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7 Summer Party Ideas For Kids

7 summer party ideas

7 Summer Party Ideas For Kids

Summer – for all its joyous warmth and opportunities to finally get outside and make the most of being alive – presents something of a challenge for parents. With the kids off school for a significant chunk of the season, keeping them amused isn’t always that straightforward.

 

When the temperature rises, the desire to party increases, and this could actually be the key to keeping your kids busy and out of trouble this summer. Thankfully, there are a tonne of themes and ideas you can choose from.

 

In this post, we’ve picked out 7 brilliant summer party ideas for kids.

 

A great British bake-off

The UK is gripped with baking fever and what better way to take advantage of this than to host a bake-off themed party for the kids? They’ll love getting their hands dirty and by introducing a competitive element (best cupcake, tallest cookie tower, for example), you can keep them engaged with the promise of prizes.

There are plenty of recipes for kids to choose from online and in most baking books, so grab the ingredients and let them take over the kitchen!

 

Pirates!

No matter how many Playstation or iPad games they have to hand, kids still love good, old-fashioned party fun and there are few ways to get them more excited than by throwing a pirate bash.

Pirate hats, eye patches, plastic hooks and parrots can all be purchased relatively cheaply from costume shops and the addition of a scavenger hunt for sweets and other goodies will have them amused for hours.

 

Real-life Angry Birds

The incredibly popular Angry Birds game centres around the process of flinging small objects at large obstacles, breaking them down in stages. Kids love it on-screen, but we think you can go one further than that this summer.

You can hold your own Angry Birds-themed party by using mini bean bags as the birds (or Angry Birds toys, if you have them to hand) and old cardboard boxes, magazines and empty bottles for the obstacles. Kids will love playing a real-life version of their favourite video game.

 

Make a splash

If it gets particularly hot, a brilliant kids party theme involves two very simple ingredients: balloons and water.

Simply fill a bunch of balloons with water and tell the kids to take turns in bashing them with a plastic bat or cardboard tube, piñata-style. It’ll provide endless entertainment as they all desperately avoid trying to get soaked (even though we all know they’ll love it when it happens).

 

Painting party

Give your mini Picasso’s the opportunity to demonstrate their creative side by placing large canvases or sheets of paper in the back garden and giving them a bunch of colourful paints. Better still, introduce a summery theme to really get their creative juices flowing.

 

Tough little mudder

Kids love getting muddy, and when the weather is nice, there’s no better time to allow them to indulge in this messy past time. Better still, you can make an event out of it by setting up a muddy obstacle course at the local park.

A string maze, oversized cardboard boxes as tunnels and treasure hunt finale will tap into their primeval sense of fun.

 

Slip and slide

Another water-themed summer party idea bound to get the kids excited is a DIY slip and slide in the back garden. All you need is a long, heavy-duty drop cloth staked to the ground, a few buckets and plenty of water. You can then watch – and, probably join in – the slippery wet fun that unfolds.

 

We’ve attempted to keep the party ideas above low-cost (or free) and simple to set up, but, most importantly, they should be easy to clean up afterwards! Make the most of the summer this year by treating the kids to a few of these brilliant summer party ideas.

 

Do you have any fun summer party ideas that you would like to share?

 

 

 

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15 Comments

  • joannavictoria

    18/07/2016

    Fab ideas I love the water themed ideas perfect for a hot day.

  • Dean B

    18/07/2016

    These are great ideas! My daughter’s birthday is next month and we’ve been planning one for her 🙂 We’re thinking of doing a pool or beach party 🙂

  • Slip and slide sounds like great fun for parents, let alone the kids!

  • Keely

    18/07/2016

    Slip and slide sounds perfect, a treasure hunt is a great idea too 🙂

  • Anosa

    18/07/2016

    With the heatwave we currently having I would love to make a splash. Lovely ideas you’ve shared here

  • It is my little boys 2nd birthday at the end of August and I still have not decided what we are doing yet. We have agreed to take him on a day out the day before but want a little party at home on his actual birthday so these ideas are great xx

  • stressymummy1

    18/07/2016

    I love the ideas there but especially the tough little mudder or the slip and slide, they would be amazing fun. We had a LEGO party once and that was a real success

  • Kara Guppy

    18/07/2016

    I quite fancy an angry birds party – sounds like so much fun

  • Aw I love these ideas! The angry birds one is funny 🙂

  • Ana De Jesus

    19/07/2016

    I like the sound of a Great British Bake Off and some kids are really getting into the programme these days so why not throw them an inspired party?

  • Angry Birds totally gets my vote, though they do all sound like fun x

  • Alina

    20/07/2016

    It’s my nieces second birthday coming up and I’ve got a feeling there may be lots of this going on! I love the sound of pirates haha

    Alina | DIY lifestyle blog

  • Loving the party themes and ideas here. So cool.

  • The Parenting Trials (@sarahnblogger)

    20/07/2016

    Some great ideas and lots to keep the kids busy during the summer holidays lol. We actually had a water fight the other day with the kids, was so much fun x

  • dearmummyblog

    20/07/2016

    With this heatwave in the UK we’re enjoying splashing around! We’d definitely recommend water fun 🙂

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