Kids Birthday Theme Inspiration And Ideas From Animated Movies | Part 1

It is time to celebrate and surprise your child with the best birthday party they can ever imagine! We know it is perplexing to plan out the entire event, from deciding a perfect theme for the party to arranging everything according to it. Don’t worry; we’re here to lessen your burden by sharing with you Kids Birthday Theme Inspiration And Ideas From Animated Movies | Part 1

Frozen 

Let it Go! Let it Go! 

Can’t hold it back anymore,

Let it GO! Let it Go!

Turn away and slam the door!

I’m sure you must be humming this popular song if your family is a fan of the FROZEN movie or any of their famous characters like Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf (snowman), or Sven (reindeer). Either on your favourite gal’s 1st or 21st birthday, the frozen theme has been a hit among all ages.

Basic information:

  1. Production: Walt Disney Pictures
  2. Release Date: Nov 19, 2013
  3. Country: United States
  4. Language: English
  5. Colour theme: blue, white, and purple
  6. Dresscode: Princess line dress, DIY flowy dresses with capes, Kristoff costume
  7. Characters for cosplay: Anna, Elsa, Kristoff
  8. Ideal for: Girls 

Basic DIY decoration:

  1. Blow balloons of blue, white, and purple colour to make balloon garland backdrop and side pillars. Use theme foil balloons, readily available in the market.
  2. Use silver foil curtains for the back wall, and place theme-based happy birthday bunting over it. Make paper snowflakes and hang them around the room with the help of foil strings or ribbons. 
  3. Make your own Olaf (snowman) using cotton, carrot, readymade eye beads, sticker mouth, and black hair cutouts.
  4. To provide an edge to your DIY inspiration, use paper pom-pom, paper fans, and hanging circular danglers. You can also make tissue paper tassels and hang them in the front of a cake table. You can also create theme-based photo props, photobooth cutouts, and cutout stands next to the cake table.

Fun Activities:

  1. Sing along with the songs from Frozen.
  2. Create your very own frozen sister bracelets for your best friend. Use icy beads, letter beads, transparent and stretchy cord.
  3. Organize colour and display for little kids. Print Frozen theme colouring pages from the internet and provide pastel colours to kids. Award them with return gifts for their effort.

Pre and post-event checklist:

  1. Create digital invitations using an online photo or video editor.
  2. Use newspapers and create return gift bags.
  3. Purchase frozen theme dresses online or match the theme colour.
  4. Shop online for theme-based return gifts or DIY activity kits.

Spiderman 

Just about every guy dreams of becoming a Superhero on the mission of saving the world. 

“With great power, there must also come great responsibility” – The one and only Spider-Man, Makdi Maanav!

Basic Information: 

  1. Production: Sony Pictures, Marvel.
  2. Release Date: 24 May 2002
  3. Country: United States
  4. Language: English
  5. Colour theme: Red and blue (spider web pattern)
  6. Characters for cosplay: Spider-Man, Peter Parker, Mary Jane, Harry Osborn, Norman Osborn, Doctor Octopus, Venom, Green Goblin, Sandman.
  7. Ideal for: Boys of 8-18 year old 

Basic DIY Decorations:

  1. Print out Spiderman’s face and make a mask out of it by punching two holes on either end and tying a string. 
  2. Prepare a spider web on the wall using black or white tapes and stick letters of Happy Birthday or Birthday Boys photo/Name trapped in it.
  3. Make DIY merch like face masks, handbags, bottles, hand bands, etc., or purchase them from the market as return gifts or prizes.
  4. Create a photo booth with cityscape cutouts and a spiderman figure for guests to click memorable pictures.

Fun Activities:

  1. Test your jumping skills by playing a long jump, high jump, frog jump game.
  2. Create various hurdles from foam and place them, create escape routes and fun physical activity games, or create or purchase a soft parkour setup for exciting, fun activities.
  3. Play a ring toss game by placing various spider man DIY or purchased merch.

The Boss Baby

Let’s just say I am the BOSS- The Baby Boss!

Here’s a chic, stylish, adorable way to celebrate your baby’s upcoming birthday.

