The Best Kids Birthday Party Ideas for Boys and Girls

The best Kids Birthday Party Ideas for Boys and Girls

Planning a children’s birthday party but unsure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

We’ve curated a list of exciting and creative party ideas for both boys and girls that will leave your little one and their friends smiling from ear to ear. From football to dance parties, outdoor adventures like camping to modern delights like silent disco parties, there’s something for every kid to enjoy. Let’s dive in!

Children’s Birthday Activity Ideas

Birthday Party at a Soft Play Centre

Hosting a birthday party at a soft play centre is a fantastic hassle-free idea that allows kids to let loose and have a blast. Your local play centre typically offers children’s party packages with dedicated areas and themed entertainment, ensuring around 2 hours of non-stop fun. While the kids play, they are fed and watered, and you can cap off the celebration with a special birthday cake ceremony before handing out party bags at the end. It’s the perfect recipe for a stress-free and memorable birthday bash!

Silent Disco Children’s Party

Silent discos are an incredible entertainment option for kids’ birthday parties! With our LED silent disco headphones, which flash to the beat and glow in red, green, and blue, the fun never stops.

Our silent disco setup allows for three simultaneous music channels, offering versatile music choices. Dedicate channels for kids, adults, and even cheesy hits like the Macarena to keep everyone dancing! Our headphones are lightweight, padded, and feature volume dials for comfort and convenience. Adjustable in size for adults and children, they cater to guests of all ages.

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Gaming Party

We don’t need to tell you how much kids love gaming. This is a fun and easy party idea for them to organise amongst themselves at home.

However, if you want your child to meet up with their friends in the real world then why not hire a gaming van, such as Gaming Squad, based in Cardiff, South Wales. They will drive their two-tiered, state of the art 16 seater custom built multi-player gaming van to your front door. While the kids play games together you can prep food and drinks ready for the after party. 

The Great British Birthday Bake Off

With the huge popularity of The Great British Bake Off in recent years, baking is more popular than ever before. A birthday baking party will be great fun (and create a lot of mess!) The children can then eat their crazy cake creations at the end and give their parents extras as presents.

Ten Pin Bowling Birthday Party

Bowl over your little ones with a ten pin bowling birthday party, perfect for ages 5 – 10 years old. Your local bowling centre will provide kids party packages including 2 games of bowling, food, drinks and amusement arcades all under one roof. The UKs largest tenpin bowling operator Hollywood Bowl has over 60 centres nationwide including London, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and Brighton.

Ten Pin Bowling Birthday Party

Science Party

Inspire your kids by booking a science party! These parties are fun, incredibly entertaining, and visually stunning. Hire a specialist company, such as Sublime Science based in Hampshire, who will provide a fully interactive show, with dazzling science demos, snow machines, lights, party games, and fascinating science experiments.

If you are looking for a unique birthday idea, then a science party is a fantastic option, the kids will be amazed!

Music Bus Children’s Parties

Music Bus are a company who provide an array of fun and interactive music activities for children including action songs, live percussion, storyboards, puppets, dancing and musical games.

This is the perfect birthday party idea for babies, toddlers and children aged between 2 to 6 years old and can be hired in a variety of locations around the UK including Brighton, Cheshire, Cambridge and Swansea.

Face Painting Party

Guaranteed fun for boys and girls at any child’s birthday party – watch their faces light up when they see their new look! Hire a face painter to provide glitter tattoos, stencil patterns and incredible face painting designs including lions and tigers, scary monsters, princesses, superheroes, butterflies and clowns.

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Hire a Children’s Entertainer

Entertaining kids at a party can be really hard work, especially if you have a range of different ages. One fantastic party idea is to hire in a professional children’s entertainer for a couple of hours. Take the stress off yourself, while you prepare party food or relax talking to other parents, while a professional takes the lead entertaining the children.

There are so many different entertainers to hire, popular ones include:

  • Magic Shows
  • Clowns
  • Puppet Shows
  • Balloon Modelling
  • Ballerinas
  • Mobile Party DJ
  • Silent Disco Kids Party
  • Storytellers
  • Mime Artists
  • Comedy Jugglers

Fancy Dress Theme Party

Host a fancy dress theme party and watch the kids’ excitement soar! Encourage them to come dressed as their favourite characters or embrace a specific theme. From pirates to animals, Disney to superheroes, Marvel to Peppa Pig, the options are endless. Let their imaginations run wild and watch the party come to life with vibrant costumes and endless fun!

Birthday Party Ideas at Home

Hosting your child’s birthday party at home is a great idea for smaller celebrations or when you have a tight budget. During the cold winter months in October, November and December, the weather can really limit your ideas for outdoor party activities, so home is always a dry, safe option. Here are our favourite at home birthday party ideas:

Bouncy Castle and Inflatables

Hire a bouncy castle or inflatable obstacle course in the back garden for hours of fun. A local bouncy castle company will hire various sizes, themes and styles to please both boys & girls of all ages. Ensure you provide party food and snacks to keep their energy levels up!

