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Epic Theme Ideas for a July Birthday Party

Like chocolate, video games, superheroes, or ice cream? There's an awesome birthday party idea on this list for you!

Margo Gothelf · 21 days ago

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Kara's Party Ideas

Calling all July babies! It's your time to shine. Embrace your summer birthday with a mega celebration. Not sure what theme to pick? We've put a list together in case you're still looking for some excellent ideas. No matter which one you choose, your birthday will be one for the history books.

IRL Video Game Party

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Nestling Design

Think you have what it takes to beat all of the levels at this party? Put your skills to the test and see if you can defeat the final boss at your video game party celebrating National Video Game Day (July 8). Invite your fellow players over and get ready for a full day of adventure. Forget the screens here — at this party, you'll be playing your favorite games like Among Us and Minecraft IRL. Continue the celebration with a giant controller pinata! Level up and check out more inspiration for a video game party over on Nestling Design.

Christmas in July

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Hostess With the Mostess

Love the winter but have a summer birthday? That's not a problem when you throw a Christmas in July birthday party. Play a trick on the seasons and decorate your house for the holidays — complete with a seasonal Christmas palm tree. Then head outside — no winter coats needed — and have a snowball water balloon fight. When you've run out of snowballs, switch gears and watch some classic Christmas movies as you decorate some Christmas cookies. See what other clever ideas you can use over on Hostess With The Mostess

Emoji Party

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The Suburban Mom

If you find yourself using emojis to communicate 99% of the time and have a birthday in July, you're going to want to throw an emoji-themed birthday bash inspired by World Emoji Day (July 17). With this party, there's no such thing as overexpression. Invite your guests over and fill the room with emoji decorations. Set up a station and let your guests create their own emoji masks and show them off in the emoji photo booth. End the celebration with a giant emoji cake — full of smiles, of course!

Ice Cream Party

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Move over birthday cake! Celebrate your big day with a sweet party in honor of National Ice Cream Day (July 18). At this party, ice cream isn't just for eating. Fill the room with ice cream garlands and balloons, and decorate the tables with ice cream plates. Guide your guests through a crafting station where they can make their own mosaic ice cream cones and waffle cone planters. Finish off the party with an ice cream cake and a giant sundae bar full of every flavor and topping imaginable. Scoop up more ideas over on Mimi's Dollhouse.

Red, White, and Blue Party

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Kara's Party Ideas

Celebrate Independence Day and your birthday all in one shot with a 4th of July-themed birthday party. Tell your guests to dress in all red, white, and blue to match the day. Set up a crafts station for your guests to make their very own fireworks and confetti poppers. Pro tip: throw the party in the late afternoon, that way, your guests will be able to stay after dusk for a firework and sparkler show. Check out Kara's Party Ideas for even more patriotic ideas.

Space Invasion Party

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Hostess With the Mostess

Greetings Earthlings! The aliens are joining in on this birthday celebration in honor of World UFO Day (July 2). Set the scene and go out of this world with outer space decorations. Send your guests — both alien and human — on a mission to collect moon rocks around the galaxy. When the mission is complete, head over to the dessert bar to indulge in a slice of galaxy cake and planet cake pops. See what else there is to discover and blast over to Hostess With The Mostess for more ideas.

Olympics Party

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Mom Trends

Win the gold medal with an Olympic-themed party in honor of the Tokyo Olympics at the end of July. Welcome your guests right into the opening ceremonies and fill the room with different flags for each of the countries competing at the games. Let your guests parade around the room, just like the athletes do the first night. After the parade, make some homemade torches so the games can begin. Head outside and compete in a mini-Olympic games of your own. See who can score the gold medal in some outdoor lawn games like giant bowling, bean bag toss, and dart ball. After the main event, refuel and celebrate with Olympic torch cupcakes. Get ready for the games and find even more party ideas over on Mom Trends

Paint Party

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Moms and Munchkins

Get ready to get messy: At this paint party, you are the canvas! As your guests arrive, hand out oversized white shirts for them to use as a wearable canvas. Then, head outside and let the creativity begin. Set up a game of paint twister and have a splatter paint war with water blasters and paint-filled water balloons. When the paint runs outs, change out of your newly created wearable canvas and hang them outside. As you wait for your art to dry, take the painting inside to the dessert station and turn your cupcakes into your canvas. As your guests head out, make sure they grab their shirts to marvel at their newly created work of art.

Pool Party

July birthdays are the perfect excuse to throw a pool party. Turn your backyard into a tropical oasis and fill the area with inflatable palm trees, leis, and tiki torches. Don't stop at the decorations — fill the pool up with games and inflatables to keep everyone entertained. When you need a break from the pool, head over to the game and craft station, where you can play a round of Battleship and make your own pool noodle crafts. Check out the rest of our amazing ideas for a pool party here

PAW Patrol Party

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Amy Latta Creations

Celebrate your special day with Ryder and the crew with a PAW Patrol-themed birthday party. Spend the day with your favorite K9 rescue squad and become an official member with a PAW Patrol badge. With your team officially set, take them out on their first mission — a PAW Patrol scavenger hunt! When you've finished the mission, it's time for a round of pin the badge on Marshall! Finish off the celebration with an appearance from your favorite characters right on the cake. Party City’s got you covered with even more ideas for a PAW patrol party. 

Black Widow Party

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It's time to assemble! The long-awaited Black Widow movie is finally coming to theaters — just in time to celebrate your July birthday. Invite your guests over and prepare to send them out on a super-secret mission, just like Black Widow herself — but way less dangerous! Before you head out, craft a belt just like Black Widow to channel her inner spy skills. When you've returned from your mission, celebrate your victory with a Black Widow-themed piece of cake. You've earned it!