Children look forward to their birthday parties all year. As a parent, you want to organize a celebration that your child will remember forever. However, planning a special day can be difficult, especially if you want to make the occasion like no other. This guide will share some creative and nontraditional ideas for your child’s next birthday celebration. 

What Are Some Unique Children's Birthday Ideas?

1. Painting Party

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Pulling out some paints will allow your child to explore their creative side with their friends. This is best done outside or at an event center to avoid staining your carpets or rugs. 

Lay out canvases, T-shirts, and paper for the kids to paint on, and use water-based products for easier cleaning. Stick with the theme by setting out colorful snacks that match the rainbow of paint colors they're using to create their artwork. 

2. Mermaid Celebration

It’s common for young girls to go through a mermaid phase. And can you blame them? Mermaids are beautiful, sparkly, and magical. Mermaid-themed birthday parties will make your little one's under-the-sea dreams comes true. 

Opt for snacks that are blue, teal, and purple. These shades are easy to achieve with cookies, frosting, and pudding. You can even sprinkle some edible glitter on the snacks for a magical effect. 

Decorate the party room with balloons, strings of pearls, and seashells. Pull everything together with a mermaid-inspired cake. Depending on the age of your child, you might want to dress up as these mythical creatures or throw on a movie featuring them while you snack on your inspired treats. 

3. Outdoor Bash

If your child loves to be outside, bring nature in for their birthday party. You can go in many different directions with this theme. Pull out sleeping bags and put up a tent in the living room for a camping-themed party. You could also take everyone on a nature walk out in the sunshine before playing games in the backyard. 

Your cake can be decorated like a campfire or covered in flowers depending on what aspect of nature your child enjoys the most. End the night by making hot dogs and s’mores outside while staring at the stars. 


If you want to host a creative birthday party for your child this year, turn to My Party Spa in Centennial, CO. This company has offered original and exciting birthday parties to families in the Greater Denver Metro area since 2014. Their painting party package provides canvases and manicures to help your little one express their creativity. Visit their website to learn more about their packages, or call (720) 583-1060 to ask about availability.