Creative Winter Birthday Party Ideas For Kids
Get inspired with fun kids’ birthday party ideas
If your winter baby has managed to avoid an isolation birthday, but you’re not quite ready to invite the whole class over for a party, you’re probably looking for great winter birthday ideas to make your child feel special. Even if your child’s birthday party will be a little quieter this year, you can still make it a fun and memorable event for them to enjoy. And, on the plus side, because you won’t have to spend a fortune on an extravagant party, you can afford to get the perfect birthday gift to celebrate.
To help make planning your child’s birthday easier, Gifts Australia has kid-approved ideas for indoor birthday parties and fun family birthday activities. Get inspiration for unique ways to make your winter birthday special.
Family friendly winter birthday ideas
As the weather cools down and we can start heading out to enjoy our local regions, it’s a great chance to see what local attractions you haven’t visited recently as a family. The local bowling alley can be a great place for a birthday party for kids of all ages. Some ten pin bowling centres will offer organised parties with party games and a birthday theme complete with music and party food. If your child is too young to really enjoy bowling with friends, there’s a heap of outdoor activities that are great for a winter birthday.
Kids love putt putt golf and mini golf. Casual outdoor sports and games are an easy way to entertain a crowd of energetic kids if having a party at home isn't going to work for you. A private birthday party session for your child’s friends with a few rounds of mini golf followed by birthday cake and party games is a great idea for a low-hassle winter birthday. If you’re looking for ideas for something different to do for your tween’s birthday, big kids might love the chance to venture onto a real golf course for the first time.
Scavenger hunt or games themed parties are so much fun and make a great family-bonding birthday idea. You can plan these at home or in a local park for an inexpensive winter birthday idea. Maybe try planning your own DIY escape room challenge at home for a birthday theme with a difference. There are plenty of links online for ideas to help you make your own escape room birthday challenge that are suitable for different ages including those tricky-to-plan-for teenagers!
Kids' birthday party ideas
You can’t beat a pool party for a fun kids’ birthday! But, if the weather is too cold around the time of your child’s birthday, it’s time to think of indoor party ideas the kids will love. Toddlers, plus girls and boys aged 3 – 6, love a good birthday scavenger hunt! For a fun winter birthday surprise, you can’t go wrong with a day of party activities in the backyard. Finish off with a scavenger hunt with hidden party favours, lollies, and little treats. Rather than spend time putting together party bags, especially if you are not sure on numbers, you can just hide all the party favours, give the kids their own empty party bag, and send them off hunting for their booty.
Themed birthday parties are always popular and are a nice way to personalise the party to make the birthday child feel extra special. Art themed parties are the most popular birthday party themes for girls in 2022, along with the ever-popular mermaid and unicorn parties. Space themed parties, robots, and Star Wars continue to be the most popular themes for boys’ birthday parties.
Some of the latest party theme trends in 2022 for both boys’ and girls’ birthdays are Marvel themed superhero parties, Bluey parties, and Encanto themed parties. If you don’t want to buy licensed merchandise for your child’s party, stick with a classic birthday theme like a glow in the dark party or an animal theme.
Birthday parties on a budget
Low cost winter birthday ideas for kids include a karaoke party, movie night slumber party, and birthday baking parties. If you’re having to keep birthday party numbers low and will just have a couple of your child’s closest friends over, cookie decorating or birthday cupcake decorating can be a lot of fun and are not too messy! Getting all the kids to decorate their own birthday cupcake also saves on worrying about blowing out the birthday candles. It’s just not a birthday party if your child can’t make a wish and blow out the birthday candles. But individual cupcakes are definitely a better idea while we all stay COVID-aware.
If treating the birthday boy or girl to a movie at the cinema has been a tradition in your family, you can recreate a movie-themed party experience with movie night at home. Decorate the living room with fairy lights or glow sticks, serve up hot dogs and popcorn for dinner, and let the kids stay up all night watching movies.
With painting parties being so popular, a fun indoor party idea in case of bad weather is to set up a series of painting stations or easels with watercolours. Art kits can be shared between two to keep costs down, and the kids can go home with their very own masterpiece. For younger kids, especially girls aged 3 to 6, paper crown making and other craft party ideas are easy to plan and leave minimal mess to tidy. If you plan a paper crown making party, a special birthday tiara will make the birthday girl feel like a princess.
Shop for kids at Gifts Australia
Get creative with ideas for your child’s birthday! Make it a perfect party with great birthday ideas from Gifts Australia. We have a whole range of fun activity sets, gift baskets, kids cooking sets and more. And we offer free shipping on gift orders over $99. You can order your party supplies online plus get the best gift for your child’s special day. Browse our range of wonderful gifts for kids to find the perfect present to make this winter’s birthday the best one ever.