20 Unique Birthday Party Ideas

Tired of pin the tail on the donkey and just singing happy birthday? Try one of these twenty unique birthday party ideas.

Tired of pin the tail on the donkey and just singing happy birthday? Birthday parties can become monotonous; cake, presents, pin the tail on the donkey, year after year. Why not try something different this year? Choose a unique birthday party idea from the twenty ideas below and have an extra happy, happy birthday!

1-Have a Hawaiian Luau. Leis and grass skirts.

2-Have a masquerade party. Have all the kids dress up like a nursery rhyme character or their favorite super hero.

3-Clue anyone? Make it a mystery party. Send out invitations inviting all detectives to the scene of the crime (they should wear their detective clothes and bring magnifying glasses. Announce at the beginning of the party things that have disappeared, then leave clues around, and watch the little detectives solve the mystery. You get the idea. Use your imagination.

4-A toga party.

5-A beach attire party. If its summer, outside is perfect, little wading pools or slip-n-slides, bathing suits, beach balls,umbrellas, sand and shovels, sun glasses make a great party favor (be sure to bring sun block). If it's winter, you can still have a beach party. Place beach towels on the floor, sun lamps, beach party music, hot dogs, and beach attire. Use your imagination!

6-Tea party.

7-Puppet show.

8-Skating party on the patio, perhaps put cones out. (don't forget safety gear!)

9-Slumber party. (all girls or all boys)

10-Dance party. Strobe light or ball, music, food and fun! Contest, prizes, fun songs like the hokey pokey.

11-Make over party. This one's just for girls, they take turns getting a make over from one or two moms. Hair, makeup, play dresses, then they have to model for the rest.

12-Water balloon party. Summer party, water fights.

13-CD party. This is probably for the 8 to 14 year old age group. Announce in the invitations: only CD's for presents.

14-Pastry party. Tons of snacks! Eclairs, jelly donuts, glazed, chocolate, cinnamon rolls, lemon filled, pies, and cakes!

15-Dinner party.(for ages 10 to 16) A more sophisticated party. Dress up for dinner, napkins, silverware, fine china and crystal (red punch in wine glasses is always fun), salad, followed by a three to five course meal, served by a servant or butler, dressed the part, ending in a smashing dessert.

16-Bazarre party. Give out tickets, have games such as bean bag toss, pie toss(whipped or shaving cream on tin pie plates), watermelon or ice cream eating contest.

17-Ice cream party. Chocolate syrup, strawberry syrup, bananas, cherries, nuts, sprinkles, gummy bears, chocolate chips, cookies, many flavors of ice cream, hot fudge.

18-Tent party/camp out party. Ghost stories, flash lights, tons of snacks, sleeping bags, water jugs, maybe even a campfire, weiner or marshmellow roast

19-Special friend party. (ages 3 to 7 or 8) Indicate on the invitation each guest is to bring their special friend, a doll or stuffed animal perhaps. They can introduce their special friend.

20-Pet party. Self explanatory, just be sure to have it outside! And have plenty of dog food, water to go around and a couple of pooper scoopers!

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