Let’s face it, as soon as your birthday party ends, you’re already thinking about how you’re going to make next year even bigger and better. Whether you’re looking forward to your 50th or planning for your child’s first-ever birthday, there are a host of party ideas that you can take into consideration when planning the big day. From party themes to decorations, there is so much that you will need to think about, so let’s start by making a list of all the different things to consider and ideas to get you going!

Planning A Birthday? Here Are Some Party Ideas!

Are you out of party ideas to get you going on your planning adventure? Well, you’re in luck, as we have spent years helping clients to plan their birthday party with a selection of entertainment such as our London photobooth hire. Our team have an immense selection of party ideas to get your creative juices flowing, including how to throw a party from the comfort our your own home. So, let’s get stuck into our ideas and give you some inspiration:

Group Having Party

Birthday Party Decorations

When it comes to birthday party decorations, there are three main decoration types that we all go for; balloons, confetti and banners. These are a great way to make your home or party venue feel special, and there are tons of places you can find these decorations. There is also a wide selection of balloon ideas that you can take into consideration. For example, you can scatter balloons, have a balloon arch and even have them as a balloon bouquet on tables. For Creative Juice has a wonderful selection of balloon decoration ideas for you to add to your own party, so it is well worth a look.

If you have a tight budget, then there are plenty of DIY solutions that you can incorporate into your party. Country Living has a great range of ideas, so why not head on down to Hobbycraft and get creative?

children having party

Party Themes

A great place to start off your planning is to think about party themes. Not only is this one of the most exciting parts, but it can also help you to find the perfect decorations and activities for your special day. We have seen many party themes in our time, so we have shared our favourites for some inspiration:

90s Theme Party

If you love hip hop, then you are going to love a 90s theme party. From beatboxes to nylon suits, there are so many ways you can bring the 90s back, whether that’s through decorations or fancy dress. Here are some ideas for your 90s theme party:

  • Get A Photo Booth – everyone in the 90s (and now!), loved a good photo booth, so be sure to book your photobooth in London with our team.
  • Play 90s Music – there are so many 90s songs that you can dance to! Rolling Stone has an article on the best 90s songs for you to listen to.
  • Have Retro Video Games – love playing retro games, why not hire our games tables for your event?
  • Enjoy 90s Food – there were so many foods that became popular in the 90s, from stuffed crust pizza to hot pocket food. Take a look at Eat This for some 90s food inspiration.
  • Party Decorations – why not add some 90s decor with the amazing selection at 90s Fancy Dress Ideas?
  • 90s Invitations – add some neon and gold to your invitations to start the night off right.

90s Party

Harry Potter

Are you a lover of magic and enjoy the wonderful work of wizards? If so, then you will love this next quirky party theme. Why not give your party a twist with a Harry Potter theme and go all out with themed cupcakes, butterbeer, Harry Potter bunting, owl balloons, and so much more! Another fun thing to do is send invitations with a Hogwarts wax-sealed envelope, giving your guests a glimpse of what to expect at your Harry Potter party.

Brisbane Kids has a great article with some inspiration for your Harry Potter party, and you can find a delicious selection of themed treats over on Brit.

Hollywood Glam

Everyone deserves a little bit of glam on their birthday, whether it is dressing up to feel fabulous or having the spotlight on you as you walk into your venue. So, what better way to feel like the Hollywood star that you are than to have a red-carpet themed party? Our classic photo booth rental in London works perfectly with this theme, available in black or white, and, of course, features a stunning red carpet to match your theme.

There are tons of other ways you can bring this theme to life, such as adding gold stars to the runway accompanied by some gold and black balloons. You can even create invitations to give your guests the full Hollywood experience. Whatever decorations you include, make sure that they have an explosion of gold to add to the glam. For your food, take a look at Retail Menot for some inspiration.

Hollywood Glam Party

1st Birthday Ideas

A first birthday party is an extremely special occasion, and there is no better way to celebrate the special day than with a big party. It is important to remember that this day is just as special for you as it is for them, so try to think of some ways that you can enjoy the day as well. There are so many fun themes that you can include, such as a jungle theme or a princess theme, whatever your child loves most.

For the children, think of some fun activities that will keep them entertained for hours, such as a rainbow ball pit. You will also need to think of some clever ways to feed the young and old of the party, so why not add some little kiddy treats such as Cheerios into little treat cups and have finger food for the adults? You can also make some extra cute decorations by having small milk bottles with bows for the little ones.

As this will be their first birthday, we are sure that you will have tons of pictures of them from the first moment you met them to the day before their big day, so why not put these memories together for the whole family to see? You can attach pictures to the bottom of balloons and have them dangling down, create a picture wall, or even have a slideshow on a big screen.

To find out more about how you can piece together your party, take a look at Good To Know’s article for the best 1st birthday ideas.

boy having birthday cake

Zoom Birthday Party Ideas

We know that the past couple of years have been hard, and getting back into the swing of things is extremely difficult. For this reason, we have come up with some zoom birthday party ideas if you wish to keep your distance or your friends and family are miles apart.

Although your party may be over video, it is still important to make sure that you incorporate a theme and decorate your surroundings; this will make sure that your birthday still feels special. You can also send some decorations or instructions to your guests so that everyone can join in on the fun. There are also ways in which you can make sure that everyone is able to have fun together, such as hiring magicians or other entertainers that can join your zoom party.

Self has some fantastic zoom party ideas for you to try!

Birthday Over Zoom

Birthday Party Ideas At Home

Most birthday parties are done at home, as they’re easy to throw celebrations without costing you an arm and a leg. Luckily, there are loads of birthday party ideas at home, from decorations to food and even entertainment. You’ll be pleased to know that our London photobooth can also be incorporated into your at-home party, as we can provide you with a mirror, hashtag or even an iPad booth offering you a compact solution!

Here are some of our favourite at-home birthday party ideas:

  • Gaming party
  • DIY spa day
  • At home bar
  • BBQ
  • Camping in the garden

Want some more birthday party ideas? Take a look at Mom Of 6’s article.

children at an at home party

Ready To Throw Your Birthday Party?

As you can see, there are so many ways you can bring your birthday party to life, whether it’s the theme or the entertainment. The first step is to always set yourself a budget and come up with a theme, as this will help you to find decorations and the perfect solutions for your party. If you need a helping hand with your party entertainment, then please feel free to give our team a call to book your photobooths, entertainment and more! We also recommend taking a look at our previous articles for further inspiration for your birthday party and other big events.

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