Basic Information: 

  1. Production: DreamWorks Animation
  2. Release Date: 31 March 2017
  3. Country: United States
  4. Language: English
  5. Colour theme: blue, black, white
  6. Dress code: Business line attire
  7. Characters for cosplay: Babies, Baby boss, Tim, Pets, Parents
  8. Ideal for: kids of age 1-5 years

Basic DIY Decorations:

  1. Print a huge baby boss standee and place it near the venue’s entrance or near the main wall, besides the cake.
  2. Blow balloons of various shades of blue, black and white to create balloon garland and stick them on the main wall with a black background and happy birthday bunting in the middle.
  3. Create cutouts of bows, ties, babyface, milk bottle, suitcase silhouettes and paste them on dishes, cups, walls.
  4. Order a chic black suit cake with the baby boss figurine or bake your cake and decorate it with purchased or homemade baby boss merch like figurines, bow, tie, suit, suitcase, milk bottle, etc.

Fun Activities:

  1. Blowing and catching bubbles.
  2. Set stations with various diversions like a mirror, bouncing pillows, building blocks, playsets, plastic objects, cardboard boxes and let the babies interact with them.
  3. Create a tunnel- thru using cardboard boxes and connecting them.
  4. Play dance with music, play the band using kid-friendly objects like pan, spoon, plastic bottles.
  5. Arrange various activity-generating components like pastel colours, papers, balls, balloons, soft toys, and let the kids enjoy.

The Emoji

Welcome to the world inside your phone where everyone is expected to act one way their whole life! ‘Play it cool’ for your teenagers upcoming birthday bash.

Basic Information: 

  1. Production: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation
  2. Release Date: 28 July 2017
  3. Country: United States
  4. Language: English
  5. Colour theme: Yellow, Black
  6. Dress code: Yellow T-shirts/ outfits with emoji prints, black outfits with emojis
  7. Characters for cosplay: Various emojis
  8. Ideal for: Teenagers (13-18 years) 

Basic DIY Decorations:

  1. Pick some yellow balloons, draw the faces on them with markers, blow them with helium and tie them with black coloured strings.
  2. Order or make poop emoji cupcakes, emoji pizza made by arranging the topping in emoji shape, emoji cake- yellow frosting cake with emoji face detail.
  3. Purchase emoji merch like bunting, theme balloons, and sticks or prepare them by taking printouts of emojis in various sizes from the internet or simply drawing them. You can pretty much include this on anything like hanging lanterns, backdrops, cards, etc.
  4. Give DIY or purchased emoji hairbands, bracelets, watches, pens as return gifts.

Fun Activities:

  1. Play Guess the emoji game, where a person picks from a bowl of emojis to enact the expressions for guessing the associated emoji.
  2. For a perfect teenage fun session, play the poop by passing a poop shaped emoji pillow, card, and music. Whoever has the poop when the music stops has to introduce themselves or spice it up with truth and dare options.
  3. Play emoji twister game by creating a DIY twister kit of various emoji printouts stuck on cloth. The players must follow the referee’s directions without falling or touching the mat with a knee or elbow.

The Jungle Book

Basic Information: 

  1. Production: Walt Disney Pictures, Fairview Entertainment
  2. Release Date: 8 April 2016
  3. Country: United States
  4. Language: English
  5. Colour theme: Green, brown
  6. Dress code: Animal costumes
  7. Characters for cosplay: Mowgli (the forest kid), Baloo (the bear), Shere Khan (the tiger), Bagheera (the black panther), Kaa (the python)
  8. Ideal for: girls and boys of age 8-15

Basic DIY Decorations:

  1. Decorate the venue with long leaves, make artificial ones from shades of green chart papers or buy real ones, tree trunks, pond using water tub and teleport everyone at the party inside the JUNGLE!
  2. Create large numbers of artificial leaves and flowers from card paper and stick them by filling up the entire main wall and attaching the happy birthday bunting on top of it. 
  3. Get character standees and props from the market or DIY them using various printouts from the internet.
  4. Hang buff or brown coloured thick strings, ropes on the sides of the main wall.

Fun Activities:

  1. Arrange games like climb the ropes, monkey bar climbers, slides to complement the “In the Jungle” theme.
  2. Get creative with “Making Kaa”, a DIY Kaa (the python) making activity. Organize coloured chart papers, scissors, decorative materials like beads, pom balls, etc. and make coiling, uncoiling Kaa.
  3. Set up a safari at your venue, home or backyard by creating a lawn surface and putting various animal toys at different places for children to find them. Perk it up with real or homemade binoculars made from rolled-up paper, a hat or a vest- a perfect way to learn more about the animal kingdom playfully.

