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13 fun indoor birthday party themes for kids

Plan the most awesome indoor birthday party! We've got 13 fun themes, complete with invitation, craft and food ideas.

By Today's Parent staff

13 fun indoor birthday party themes for kids

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Tea party

Bring the garden inside by hosting a tea party. It’s the perfect event for little ladies (and gents). Remember—pinkies up! Start planning: Throw a tea party

13 fun indoor birthday party themes for kids

Ninja Turtles party

Cowabunga! The kids will love this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party theme, especially because of the fun, green decorations and yummy turtle treats. You’ll have mini Leonardos, Donatellos, Michelangelos and Raphaels running around with their super cool DIY felt masks. Start planning: Throw a Ninja Turtles-themed party

13 fun indoor birthday party themes for kids

Emoji party

Considering Oxford’s word of the year was the crying face emoji, what would make a better birthday theme than all of the emojis in one room? Nothing! LOL with the kiddies and decorate the house with heart-eyed snacks, silly masks and even emoji-themed crafts and treats! Start planning: Throw an emoji-themed party

13 fun indoor birthday party themes for kids

Fiesta party

Grab your maracas to celebrate what is sure to be the best fiesta your kid has ever had! Banish the cold by setting up an indoor Mexican paradise—without leaving the house! With fun fringe walls, DIY cactus decor, and even a piñata, there’s nothing the kiddies won’t love about this fun theme. Start planning: Throw a fiesta-themed party

13 fun indoor birthday party themes for kids

Minecraft party

Calling all Steves and creepers! This is the perfect theme for your little Minecraft lover, which includes lots of green, pixelated decor, Creeper lootbags and squishy sweets. Start planning: Throw a Minecraft-themed party

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Star Wars party

Calling all Jedis! You can turn your home into a galaxy far, far away—and it’s super easy! With the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie that just came out, this is a perfect theme for your kid’s birthday bash. The kids can dress up, and who knows, Yoda may even make an appearance. Have faith you should! Start planning: Throw a Star Wars-themed party

13 fun indoor birthday party themes for kids

Rainbow party

There’s no denying that rainbows are awesome! All of the pretty colours make for perfect (and easy) decorations. Here’s how to throw the most colourful bash, right down to the dessert. (Hint: it’s healthy too!) Start planning: Throw a rainbow-themed party

13 fun indoor birthday party themes for kids

Pineapple party

Who doesn’t love a good pineapple? Incorporate your kids’ favourite fruit into their birthday to create a really happy (and yellow) indoor theme. It might be cold outside, but it’s bright and sunny inside! Start planning: Throw a pineapple-themed party

13 fun indoor birthday party themes for kids

Book party

Little bookworms will love this book-themed party. You can serve grilled cheese sandwich booksdecorate with your kids’ favourite book quotes and and even host a bookswap! Start planning: Throw a book-themed party

13 fun indoor birthday party themes for kids

Disco party

Let’s boogie! Here’s a theme that both adults and kids can enjoy. Make disco ball necklaces, glitzy microphones and metallicy headbands. Throw on some retro tunes, bust a move—John Travolta style! Start planning: Throw a disco-themed party

13 fun indoor birthday party themes for kids

Detective party

Code names, fake moustaches and a scavenger hunt create a fun time for your young Sherlock Holmes and company. Start planning: Throw a detective-themed party

13 fun indoor birthday party themes for kids

Malt Shop party

Go totally retro with this malt-shop theme, and invite all the cool cats with a customizable vinyl record invitation. Serve a burger-shaped cake, milkshakes and have your jazzy guests come in poodle skirts and leather jackets. Start planning: Throw a malt shop-themed party

13 fun indoor birthday party themes for kids

Pirate party

Arrrr! Your mini Captain Hook and fellow mateys will enjoy boarding this pirate ship to Funtown. A DIY treasure chest is the perfect take-home craft for the kids (with golden popcorn treasure), and eye patches and hooks will make for a fun photo booth to capture the moment. Start planning: Throw a pirate-themed party

13 fun indoor birthday party themes for kids

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This article was originally published on Apr 09, 2016
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