10 Kid Party Themes That Are Too Cute for Words
If you’re struggling to pick a kids party theme for your mini me, we’ve rounded up the best of the best. There’s everything from the classic dinosaur theme done right to tiny tot taco parties. It doesn’t matter if it’s a cake smash for a one-year-old or a five-year-old’s party with a hoard of kids — there’s a little something for everyone in this list.
1. Tropical Dinosaur: This blue and green tablescape is an updated version of the classic dino theme. With the party hats, dinosaur eggs, mylar balloons of T-Rexes, and cupcakes with colorful fondant, you’ll have a prehistoric bash of epic proportions. (via Oh Happy Day)
2. Sprinkles Everywhere: Everyone has been to an ice cream party, but a sprinkles party? Yas, please. Add them to popcorn, hats, treats, and crafts! (via Pizzazzerie)
3. Woodland Critters: This party is appropriate year-round and lets you sneak in some vegetables at the food table. Invite kids and parents to come in their best lumberjack outfits. (via Land of Nod)
4. Taco Fiesta: Bring the magic of the taco stand to a kids party near you! And whatever you do, don’t forget the piñata. (via Studio DIY)
5. Astronaut Party: This party is lit and ready for blast-off. With their own personal jetpacks and space ship water bottles, kids can live their best intergalactic life. (via Kara’s Party Ideas)
6. Retro Rainbow: Sometimes color is the only decor you need. This retro rainbow theme is a fun way to create a bright party with plenty of patterns and DIY opportunities. (via Oh Happy Day!)
7. Party Animals: Why choose just one animal when you can use them all? Just add bright colors and animal decor to get the look. (via Oh It’s Perfect)
8. Mad Scientist: Your kiddo’s birthday is the perfect opportunity to splurge on all the scientist laboratory Halloween decor. The little ones can invent their own drink formulas and experiment with foam! (via Sugar & Cloth)
9. Beach Luau: Reuse all that trendy flamingo and pineapple decor for a kid’s beach luau. Pick up a few ukelele’s and get ready for some sweet Insta-worthy moments. (via Southern Style Guide)
10. Rainbows & Unicorns: With this theme, you’ll basically be #winning at the party game. Be sure to pick up unicorn horn hats and rainbow streamers for those finishing touches. (via Land of Nod)
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)