avoid making any mistakes:

  • Make sure the front desk doesn’t give away the surprise! If you have checked in earlier and already have the key, either ask the front desk ahead of time to be discrete when you check in or pretend to check in while your romantic partner waits somewhere else.
  • Talk about things that make it seem like you haven’t been in this place before. Comment on fun or interesting features of the hotel.
  • Ask your partner to open the door to the room door. This is pretty easy to do if you offer to carry most of the bags/luggage.

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How to Decorate a Hotel Room for His Birthday

Looking to add a little BIRTHDAY sparkle to your humdrum hotel room?

You’re in the right place!

Here’s what you’ll find on this page…

One Sentence Summary:

This page contains the steps needed to decorate a hotel room for a birthday, tips & tricks, easy birthday decoration theme ideas, and common mistakes to keep in mind.

Recommended: Surprisingly Nerdy Things to do in Los Angeles

Step 1: Choose a location (Motel, Bed & Breakfast or Hotel)

Why Choose a Hotel?

Hotels are typically well established and conveniences oriented than other accommodations. They offer high quality amenities, a variety of room styles & sizes, considerate customer service.

Alternatively, hotels are often more expensive than a motel and less personal than a bed & breakfast.

When it comes to decorating for a birthday, a hotel room is the perfect “blank canvas” because of the neutral color themes commonly used and abundance of lighting. Adorn your room with ease and rest assured that when it comes to clean up, as long as you don’t leave an egregious mess, the hospitality staff will take care of it. We recommend verifying an individual hotel’s decoration cleanliness policy before making a reservation.

Also, don’t be afraid to ask for birthday benefits! See our recommendations in the Quick Tip below.

  • Quick Tip – Before you check in, ask the hotel what types of birthday perks they offer. Many hotels will offer one or many of the following:
    • Room Discount (typically 20%)
    • Upgrading to a larger room or room with a view
    • Birthday packages including extra amenities or additional perks
    • Offering a special birthday menu for the birthday person (in the restaurant or through room service)
    • Late check out
    • Access to the spa or sauna
    • Decoration packages (the hotel will decorate and clean up for an extra charge)

Why Choose a motel?

Motels are ideal if you need to take a short stop while on the road. Although they offer less amenities, they are often more convenient, private, and inexpensive than a hotel. Additionally, the staff typically have a better pulse on local unique restaurants, activities, and shopping.

When it comes to decorating for a birthday, a motel room should have all basic necessities. Since the standard room decor may not be as quality as other accommodations, you may want to add more decorations to improve the birthday vibe.

Motel staff are typically not as accommodating as hotel staff when it comes to decorating & clean up, so we definitely recommend understanding the facility’s policy before check-in.

  • Quick Tip – Utilize motel staff to make your birthday travel experience extra unique. Make sure to ask them for recommendations in the following areas:
    • Restaurants & shopping
    • Finding local tours or subject matter experts
    • Discovering “locals only” experiences and activities
    • Famous locations to visit in the area

Why Choose a Bed & Breakfast?

Bed & breakfasts are ideal for a relaxing, low stress birthday trip. They tend to have more charming features with amenity offerings that can be either highly unique & personal, or very minimal. You will need to do extra research and coordinate with staff to understand the options.

Since these locations often have small owner-operated staff, they require some extra effort from guests in the form of personal clean up check-out policies. Large messes can yield high fees at checkout.

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Step 2: Prep the Room

How do you Set Up a Hotel Room in Secret?

If you’re trying to surprise the birthday boy or girl with your decorations, there are a few approaches you can take:

  • Have someone else decorate the room for you
  • Go early and decorate the room yourself
  • Ask the hotel staff to decorate the room for you
  • Pay a service to decorate the room for you (we recommend Uberoom)

How do you Decorate like a Designer?

The objective of your decorations is to make the hotel room look personalized, inviting and festive.

Before you check in, study pictures of the room from the website or a review site. If there are aspects of the hotel room that you don’t like, then cover them with things that you do like.

For example, common curtains, bedding, pillows, and lighting can easily be disguised with thoughtful embellishments. Bring your own comfortable pillows, purchase a themed throw blanket, or cover the curtains with a quality backdrop.

Further improve the ambiance by appealing to all of the senses: play fun music, open a delicious smelling air freshener (we recommend against candles because they can set off the fire alarm), turn on a themed video or picture on the TV, and hang additional mood lighting.

Remember that most hotel rooms come with a coffee pot, microwave, and/or refrigerator. These items can be used to creatively enhance your decor by allowing you to include small touches such as making small desserts, keeping flowers fresh, or cooking small pre-packaged meals.

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Step 3: Choose a Theme

The most meaningful birthday themes are based on the preferences and interests of the birthday boy or girl. When planning how to decorate your hotel room, we recommend basing your decorations on one of their favorite hobbies, interests, fandoms, or pieces of media (shows, movies, musicians, etc).

However, some people don’t have obvious interests or wouldn’t appreciate a party based on their interests (for example: if my husband has another Golf themed party he’s going to lose it…).

If that sounds like your birthday person, then feel free to use one of our Birthday inspired party themes below.

If you’re looking to set a more romantic mood with your decorations, see this page on Romantic Ways to Decorate a Hotel Room.

Balloon Bash

Blow up a birthday bash with delicious treats, colorful decor and a large Pop of pizzaz! Start by covering curtains and doorways with shimmery silver foil curtains and a large metallic “Happy Birthday” balloon.

Open the cake scented, dog balloon animal air freshener and dim the lights. Hang twinkle lights around the space and set out the party favors (blow pops and balloon helicopters). Further set the mood by playing some music from this Spotify playlist and using this Youtube video on the TV.

