We all know the feeling when you’re in the midst of planning a party but you’re stuck on ideas of what to do? We’ve been there. And we’re here to help!
The best part about 3rd birthday parties is the fact that it’s the first one your child is old enough to really enjoy and remember – and they’ll be able to tell their friends all about it for years to come. The first two birthdays are usually just family affairs, but this one is all about them.
And if you’re having trouble finding a theme that’s both age-appropriate and fun for everyone involved, don’t worry – we’ve got 30+ ideas right here! We’ve got several gender-neutral options, as well as boy and girl ones, as well as our best tips on choosing the right one for you and your family!
So, let’s get to it!
Gender Neutral 3rd Birthday Party Themes
When it comes to your child’s third birthday, you want their party to be just as special as they are. And that’s where we come in!
Gender-neutral birthday party themes are a great way to make your kid’s party fun, but also avoid gender stereotypes. We’ve put together a list of gender-neutral themes that can serve as the basis for your child’s third birthday celebration.
Here are a few ideas that don’t have anything to do with being a boy or girl:
3rd Birthday Party Themes for Girls
Birthdays are a big deal, and your daughter’s third birthday is no exception.
This year you’ll want to go all out and celebrate in style! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite party themes for girls that are just perfect for your little one’s big day. Just take a look:
3rd Birthday Party Themes for Boys
It’s time to start planning your son’s third birthday party!
We know boys can sometimes be tough. But this year, we’re coming to your rescue with a few ideas for third-birthday party themes that are sure to make your little boy as happy as ever.
Ready to get inspired? Here they are:
Choosing Your Party Theme
Choosing your party theme is the first step to planning a great birthday! You can pick from a wide variety of options – popular characters and movies, favorite colors, animals and so much more!
1. Consider Your Resources
When you’re looking for a theme, don’t forget to think about how much time it will take to put it together. Some options will require more work than others. If you have limited resources or time, it’s best to choose a simple theme that doesn’t require too much work – this will help you actually enjoy the day to the fullest.
Also – think about how much time you have available to plan the party before it starts (and then how much time you want to spend afterwards cleaning up after it). Is it going to be an all-day affair? Or just a few hours?
You’ll want to choose something that works well within those parameters so that everyone has fun throughout the day and doesn’t get too tired or bored by the end!
2. Consider Your Child’s Interests
Choosing a party theme may seem like an easy decision, but there are so many things to consider. There are so many options when it comes to themes for kids’ parties.
Think about what your child likes. If they’re really into trains, then you could do a train-themed party. If they love dinosaurs, try something like that!
You might want to focus on your child’s favorite color, or their favorite animal or movie character. You could also choose something that is appropriate for the season, or something that will put everyone in a festive mood.
You can go with something simple like a “Birthday Cake” theme, or you can choose something more elaborate like an “Underwater” or “Wild West” theme if you have more time and money than usual on your hands.
3. Consider Activities
Decide if you’ll have games or activities at the party. If so, what kind? Will there be prizes? Will they be fun for everyone? Will they require too much work on your part?
Whether you choose traditional options or something more modern, games are a great way to keep the kids busy while also having fun. They help build social skills and encourage cooperation among their peers.
If your kid is super energetic and loves games, then consider having planned activities at the party. If your kid is more laid back and prefers to just hang out with friends, then don’t worry about it – just get their friends together!
4. Consider Drinks and Snacks
There’s no better way to celebrate a birthday than with delicious snacks and drinks. Plan them carefully – you don’t want anyone going hungry or thirsty at this special occasion!
What kind of food will you be serving? Will it be finger food or a full meal? What are your kid’s favorite foods?
What time of day will the party be held? If it’s a morning party, consider serving breakfast foods. If it’s an afternoon one, think about what your kid would like to eat in the afternoon – pizza is always a safe favorite.
Your child’s 3rd birthday is an important milestone, and we know you want to make sure it’s a celebration to remember.
We always have your back on any occasion! Just take a look at our other festive ideas in our Parties section.