Birthday Party Theme Ideas for Five Year Olds

Posted on September 9, 2018

When your kid is five, they’re in the prime of their themed birthday excitement years. At this point in their life, they probably have developed strong personalities and interests that will translate well to a birthday celebration. If you ask your kid, they’ll probably have plenty of ideas for what they’d like to see at their birthday party. Here are some extra ideas, too, so you can be sure your little one will have the birthday of their dreams.

Superheroes are always a hit with kids at this age. There are movies upon movies about saving the day and having really cool superpowers, so it’s no wonder most kids can name their favorite hero without missing a beat. The biggest and most important part of a superhero birthday party is having plenty of activities that will let your little ones feel like a true hero! Play games that will let your child knockout villains, put their strength to the test, or evaluate their superhero knowledge.

Another popular party theme for five-year-olds is princesses! Put together a real-life fairytale that will have your child and their guests feeling regal and royal. Serving tea party food will add to the atmosphere, as will decorating to match the color scheme of a favorite princess character. You can even kick things up a notch and invite a real princess to the party by hiring a character performer.

A petting zoo party is perfect for kids who love hands-on activities and learning new things. Did you know you can have a petting zoo brought right to you? Mobile petting zoos will bring soft, cuddly animals that everyone will get a chance to pet and play with. Once the animals pack up and leave, head inside for some fun animal-inspired games and activities, like barnyard bingo or pin the tail on the bunny.

Step right up to your five-year-old’s circus party! Going to the circus is such a unique experience, and letting your little ones have that right at home will be a special birthday memory. Use plastic tablecloths and streamers to create a big top party space that will leave your kids in awe. Play games like a “tightrope walk” or a flaming hoop obstacle course. Serving snacks like popcorn, peanuts, and crackerjacks will add to the authentic circus feel.

Sugar is always a favorite! An ice cream parlor birthday party is a great idea when you want to keep things sweet and simple. The main event can be a build-your-own sundae bar with all the toppings. Decorate your party to look like an old fashioned ice cream parlor, or just go to town with pretty pastels to make everything look like a wonderland of ice cream. Play fun games like pin the toppings on the cone for a sweet activity.

Five-year-olds will love your birthday party ideas! Pick something that matches their personality or something you think they’ll enjoy to spend a whole day doing. And most importantly, don’t forget to take photos!