Making Kid’s Parties Fun: Top Five Unisex Themes for Boys and Girls

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Now that Christmas is done and dusted, and the kids are on their way back to school, it’s time to give some thought to your youngster’s upcoming birthday. It may be soon, in a couple of months or way down the line, but it’s never too early to give their next birthday party some thought. While older kids will likely have their mind made up already about what they’d like (and probably change it closer to the time), organising a party for a younger child can be a lot easier, leaving things to your own imagination.

It may be the case that your little boy desperately wants a pirate party, or your daughter insists she wants a princess do, but if they have friends of both genders (which, if they’re in school, they probably will), heading down the unisex route may be a wiser option. That way, you will be able to include both genders in the fun and games, without making either feel out of place and overly ‘girly’ or ‘boyish’. Here are five awesome, unisex themes to help your creative juices flow.


Roll up! Roll up! It’s circus time! A circus theme is a perfect excuse for some fun fancy dress costumes – clowns, ringmasters and the like. Send out some circus-themed invitations that look like tickets, with the costume requirements added to them, and run with the circus theme throughout the party – hire a clown, dish up some candy floss and popcorn and make a Big Top cake, for example.



This is another opportunity for guests to drag out their fancy dress costumes, and it doesn’t have to be gender-specific at all. It’s a super cute theme, especially when they’re a little younger, and you can incorporate some super party games that can continue the theme.


Is your little one a budding Dynamo? If magic is his thing, use it as a theme running through his birthday party. Hire a magician to dazzle the little ones with some tricks and prepare some nibbles that are as magical as the party will be.

Jungle Animals

This one’s perfect for the little ones that would look pretty as a picture in a fun animal costume or onesie. Ask his or her friends to come along dressed up as their favourite animal if you like, too!

Sport’s Day

Remember the sport’s days you used to have as a child? Whether your kid’s school does them anymore or not, what’s stopping you from incorporating the idea into a fun-filled birthday party for them? Use simple party food, buffet-style, such as sausages on sticks and jelly and ice cream. Plan some activities to keep them happy for the duration. You know the sort – sack races, egg and spoon races, obstacle courses and the wheelbarrow race. They’ll have fun, and you’ll enjoy the nostalgia too. Finish it off with a prize for the gold, silver and bronze and job’s a good ‘un!


Whatever theme you decide to go with, if you make it fun and enjoyable for your little one, they’ll love it, regardless!


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