Hire Bouncy Castle and Inflatables for Kids Birthday Party idea

Camping / Tipi Party

The perfect idea for outdoor birthday parties during the summer holidays. Set up a mini campsite in the back garden with tents, gazebos or tipis. Ensure the kids are warm and comfortable with seating, air beds, sleeping bags and pillows. Provide plenty of games and fun activities for the early evening then as darkness descends light up a campfire and toast marshmallows. Great for older children around 8, 9 and 10 years old.

Movie night / Netflix Party!

Host a movie night or Netflix Party for your child’s birthday celebration! It’s a budget-friendly and simple setup—all you need is plenty of popcorn, hot dogs, and ice cream to keep everyone satisfied. Gather your child’s friends for a cosy evening filled with their favourite films and treats, creating memories that will last a lifetime!

Karaoke Party

Buy or hire a karaoke machine or use a games console to throw a karaoke birthday party for your child. All their friends can sing and dance along to the music of their favourite pop stars. Get those ear plugs at the ready!

Children's Karaoke Birthday  Party

Treasure Hunt

Organise a treasure hunt around the house and garden with treats and snacks hidden along the way and a big prize at the final destination. You can even download clues making it even quicker and easier to design and set up.

Children Make The Rules Day

This requires a brave parent, but with an open mind could provide hours of entertainment for all of the family. Who knows where your child’s imagination will take you!

Birthday Party Ideas Outdoors

Bushcraft Birthday Party

Perfect for 7 to 11-year olds, get outdoors for an action-packed bushcraft birthday party in the summer time. Bushcraft days combine real adventure with fun and learning in the great outdoors. Activities can include fire lighting, treasure hunts, den building, BBQs and roasting marshmallows, all under the watchful eye of an experienced survival expert and party host.

Party In The Park

Organise a birthday party for the kids at a local park and let them use up some of that abundant summer energy. Local parks are completely free and a great way to give your party plenty of space. They often come with designated spaces for barbecues and picnics, have playgrounds and offer the opportunity for a variety of entertaining birthday games and sports.

Day At The Fair

Consider taking the kids to the local fair. With an abundance of food stalls, rides, and games, fairs offer hours of entertainment for boys and girls of all ages. Just make sure you enrol help from other parents to keep everyone safe and in one place!

Birthday Party Ideas for Boys

Kids Paintballing Party

This guarantees to send excitement levels off the scale for boys aged 8 to 12 years old. Book a paintball party with a national company such as Delta Force, who will supervise the whole party, kitting out the children in army themed protective gear. This is a fantastic birthday party idea for any child into Call of Duty style shotting computer games. Delta Force have paintball centres all over the UK including London, Essex, Liverpool and Edinburgh.

paintball kids birthday party idea

Football Party

If you have a football mad birthday boy then hiring a football pitch at your local Gôl centre, Powerleagues or sports centre is ideal. As well as providing exclusive use of a football pitch, the venue can also hire a party room and provide a choice of party food to replenish energy levels after the football match.

Laser Tag

Laser Tag is a great birthday party idea for boys aged between 6 and 10 years old. Let the boys loose for a couple of hours as they run round like headless chickens shooting each other in teams. Your local laser centre will provide children’s birthday packages including staff to safely monitor and police the games, followed by party food and drinks afterwards.

Birthday Party Ideas for Girls

Afternoon Tea Party

Sometimes, girls want to feel like adults. Having a tea party themed birthday is the perfect way to do this. The girls can dress up in their finest party dresses and snack on yummy treats, while sipping tea (squash or hot chocolate!).  Decorate the tables, bake cup cakes and cookies together and eat posh sandwiches like grown ups.

kids tea party

Spa Day

What girl doesn’t love the idea of a spa day with her friends, relaxing and being pampered? Set up a jug of cucumber spa water and healthy bowls of fruit and nuts. Provide each girl with their own spa robes and cloth headbands. You could hire in a spa professional to come to your home and give the girls facials or manicures or do it yourself, with the help of other mums, to provide pampering and make up.

Dance Party

Hire in a dance instructor to teach the girls new, amazing dance routines, which they can all learn together. Guaranteed to be incredible fun and produce a lot of giggles! Let the girls choose their favourite pop songs to learn dances to and then perform the routines to their parents at the end at pick up time.

Hire Silent Disco Headphones & DJs

Elevate your next party with some silent disco magic! Discover Silent Disco Party UK, your ultimate hire destination. We offer top-of-the-range equipment and professional silent disco DJs, ensuring an unforgettable experience. From headphones and transmitters to cables, Spotify playlists, and lighting, we’ve got all your silent disco needs covered.

Whether it’s weddings, corporate events, school functions, or private parties, our silent disco packages are conveniently delivered straight to your doorstep, anywhere in the UK.

For a quote or to learn more about our silent disco hire packages, click here and start planning your Silent Disco Party UK experience today!

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