Edit 26/8 - Kids Party Megathread > Offers, Ideas, Themes & Tips Thread inc Lego & Pirate - Next one Princess

Edit 26/8 - Kids Party Megathread > Offers, Ideas, Themes & Tips Thread inc Lego & Pirate - Next one Princess

Found 29th Jul 2016
Edit 26/8 - Lego & Pirate now complete - Next Theme Princess

Do you dread those immortal words "Mummy, I want a real live pony parade at my Birthday Party this year"? I know I do!! That was one of the least weird & wonderful ideas my youngest has come up, last year I kid you not, she had a frog themed party complete with frog spawn (passion fruit) & pond water to drink (lemonade), still at least it gave me the chance to do my world famous Kermit the Frog impression. Anyway, I digress, I thought it might be a nice idea to do a Kid's Party thread, where we could all share tips, any offers we find, party themes, food ideas & anything else that could help make a party easier (I know I age about 10 yrs after each one we have & my poor husband usually ends up giving handfuls of money out to get the kids off his back, quite literally the last 2 years as he spent hours giving kids piggy back rides around the hall).

This is a work in progress, so PLEASE bear with me, keep checking back as I'll add things in as we go along inc Pirate / Princess themes PLEASE feel free to SHARE too!
Community Updates



Aldi have Packs of 10 Pirate / Fairy / Celebration Themed Party Invites / Party Bags / Party Hats & more inc Paperchains / Banners for 79p each

Plan ahead, places like Ali Express can be great to pick up cheap party decor ie Minion Balloon 65 x 92cm Blow Up Self-Sealing & Reusable Party Decoration 81p Del

4 for 3 on selected Party Tableware @ Tesco Direct + a Huge Range of Party Items HERE

Tesco Grocery have a 5 for 4 offer on selected party items instore / grocery delivery

Wilko has a good range of inexpensive party items including my fave game Pin the tail on the donkey for £1

Disney Jake and The Never Land Pirates Ultimate Party Kit for 16 £5.94 @ Argos Ebay Thanks to racha27

Princess Party Pack for 16 Guests now £5.99 C+C @ Argos
Pirate Party Pack for 16 Guests now £5.99 C+C @ Argos
Solid Colours Complete Party Kit in Hot Pink now £5.99 C+C @ Argos
Dinosauras Party Pack for 16 Guests was £14.99 now £8.99 @ Argos
JCB Digger Party Pack for 16 Guests was £19.99 now £8.99 @ Argos
Disney Frozen Olaf Party Kit for 16 Guests was £19.99 now £9.99
Disney Mickey Party Time Ultimate Party Kit for 16 Guests was £19.99 now £11.99 - Minnie Version now £12.99
Zebra Party Kit for 16 now £4.99 @ Argos
Paw Patrol Complete Party Supplies Kit For 16 £10.63 Del @ Amazon (sold by House of Party)
Dunelm have some cheap party bits

Party Bag Fillers / Decor

Asda have a small offer of 4 Packs for £5 on Party Fillers inc
Pack of 8 Gold Medals
Pack of 8 Test Tube Bubbles
Pack of 8 Water Pistols

32 Piece Bubble Fun Set £3 @ Asda
72 Gold Pirate Coins (6 Bags Of 12) - Plastic Treasure £2.15 Del @ Ebay
&2 Temp Pirate Tattoos £1.65 del @ Ebay
6 Pirate Telescopes £2.15 Del
The Seller for the above items has lots of different party good for really decent prices, some are postage free some are 66p, may be worth asking if they'll combine postage if you buy a few items