Finish the room by tossing a few mug cakes in the microwave and topping them with colorful “Happy Birthday” candles. Don’t forget to wrap your balloon animal dog sculpture gift!

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Cake Fight

Whether you want to fight with cake or just cake shaped pillows, this Cake Fight party decor will knock your sox off.

Hang the vivid sprinkles wall decals around the room and the colorful hanging paper lanterns on the ceiling. Plug in your personalized cupcake light and blow up the silvery “Happy Birthday” balloons. Improve the ambiance even more by playing some music from this Spotify playlist and using this Youtube video on the TV.

Save the best sweet touches for last: mini cake charms, birthday cake popcorn, and the cupcake pinata. Once the cake sling shot gift is opened all bets are off!

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Step 4: Execute the Surprise

Once the room is fully decorated, it’s time to execute the big reveal!

Hopefully the birthday person doesn’t know about your decorations ahead of time. If they do know or suspect something, we recommend charging ahead anyway! A fun decorated room is a thoughtful gesture and will still make them feel appreciated.

If they don’t know about your decorations and you’re trying to maintain the secret, we recommend doing the following to avoid making any mistakes:

  • Make sure the front desk doesn’t give away the surprise! If you have checked in earlier and already have the key, either ask the front desk ahead of time to be discrete when you check in or pretend to check in while the birthday person waits somewhere else.
  • Talk about things that make it seem like you haven’t been in this place before. Comment on fun or interesting features of the hotel.
  • Ask the birthday person to open the door to the room door. This is pretty easy to do if you offer to carry most of the bags/luggage.

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Ultimate List of Unique Party Ideas for 7 Year Olds

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.

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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.

Look for inspiration in the common theme show, movie, or book that your child loves – Watch it again with a new perspective

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.

Recommended: Special Party Entertainment Ideas for a 6 Year Old

What are the Best Unique Party Theme Ideas for 7 year olds?

Gender Neutral

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!

Recommended: Popular Backyard Birthday Ideas for a 7 Year Old

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!

Girly Gala

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!

Boy Bash

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!

Conclusion

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!

17 Best Epic Board Game Night Ideas For Adults

Whether you’re a strategy junkie, word game geek, or just love cards, these epic board game night ideas, are perfect for anyone who wants to have hours of fun with their best gamer friends.

From the creating the ultimate board game music playlist, to making recipes from an edible game cookbook, here are some great ways that you might not have known about before to make your next board game night completely epic!

Luckily, we’ve got some ideas that will help you make this party as successful as possible. Enjoy our list broken down into the following activity types:

  1. Choose a Theme
  2. Create the Ambiance
  3. Select the Food
  4. Intensify the Game Play
  5. Party Game Suggestion List

How to Choose a Board Game Night Theme?

Creating a truly epic board game night requires cohesive planning and thoughtful preparation. We recommend starting with a theme. This will set an overall tone for the evening and make it easier to plan other epic party aspects. Having a theme isn’t essential, but it does make for a more interactive, cohesive, and spirited board gaming experience!

1. Choose a Theme Related to a Specific Game

  1. Gather Game Options. Select 1 or more games that have a longer play time (preferably 45 min to 2 hours).
  2. Make Final Selection. From that list, refine to your final choice by the process of elimination, random selection, or putting the decision to a vote among your guests (we recommend using a survey). If you already have your heart set on one specific game, feel free to skip this step.
  3. Name the Theme. Using a creative party name will add extra flair to your fun evening. Choose a name from a unique aspect of the game. For example, “Boardwalk or Bust” for Monopoly, “Wheat Built This City” for Settlers of Catan, “Terraforming is a Sprint, not a MARSarthon” for Terraforming Mars, or “You’ve Got to Be Kitten Me!” for Exploding Kittens.

2. Choose Games Related to a Specific Theme

If you prefer to play multiple games of a similar type, choose a theme based on a common component. Consider the following factors:

  • Style of Game – Options include deduction, word or letters, wargames, fantasy, Eurogames, negotiation, economic situation games, etc.
  • Setting of Game
    • Medieval conquest (Settlers of Catan, Risk, Dungeons & Dragons, Avalon)
    • Wall Street or finance related (Acquire, Cover Your Assets, Anti-Monopoly, Power Grid, The Landlord’s Game)
    • Art & creativity (Bob Ross: Art of Chill Game, Masterpiece, Fresco, Cubist, Modern Art, Final Touch)
    • Family or childhood games (Mousetrap, Operation, Life, Twister, Sorry!)
    • Western games (Ticket to Ride, Bang!, Great Western Trail, Lewis & Clark, Trekking the National Parks)
    • Global games (Azul, 7 Wonders, First Empires, Small World)
  • Mechanics of Game
    • Card games
    • Dice games
    • Paper & pencil games
    • Spinning
    • Turn based

How to Create the Board Game Party Ambiance?

3. Make a Board Game Music Playlist

Music is a great way to dial up the tension or add a calming vibe to your party. You can create your own playlist, use a board game playlist generation website (we recommend Melodies: Music for Board Games), or find a playlist on your favorite music app.

Here are some of our favorites from Spotify:

Here are some of our favorites from YouTube:

4. Designate a “Right Hand Man” for New & First Time Players

For more complicated games, new or first time players often need advice or feedback about the rules and strategy. Designate a non-biased, experienced player as the “right hand man” to help those newer players make better decisions and not slow down game play.

5. Have a Costume Contest

Invite your guests to wear a costume that matches a specific character, concept, or item related to your theme. During the evening have guests vote on the best costume and award the winner a fun prize or additional advantage (time/money/turns) during game play.

