Young children love to lose themselves in their own world of make-believe so why not take their favourite theme as inspiration for a birthday party they will remember for years to come?

Plan a party where their favourite fairy-tale heroes, or adventures, can be a part of the fun – everyone could come in fancy dress, games can revolve around the idea, and party bags can be filled with related trinkets.

If space allows, having a themed party at home can be a rewarding – and cheaper – alternative to hiring a party venue.

Add the final touch to your child’s celebrations with a personalised birthday gift that is also linked to their chosen theme.

Ideas for themed children’s birthday parties

 Pirates

 Ahoy there! Take inspiration from the high seas for pirate-themed birthday fun. Send the children on a treasure hunt, play pin the tail on the crocodile and pack party bags with eye patches. This mini pirate ship playset would be a fantastic personalised birthday gift to add the final touch.

 FairiesBirthday gift - wooden fairy house

 There is no end to the fascination of the fairy world. Give the children fairy wings instead of party bags and
little tubs of fairy dust to sprinkle in the garden to make wishes with, then after let them decorate fairy cakes. Give a personalised birthday gift that will let them escape to the fairy world whenever they want with this portable mushroom fairy house.

 Birthday gift - rocking horseHorses

 Lots of children go through a spell – that sometimes lasts a lifetime – of being mad about horses. Pony parties are popular, but if your budget doesn’t stretch that far, how about hobby horse races, a disco featuring
Equestria Girls songs, and, of course, pin the tail on the donkey. And why not spoil your little one with by giving them this floral rocking horse as a personalised birthday gift.

 Dinosaurs

 Dinosaurs have a huge fan base among primary school-age children who can’t get enough of facts and figures about these long-lost beasts. Make dinosaur masks, dig in the sand for fossils and see who has the best roar.

Birthday gift - star light
Space

Again, the idea of huge possibilities and the great unknown has children captivated by space. Go on an alien
hunt, build you own space ships and try to get them to take off, then have a contest for the best moon walk. Give your child a personalised birthday gift that will make the night sky seem closer with this star light.

 Princesses

 With princesses enjoying a more varied role these days, the fixation for youngsters is here to stay. Encourage party guests to dress up as their favourite member of Disney royalty, dance to the hits from the films and set them loose on a bouncy castle for a birthday fit for a princess.

Let your child’s birthday party be inspired by their imagination and it is sure to be a day full of sparkle.