Pack of 8 Whirl-A-Copters Party Bag Filler was £5.89 now £1.49 @ Argos
Pack of 8 Disney Frozen Masks was £4.89 now £1.99
Disney Frozen Party Favours - 48 Piece Set was £9.79 now £5.99
Dinosaurs - 8 Pack of Party Fillers was £5.99 now £2.99
Pack of 8 Magic Springs was £5.99 now £2.99
Pack of 8 Wind Up Toys was £5.89 now £2.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pack of 8 Assorted Masks was £4.99 now £2.99
48 Piece Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Favours was £9.79 now £3.99 @ Argos
Pack of 12 Party Masks - Minions was £5.99 now £2.99
Pack of 8 Paddle Ball Sets was £5.89 now £3.49
Peppa Pig and Friends Masks - 12 Pack was £5.99 now £3.99
Avengers Age of Ultron Masks - 12 Pack was £5.99 now £3.99
Avengers 48 Piece Party Favours Pack was £9.79 now £5.99 C+C @ Argos

Disney Frozen Pull String Pinata - Olaf was £12.99 now £5.99 Also Elsa & Anna Same Price

Butterfly Pinata was £8.99 now £5.99
Marvel Avengers Assemble Pull String Pinata was £12.99 now £6.99 - Ultimate Spiderman Version Same Price

64 Piece Pirate Party Favours was £11.99 now £6.99 @ Argos
55 Piece Generic Party Favours was £11.99 now £6.99
88 Piece Princess Party Favours now £9.99

Play-Doh Classic Colours 4 Pack £2.99 Split Pack to pop in Party Bags
Chad Valley Cloth Activity Books Set of 3 was £6.99 now £1.79 Split pack to pop into party bags - ideal for younger kids
Chad Valley My 1st 10 Pack of Books £9.99 or 2 for £15 Mix n Match Split to pop into party bags - could be bought in the 2 for £15 offer with; Disney Tsum Tsum - 8 Pack or Play-Doh Stamp and Create Set and again split the packs to pop in as party bag fillers or even game prizes

Baker Ross have a large range of party bag fillers / party activities they usually have Voucher Codes available HERE
as do Yellowmoon & they sometimes have discount vouchers too HERE

24 Flying Glider Planes £2.30 Del @ Amazon (sold by Zuvo)
Pack of 20 x Yellow Stretchy Smiley Men £1.85 del at Amazon (ToyWarehouseUK.)
Pack of 24 Party Bubbles £2.98 del @ Amazon (Ed's Party Pieces)
Pack of 12 Mini Touchable Childrens Party Bubbles £1.98 del @ Amazon (New-Sales) or Pack of 48 for £4.99 HERE
15 X Mixed Colour Jet Bouncy Balls £1.63 Del @ Amazon ( Top Deals 4 You - UK)
Pack Of 12 Flip Flop Note Pads £1.45 Del @ Amazon ( Discount Party Warehouse Ltd)
12 Stretchy Snakes - Assorted Colours £1.99 Del @ Amazon (Bargain-Base)
8 Pullback Cars £1.99 Del @ Amazon (Ed's Party Pieces)
12 Window Walker Bugs £2.80 Del @ Amazon (SLJ_PARTY_BAGS)
[url=https://www.amazon.co.uk/24-Kids-Super-Hero-Tattoos/dp/B00G7KM4ZG]24 Kids Super Hero Tattoos £1.02 Del @
Fancy Letting Someone Else Take the Strain?

Groupon can be very good for cheap Party Packages; some of their current offers include;
Soft Play Party for Ten Kids at Gioco Play Centre St Helens (55% Off) - £49 thanks to eddie151
Kids Soft Play Party For Ten Kids from £39 at Cheeky Cherubs Soft Play and Learning Centre Thanks to melly6969

Two-hour boat hire for up to 10 people for £49
£34.95 for a Party for Up to 10 Kids with 100 Paint Balls Each & Light Lunch at Paintball Networks
Football or Tennis Party for Up to 20 Children at Super Sport £49
Pop Star Recording Party For Up to Five Children or Adults for £29 at Mad Media
Princess Pamper Party For Up To Ten Children £69
Trampoline Party for Ten Kids at Boing Zone Trampoline Park Cannock from £130

Plus lots more across the country - remember to check for any Groupon Discount Vouchers HERE

McDonald's Birthday Adventures start from just £5.99 per child

Most Soft Play Centres offer party packages, so check your local to see what they have on offer as well as some national chains.
Wacky Warehouse Offer a variety of Party Packages as do Brewers Fayre & Gambado's Soft Play