Disney Princess 

The most relatable theme for a girl of any age-PRINCESS!!! Every girl dreams of being a princess someday or the other. Turn your girl’s dream into reality for her upcoming birthday by making her Snow white (1937), Cinderella(1950), Aurora(1959), Belle(1991), Mulan(1998), Tiana(2009), Merida (2012), Moana(2016).

Basic Information:

  1. Production: Walt Disney Pictures
  2. Country: America
  3. Language: English
  4. Colour theme: pink, violet, golden and white
  5. Dresscode: Princess line dress, Prince line suits
  6. Characters for cosplay: Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Belle, Mulan, Tiana, Merida, Moana.
  7. Ideal for: Girls of any age.

Basic DIY decoration:

  1. With a white curtain in the centre of the wall, decorate the wall and the venue with balloons of various pink, purple, and white shades.
  2. Create DIY princess props like mirrors, flowers, hairbands, bows, crowns and tiaras, royal cart, castle using cardboard, coloured chart papers, tissue paper, ribbons, a pair of scissors, and glue.
  3. Hang golden lamps, mirrors, ribbons, decorative balls. Use pink, white, purple coloured flowers to decorate the table with the cake.
  4. To spark it up, create photo booths, photo stations of various Disney scenarios available online. 

Fun Activities:

  1. Have a Disney Princess cosplay competition and gift the winner with DIY Princess props, princess dolls, etc.
  2. Put together a play of a scenario from your gal’s favourite Disney princess story.
  3. Play Who am I? game about Disney Princesses.
  4. Have a ball dance together.

Mickey’s adventures in Wonderland

A movie where Mickey and Donald duck prepare for Daisy Duck’s birthday party and something happens, leading them to enter into a strange fantasy world, The Wonderland – a perfect theme for a birthday indeed!

Basic Information:

  1. Production: The Walt Disney Company
  2. Release Date: 12 December 2009
  3. Country: United States
  4. Language: English
  5. Colour theme: Red, Yellow, Black (polka dots pattern)
  6. Dress code: Hair bow, polka dot dress and low heeled shoes for girls, red shorts, white gloves, and yellow shoes or mouse-ear headbands
  7. Characters for cosplay: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Pluto (the dog), Toodles (the supercomputer), Ludwig Von Drake (the professor duck), Chip and Dale (the chipmunks), Goofy (the intoxicated dog), Pete (the cat), Clarabelle (the cow).
  8. Ideal for: Both girls and boys of age 1-9 years

Basic DIY Decorations:

  1. Create a Mickey Mouse by stacking balloons of Black, red and yellow colours. Stick two small balloons for ears and hands made of a roll of tissue paper to complete the figure. Similarly, create as many different characters out of the balloon as possible.
  2. Hang pom-pom balls with mickey mouse ears, make numerous mickey mouse shape cutouts to stick them on the wall, or create buntings. 
  3. Search images of various movie characters on the internet and print them out in different (large and small) sizes. Decorate the venue by sticking them onto the wall or creating standees by attaching cardboards behind the printouts.
  4. Create a WONDERLAND theme by creating various architectures in the movie using printouts from the Internet, basic craft DIY’s, etc.
  5. Order a mickey mouse birthday cake or make a DIY Cake with red icing and Mickey or Minnie mouse figurines.

Fun Activities:

  1. Present your best goofy laughter, Do the HOTDOG Dance, Play “rub your tummy” while patting your head game.
  2. Spin around in 5-10 circles and try writing a word. 
  3. Blindfold and pop colour-based balloons in limited time. 
  4. Prepare an assortment of colours and print out various Mickey’s adventures in Wonderland sketches from the internet. Host a competition for best-coloured drawing and gift DIY Mickey/ Minnie Mouse props like headbands, white gloves, Key chains, etc.

Tom & Jerry

The legendary rivals, the ambassadors of cat and mouse battles, the most notorious duo of the cartoon world- Tom and Jerry! 

