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4 Creative Birthday Party Themes

Birthday parties are always fun, but the same old cake and party games can get stale. If you need a creative birthday party idea, we have you covered.

Spa Day

Invite your guests to a “spa day” where they’ll be treated to facials, manicures, and other fun activities. Everyone gets his or her own spa towel and sandals. You can play games such as “musical nails,” where all the guests sit around a table and pass bottles of nail polish around while music plays. Each time the music stops, each girl paints one nail with the polish color she’s holding.

Wheels-Themed Party

This party idea is best for 5- and 6-year-olds. It appeals to both genders, though boys may be more enthusiastic. Have guests bring wheeled things to the party—bikes, trikes, scooters, and skates. Then set up a ride-on obstacle course in your yard or driveway if it’s big and flat enough. Give out bike decals as party favors.

Firefighter Party

Another good choice for 5- and 6-year-olds, this is a gender-neutral idea that celebrates local heroes. Play Pin the Spot on the Dalmatian, and give out fire safety coloring books as favors. You might even be able to have the party at the local firehouse; call and check.

Japanese Tea Birthday Party

Whether or not you’re Japanese, older kids (ages 7-10) will love this idea. You can serve real tea (with plenty of milk and sugar), use Japanese lanterns as decorations, and make your own kimonos for party day.

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