My kids recently attended a Crazy Golf Party & they loved it, there are lot's of places across the country that offer them ie
Here , Here & Here

Ever Thought of a Trampoline Party? Lots of local centres & national ones offer party packages like Oxygen Free Jumping & Jump Nation

Have a Wild Side? Lots of zoos offer Party Package Deals ie;
Chester Zoo
Battersea Park Zoo
Newquay Zoo
Colchester Zoo
Dudley Zoo
Edinburgh Zoo
Exmoor Zoo
Dartmoor Zoo
Blackpool Zoo
Welsh Mountain Zoo
Bristol Zoo
Drusillas + Many More
Edited by: "wishihadadonkey" 29th Jul 2016
Free Printable Party Invites HERE & HERE

Thought these could be either split to pop into party packs or would be useful for activity tables.

Pack of 40 Crayola Twistables was £10 now £5 at Tesco Direct or Tesco Grocery
Pack of 50 Crayola Supertips was £9 now £4.50 at Tesco Direct or Tesco Grocery Thanks to fingermouse27
Tubs of Pavement Chalks 80p at The Works thanks to Cranklebody

Lots of Free Printable Colouring Sheets Inc Disney - approx 10,000 ideal for general or themed activity tables
Free Printable Lego Minifigure Colouring Sheet
Free Colouring Sheets to Print inc Elmer
Free Printable Playmobil Colouring Sheets
Free Printable Frozen Colouring Pages
Free Disney Colouring Pages inc BFG / Finding Dory
Free Zootropolis Colouring Pages
Free Gruffalo Activities / Colouring Pages to Print

24 x Ice Princess Snow Queen Temporary Tattoos £1.17 Del
Punch Balloons with Elastic (PK20) £1.77 Del @ Amazon (Lizzy Outlet)
12 Folding Paper Fans - Pretty Chinese Designs £2.49 Del @ Amazon (SLJ_PARTY_BAGS)
12 Pack of 12 Animal Stickers £1.20 Del @ Amazon ( WowTastic UK)
12 Jungle Wild Animal Theme Pencils with Erasers £2.41 Del @ Amazon (UK + DIRECT)
Pack of 12 Jungle Theme Mini Spiral Notebooks £2.99 Del @ Amazon (Express Goods UK)
12 jungle animal temperary transfer tattoos 96p Del @ Amazon (SLJ_PARTY_BAGS

18 Novelty Pencil Erasers in the shape of a Lego Brick £2.40 Del @ Ebay
6 Novelty Pencil sharpeners in the shape of a Lego Brick £2.50 Del @ Ebay
Lego Minifigure Soaps £2.20 for 6, £3.20 for 12, £5.25 for 24 del @ Ebay
Pack of 5 Lego Minifigure Keyrings £6.95 del @ Ebay
25 Crayon Lego Men £5.50 Del @ Ebay Seller has other amounts too from 12 to 200
Pack of 4 - Colour Brick Block Rubber Bracelets £3.60 Del @ Ebay
Pack of 10 LEGO Brick Keyrings £7.95 Del @ Ebay
Edited by: "wishihadadonkey" 30th Jul 2016
The kids in my family (big & small) love Lego, I don't so much, I swear standing barefoot on lego is worse than childbirth! Anyway, thought I'd kick off with a Lego theme, feel free to post any of your own ideas / pics!

Love This Lego Construction Theme for the Party Table
Don't think it would cost the earth to do a version of it - found a few of the items needed at quite decent prices, will pop links under the pic, hope they help


Soft Yellow Plastic Tablecloth, 9ft x 4.5ft £1.85 Del @ Amazon (Ed's Party Pieces
Orange Football Cones - Pack of 8 £2 at Wilko
12 pack of yellow construction party hats £8.99 @ Amazon
Hobbycraft do a really good range of Primary Colour Tableware inc 18 piece plastic cutlery sets for £1

Such a clever idea to make the cake plate out of lego, think it would make a fab centre piece for a table, would really brighten it up.
Another simple idea for the table, buy some yellow plastic/paper cups & draw on features in marker pen to create lego heads.