Example costume ideas:

  • Pandemic – have guests wear lab coats and goggles.
  • Disney Villainous – have guests come as any preferred Disney character (good or evil).
  • Herd Mentality – have guests dress as their favorite barnyard animal or as a farmer.

6. Create the Ultimate Board Game Zone or Visit One

Make your board game space as welcoming and optimized for gaming as possible!

Create a designated snack & supplies area with easy access to both. Stock the area with yummy treats and all necessary gaming supplies (pens, pencils, paper, extra dice, dry erase boards & pens, etc.).

If possible, set up an area with comfortable gaming chairs and tables. Sofas, inflatable furniture, bean bags, or really any extra comfy seat is perfect.

Alternatively, many cities have dedicated Board Game shops and playing spaces that are perfectly set up for a quality gaming evening. If you’re going for a “low effort” board game night, consider having your party at one of these spots instead of at your home.

What Food Should be Served?

7. Match the Menu to the Theme

It may take some research to create the perfect menu, but serving themed party food is a super fun way to bring your board game to life!

Here are a few examples of game specific foods you can serve:

  • Samplers of Catan -> Settlers of Catan
  • Carcassarole -> Carcassonne
  • Sushi -> Sushi Go!
  • Pass the Pigs in a Blanket -> Pass the Pigs
  • The Lord of the Onion Rings: Journeys to Griddle Earth -> Lord of the Rinds: Journeys to Middle Earth
  • Twinkie Imperium -> Twilight Imperium

8. Edible Games Cookbook

Do you like to play with your food? The Edible Games Cookbook offers a dozen sweet & savory tasty edible games. Although all of the games have different rules, the one thing they have in common is the fact that all game pieces are edible.

Here are a few examples of the games you’ll get:

  • Patisserie Code – An escape room style secret code baked into fluffy cream puffs.
  • Flavor Roulette – Everything on the plate looks the same, but one item tastes significantly less delicious. Keep a straight face to win the game!
  • Roll for Flavor – Compete for ingredients while baking a unique batch of cupcakes from scratch. Your creativity and fate will decide the overall delectability of your final creation.
  • Master Taster – Do you have the taste buds to become the best food taster in the land? This challenge is one part memory, one part tastebud strength, and one part food smarts.

9. Easy Snacking

If you’re trying to keep the game night simple, just buy some pre-made party snacks. If you’re looking to make something yourself check out our post 11 Cheap Easy Inexpensive Party Snack Ideas for Adults.

How to Intensify Game Play?

10. Have a Game Marathon

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good competitive board game, but what if you played it 24 hours straight? Imagine the laughs, the joy—and the soreness.

Seriously though, you can have different experiences and better develop your skills by having your own board game marathon. There are a few ways to play games for an extended period of time:

  • Play one game multiple times in a row. The idea here is that you play the same game or type of game multiple times in a row for a specific length of time. If a player wants out early, they must forfeit all their money/property/cards/whatever else is being used as currency in that particular game. The person with the most points or, if everyone quits, the last person standing is the winner!
  • Play multiple games at once. This one can get a little crazy! Choose 2-3 games to play for a certain period of time. Start with one game, set up as normal, choose a mechanism to trigger switching to the next game (set length of time, rolling a certain number on the dice, or landing on a certain location), and start play as normal. Once the switch game mechanism is triggered, stop play of the first game and start play of the second game. Using this method stretches your mind in different ways and keeps you on your toes!. It also helps prevent burnout among players who might otherwise get bored after spending too much time focusing on only one kind of gameplay experience; this way everyone gets equal opportunities throughout your marathon gaming session(s).

11. Keep One or Two Non-Board Games on Hand

Non-board games are a great way to get people involved in a game night for shorter periods of time or without them having to commit to a longer game. They are perfect for guests who aren’t interested in the current game of choice or are just “stopping in for a little while”.

Here are some non-board games that can be picked up quickly, and still be tons of fun:

12. Have “Rules” for Competitive Play

If you’re playing a fast-paced game with multiple rounds, its fun to add a large public tournament style bracket and an overall player scoreboard. As the game progresses update the bracket and scoreboard to heighten the competitive tension.

Grab a prize for the winner, think of a penalty for the loser, and you’re good to go!

13. Take Trivia Breaks

Some board games can last many hours with few opportunities to take a break. Space things out a bit by setting an alarm to pause the game for guests to go to the bathroom, grab a drink, or eat a snack (every 30 – 45 minutes). During the break, keep the theme of the party going by finding some trivia questions about the night’s focus game, overall game theme, or board games in general.

14. Play Games in Teams or Pairs Rather than Individually

Teamwork makes the dream work! A fun way to meld minds and increase competitiveness is to convert a solo game position to a team position. Have two or more people play the position and work together to make moves and decisions. You can help each other out and celebrate each other’s successes.

15. Add a Timer or Hourglass

If someone takes too long to make their move, start timing them (we recommend 3 minutes). Once the timer is out the move is over regardless.

16. Winner’s Reward

The winner gets to flip the board and the loser has to clean it up.

17. Add Some Extra Rules

Back in 2021 a reddit reader posed a simple question to the greater reddit community. After thousands of comments and tens of thousands of upvotes the community generated some really good responses to his original question,What is an extra rule your family added to a popular board or card game?

