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Magical Birthday Party Ideas for Marvelous November Kids

Plan a birthday party that's packed with magic, fun, crafts — and maybe even dragons.

Margo Gothelf · 3 months ago



November kids, this is your month! Celebrate your next trip around the sun with a party to remember. We’ve got some birthday party theme ideas in case you need some inspiration. Invite Elmo and Big Bird to the party, sing along with the Baby Shark, or go all out on your sweet tooth with a party for National Cake Day or National Candy Day. Any party theme you pick will make for an excellent time — happy birthday, November baby!

National Candy Day Party

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Just in case you needed an excuse to eat even more sweets on your birthday, throw a candy-themed party in honor of National Candy Day. Show off your sweet tooth with giant candy decorations and get the sugar high started off on the right foot. Set up a candy buffet and impress your friends with candy charcuterie boards. Need to burn off some of that sugar? Go on a candy scavenger hunt and collect some treats to save for later. Finish out the sugary celebration and blow out the candles on your candy-filled cake. Complete the sugar coma and find even more ideas over on Kara’s Party Ideas.

Sesame Street Day Party


The Mom Creative

Elmo, Big Bird, and Oscar the Grouch have all RSVPed yes and cannot wait to get in on the action at your Sesame Street Day (November 10) birthday bash. Start the party off strong and lead your friends outside to play some games with their favorite characters. See how many cans you can knock down in Oscar's knockdown and give Cookie an endless amount of treats in this version of cornhole. Switch gears and get out the glue to make a sock puppet with Nina, Elmo, and Abby. Don't forget to stop by the photo booth so you can snap some pictures with Bert, Ernie, Elmo, and Big Bird too! As you munch on cake and sweets, listen to this special birthday message from Cookie, Elmo, Zoey, and Ernie. Find even more ideas for a day on Sesame Street over on The Mom Creative.

National Cake Day Party



Why have one type of cake on your birthday, when you can have as many as you want? That's the idea when you have a party all about cake in honor of National Cake Day (November 26). Don't worry, the party won't just be all about eating cake — there will be cake making, designing, and decorating too. Have your guests throw on an apron and let them get their hands messy in the kitchen. Cook up a bunch of mini cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops. While you wait for everything to bake, prep the toppings bar with frosting, sprinkles, candy, and whatever else you want. When everything is cool and ready to go, it's decorating time. Frost the cupcakes, decorate the mini cakes with fondant, and dip the cake pops in chocolate. Before you dig in, pick your favorite decorated cake and put some candles on top to sing happy birthday.

Board Game Party

Pass go and collect your $200 because it's your birthday! This November, celebrate your birthday and National Monopoly Day (November 19) with a party all about board games. Challenge the birthday guests to a few rounds of Scrabble, Connect Four, or Twister. If you're looking for a bigger group game, try out the more recent game night hits and split into teams for Rhyme Antics or Guesstures. As you play, snack on domino brownies and sugar cookie Scrabble tiles. Finish off the party with a round of operation — edible operation, that is — and see if your gaming skills hold up when there is cake involved.

Clifford The Big Red Dog Party

Clifford is ready to celebrate all of the November birthdays! Clifford the Big Red Dog's debut on the big screen is the perfect excuse to celebrate with a Clifford-themed birthday party. Start off with an art project and make a much smaller version of Clifford out of paper plates. Keep the celebration going with some pupcakes and make a giant batch of puppy chow — don't forget the doggy bags so everyone can take some home! Finish off the celebration with at-home viewing of some of Clifford's classics on the small screen, or head to the theater and make your very own premiere! 

Baby Shark Party

Baby Shark is here to invade your November birthday party! Embrace the super catchy tune with a party starring your favorite sea creatures. Don't be shy when it comes to Baby Shark decorations — go all out tablecloths, cups, balloons, streamers, and more. Round out the decorations with a Baby Shark-themed photo booth so you can snap a few pics with the whole shark family. During the party, entertain your guests with a craft that lets them turn the underwater creatures into adorable paper plate cutouts. Close out the celebration with a cake featuring your favorite shark. The memories — and the song — will be stuck in your head long after the party has ended. 

National Princess Day Party



Big fluffy dress? Check! Tiara? Check! Looks like you're well on your way to being royalty for the day at your princess party in honor of National Princess Day (November 19). In the invites, tell your friends to show up to the party in their fanciest princess dresses and royal attire. As they arrive, direct them over to the tiara station, where they can finish off their outfit with a DIY tiara full of sparkles and gems. Now that everyone is dressed the part, the real games can begin. Play a few rounds of if the shoe fits, a riff on the Cinderella classic, or musical thrones. Close out the day on the throne with a princess pull apart cupcake cake.

Around The World Party

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Marcie in Mommyland

It's time for a birthday trip around the world! Start the celebration by giving each of your guests a ticket and itinerary for the big trip. Fly around the globe (or your living room) and visit Mexico to make piñatas, Italy to taste some gelato, and Japan for a round of karaoke. For dessert, skip the cake and put out a smorgasbord of treats from around the globe. Find more worldly ideas over on Marcie In Mommyland.

Dragon Party


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While getting a pet dragon for your birthday seems a little unlikely, a dragon-themed party is a pure fantasy! This year, celebrate the fire-breathing creature at your birthday extravaganza. Set foot in the dragon's lair and get ready for a party full of adventures. Run around trying to find dragon eggs and see if you can put the dragon's fire out in these clever games. Switch gears from all the games, and get your face painted just like a fire-breathing creature, or craft a dragon and watch it come to life. Find even more fiery ideas over on Young House Love

TMNT Party


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Cowabunga! Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo are ready to party! Start off your TMNT-themed celebration and give each of your friends an individual felt mask so you'll look like your favorite turtles. When you're ready to go, hop into the sewer and make your own sewer slime and play a round of pin the mask on the turtle. The celebration wouldn't be complete without pizza, of course! Don't let the pizza stop at lunch or dinner either. Keep the all-time favorite food going and serve up some dessert pizza instead of cake. Find more explosive ideas over on Hostess With The Mostess

Paw Patrol Party

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The Mom Creative

It's time to party with Marshall, Rubble, Zuma, Skye, Chase, Rocky, and their Adventure Bay buddies! Fill the room with decorations from your favorite show, and set up a craft station to make Paw Patrol badges or a Sea Patrol sea rescue craft. Go on a pup-themed scavenger hunt, and get a special birthday phone call from Chase or Skye. Send your guests home with a sweet-filled doggie bag, and don't forget to watch a few of your favorite episodes before the party is through.

Celebrate Your Birthday With Us at CAMP!

Hold on to your party hats: CAMP wants to help you celebrate your big day. Our magical spaces and incredible counselors make it all happen! Share your details with us and we’ll design the ultimate party — in-person, virtual, or hybrid. Our very own Counselors lead with fun, creativity, and interactive silliness, so the whole family is engaged and having a blast.