Yellow Paper Cups

I'm sure most will have enough Lego Bricks to make the Plate Stand & the Cutlery Holder below, but just in case, Amazon have a couple of sets on offer at the moment HERE & HERE

What better to keep your cutlery in than a Lego cutlery holder - could be kept in use after the party to hold pens / pencils


Pick up some yellow balloons like these HERE & a black marker pen to make your own lego head balloons - use as decor during the party & send each kid home with one


Edited by: "wishihadadonkey" 29th Jul 2016
Lego Crayons - was thinking what you could pop in a lego themed party bag, so had a browse & came across these Lego Mini figure & Brick Crayons (if you don't fancy making your own, I've found some ready made ones & other lego themed party bag fillers, I will pop links to them at the bottom of this post)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cellophane-Clear-Party-Bags-Pack/dp/B0027U2UL8]Like These[/url] to pop them in & jazz up with some ribbon around the top.<br/><br/>You could make chocolate ones too for the party table / party bag (do the choc ones first before the crayons) by following the same method as above.<br/><br/>[img]http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/4/3/3/2/2/1/webimg/764946241_o.jpg

When you've finished making those, how about making Lego party bags? Thought these looked really fab, you can pick up the bags in different primary colours quite cheaply from Amazon & ebay . Then just using something like card, cut out circles & stick on.


You could do something similar to create hanging decorations, using different sizes of coloured card, adding circles & then hang from the ceiling as below


FREE Printable LEGO Building Block Birthday Banner

Or make your own to match the hanging decorations


Party Bag Fillers

18 Novelty Pencil Erasers in the shape of a Lego Brick £2.40 Del @ Ebay
6 Novelty Pencil sharpeners in the shape of a Lego Brick £2.50 Del @ Ebay
Lego Minifigure Soaps £2.20 for 6, £3.20 for 12, £5.25 for 24 del @ Ebay
Pack of 5 Lego Minifigure Keyrings £6.95 del @ Ebay
25 Crayon Lego Men £5.50 Del @ Ebay Seller has other amounts too from 12 to 200
Pack of 4 - Colour Brick Block Rubber Bracelets £3.60 Del @ Ebay
Pack of 10 LEGO Brick Keyrings £7.95 Del @ Ebay
Edited by: "wishihadadonkey" 30th Jul 2016
Love the idea of using something like plastic/paper tablecloths pinned to a wall with paper plates stuck to them to create a brick like backdrop. If you had some leftover wallpaper, you could paint the back of that & stick on plates to create the same effect. Poundland sell tablecloths with plates, napkins & cutlery to match HERE


Visit Lego.com for FREE Printable Posters to decorate the Party Room, you need to go on each product range's page, then click the activities tab to see what's available in each theme

http://www.clipartbest.com/cliparts/niX/nBd/niXnBdpGT.svg]HERE[/url] to create individual wall art or a hanging banner, you could even use them on a Lego themed activity table & get the kids to decorate them.<br/><br/>[img]https://babyah4.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/dsc_0446.jpg

Other ideas for an activity table could include, colouring pages (lots on lego.com link), create your own minifigure using the printable template HERE.
Maybe have a make your own mask section & use the following printable Lego Movie ones



Good Cop
President Business
Wonder Woman

More Masks to Print Here

Pile a bundle of blocks in the middle or a table or on the floor & use Lego Challenge cards to get the kids to create something, give them a time & brick limit to make things more interesting. I'll pop a link to the ones in the pic that are FREE to print, but they are quite basic, so you'll probably want to create your own



Buy some Play-doh or soft dough & some of these fab lego themed cookie cutters for an activity table or use the cutters to make some lego themed cookies & get the kids to decorate them with icing / frosting & other food decorations
Edited by: "wishihadadonkey" 30th Jul 2016
I try to avoid the camera at all times (the truth hurts!) but if your kids are like mine, they're not exactly camera shy, so thought the idea of a photo booth or photo opportunity at a party would be a fab idea. You could even email the results to parents for them to print off at home, or if you were very organised you could print them off at the party & pop a photo in each kids party bag.
Places like The Cartridge Shop often have offers like this one 240g 10x15cm Glossy Photo Paper x 50 BUY 1 GET 1 FREE for £3.99 & if you use voucher code GOOGLE10, you'll get an exta 10% off making it £3.59 delivered. If that voucher expires, check HERE for more.
The Cartridge People often have similar offers on & their current voucher codes can be found HERE.

