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Extra-Cheerful Ideas for a Super-Happy Birthday Party

Get ready for instant smiles all around!

Margo Gothelf and Sarah Burns

Add an extra bit of happiness to your kiddo's birthday party with these mega-happy, super-cheery, over-the-top-fun birthday party ideas. These cheerful themes, decorations, and activity ideas will keep birthday spirits sky-high!

Bright Yellow-Themed Party


Non Toy Gifts

There’s something about the color yellow that makes everyone happy. It’s bright, exciting, and somehow puts everyone in a good mood. Keep that exact energy up with a completely yellow-themed party. Decorate the room with bright yellow sunflowers and streamers, craft your own busy bees out of coffee filters, and treat everyone to a slice of lemon yellow cake. Your little one and their guests will be walking on rays of sunshine!

Jumbo Balloon Decorations

balloon arch

The House That Lars Built

When you have to choose between regular balloons and jumbo balloons, always go with the jumbo balloons to give your small friend's party the happy oomph it deserves. Decorate balloons with oversized letters or numbers, or make your very own balloon mosaic. Keep it going with some confetti balloons or make a balloon arch of your very own. Get inspiration for a balloon arch over on The House That Lars Built.

Rainbow-Themed Party

Rainbow party

Happy Wish Company / Project Nursery

When you see a rainbow in the sky, you just know something good is going to come along. Help your kiddo bring those same vibes along into their next trip around the sun with a rainbow-themed party. Begin the dreamy celebration by sending out colorful invitations. Spend the party crafting rainbows out of paper and learn how to make a circle rainbow that can be hung on the wall. End the party with a colorful slice of rainbow layer cake. Want more rainbow inspiration? Find more ideas to share with you little over on Project Nursery.                

Lemonade Birthday Party


Michelle's Party Plan-It

We all know the phrase, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” But how about, “When life gives you lemons, throw a lemonade birthday party!” Take your lemons and use them to throw a one-of-a-kind party for your kiddo. Set up a lemonade stand full of multiple flavors of lemonade and lemonade flavored sweets. If you need any more lemonade-inspired party decorations, Michelle’s Party Plan It has got you covered. 

Tropical Getaway Party


Hostess with the Mostess

It's hard to be in a bad mood when your toes are digging in the sand — the pretend sand that is, during this tropical getaway party. Keep the mood light and breezy with tropical drinks like mocktail margaritas, coconut water, and fresh-squeezed juices — don’t forget the little umbrellas! Let your little and their guests fully embrace the tropical ocean breeze and set up a station where they can build their very own light-up reef. Find more inspiration for your party in paradise over on Hostess With The Mostess

Confetti-Themed Party

Any good celebration involves some confetti, right? Decorate with confetti balloons and scatter confetti all over the tables — a little messy, but totally worth it! Now, let’s talk about the cake. From the outside, it looks like a typical birthday cake. However, the real fun comes from the sweet surprise inside the cake: as the cake is cut, a whole stream of sprinkles will roll out like edible confetti!

Dance Birthday Party


Brite and Bubbly

Grab your dancing shoes and get your best moves ready for this dancing birthday party. Decorate the room with glow sticks or go with a classic disco ball if you really want to get in the dancing theme. When you and your kiddo are ready to dance, go through the decades and learn the most popular moves or just hit shuffle on the top 50 and go freestyle. After a dance battle or two, take a break to celebrate with a disco ball cake. By the end of the night, you’ll have danced all of your troubles away.

Streamer Backdrop

No matter what theme you are going for, give your kiddo's party a fun and bright upgrade with a streamer backdrop. Pick streamer colors that match the theme of the party or complement different decorations. You can then use the streamer backdrop for a photo booth, behind your food set up, or just as a fun wall hanging decoration. No matter how you use it, it will instantly brighten up your party.