  • Scrabble
    • Start With the Longest – The person who can make the longest word goes first, highest points breaks a tie. This makes the game easier to start by ensuring there are lots of spots to place letters.
    • Real Words – Any word is valid if you can find it in any book in the library within three minutes.
  • Monopoly
    • Add a ‘Mugging’ Rule – This allows a player to mug another player when they land on a space the first player is currently occupying. Both players roll the dice and if the mugger rolls higher the first player pays $100 if the first player rolls higher the mugger goes to jail.
    • Change the Dice – Replace the default 6 sided dice with a 20 sided dice.
    • No Yelling – If you yell at all you give half of your money to the bank as a “Yelling Tax”.
  • Uno
    • No Apologies – If you say the word “sorry” while playing you pick up 2 extra cards.
    • Stacking +4’s – Should be totally valid, Hasbro’s rule against it is lame.
    • Red Means Mute – If the color red is being played you have to pick up one card for every word you say.
  • Cards Against Humanity
    • Storytelling Version – Pick up one card at a time and start a story. Each player draws a new card and builds onto the story. Be prepared for some pretty crazy stories!
    • Betting – Players can bet one of more of their black cards to play another white card.
  • Catan
    • Knight Move Bonus – When you roll a seven or play a knight, you have to move the robber, but you can move it back to the desert and claim any resource you want from the ‘bank.’

Not Sure What to Play With a Group of Your Friends?

Here are some awesome games you should try:

  • Secret Hitler (5-10 players)– This social deduction game recreates the historical outcome of World War 2. Players take on a role (liberal politicians or fascists) and try to win by furthering their team’s agenda. The fascists want to assassinate Hitler and the the liberals want to keep Hitler alive as the supreme leader. Each team carefully balances playing their role while not blowing their cover trying not to blow their cover in front of the other players!
  • Codenames (2-8+ players) –  Players are divided into two teams with rival spymasters who know the hidden identities of 25 secret agents. The objective of the game is for each team to identify all hidden identities without uncovering the hidden identities for the opposing team. This is done by having the spymasters give clues to their team mates and giving them the chance to interpret each clue.
  • The Metagame (2-50 players) – The card game with six unique card games to facilitate conversation & opinions about culture. There’s not just one way to play – this game is the ultimate cure for awkward silences. It sparks conversation about everything from high art to trashy entertainment and everything in­ between.
  • What Do You Meme? (3-20 players) – Compete against your friends to create the funniest meme caption! Game cards have clever and interesting pictures that will spark your creativity and humor.
  • One Night Ultimate Werewolf (3-10 players) – The game of mafia with a fun fantasy twist! Each player is assigned a secret role with a specific task. During a game round, called a “night phase”, a player is killed and the rest of the group must figure out who did it.
  • Cards Against Humanity (4+ players) – Considered the “Adult” version of Apples to Apples. Players each have a hand of descriptive cards, which they use to fill in blanks or answer questions posed by the theme card. The funniest answer will win the round!
  • The Hot Seat (4-10 players) – Each round one player has to answer a question about themselves and the other players have to answer the question as if they are the person who is answering. What will the person in the Hot Seat say? Who will have the best answer?

Conclusion

Playing games is a great way to bond and become closer with friends and family. We hope these party tips have given you some new ideas on how to make your next board game night as epic as possible!

Ultimate List of Summer Party Themes for Adults

Summer parties are a great way to celebrate the season, and the perfect opportunity to get creative. I mean, it’s summer – why not try something new? Whether you’re planning a casual backyard barbecue or a fancy dinner party with all your friends and family, we have tons of party theme ideas to get your planning started and make this summer one of your best yet!

That’s why we put together this list of 21 summer party themes in four different categories that are sure to wow your guests:

What are the Best Trendy Summer Vibes Party Themes?

1. Floats on Floats

If you’re looking for something to do this summer that’s fun, easy, and cool all at once, consider throwing a Floats on Floats party! Its an adults-only bash where everyone can float on their own raft floats, drink root beer floats, and have fun.

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2. Camping Celebration

Camping is one of the most popular summer activities, and it’s also one of the most fun! If you’re looking for a theme to base your next party around, then camping could be a great option. Plus, it offers opportunities for fun activities like building a fire, roasting marshmallows, and telling ghost stories.

3. Watermelon Soiree

The watermelon soiree is the perfect summer theme for a party that’s light, fun, and fruity! Go with the traditional watermelon color scheme (red, white, and green accents) with real watermelons as decorations and centerpieces!

Delicious watermelon mixed drink recipes:

4. “End of Summer” Boho Bash

Invite your guests to wear their favorite summer outfit, whether it’s shorts and flip-flops or that one pair of cutoffs they just can’t seem to throw away (you know the ones). Have a bonfire on your lawn, roast some marshmallows and make s’mores! Then get your groove on with a DJ playing all sorts of summer music from pop rock to hip hop.

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5. Tea on the Terrace

A tea party is one of the easiest parties to put together because it’s so versatile. You can make it as simple or as fancy as you want, depending on how many people are coming over. If your friends like tea and cake, then this is the perfect theme for you!

6. Flower Crown Party

If you’re the kind of person who likes to throw parties, it’s likely that you have at least a few friends who would be interested in attending a Flower Crown Party.

Flower crowns are the latest and greatest trend. They’re super-cute, but they’re also a great way to get your guests involved in the party and help make it more memorable.

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7. Dog Days of Summer Book Club

This is a great idea for anyone who loves to read. Make sure to have snacks, drinks, and wine ready before your guests arrive and you may also want to consider setting up a book exchange or swap instead of buying new copies of the same novel since you might end up with many duplicates!

The best part about hosting this type of party is that it’s open-ended—you don’t need anything special beyond yourself and your friends who are interested in reading the same book together (and hopefully drinking some wine).

What are the Best Beach and Tropical Party Themes?

8. Beach Volleyball Bash

This summer, the beach is calling your name! Whether you’re hosting a party in your own backyard or heading to the shore, this beach volleyball bash theme is the perfect theme for a fun and competitive party. You can play beach volleyball, have a barbecue with hot dogs, burgers and other finger foods, or have a bonfire on the beach. You can also have a giant water balloon fight with your friends or family.