I'm not very good at drawing, but I think most people could attempt to make the photo cut out below with reasonable success & who cares if it's a bit wonky, the kids will be having too much fun to care!


You could use the free printable minifigure head HERE, draw on some expressions, add a stick & use them as photo booth props like the ones below


Use these Free Printables HERE & HERE to create these


This photo opportunity using a poster looks a great idea, there a few on this link that may help, though I think you'd have to enlarge them somehow Free Printable Posters


I searched all over for a Lego Cardboard Cut Out or Scene Setter & couldn't find one, but did come across this fab Construction Photo Prop at Tesco Direct for £7.49 HERE, thought it could be adapted for a lego theme.


You can buy a slightly large version HERE

Tesco Direct have quite a large selection in different themes, link to ALL HERE
Edited by: "wishihadadonkey" 30th Jul 2016
Party Food

Have been wondering how people make the lego brick type cakes, so did a quick search & came across a couple of ideas, the first makes the studs on top out of cupcakes cut in half & the other popular method uses round double tier biscuits like oreos.


Other cakes I've seen include bricks made out of fondant icing & I came across this tutorial that I thought may help


Love the way this cake has the minifigures holding the candles, such a clever idea, if the child was slightly older you could add to the wow factor by using indoor sparklers (obviously under adult supervision). Similar candles can be found HERE, HERE - inc in Tesco 5 for 4 promo until October & HERE


Or you could buy this fab set of 3 Large Silicone Minifigure Cake Molds for £8.99 Del @ Amazon


There is even some fab Lego Wrapping Ribbon 2m x 22mm LEGO GROSGRAIN RIBBON FOR CAKE'S £1.47 Del @ Amazon


Lego Minifigure Set of 2 Cookie Cutters £2.99 Del @ Ebay Seller has others too & gives 5% discount when you buy 2 or more
Lego Head Cookie Cutter £2.59 del @ Ebay
Lego Man Cookie Cutter £2.79 del @ Ebay
Lego Mini Figures Set of 4, Batman, Yoda, Lego Man & Darth Vader Cookie Cutters £3.49 del @ Ebay
Lego Head Set of 2 £2.99 del @ ebay
Edited by: "wishihadadonkey" 30th Jul 2016
These look scrummy & I think even with my terrible kitchen skills I could make them!!
Just basic brownies with frosting / icing & smarties used for the Lego Studs


Lego brick sandwiches, would have to use something to make the small round bits with & stick on with either the filling or sauce.


Lego pizza, great idea using pepperoni to create the brick effect


Really simple fruit kebabs, but topped by a lego head, think they look really effective! You can find printable Lego Heads to top these HERE - you could even use them as straw toppers too.

Edited by: "wishihadadonkey" 30th Jul 2016
How awesome are these Lego Head Marshmallow Pops? They are quite easy to make too, love the idea of using lego to help display them up or you could use smarties as an alternative - recipe under pic


Bag of large marshmallows
Bag of yellow candy melts (like these HERE & HERE
1 tube of black icing Like this or edible ink pen like this HERE (or homemade black icing made from food colouring, water and icing sugar)
Cake pop or popscicle sticks.
Yellow Smarties
Saucepan & bowl + something to stand them up in like a sponge or some styrofoam whilst drying

Melt the bag of candy melts in the bowl resting over a pan of boiling water. Stir until mixture is smooth.
Remove melted candy coating mixture from heat, but keep over hot water
Use a dab of melted candy coating to attach a smartie to the top of each marshmallow forming a Lego head shape
Place marshmallow onto cake pop stick then dip each marshmallow head in the candy coating. Makie sure you coat the entire head then tap gently on the side of the pan to remove excess. Rotate the sticks while tapping for even coverage.
Place in sponge, styrofoam or cereal box with holes punched in it to dry.
Use the black icing to draw faces on your Lego heads.
Allow faces to dry


These cupcakes look stunning too & again really easy to do, just bake some using your favourite cupcake recipe & then decorate with frosting, icing or buttercream & use edible icing pens (see links in marshmallow head pops) for the facial details.


