7th Birthday Party Celebration Ideas

By the time your child reaches their 7th birthday, chances are you’ll be well established within the birthday party circuit where you get to spend every other weekend, transporting your kid from one birthday party to the next. From one theme to the next. With each parent trying to outdo the other parent to see who can create the most spectacular birthday party celebration of all time. Although not yet a professional (reserved for parents of 8 to 12 year olds), you are well on your way to achieving ‘honorable mention’ status. The only challenge that lays before you is what to plan for this year’s birthday theme? You don’t want to go with too young of a theme as that may not be cool with your kid. After all, 2nd graders do have an image to maintain. On the other hand, you don’t want to go too old and take the risk of some kids not being able to partake in the fun.

Well, thankfully at this age, there are plenty of birthday party ideas and options that you can plan for that will not only get your child excited, but will have you ranking high on the birthday party meter and make you the envy of all second grade parents!

The first big decision is whether you want to have the party at your house or at some other location. If you choose to have the party outside of your home, you can still self-host it at a park or even a restaurant. Or you have the option to have the party at a place that offers birthday packages. Many parents choose to go with the places that offer birthday packages. They may cost more, but it means less clean up and planning on your part and depending on the place, could be more fun for the kids (unless you are the house on the block with the amazing backyard or basement).

Here are a few 7th birthday party ideas to consider:

Birthdays based on popular movie themes:

This might be the last year that you can get away with a birthday theme based on an animated movie or tv show character. It all depends on the comfort level of your child and whether they think they are too old to have such a party. With that being said, all of the movies and television shows listed below are great options for building a themed birthday party. Party supplies based on each movie or show are generally readily available, which makes the job of planning that much easier. The party supply store may even have themed invitations you can send out. Other options for your party can include playing songs from the movie or television show, playing games such as movie trivia or setting up other challenges based on the movie or show. You can also have themed prize giveaways for the winners. Make it even more memorable by setting aside 2 hours for the kids to all watch the movie together. Don’t forget about your themed cake. And if you want to go all out, there are also companies that specialize in character appearances!

Popular kid’s movie birthday themes:

  • Frozen
  • The Lion King
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Aladdin
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Mulan
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Pocahontas
  • Moana
  • Finding Nemo (Finding Dory)
  • Toy Story
  • Despicable Me Party (Minions)
  • All Disney Princess theme
  • Cars
  • Brave

Popular kid’s television show and book character birthday themes:

  • Hello Kitty
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Power Rangers
  • The Electric Company
  • Arthur
  • My Little Pony
  • Monster High
  • Elana of Avalor
  • Super Mario
  • Avengers
  • Transformers
  • Wild Kratts
  • Secret Life of Pets
  • Ninja Warriors
  • Pokemon
  • Shopkins

Other 7th Birthday Party Ideas

  • Host your party at Chuck E. Cheese’s (or other themed restaurant that offers games and birthday packages)
  • Host the party at a local arcades or Indoor play-land that offers birthday packages
  • Rent a bounce house or inflatable water slide (or take the kids to a company that specializes in bounce house birthday parties).
  • Have a fun baking class where the kids all get to work together to bake cupcakes or birthday cookies.
  • Host a craft party where you can bring in experts to help teach the kids how to paint, make jewelry or even pottery. Craft stores like Michael’s also offer birthday packages.
  • Have a “fun with water” party – sprinklers, water balloons, squirt guns, etc.
  • Host your party at an indoor trampoline park
  • Have an ice cream themed party where the kids get to mix up their own ice cream creations
  • Host the birthday party at a theme park (most offer birthday packages)
  • Host the party at an aquarium (most offer birthday packages)
  • Take the kids out to the ballpark to see a baseball game
  • Host the party at your local zoo (most offer birthday packages and you can also tie in a theme such as the Lion King)
  • Take the kids out to a local farm that’s familiar with hosting birthday parties for kids
  • Have a petting zoo
  • Host a sports themed party (soccer, baseball, football, softball, etc.)
  • Host your party at a local museum (many children’s museums have birthday packages)
  • Take the kids to Build-a-Bear Workshop
  • Take the kids on a train ride
  • Host your party at The Little Gym
  • Host the party at a local dance studio
  • Have a Lego party where the kids can learn to build Lego structures (look for a company that specializes in this)
  • Hire some face painters – always a hit
  • Host a tea party
  • Ask a local fire department if they have programs for kids
  • Create a superhero themed party (Avengers, Batman, Superman, Justice League, etc.)
  • Have a pop star themed party where the kids can sing karaoke
  • Take the kids to a local puppet theater
  • Take the kids to a local youth theatre
  • Rent a portable backyard movie screen and projector and have your own backyard movie party
  • Mermaids are very popular, so build your birthday them around them
  • Create a birthday theme based on sharks
  • Create a birthday theme based on Dinosaurs
  • Create a Hot Wheels based birthday theme
  • Host a jungle animal themed party
  • Host a party based on your daughter’s favorite fairytale
  • Have an Emoji themed party
  • Take the kids out to a popular movie
  • Celebrate in the park
  • Plan a Campout or Sleepover
  • Plan out a Jurassic Park theme
  • Have a Karaoke party where the kids can have singing contests
  • Have a Slime Party – they are all the rage
  • Plan your party at a ranch that offers kids party packages
  • Create a magical winter wonderland theme
  • Plan a foam party – you can actually rent foam making machines
  • Create a carnival theme with different booths where kids can win prizes
  • Host a Zombie Party
  • Have a glow in the dark party where kids can have fun with glow in the dark face paint and clothing
  • Have a color fun party (similar to a color run without the running) – you can buy the colorful powder everywhere. Just make sure you have a big backyard and an area to hose off the kids
  • Plan a pool party
  • Make your own pizza theme – the kids get to design and bake their own pizzas
  • Have a sock hop party
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Have your party hosted at Dave & Busters if they are in your area
  • Create a Star Wars themed party
  • Create a Barbie themed party
  • Have a pajama party


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