9. Beach Bonfire

A beach bonfire is an excellent theme for adults. It brings together a variety of people, and can be used to celebrate birthdays or other special occasions, or simply as a way to get together with friends, family, neighbors and coworkers.

If you’re looking for a summer party theme that will bring people together in a fun way but doesn’t require much planning by yourself (or any planning at all), then this is the perfect option!

10. “Welcome to Paradise” Luau

Invite your guests to come dressed in their best Hawaiian shirts and leis. You can set the mood by playing Hawaiian music throughout the event and making fun tropical drinks. If you have access to a backyard space that can be transformed into paradise, then this is an excellent theme for you.

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11. Cool Caribbean

The Caribbean is one of the most popular summer holiday destinations, so why not bring a little bit of the island to your party? This theme is easy to pull off if you have a yard, but it can also be adapted for indoor gatherings with tropical décor and lighting.

What are the Best Drinking Party Themes?

12. The Beach Ball

A Beach Ball Bash is the ultimate summer party theme for adults. If you’re looking for a fun and flirty way to spend time with your friends, this is it! Create an upscale ball atmosphere by asking your guests to wear fancy outfits, decorate with colorful beach balls, and serving colorful drinks.

13. Margarita Madness

Imagine your fellow guests sipping on their favorite frozen margaritas while raising a glass to a fantastic summer evening. That is the magic of a Margarita Madness theme.

14. Mixer With a Purpose

If you’re looking to do something more than just have a party, try organizing a “mixer with a purpose.” This could mean anything from having a food drive to having an exchange of homemade gifts. These events are excellent for fundraising or bringing together neighbors to help each other out.

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What are the Best Classic Summer Party Themes?

15. Summer Cookout

The summer cookout is a classic theme that never goes out of style. From hot dogs, hamburgers and corn on the cob to potato salad, coleslaw and baked beans — there’s something for everyone at this outdoor bash! And don’t forget the dessert: cookies, brownies and s’mores are always popular choices.

16. Summer Sports Tournament

The summer sports tournament theme is one that can be easily customized to your group’s interests.

You’ll want to choose a sport and create teams. You can do this in advance by assigning players or letting people sign up for their favorite team. Either way, once you have your teams chosen, decide on a date for the event and plan ahead so as not to clash with other major events like holidays or birthdays.

17. Backyard Movie Night

You’ll want to choose a movie that everyone will enjoy, so it’s best to go with something that is already well-known. A classic film like The Godfather or Casablanca would be good options here.

18. Christmas in July (Alternatively “Halloween in Summer” or “4th of July”)

This is a fun theme that works well for any time of year. For Christmas in July, all you have to do is decorate the house with holiday lights, add some fake snow outside, and make little “gifts” for your guests to take home.

19. Summer Camp Party

Summer camp is always fun, so why not recreate this experience at home? Your guests can play games like Capture the Flag or create arts and crafts projects together.

20. Hillbilly/Redneck Party

This party theme is perfect for your summer festivities. The Hillbilly/Redneck Party is all about having fun and not taking yourself too seriously. This is one of the most popular summer party themes for adults because it’s so easy to pull off. You don’t need a lot of money or decorations to throw an awesome hillbilly party. All you need is some good music, lots of alcohol, and plenty of beer pong tables set up around your house. You can also add some hay bales around your yard if you want to really set the scene!

21. Pajama Jamboree

How many times have you said, “I want to go to a party, but I don’t want to get dressed up?” Well, what if we told you that there was a way to enjoy the ease and comfort of pajamas with the fun of a themed party? Welcome to Pajama Jamboree: the ultimate summertime sleepover theme for adults!

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Conclusion

We hope this list of summer party themes for adults has given you some ideas for your next big bash. It’s important to remember that these are just suggestions and the best way to have a great time is by mixing up your own ideas with what we’ve suggested here! Who knows, maybe you’ll come up with something even better than we did ourselves…if you do then post in the comments below!

14 Creative New Party Themes For College

If you want to throw a party that your friends will never forget, try one of these creative new party themes! They’re not just offbeat, they’re also super easy to pull off.

So start this semester with a unique bash rather than another kegger or the beer pong competition that everyone expects. We’ve put together a list of 14 college party themes and bucketed them into types:

What are the Best Classy Party Themes?

1. Gatsby-Inspired Party

Gatsby parties are all about glamor and luxury, so you’ll want to make sure you have everything from fancy hats to posh cigars. You can choose from a variety of different decades when deciding on this theme: 1920s, modern day, or somewhere in between.

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2. After Dark

An after dark party theme is ideal for anyone who wants to get rid of their inhibitions and really let their hair down. It’s also a great idea for those who love dressing up as it makes it easier for you to get into character and really embrace the spirit of this theme.

What are the Best Glow Party Themes?

You’ve been to the same parties during your time in college. You’ve done togas and you’ve done Anything But Clothes. Perhaps it’s time for something glowing. Here are a few unique college party themes that will make your next social gathering memorable for all involved:

3. Glow in the Dark Candyland Party

It’s not hard to find party supplies for a glow in the dark party, but if you want to go above and beyond, you can make your own! This can be done by painting objects with glow in the dark paint or buying glow in the dark stickers that can be applied to anything. You could even make your own Candyland board game out of cardboard or wood and draw it on top of some kind of mat so that it doesn’t get messed up when used.

4. Black Light Party

Black lights are fun and can change the atmosphere of your house in an instant. Really, they make everything look cool. Make some fun glowing cocktails, grab some neon makeup, and prepare yourself to party!

