Birthday Party Theme Ideas for 10 Year Olds

Posted on April 12, 2018

Ten year olds are at a unique age when their interests are as varied as their personalities, so there are so many exciting themes your kids will enjoy for their birthday party! Here are some popular birthday party theme ideas for ten year olds.

Seeing a movie at the drive in is a thing that most kids haven’t had the chance to experience. Give your kids the chance to see what they’ve been missing by throwing a drive in movie birthday party! Set up lawn chairs, bean bags chairs, or blankets and pillows and project a movie on the side of your house or garage! You can also hang a white sheet between trees or other structures for a makeshift “movie screen.” Party rental companies often offer movie projectors if you don’t already have access to one. Ideas for food include popcorn, hot dogs, candy, and pop.

A mad scientist birthday party is perfect for any kid who likes experimenting with things they find around the house or anyone whose favorite class at school is science. Set up a few stations with experiments like Coke and Mentos, volcanoes with baking soda, or writing messages in invisible ink to decode. Food can be more fun plays on the science theme, like ice cream jello concoctions served in beakers, or “molecule” snacks of fruit on small skewers, or kept simple with pizza and pop!

At the age of ten, most kids are usually pretty happy to spend a few hours sitting around and playing video games! Something even cooler than sitting in the living room? Piling into a game truck that’s equipped with consoles and games for a couple of hours of competitive fun! After the truck rolls away, head back inside for themed food, like Pac-man inspired spreads or normal foods with tags that depict favorite video games characters.

If your kid is a sports fan, you know they’ll love a sports-themed 10th birthday! Pick their favorite team or sport to inspire the decor, and if the weather allows, set up a game in the driveway or backyard. An obstacle course is another way to bring an active element to your party. After all the fun and games, come inside for presents, snacks, and cake!

A pizza making party is perfect for picky eaters or aspiring chefs. Provide each kid with a personal sized pizza crust and a bunch of toppings for them to make their very own pizzas. You can play pizza-themed games like a pizza dough toss, pin the pepperoni on the pizza, or an eating contest. Who can resist pizza?!

There are plenty of ideas for amazing ways to celebrate your kid’s milestone 10th birthday party! Pick something that will truly make them shine on their favorite day of the year. A kid only turns ten once, after all!