Celebrate In Style!
What are the best party ideas and themes for children’s parties this year? We’ve put together a list of what works well for birthday parties (and, in fact, all kinds of celebrations) and what’s new and on trend for parties this year. In case you can’t find any of these products locally, we’ve included links to Amazon [disclosure].
Party Ideas 2021 – Alice In Wonderland
A big trend for 2021 birthday parties is Alice In Wonderland. This timeless tale of fantasy takes Alice into a world where nothing is quite what it seems. This is a theme that can involve a lovely vintage tea party with all the trimmings from Lewis Carroll’s timeless tale.
From left to right we love the little drinks bottles labelled with ‘Drink Me’ in that very distinctive script; party favour cake domes perfect for a take-home gift; vintage-inspired Alice paper plates; disposable tea cups in pretty retro colours; character picks for cupcakes; a vintage-inspired teapot centrepiece with plastic insert for flowers; a wonderful Alice centrepiece cupcake stand; and, finally, Alice props for photo memories.
Party Ideas 2021 – Football Party
It’s been a great year for the game and football parties are a great way to celebrate as well as burn off energy and have fun. You could have a ‘Penalty Shootout’ competition as part of the party.
From left to right we love buying a football party kit including matching balloons and banners; a pop-up goal for taking to the party location or setting up in the garden; an artificial grass tablecloth (this is our favourite idea!); and plastic footballs are a brilliant party take-home gift.
Party Ideas – Fiesta Party
Make the most of the good weather and celebrate with vivid colours and all the fun of the fiesta.
Don’t forget the pinata!
Party Ideas – Unicorn Party
Don’t trawl the shops for unicorn-themed party bag gifts. This set contains 90 pieces (not for kids under 3).
You’ve got to go big for a unicorn cake. This is a brilliant topper with lots of interest which is sure to delight any unicorn fan.
Glitter cake toppers are great party ideas as they add impact to a cake whether it’s bought from the supermarket or made at home. This cake topper comes complete with unicorn.
These burlap unicorn party bags are an eco-friendly way to avoid too much plastic and make a nice keepsake in themselves.
Loads of skull and crossbones bunting will set the scene.
We like this Treasure Island map table covering for tea-time.
Celebrate your faithful friend with a dog-themed party.
And don’t forget the paw-print party bags – one our favourite party ideas for a dog party.
Party Ideas – Dinosaur Party
This mega party pack come complete with balloon arch, garland and dinosaur balloons.
Add an inflatable T-Rex to set the scene.
And a personalised brontosaurus glitter cake topper is bound to go down well.
Party Ideas – Greatest Showman
A party that incorporates a film always works well because you can have sing-a-longs as well as a bit of down-time while watching. The Greatest Showman works brilliantly because of the circus party ideas too. Don’t forget the popcorn.
We love these edible wafer Showman cake toppers.
Popcorn boxes for snacking during the movie.
And perhaps a plate-spinning activity.
Party Ideas – Why buy party supplies online?
The key reason for buying party supplies online is the range. Although it’s much easier now to find themed party accessories at supermarkets and specialist toy and gift shops, the best choice is on the internet. This is especially true if you’re looking for niche products such as Fortnite or Paw Patrol. You also get the best party ideas by shopping this way.
Check prices for the best party supplies
The internet is a good way to compare prices but shopping around takes time. You may decide it’s worth paying more to buy from a trusted seller rather than trawling through the price comparison and voucher code sites. And, a great deal isn’t as great if the delivery charges are sky-high. A trusted site offering free delivery and returns (this may be very important if you order multiple items to check sizing) may be cheaper in the long run.
Be sure to check the actual size, colour and quantity of goods before you buy. Read the description carefully because the picture might not show the reverse of a product which has a detail that’s important. Also, some retailers do not guarantee you will receive a certain colour of product which can be especially true of party products.
Party Ideas – Read reviews but keep perspective
Reviews are a great way for consumers to share knowledge and provide useful feedback for retailers. But always look at the broader picture of reviews especially for party ideas. Do not be put off by the odd negative one – the reviewer may have an axe to grind.
And there’s an excellent party planner for your child’s birthday (which we’ve used ourselves) and other party ideas in Fay’s Family Food by Fay Ripley.
We love Canva for easy invitations.
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