5. Neon Gangster Party

This is a great party theme for anyone who is an old school gangster rap fan. The neon color scheme is perfect for this theme, and it’s simple to pull together. You can decorate your house with pictures of gangsters from the past, play some classic rap music, and dress in your finest neon apparel.

What are the Best Artsy Party Themes?

6. Body Paint Party

The body paint party is a slightly more risqué theme that can be easily adapted to your college’s culture and student body. The basic premise of the event is to put on black and white clothes, bring a paint brush, and break out the body paint. This could take many forms: face paint, temporary tattoos or even real body paint (provided by an artist). Let your guests creativity flow as they paint and draw on each other.

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7. Iron Chef Party

If you’ve ever watched the show Iron Chef, then you know the basics of what it entails. The idea is to have a competition between two teams of chefs (or in this case, party-goers) who will compete against each other to create the best dish using only one secret ingredient that they must bring with them. Each team should be judged on taste, presentation and originality. Winning team gets a prize!

What are the Best Throwback Party Themes?

8. Classic Cartoon Party

If you’re in college, chances are you’ve grown up watching cartoons like SpongeBob SquarePants, Scooby-Doo and Tom & Jerry. Now that you’re older, you may be looking for a new way to celebrate your favorite cartoons. If so, why not throw a cartoon party? You can make it fun and entertaining by inviting all of your friends over and having them dress up as their favorite characters.

9. 90’s House Party

The 90s was a decade of change. The Berlin Wall fell, the World Wide Web was born, and grunge music became popular. It was a time of rebellion and experimentation. People wore their feelings on their sleeves, and hung up their cares to dry.

If you’re looking for a great party idea this year, why not pick one of these 90s themed parties? You’ll be sure to have a blast!

10. “What’s Your Major?” Party Theme

If you’re majoring in communications or any other field related to social sciences or humanities, this is one of the easiest college party themes ever. For example, if you’re studying psychology, you could go with “Freak Show” (if it fits your personality).

11. Mascot Themed Party

If you’re a student at a university or college, then it’s likely that you have an official mascot. Most colleges have mascots that are designed to embody everything that is great about their school in the form of an animal or creature. If your school has a mascot, then why not throw a party based on them? You could also base your theme around another aspect related to the university such as its colors or location.

12. Sports-Themed Party

If you or your friends are into sports, then this is the theme for you. The best thing about it is that it can be applied to nearly any sport and still work just as well. You can show up as players from any team—college or pro—and simply wear jerseys of their favorites. If there’s a big game on during your party timeframe, consider watching it together but keeping score by who gets the most likes on their Instagram post with the #sportsparty hashtag at midnight (or whenever other random scoring you think).

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What are the Best Eco Fresh Party Themes?

13. Down on the Farm

If you’re looking for something different than the normal frat parties, this theme is perfect for you. It’s easy and inexpensive to set up and can be used for any occasion. All that’s needed are some farm animal decorations like cows, pigs and chickens along with some hay bales and other country props, cute country outfits, and delicious BBQ food!

14. Go Green

Green is the new black. It’s a great color for your party, and it’s also something you can do to reduce your footprint on this earth.

You can use green as a theme for your college party, from food to decorations that are eco-friendly. If you want to go all out with the idea of going green, consider investing in reusable cups and plates that guests can take home at the end of the night. You can also ask them not to throw any trash away if they don’t want to waste paper bags or plastic cups by telling them it’s part of an experiment where you’re trying out different ways of reducing waste!

Conclusion

Hey, party people! I hope these ideas have gotten your creativity flowing, and that you’re ready to throw a killer party. Remember: don’t be afraid to mix and match elements from different themes to find the perfect vibe for your party. It’ll make it even more unique—and fun!

Best Cheap Party Entertainment Ideas (for Kids & Adults)

I’m the kind of person who loves to throw a great party. However, I’m also the kind of person who loves to save money. As an entertainment-loving cheapskate, it was my mission to find entertaining ways for me, my kids, and my friends to have a great time without spending a lot.

And I found a lot.

I’ve broken them down in to three categories:

What are the Best Food-Related Party Entertainment Ideas?

Cocktails or Mocktails?

A cocktail party is a party where people drink cocktails. A mocktail party is the same thing, except with non-alcoholic cocktails called mocktails. Cocktail parties are usually held at night, in bars or restaurants, and with a more formal dress code. They tend to be more intimate than other types of parties and are usually held for a special occasion, such as the opening of an art gallery or the release of an album by your favorite musician.

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Have a Taste Test

If you want to host a party that involves food and doesn’t break the bank, consider having taste testing at your party. You can either provide multiple types of something inexpensive like flavored popcorn, funky Oreos, or many types of cereal, or invite guests to bring their own dish to share.

At the end there’s usually some kind of vote on which dish was best, with the winner getting a prize or other recognition. You could also have an award for “best bite” if that works better for your group.

What are the Best Activity-Related Party Entertainment Ideas?

Sing Karaoke

Singing karaoke is a great way to get people to relax and have fun. Almost everyone loves singing, whether you are at home or in a club. It’s also the perfect activity for large groups because it allows everyone to participate and have fun together. Singing with friends can be a great party entertainment idea when planning an event, or even just having friends over for dinner!

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Have a Dance-Off

It’s not just for weddings and bar mitzvahs! A dance-off is a fun way to entertain your guests and let them feel loose by giving them an opportunity to show off their moves in public. If you want to make it more than just a mass group of people doing the Macarena, consider having a theme or creating prizes for the winner.

