5 Year Old Birthday Party Ideas

5 Year Old Birthday Party Ideas – Best 11

Planning a birthday party for a 5-year-old can be simple and easy. The benefit of these parties is that 5-year-old children are at the age where they don’t need excessive entertainment. Simple things like candy or cake can make them happy. But that doesn’t mean you can’t host a super fun party! A theme or events party with games and sweets can make your little one super excited about their big day. There are so many 5 year old birthday party ideas. In fact, I’ve listed 11 unique ideas you can try today! 

5 Year Old Birthday Party Ideas – Top 11

Top 5 Year Old Birthday Party Ideas

1. Princess-Frozen Theme Party

Little girls love to dress up as princesses and pretend to have their own fairytale. The Disney movie Frozen is popular among kids today and would be a great theme for a princess type of party. Having a frozen theme party can include boys and girls into the mix if they both are invited to the party as well.

Everyone can come as their own character. You can set up princess or frozen theme decorations like balloons, napkins, plates, cups, and princess cupcakes to make the theme party complete. To really make it a frozen theme party you can play the frozen movies for everyone to watch.

2. Crafts Party

Making crafts can keep kids entertained. A lot of parents may shy away from craft parties because it does seem to be the messiest, but simply investing in some messy mats or moving the party outside can make it seem like less of a hassle.

All you have to do is set up a few tables, each with a variety of art materials and then the kids can move from one table to the next, wherever they find the most interesting things to make. One table could be for finger painting, one could be for making paper chain snakes, one for clay modeling, and another one for sticker decorating. The list goes on forever!

3. Cupcake Decorating

This is a theme for a child that loves anything food-related. Combining food with decorating can be a huge plus for a birthday party.

An easy way to get ready for a party like this is to buy pre-baked cupcakes so you don’t have to worry about baking cupcakes from scratch. This can help save a lot of time. If you go with this idea, then all you have to worry about is buying fun cake toppers, pre-made icing sugar, and of course plenty and plenty of sprinkles! You can set a table with all of these supplies.

Another idea you can add is to give little aprons for each kid so that they can feel like a real baker!

4. Superhero Party 

Many kids love superheroes right? So why not throw an epic superhero theme party! A superhero party is great because there are endless options for costumes a child can choose from. When they dress up they can feel like they have magical powers and also wear a super cool costume for the day.

A great idea to go along with this kind of party is to have each kid make their own mask for their costume. This can be an activity during the birthday event. You can find many superhero theme party decorations as well – from balloons, plates, banners, etc.

5. Water Game Party

If you want a party that is going to keep everyone cool in the hot summer heat, then a water game party is the perfect solution! You can ask each kid to bring their own swimsuit and towel. You can set up the backyard to host many fun games and activities.

A slip and slide are classic to have. Each child can take turns sliding on the waterslide. Setting up a sprinkler to let the kids run around in is a winner every time as well. Then there are water balloon fights! This one gets a little messy but it will be a great game to let the kids run around outside.

6. Sports Day Party 

On your marks, get set, GO! A sports day party is definitely a go when your son and all his friends seem to be the most energetic kids in the class. This way they can let off some steam and have some friendly competition. You could have them play actual sports like a baseball match or go a little more old school by doing relay races, obstacle courses, and bean bag throwing.

Then, you can have an award ceremony at the end of who won what game and what place. You can buy mini trophies or awesome prizes for the winners. Sending the kids home with goodie bags is a nice idea as well.

7. Bounce Castle Party 

A bounce castle is great because it is an effortless way to keep the kids entertained. They can bounce in the castle until they are completely worn out and all you have to do is set the castle up. The important part of this party is to make sure that the kids are playing safe and nobody gets hurt.

The best way to limit any injuries is to only let the maximum number of kids on at a time. A bounce castle is a great addition to the party because it can be something that the kids can play while they wait for another game or activity.

8. Baby Shark Party 

What 5-year-old doesn’t know the Baby Shark Song? Every kid loves it to hear, sing it, and do the motions, so why not make it the theme of the party? You can use the shark theme to apply it to games like pass the shark or musical shark statues.

You could even give little stuffed sharks as prizes. You can also add a bubble machine into the party to make the kids feel the underwater vibe of being a shark!

9. Pizza Party 

Pizza parties are the best because they are easy and a kid-pleaser! There’s the option of either preparing some home-made pizza bases or buying them premade. You can set up a table in the house or outside and then let the kids add their favorite topping.

You don’t have to go all out with toppings but just a few will be plenty: mozzarella, bacon, pepperoni, and some vegetables are good choices. While they make their own pizzas, you can play a movie or music in the background.

10. Camp Out Birthday

A camp-out birthday party can work well with sleepovers and summer birthdays. You could either have all the kids sleepover in a tent in the backyard or a giant sleepover in the basement with sleeping bags. If you live nearby a lake you can take them fishing or go on a mini hike.

Just make sure that it is a safe environment for five-year-olds. After a day’s activity, you can kick off the night in the backyard with a bonfire where they roast hotdogs and smores. It will be a great birthday where your son can spend time with his friends.

11. Trampoline Park Party 

A trampoline park is perfect for a five-year-old birthday party. It’s a day filled with endless fun. You can invite your boy’s friends and their families to the trampoline park. They can spend the whole day at the park and it will be one giant, bouncing, extravagant, fun party! Your son and his friends can learn new trampoline tricks and have a fun time playing outside. After the park, you could end the day with a delicious birthday cake and present opening. 


These were all the unique 5 year old birthday party ideas included in this article. Most if not all ideas are accessible for everyone. Many of these ideas are easy and cheap to plan. So, what do you say? Will you be trying one of these ideas this year?

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