Fun Birthday Party Ideas by Age

Celebrating a Birthday in Style

Everybody matures over time. If you’re planning a birthday party, you want to design parties to match where someone is at in life. If your child is under the age of three, they’re probably not going to notice if you forgot about it. Don’t do that of course, but from birth to the age of three, the party is basically for you and other family members more than it is for the child.

From the age of four onward, the youngster is going to remember, and a birthday may even be a social event with other friends and family members in your social circle. So, with that in mind, consider these birthday ideas for four key periods during a child’s development.

1. Something For Everyone

Younger children are happy with delicious cakes and simple presents. Legos, action figures, dolls, video games, nerf guns, water guns; you can spend very conservatively and see a lot of joy in your young one. The difficulty with a child from the age of 4 to 7 will be the logistics of the party. They’re going to want a big party, and they’re getting old enough to invite friends.

Well, in that scenario, you’re planning not just the main event for the children, but something for the parents who bring them and must hang out with you as well. You don’t have to make it so the party is only geared at children; you can make it a party for kids and adults. Maybe have a few adult beverages in the other room, some music, and varying finger foods.

2. A Day at the Park, Skating Rink, or Arcade

From the age of 7 to about 12, your young one will be establishing more involved social arrangements, and may only want a handful of friends at their party. Basically, you’re acting as a chaperone at that point. Well, you might take them to the park, rent out a room at an arcade, or do the same at a skating rink. These are fine ideas for maturing children.

3. A Teenage Movie Party Can Be a Lot of Fun

Teenagers start to think they know everything, and they clearly don’t, so you want to keep them where you can see them if at all possible. Doing that without raining on their birthday parade is hard, but what if you hosted a snacks, presents, and soda party with a series of movies like Star Wars or The Lord of the Rings? It could be a sleepover.

4. Crawling To and Through the Best Pubs for Young Adults

When your young ones finally cross that 21-year-old rubicon, they’re going to want to drink. They probably won’t want you around, but you can commission a brother or cousin to guide them on a pub crawl with their buds. If that’s what they want to do anyway, now that it’s legal, you might as well lean into it.

A Party Everybody Can Enjoy

Pub crawls for young adults, movie parties for teenagers, arcades, parks, or skating rink parties for older children, and parties designed for adults and their kids for the younger group can all be fine birthday party ideas. Hopefully, these ideas help get your imagination going.