$5 and Under Gift Exchange

A gift exchange is a fun way to mix up your party entertainment and have everyone go home with a fun little treat. Instead of buying gifts for everyone, try a $5 and under gift exchange! It’s fun and easy to put together, and you can make it as big or small as you want.

Science Experimentation

Science experiments are an excellent way to entertain guests at your next event. While they may require some preparation, they can also be done on the spot and with little or no cost. If you’re planning a party, consider these science experiment ideas for a fun and engaging activity for your guests.

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Movie Night

“Movie Night” is a great idea for a party. You can choose to watch a classic movie, or you can make it more fun by watching something new. The best thing about this type of entertainment is that it doesn’t require many materials and it’s very affordable.

Murder Mystery Dinner Party

A murder mystery dinner party is very much like an elaborate game of Clue. You can choose from a variety of themes, such as “The Secret Life of Sherlock Holmes” or “The Perfect Murder.” There are tons of inexpensive pre-made products online.

Board Game Tournament

As the host of a party, it’s up to you to decide what sort of games will be played. But which ones are best for a tournament? While there are many board games that would work well, here are some ideas to get your creativity flowing:

  • Pictionary (the classic game of drawing)
  • Scattergories (where players draw words from categories and then write down answers)
  • Cranium (a combination trivia/performance game)
  • Apples-to-Apples (in which players match funny descriptions and names with similar items in the cards given by other players)

What are the Best Creativity-Related Party Entertainment Ideas?

Music Bingo

Music bingo is a great option for any party and is a lot of fun! To play, you need all the usual bingo supplies (bingo cards, caller’s card and marker, pen or pencils) as well as a music source. You’ll also need to have some sort of prize for the winner (this could be something silly like an inflatable banana).

To start playing you’ll want to call out one song at random from your music source (you can use YouTube videos but I find that Pandora works best). Then have someone mark off where “Sugar” starts on their card before playing it so it’s easy for them to remember where they left off when another round begins.

DIY or Crafts

You can have some homemade crafts at your party. You can have a craft table with different crafts, which you can make. For example, you can have an invitation card making station where people can make their own invitations or decorate them. You can also make a DIY craft table for those who want to do their own thing. You might want to provide guests with some basic craft materials like paper, ribbons and stickers so that they can create their own masterpieces.

Costume Party

A costume party is one of the easiest types of parties to plan because all you have to do is buy or make costumes and invite people over to dress up in them! You can choose any theme you want or make up your own theme if you’re feeling creative.

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Conclusion

When planning a party, it’s important to keep in mind that a great time can be had without breaking the bank. While you’ll still need to watch your budget, these cheap party entertainment ideas should help with saving money on the fun portion of your event.

Surprisingly Genuine Birthday Party Ideas For Dog Lovers

Have you ever wanted to celebrate your birthday with your best friend? No, I’m not talking about that one girl from college who still texts you on the daily; I’m talking about your dog! If it’s your birthday and you’d like to spend it with man’s best friend, here are some great ideas for things to do.

We’ve broken down the best birthday party ideas for dog lovers into three categories:

What are the Best “Outside” Dog Party Ideas?

1. Organize a Dog-Themed Scavenger Hunt

There are tons of ways to choose scavenger hunt treasures—you can start by identifying what would be most interesting for a dog (like squeaky toys) and then adding some items that appeal more specifically to human guests (like mugs or books).

Once you have your list of items ready, it’s time to make it fun for your dog! Include plenty of opportunities for him/her to sniff around and explore new areas. Make sure he/she doesn’t get too distracted from finding all the clues by having an extra person supervise playtime with other dogs so no one gets hurt.

2. Teach your Dog a New Trick

Teaching your dog a new trick is a great way to bond with them, especially if you’re training them to do something as silly as walking backwards or sitting on top of their head! It’s also fun for you and your canine pal, since this is one of those things that will only work when both of you are having fun together.

3. Host The Canine Olympics

Some of the best activities for dogs are also the ones that get them out of the house and allow them to socialize with other canines. The most common canine events include agility trials, flyball races and Frisbee competitions.

4. Plan a Large Group Dog Walk (or hike)

If you have a lot of friends with dogs who love being outside, plan a large group dog walk. This can be done in your neighborhood or at a local park. You could even organize it as an adventure hike if you want to visit some more remote areas.

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5. Bring The Party to the Beach! Or the Forest, or Park…

If you want to throw a birthday party for your pup that won’t cost an arm and a leg, why not just bring the party to them? Bring along their favorite toys and treats—the more fun things they have at their disposal while they’re out there having fun with other dogs and people, the better!

What are the Best “Inside” Dog Party Themes?

6. Your Dog as the Party Theme

One option is to use your pet as an inspiration for the theme. For example, if you have an adorable puppy, consider using him or her as the center of attention at this party by dressing them up in birthday hats and bows and having them greet guests when they arrive at your home! Hang pictures and stickers of your dog or just their cute face around the space.

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7. Check Out a Dog-Friendly Café or Restaurant

It may be surprising to learn that many restaurants allow dogs inside. Additionally, many dog-friendly restaurants have an extra menu for their canine guests (some even throw in a special treat or two). Grab a few friends & pups and have a nice, simple dinner party!

8. Host a Dog-Friendly Dinner Party

You don’t have to be a dog lover to host a dog-friendly dinner party. If you love dogs, then it’s a no-brainer. But even if you’re not passionate about canines, it’s still fun to get together with friends and family.

9. Dog-Centered Game Night with Friends

If you’re the type of person who likes to host parties, then having a game night is an easy way to get your friends together. You can invite other dog lovers and their furry friends, or if you have a lot of non-dog lovers in your life, invite them too! Make sure that you provide a variety of games for all ages (including kids). Also make sure that everyone has fun and feels comfortable at the party by providing food that suits all human & canine tastes.