Above cupcakes not sweet enough for you? Need a sugar boost? Look no further than these fab lego desserts, sure to be a hit with most kids!


They look great in those glasses & you can find similar HERE but I'd be tempted to use something like these Crystal Rainbow Disposable Party Cups

Let's balance all that sugar out with some savoury ideas!

Simple crackers & cheese, just slices of cheese with circles of more cheese on top to recreate lego studs, really simple, but very effective.


Slightly harder to do, but worth the effort I think, some fab lego head cheese slices on top of crackers, use an edible writing pen Like This for the details


Edited by: "wishihadadonkey" 31st Jul 2016
Spell out "LEGO" in Fruit for a healthy & fun party snack


These Lego Frozen Yoghurt Treats in the shapes of Bricks & Minifigures look & sound delicious & with a blender won't take long or break the bank to make.


You'll need some of the lego molds that are HERE & HERE

You will also need;
1 500g plain yogurt
150g Strawberries washed, stems removed
150g Blueberries, Raspberries or other berry of choice
1 Tbsp. Honey

Combine all ingredients in blender and process until smooth then pour mixture into molds to fill.
Pop in freezer until frozen then remove gently from mold & place in an airtight container back in freezer until required


Keeping to the Lego Primary Colour theme, these Rainbow Jellies look fun & though each layer will take a time to set, they will take very little actual time to make.


You can even make the blue layer by a blue coloured drink, something like Barr's Bubblegum drink HERE or Powerade just use a pack of gelatine mix HERE, follow instructions carefully & make sure you add the blue drink to the gelatine mix rather than the other way round!
Mix a jelly up, pop into serving dishes, into fridge until set, then do the next layer & repeat until you have enough layers

Sometimes keeping it simple is the best way to go!


Liven up boring juice cartons & water bottles with these fab free printables for carton covers HERE & HERE & water bottles HERE


Edited by: "wishihadadonkey" 31st Jul 2016
No Party is complete without GAMES - I still look fondly back on all the bruises I had from musical chairs.

FREE Printable Pin the Head on The Minifigure HERE


Or you could make your own very easily like the one below


A simpler version to make would be Pin the Stud on the Lego


Free Printable Pin The Face on The Lego Head HERE

How about Guess How Many Legos?


Love this idea of a Lego Memory Game. Label about 25 LEGO pieces on a board. Give everyone a few minutes to memorise as many pieces as they can. Take the board away, and whoever can write down the most items wins.


Edited by: "wishihadadonkey" 2nd Aug 2016
Could be played indoors with a soft ball or use beanbags to play a toss game, could even change into a bowling version very easily.


A really simple idea is a target game, just create circles out of coloured paper like the ones below & the kids throw lego pieces to see who can score the most.


Get the kids to run off all that cake (and the mums & dads too) with a lego Relay Race. Split the kids into teams, place some coloured containers at the end of a course (could make it an obstacle one if you wanted too), get each child to tuck a piece of Lego or Duplo under their chin & they have to run up the course, drop the brick into the container & run back to tag the next team member.


Another version you could play is the Lego & Spoon Race, either as a relay as above or give everyone that makes it to the end a prize.


I've never managed to get the hang of chopsticks, but this game looks so much fun & certainly less messy than the front of my top after trying to eat chop suey with a pair!!
Simply fill a tub with lego then place an empty tub a foot or so away & the aim is for the kids to transfer as many pieces as possible in a say a minute, you could have 3 or 4 kids doing this at a time using paper party bowls.


