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15 Super-Fun Kids Birthday DIYs or Ideas!


I’m helping a friend plan her little girl’s first birthday and have been saving ideas for inspiration. There are so many cute ideas out there – it’s almost hard to decide. Today I thought I’d share a few of my favorites that I’ve come across as of late – from smash cakes to indoor drive-in movies, here’s 15 ideas to get the party on!

  • Indoor Drive-in 1 of 14
    Indoor Drive-in
    How fun would this be for a little movie-themed party. An indoor drive-in.
    Visit Not Just A Housewife for more info.
  • Fun Backdrop 2 of 14
    Fun Backdrop
    A cute idea to commemorate a special age. Paint a number on the wall. (Or use washi tape).
    Visit Charla Anne for more info.
  • Spiderman Photobooth Background Idea 3 of 14
    Spiderman Photobooth Background Idea
    Web-like inspiration for a photobooth idea. Photographed by Brenda Horan.
    Visit Brenda Horan Photogrpahy for more info.
  • Cool Swag 4 of 14
    Cool Swag
    These adorable notebooks were made o send to Haiti after their big earthquake. Great inspiration to make at a party, one for the kids to take home and one to send to children in need.
    Visit Ashley Ann Photography for more info.
  • Campfire Cake 5 of 14
    Campfire Cake
    A fun cake for a camping-theme party. Pirouette cookies "sticks" and melted butterscotch and cinnamon hard candies "flames".
    Visit Cake Decorating for more info.
  • Cookie Monster Cupcakes 6 of 14
    Cookie Monster Cupcakes
    Who doesn't love cookie monster? These cupcakes are so fun and super easy too!
    Visit Bird on a Cake for more info.
  • Baby Birthday Banner {Tutorial} 7 of 14
    Baby Birthday Banner {Tutorial}
    Possibly the cutest birthday banners ever.
    Get the how-to at Dahlias to Doxies for more info.
  • Party Animal Cake Toppers 8 of 14
    Party Animal Cake Toppers
    Nothing like a few party animals to add to the mix.
    Click Oh Happy Day for more info.
  • A Surprise Box 9 of 14
    A Surprise Box
    A cute idea to surprise someone special.
    Visit Studio DIY for more info.
  • Nautical Theme 10 of 14
    Nautical Theme
    An adorable sailor-themed birthday party.
    Visit Diaper Style Memoirs for more info.
  • DIY Smash Cake 11 of 14
    DIY Smash Cake
    A cake made for smashing!
    Visit Hellobee for more info.
  • Rice Krispie Square Paintbrushes 12 of 14
    Rice Krispie Square Paintbrushes
    Nothing like a yummy paint brush....
    Image from Catch My Party.
  • Snowman Macaron Cake 13 of 14
    Snowman Macaron Cake
    Made for the winter holidays, this cake is also perfect for a kids mid winter birthday party. So fun!
    Visit Raspberri Cupcakes for more info.
  • Ahoy Photobooth Backdrop 14 of 14
    Ahoy Photobooth Backdrop
    Ay there! A fun little backdrop idea for sailor themed party.
    Visit Diaper Style Memoirs for more info.

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Jan is the co-founder of Poppytalk, a blog about the beautiful, the decayed and the handmade and Poppytalk Handmade, an online curated marketplace. Follow her on Twitter , Facebook and Pinterest!


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