What are the Best Ways to Have a Dog Party Without a Dog?

Party ides for those who love dogs, but may not currently have a furry friend.

10. Volunteer at a Local Shelter

Grab some friends and head to the nearest animal shelter. Volunteering is a great way to spend time and make an impact. Additionally, its a great way to meet new people and make friends who love animals just as much as you do!

11. Host a Dog-Themed Movie Night

When you think “dog movie,” you might think of Marley & Me. But there are plenty of other good dog-related films that are both entertaining and appropriate for the whole family. Check out these ideas:

Conclusion

Well, folks, I hope you’ve enjoyed this list of birthday party ideas for dog lovers! The next time someone asks what you want for your birthday, why not suggest one of these ideas instead? Because really… Who needs another present that’s going to sit on your shelf, collecting dust? You are a dog lover and there’s no better way to celebrate than by getting out there and enjoying life with your furry best friend. After all: what could possibly be better than spending time with the animal that loves you unconditionally?!

Unique Party Ideas For 5 Year Olds

If you’re looking for unique party ideas for your child’s 5th birthday, it can be hard to figure out what to do. As someone who has gone through this myself many times, I know how difficult it can be. And as a blogger for kids’ activities, I am always searching for ideas and new things to try. In this blog post, I will share some of the best ones that we have found or tried ourselves. This list is not exhaustive – there are so many other great ideas out there! If you have one that isn’t listed here please let me know in the comments section below!

What are the most unique parties for 5 year olds?

1. Bubble Disco

Bubble discos are a groovy way to celebrate! Your five year old and their friends will have loads of fun blowing bubbles, dancing, and playing games.

2. Slime Party

Slime is great fun for kids of all ages, but it’s especially popular with five year olds. It’s a very tactile activity and goes hand in hand with science and sensory play. You can make your own slime with just a few ingredients, or you can buy some ready made. There are lots of different types of slime on the market now, including glow in the dark slime and edible slime!

3. Carnival Games

Carnival games are an easy way to add some fun to your party! Kids can play these games solo or in groups, so there will be plenty of chances for everyone to get involved.

The best carnival games for kids are those that involve aiming for targets or knocking down bottles, tossing, and fishing. Don’t forget to serve yummy carnival food like hot dogs and cotton candy!

4. Treasure Hunt

A treasure hunt is a fun way to get kids moving and thinking creatively. You can make it a race, which gives everyone an incentive to go fast. Or you could make it a scavenger hunt, where each team gets points for each item they find. Either way, the kids will have a great time!

5. Train Ride

A ride-on train is a great way to celebrate a birthday with small children, especially those who are fascinated by trains. You can buy one, rent, or visit one in your community.

6. Water Play

Water play is one of the most popular activities at kids’ parties. It’s a great way to cool off during the warmer months and something that can be easily adapted to suit any guest count. At our five-year-old’s birthday party, we had a small pool set up in the back garden with a few inflatables floating around inside it. We also set up an area where kids could fill their own buckets with water and throw water balloons so they could play around with it after they’d had their fill of splashing around!

7. Backyard Farm Party

If your child loves the farm, then this is a perfect theme for his or her birthday party. You can decorate your backyard with farm animals and set up a small barn where they can play games. You can also add props like hay bales and stumps so that they look like they’re in an actual farm. There are many different types of games that you can play at this kind of party including cowboys and Indians, hide-and-seek, tag, etc.

8. Art Party

Young children love coloring, so why not throw them an art party? All you need are some crayons, colored pencils or markers and an old box (we have an old shoe box we use). Then, head over to Etsy and download these printable coloring sheets. They’re designed specifically for this age group and they come in different themes (pets, princesses, dinosaurs and more!). Finally, set up your table with all the supplies and let the kids go at it!

9. Music Making Party

A music making party for 5 year olds is a great idea for a birthday celebration. Many kids this age are eager to learn how to play an instrument or sing, and they can have fun doing it! You can also teach them dance moves and have them practice some of the dance steps you know.

10. Night Games Party

You can throw a flash light party for your 5 year old’s birthday. The best part about this is that your child will get to go outside and play with their friends in the dark. They will also be able to make crafts using flashlights.

You can have games for the kids to play with glow sticks, like T-shirt Tag or Freeze Dance! A flashlight party is an awesome way to celebrate because it gives the kids freedom and allows them to express themselves while they are having fun.

11. Zoo Animal Party

Your child’s 5th birthday is a big one, and you want to celebrate it in a way that reflects both their age and the world around them. The Zoo Animal Party Theme is the perfect way to do this! This theme is ideal for any kid who loves animals, but can be adapted to fit any party needs or budget.

12. Safari Jungle Party

If you’re looking for a fun party theme that is sure to be a hit with kids, consider going on safari! The party can be held at the park or at home with your own backyard being transformed into the jungle environment.

13. Under The Sea Party

This is one of our favorite party themes because it’s so versatile. You can do it in just about any color scheme and decorate with anything from fish nets to beach balls. It also lends itself well to a variety of activities, like making play dough seashells or painting ocean scenes on paper plates. A fun craft project for this theme is making fish puppets out of colored paper plates and pipe cleaners.

14. Dinosaur World

Have a roaring good time at a dinosaur party! You can start off with the egg hunt. If you want to make it even more fun, hide some eggs outside in the backyard and then bring them into the house as well. The kids will love this! You might also want to include some kind of craft activities or sticker books.

Conclusion

Planning a unique party for your child isn’t easy. I hope you found some party ideas that have given you inspiration for your little one’s next birthday. Please comment with any other themes or activities that have been a big hit at your kid’s parties!

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