Dressing up as your favorite character is a pretty fun way to spend your free time. But if you’re looking for something different and memorable, try throwing a costume-themed birthday party! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite ideas so that you can throw the best birthday ever:
It’s a chance to dress up (and look adorable).
Not only does a costume theme party let everyone get into the spirit, but it also gives you the chance to look totally adorable and creative. If you’re not sure where to start with your outfit, think about characters from movies, TV shows, books or old-school cartoons. Maybe you’d like to be a character from your favorite superhero movie or TV show? Or how about dressing up as your favorite animal? Or maybe even as your favorite food?
If you’re worried these are only fun for boys, you’re wrong! There are so many options when it comes to choosing girl’s costumes! You can put a creative spin on other characters and show them in a different light or use the many other characters from the same movies, shows and cartoons. Websites like Smiffys off endless possibilities when it comes to costumes; for men, women or children.
It’s a perfect excuse for an outdoor party.
Outdoor parties are the best, especially when it’s warm outside. If you have a lawn or backyard access, you can have a picnic and get your friends involved in games like Red Rover and Simon Says. You can even make s’mores!
If you’re going to be indoors, decorate the room with an old-fashioned theme photo booths . Make sure there’s plenty of seating around so everyone has somewhere comfortable to sit while they wait for their turn to sing songs or telling ghost stories around a bonfire. If there are any children in attendance (or if kids will be attending), consider setting up some arts and crafts stations where they can create their own masks for Halloween.
You can get creative with cake ideas.
Cake decorating is one of the most creative parts of a birthday party. If you are looking for some inspiration, here are some ideas:
- Cake Toppers – Whether they’re pictures or made from fondant, these little figures will add an extra touch of flair to your cake!
- Cupcake Toppers – Cupcakes don’t have to be boring. They can be just as fun as their larger counterparts if you use cupcake toppers with interesting shapes and decorations like these ones from Etsy.
- Cake Stands – These not only look good but also serve as a great way to display your edible masterpieces!
You won’t be short on activities.
You’ll have plenty of activities to choose from. If you want to go all out, you could even plan a costume parade or make a themed cake. You can also set up a themed table and decorate it with your favorite characters’ costumes or props. You might consider having everyone wear their costumes at the party so that they can get in on the fun, too!
If you’re worried about having too many activities for young children, don’t be—you can always do some games instead. Or, if you’d rather keep it simple and let kids just enjoy themselves without any pressure, that’s fine too! The important thing is that everyone enjoys themselves on this special day.
We hope you have a lot of fun planning your party. There are so many creative options out there, and we’ve only just scratched the surface. If you want to get even more inspiration, check out our other themed party ideas!