summer birthday ideas

Summer break has arrived, and it's time to celebrate with a kid-friendly party. Prepare an unforgettable event to welcome the season of outdoor fun and adventure. Create lasting memories for your children and their friends with some of these summer party ideas.

Here Are Some Indoor Birthday Party Activity Ideas That Kids Will Love:

  • Movie Marathon: Set up a cozy movie area with bean bags, blankets, and a projector or large TV. Let the birthday child choose their favorite movies or create a theme for the marathon. Don't forget popcorn and snacks!
  • DIY Craft Party: Arrange a craft station with various art supplies, such as paints, markers, stickers, and glitter. Let the kids unleash their creativity by making personalized crafts like friendship bracelets, picture frames, or painted ceramics.
  • Science Party: Organize a science-themed party with fun experiments and demonstrations. You can hire a science entertainer or plan simple experiments like making slime, volcano eruptions, or baking soda rockets. It's educational and entertaining!
  • Indoor Treasure Hunt: Create a treasure hunt with clues hidden throughout the house. Divide the kids into teams and provide them with treasure maps. They'll have a blast solving riddles and searching for hidden treasures.
  • Mini Olympics: Set up different game stations in your home or backyard for a mini Olympics. Plan various fun activities like hula hoop contests, sack races, balloon toss, and relay races. Award medals or small prizes to the winners.
  • Dance Party: Clear a space and turn your living room into a dance floor. Prepare a playlist of popular kids' songs and let them dance and groove to their heart's content. You can also hire a children's DJ or dance instructor to make it extra special.
  • Cooking or Baking Party: If the kids enjoy being in the kitchen, organize a cooking or baking party. Choose easy recipes like decorating cupcakes, making pizza, or assembling their own sandwiches. Provide colorful aprons and chef hats for added fun.
  • Sports Party: Transform your indoor space into a sports arena. Set up different sports-themed stations, such as mini-golf, basketball shooting, bowling, or a makeshift soccer field. Encourage friendly competition and provide small prizes.
  • Costume Party: Let the kids dress up as their favorite characters and have a costume party. Set up a runway for them to showcase their costumes and organize games like charades or a fashion show. Capture memorable photos of their creative outfits.
  • Board Game Extravaganza: Gather a variety of board games suitable for the age group and let the kids have a blast playing together. Arrange game stations with different games and rotate groups, so everyone gets a chance to play their favorites.

Remember to adapt these ideas to the age group and interests of the children attending the party. With a little creativity and planning, you can create a memorable indoor birthday party experience for kids.

Other Fun Indoor Kids Games

 "Stomp The Balloons." Here's How You Play:

  • Inflate a bunch of balloons and scatter them on the floor.
  • Give each kid a small paper bag and start playing some music.
  • Let the kids stomp and pop the balloons with their feet.
  • Whenever a kid pops a balloon, they pick it up and put it in their paper bag.
  • Once all the balloons are popped, have the kids empty their bags and count how many balloons they popped.
  • The kid who popped the most balloons wins!

This game is great because it's easy to set up and clean up. All you need are balloons, some music, and the kids take care of cleaning up the popped balloons themselves.

Indoor Photo Booth

  • An indoor photo booth is a fantastic way for kids to capture and preserve special memories. Here's how you can set it up:
  • Create a designated photo area indoors with a backdrop that matches the birthday party theme. This backdrop adds a fun and decorative touch to the photos.
  • Provide various accessories and props for the kids to use while taking pictures. These can include hats, masks, glasses, signs, and other fun items that relate to the theme. Encourage them to get creative and have fun with the props.
  • Decide on the camera setup. You can either use a camera on a tripod or ask a parent or chaperone to act as the photographer. If possible, using an instant film camera like a Polaroid adds an extra element of excitement as the kids can see their photos immediately.
  • Once all the photos are taken, you have a couple of options. If you have an instant film camera, you can give the printed photos to the kids as a party favor. Alternatively, you can create printable copies of the photos using your phone or computer before the end of the party. These can be shared with the kids electronically or printed later and distributed as mementos.
  • The materials needed for an indoor photo booth include the decorations and props for the photo area, a camera (either on a tripod or a parent/chaperone acting as the photographer), and the appropriate picture paper for the camera being used.

An indoor photo booth adds an element of fun and excitement to the birthday party, allowing kids to capture memorable moments and create lasting mementos.

Speak with a Kids Fun House party coordinator to help make your kids summer party a success!