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Kids Birthday Themes

August 12, 2022

Birthday Party Themes

­­­Picking a birthday theme for your child often comes with added pressure to outdo yourself from year to year! Unique birthday party themes can be difficult to decide on, but the key is to remain cohesive with verbiage, decorations, accessories and more. Whether you are looking to throw an age themed event, or a more traditional themed soiree, we have the photo ready birthday theme ideas that any child will love, and parents will obsess over!

Wild ONE Birthday Theme

A WILD ONE theme is perfect for any one year olds special day. This theme is easily achieved by using safari themed decorations, and animal print accents. For attire, opt for leopard print or animal icon appliques such as lions or giraffes. Get the parents and other guests involved by sharing the dress code on the invitation, so everyone can participate in this wild event! Gift the theme by curating a gift basket full of safari themed gifts, such as puzzles, books, apparel, stuffed animals and so much more.


Another birthday party geared towards children turning one is a HOLE IN ONE themed party.

This party includes all golf themed outfits and decorations. Go all out with the setting by displaying kid sized putting greens, turf, golf clubs or even a golf cart! We love the idea of have the child’s name and birthdate printed on golf balls displayed throughout the event. This is also a great takeaway gift! Parents will look oh-so cute next to their little golfers, by wearing caddy outfits! Get your guests involved by asking them to take part in theme by rocking their best golf attire. Dress daddy’s caddy in khakis and a polo, or opt for apparel with golf icon appliques or prints. Gift the theme with options such as golf club rattles, blankets, sleepwear and PJs, toy golf sets, and more!

Hole in ONE
Play Ball

Is it your little one’s rookie season? We love a kid’s ROOKIE OF THE YEAR birthday party theme. This theme involves baseballs or softballs, and all traditional decorations of America’s favorite pastime.

From red, white and blue streamers, to baseball and star balloons throughout, this theme can easily be carried over to all aspects of the party including food! Serve hotdogs, peanuts, popcorn and candies, and don’t forget the ice cream served in mini baseball helmet shaped bowls. Gift the theme by selecting items such as baseball or sports applique tees, plush sports toys, backpacks, rattles and more! P.S. If baseball isn’t your thing, this theme can be transformed to a football focus as easy as ready, set, hut!

TWOTIE FRUITY is an adorable birthday party theme for children who are turning two. This party theme is easily decorated by using fruit motifs and bright, sunny colors throughout the event space. This can include a balloon arch display, fruit bowls filled with fresh and bright treats, streamers and of course matching serve ware and cups. You can even set up a kid friendly fruit stand where little ones can pick their favorite fruits to snack on during the party! Dress your cutie to impress with vibrant color outfits, orange or yellow plaid options, and even fruit embroidered or printed pieces.

TWOtie Fruity
Snack Attack

There are also birthday themes that do not have a particular year attached to them. The first example of this type of party is a TACO BOUT A BIRTHDAY party theme. This theme is adorable for all ages and genders. Decorations can involve fiesta colored tablecloths, banners, avocados, pinatas and streamers. Feeding guests is easy with a make your own taco bar, plenty of chips and dip and churros or mini flan desserts. While little ones sip fresh lemonade, the parents who attend will love a Margarita bar option! Fiesta themed gifts and favors are so fun to curate, and can include, apparel, blankets, rattles, plush toys and so much more!

Get down on the farm with an UDDERLY CUTE birthday party theme! Farmhouse friends are at the core of this theme and can be incorporated in all decorations including balloons, table settings and games! We love the idea of having hay rides, horseback rides or even a small petting zoo for the little ones in attendance. The possibilities are endless with a farmhouse birthday theme! Looking to display your little ones gifts in a unique way? String a clothes line with clothes pins to hang their new apparel and lightweight gifts from for a photo ready display! From gingham, to animal and tractor appliques, the birthday boy or girl is sure to be dressed for the theme. Gifting options for this particular theme are endless and can include farm sounds books, farmhouse play sets, plush animal friends, wooden toys, bath sets and so much more!

Down on the Farm


Now that you have selected your kid’s birthday party theme, it’s time to celebrate! Mud Pie has the perfect birthday items for little ones. Shop all birthday apparel, gifts and décor now online!


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