Basic Information: 

  1. Production: Live Entertainment, Turner Entertainment, WMG Film Film, Roman Wang Film Productions, The Baer Animation Company Creative Capers Cartoons
  2. Release Date: 10 February 2021
  3. Country: United States
  4. Language: English
  5. Colour theme: Blue, red
  6. Dress code: t-shirts with tom and jerry prints
  7. Characters for cosplay: Tom (the cat), Jerry (the mouse), Toodles (the female cat), Spike (the bulldog)
  8. Ideal for: girls and boys of 1-10 years of age

Basic DIY Decorations:

  1. Blow red and blue balloons and set them up in the shape of a frame on the main wall. Attach the happy birthday bunting in the middle with small character cutouts around it. Choose bright colours such as yellow, red and blue to give an actual cartoon feel to the room. 
  2. Purchase or create DIY standees, props, cutouts from the internet and use them on plates, cups, walls or create a photo booth for everyone to get involved in the mayhem world of tom and jerry.
  3. What does jerry love? Cheeeeeeese! Order a cheesecake, have cheese-based food items like cheese pizza, cheese platter, etc., for the party. Use cookie cutters for cutting out cat and mouse shapes in biscuits, sandwiches, cheesy platters and cake.

Fun Activities:

  1. Play hide and seek, chase-chase just as the duo did.
  2. Create an assortment of tom & jerry sketches, pastel colours, sketch pens, pencils for children and adults to colour.
  3. Create a colossal cheese block with numerous holes for kids to play with it and enjoy.

The Little Mermaid

The salty sea air, the wind blowing in your face. Aaah, the perfect day to be at sea with Ariel- the little mermaid of Atlantica.

Basic Information: 

  1. Production: Walt Disney Pictures
  2. Release Date: 1989
  3. Country: United States
  4. Language: English
  5. Colour theme: shades of blue, pink, green (Under the sea theme)
  6. Dress code: Fishtail dress, Prince line suits
  7. Characters for cosplay: Ariel, Prince Eric, Ursula, 
  8. Ideal for: girls of age 1-18

Basic DIY Decorations:

  1.  Fill the venue with transparent, coloured and sea creature based balloons. Hang long readymade or DIY paper ribbons of various shapes. 
  2. Cover the floor with sand and place various sea creatures like sea urchins, shellfish with pearls inside (a white ball), sea cucumbers, fishes, and movie characters like Sebastian (the lobster), flounder (the fish) and immerse in the “under the sea” experience.
  3. Order or make crabby croissants, starfish sandwiches, sea critter cookies, sweet shark cake, jelly cups, seafood for the party.

Fun Activities:

  1. Set up a craft station full of coloured papers, scissors and glue. Let the kids make different sea creatures like sea horses, fishes, starfish, paper plate octopus craft.
  2. Gather some shells, playdough, a cutting board or other playdough friendly surface, card stock, marker, some fun containers and cards with letters. Let the toddlers try and make the same alphabet with the materials and become alphabet engineers.
  3. Set up a fun ocean sensory activity with edible ocean water made of gelatin and food colour and a container full of ocean creatures and glass pebbles. Let the kids build their own ocean.

Pre and post-event checklist:

  1. Create digital invitations using an online photo or video editor.
  2. Use bags with under the sea theme to give return gifts.
  3. Shop online for theme-based return gifts or DIY activity kits.

Little Krishna- The Darling of Vrindavan

“Dekho phir janmashtamai ayi, makhhan ki handi ne phir mithas badhai. Kanha ki leela he sabse pyari, wo de tumhe khushiyan sari”. A perfect Indian god based birthday party idea.

Basic Information: 

  1. Production: Big Animation
  2. Release Date: 2009
  3. Country: India
  4. Language: Hindi
  5. Colour theme: Shades of blue and green (peacock feather theme)
  6. Dress code: Dhoti, peacock feather, flute, armband (baju bandh)
  7. Characters for cosplay: Krishna, Balaram, Ganga, Radha
  8. Ideal for: babies and toddlers (girl/boys) 

Basic DIY Decorations:

  1. Hang curtains of blue and green side to side, creating a backdrop for the event. 
  2. Make various characters, peacock cutouts and props by printing them from the internet and sticking real peacock feathers on top of it. 
  3. Decorate a dahi handi with beads, pom-poms, crystals and hang it at a height for kids to break it.
  4. Blow helium balloons of green and blue shades and tie them with a string, scattering them all over the venue.

Fun Activities:

  1. Breaking the Dahi handi activity.
  2. Play hide and seek, catch-catch, son saakhli and have fun.
  3. Play “Who am I”, a guessing game depicting various character attributes from the movie.

Happy reading! Part 2 will come soon. Do subscribe to our blog for new blog updates related to DIY living and culture.

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