5 Fun Birthday Party Themes for Kids

March 1, 2017

It’s time to plan your child’s birthday party and you need inspiration to make it memorable. You want a theme that will be enjoyed by not only the guest of honor but everyone who attends. If you’re looking for fun motifs, EnterTRAINment Junction in West Chester, OH, can help. This railroad museum is southwestern Ohio’s best venue for a train-oriented birthday party but offers other festive ideas for a child’s celebration.

5 Fun Birthday Party Themes for Kids

Favorite Books

Base your party on the guest of honor’s favorite book or reading series. Anything from “Harry Potter™” to “Pete the Cat™” can be incorporated into the decorations, food, and favors. You even can make it a costume party and have guests come as their favorite characters. Of course, EnterTRAINment Junction is the perfect place for a “Thomas & Friends™” party, with a play area dedicated to the beloved engine and his pals.


Kids are obsessed with this collection of tiny characters based on supermarket items. You can make a dessert table that includes some of the sweet treats in the series, decorating cupcakes or cake pops with the face of each piece. For party favors, offer small packs of the collectibles or a “blind bag” that includes a mystery figure.


birthday partyWith this birthday party, messier is better! Set up stations for different art projects and offer fun ways to be creative, such as squirt guns filled with washable paint and giant canvases everyone at the event can decorate together. The displays at EnterTRAINment Junction offer plenty of examples for train-inspired artwork. For favors, give out art supplies and small projects guests have finished throughout the day.


Unicorns provide a magical birthday party theme. Use the mythical creature in decorations and as the focal point in a “pin the tail on the unicorn” game. Decorate treats in various hues of sugar or dip fruit and pretzels in different colors of chocolate. You even can hand out costume horns and rainbow ponytails for guests to wear.


Emojis have gone beyond the cute icons on your smartphone; kids love the many expressions found on the emoji keyboard. You can bring them to life by having guests decorate their own emoji mask.

With the world’s largest train display and a mirror maze and funhouse, West Chester’s EnterTRAINment Junction offers fun for the whole family. Founded in 2007, this magical attraction features exhibits and rides that educate and entertain everyone who visits. For information about having a birthday party at the railroad museum, call (513) 898-8000. Visit their website to view their full list of attractions.