Some more ideas can be found on the Lego site HERE
Edited by: "wishihadadonkey" 2nd Aug 2016
Last of the Lego theme posts for now - these are a few last minute ideas I thought were worth sharing!

Such a fab & clever idea, you could use this painted bubble wrap for lots of things, table decoration as in the first pic, table runners & place mats or even hang on the walls to use as general decor. You can pick up huge rolls inc green really cheaply (will pop some under pics).
This pic shows how the bubble wrap could be used on the table, I think I'd be tempted to use it as a complete tablecloth, love the square plates with the decoration, these are homemade using permanent marker - similar plates HERE



50M Here @ Amazon
Green Bubble Wrap 100M @ Ebay

LINK to Lego Men Paper Garland in Pic 1

The FREE Printable for these fab Ninja Balloons can be found HERE


Another fab party idea game that I came across was this great Ninja Balloon one, though it says use nerf guns, I think it could be easily adapted in various ways, ie use small soft balls / beanbags to throw at them or maybe use water pistols outside & of course it could be adapted to any theme by changing the colour of the balloons & the decoration on them.


Thought this pic showed just how something as simple as jelly (or smarties sorted into individual colours in clear bowls) could really brighten up a food table.

Edited by: "wishihadadonkey" 2nd Aug 2016
I know I said the last post was the last one, but I just couldn't help sharing some of the amazing Lego cakes I've come across in my quest!






Edited by: "wishihadadonkey" 2nd Aug 2016
Wow! Well done op
PDK offers many party bag fillers at a very reasonable price
Wow well done for all the effort
I did a Thomas theme recently. Blue table cover, black tape to make train tracks then foil takeaway tins to make carriages which held the food. Good as the lids make the food transportable and then you throw them away with no washing up!
or mummy. wish i had a donkey
I wish you wrote it back in June.. ☺️
Added some Lego ideas in posts 4-6, will pop some more in over the weekend, hope they help!!
More Lego ideas in posts #7 - 9, will be adding more in over the weekend
Really good. My older one is going to be 5 in December and he doesnt like anything particularly but I love the Lego theme. Thanks! Heat for the effort
Love this post , thank you OP .
I need bus theme ideas! My wee boy will be 2 in October and is bus mad!
Added more lego party themes in posts 10 & 11, still a couple more to be added, keep checking back

I need bus theme ideas! My wee boy will be 2 in October and is bus mad!

Hiya, found a few for you, will have a proper look when I have a bit more time

FREE Bus colouring pages & HERE for an activity table

Free London Bus Template for a paper / card model

Thought this looked a good idea, you could adapt the cutout to your local bus, it's just a table with the bus cut out in card & decorated, would be good for the food / drinks tables


You could make up invites as a ticket & get your little one to clip them when they arrive or buy something like THESE HERE

The Wheels on the Bus (20 Fun Kids Songs to sing and dance to) [DVD] @ Amazon

London Bus 3" on offer as an add on item £1.99 at amazon

Pin the wheels on the bus, the one in the example is a school bus, but just adapt to whatever one you want


Make a cardboard box bus to use as a photo prop


or if you don't fancy doing that, how about this fab The wheels on the bus toy tent looks amazing & you could use it after too

Phew, lego theme now complete in posts 4-15, please feel free to share any pics of your own cakes etc, we'd love to see them & you would be helping others too!

Next Theme is Pirates, if you want to suggest any themes, please do & I will try to help, they do take quite a while to research / post, so please bear that in mind if you have a party coming up.

Hope some of the ideas have helped!
Wow...excellent post. heat added. Do you have any suggestions / pointers for the one-year old boy b'day party themes ?

Wow...excellent post. heat added. Do you have any suggestions / pointers … Wow...excellent post. heat added. Do you have any suggestions / pointers for the one-year old boy b'day party themes ?

Aww happy birthday for when the time comes, how about a jungle or farm theme, when my eldest daughter was 1 we did an animal theme for her in bright primary colours, she understood that sort of thing much better then than the princess ones she wants now & we did a very similar them 22 yrs ago for my adult son when he was 1 or 2. Was thinking of doing a jungle / animal theme at some point, so will get some ideas together soon
You are super organised, aren't you? Thanks for the effort, may use some ideas

You are super organised, aren't you? Thanks for the effort, may use … You are super organised, aren't you? Thanks for the effort, may use some ideas

Crumbs, not really, I'm an insomniac that's all & I love jelly & cake
Wow, thanks for putting all this together. My son loves loves Legos. I'll use these ideas for his next birthday
Does anyone have any suggestions for a DIY superhero theme on a budget? Many thanks x
Shiver me Timbers it's Pirate Party Time!!

I LOVE Pirate themed parties, I've made it well known before that I'll dress up at a drop of a hat & we have monthly talk like a pirate days at home, with the first one to forget having to walk the plank.
There are oodles of ideas for one & hope the one's I've posted will help with some party planning & save some " pieces of eight" as well.

Thought we'd start with party food ideas (mainly cos I'm craving trifle tonight & food is on my mind)

Loving this FAB Dead Man's Chest made out of sausages & ribs, such a simple & fun idea! You can find skulls quite cheaply on ebay HERE or even in the the Pet Section HERE


Keeping with the macabre theme, how about these "Grilled Parrots"? Polly isn't so pretty now, though she looks very yummy!


Back in my day these were sausages on sticks, not now, now they're Dead Man's Fingers


What other body parts can we use? Oh I know, these aren't just sausages wrapped in bacon, nope, they're Dead Man's Toes!


But what if I hear you cry, you are a traditional pirate with a wooden leg? Not a problem, check out these fab Corn Dog Peg Legs! Recipe HERE

Well we've had sausages galore & here are a few more

Octopus hotdogs


Ahoy There Matey - All aboard the Jolly Dog


Free Printable Pirate Flags HERE
Free Printable Pirate Ship Sales HERE
Free Printable Labels, Straw Toppers, Water Bottle Labels HERE Free Printable Banner HERE & More Free HERE
More Free Printable labels HERE

This Treasure Map Pizza looks so much fun, but really simple to make with the ready made pizza doughs available like this one HERE &HERE, or even mixes to make up at home like these ones HERE & HERE


Everyday meatballs can become every Pirate's weapon of choice by simply sticking a cannonball label on them!


Chicken Nuggets can become Nuggets of Gold

Simple but visually really attractive - Babybel Pirates - Use a food colouring pen like this one here


Use the same pen to make the faces on these fab Pirate Marshmallows & Cake Pops with some red fondant icing for the headscarves



If I ever feel seasick I find Eggs & Bacon really help!


These Fab iced cookies would be beyond my icing skill, but I know there are very talented mums on here who would know exactly what to do

Some more cookie ideas - you can buy Pirate Themed Cookie Cutters from various places like ebay HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE



How about these Golden Doubloons made out of Oreo's & Edible Gold Spray like this Dr Oetker Gold Shimmer Spray Here


I think even I could attempt these Cupcakes as they are decorated using frosting rather than icing, but looking at the extensive range of cake decorating items that Hobbycraft have HERE, I'm beginning to think I could be a little more adventurous.


What Kid hasn't make choc rice krispie or cornflake cakes? By popping a gold coin on top & putting them in a eye catching pirate cake case like these HERE it keeps to the pirate theme & involves the kids before the party or it could even be used as a party activity if you're very brave & don't mind chocolate everywhere

Gosh looking at all this food is making me chubbier by the minute!

Few simple ideas to end the Food Section

Sword Kebabs - Just add whatever you want to, you could even substitute fruit if you preferred to do that


How easy are these sandwiches to make? Pop whatever filling you want into the sandwich, cut into a rectangular shape & add a sail made of a cheese slice & a cocktail stick


Mix them with some skull shaped & starfish shaped ones to continue the theme


I said they were simple didn't I? Cheese balls like these HERE in a jar with a cannonball label

Edited by: "wishihadadonkey" 9th Aug 2016
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