10 Must-Have Birthday Party Decorations & Games for Kids

Jill Holtz

January 24, 2015

Birthday Party Decorations

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Organising a child’s party at home is a major logistical exercise. There’s invites to go out, food to make, decorations to find and games to organise. We know, we’ve been there. So we have picked out 10 Must-Have Birthday Party Decorations & Games for Kids guaranteed to make it the best ever kid’s party!

You might find out Best Ever Party Guide and The Only Birthday Party Checklist You’ll Ever Need helpful too.

#1. Set Of Personalised Party Bags

personalised party bags

This cute set of fun cotton personalised party bags from Notonthehighstreet.com are perfect for sending your child’s guests home with their tiny treats and treasures. Personalised with the words ‘Thank you for coming to NAME’s party!’, or ‘The best party on the planet Love from NAME, these cotton bags are a brilliant alternative to the disposable plastic bag.

There are five designs to choose from: Croc’s party, Fairy, Robot, Monkey, Best party, (minimum of 5 bags).

#2. Pin The Tail on The Donkey

pin tail on donkey

The ultimate classic party game, Pin the Tail on the Donkey!

This bargain set comes with donkey, 12 tails and a mask for the pinner to wear.

Available from Thebigparty.ie.

More ideas for party games on our 20 Fun Kids Party Games and Activities & 15 Fun Toddler Party Games

#3. Olaf from Frozen Piñata

olaf frozen pinata

This fun Olaf from Frozen piñata from Pinataspinatas.com definitely won’t melt at the party! All their piñatas are handmade and therefore unique. No two piñatas will be the same and please allow for colour, texture, size and shape variations.

The orders take up to two weeks to make and complete however, if there is a party date sooner please let them know and they will prioritise your order to get the piñata to you in time. You can either order the piñata empty, and you can stuff it full of your favourite sweets. OR, they can fill the piñata with sweets for you and it’s ready to go! (€5 extra).

More great piñata options here.

You might enjoy reading 11 of the Best Frozen Party Food Ideas for a Cool Time

#4. Loot Bag Fillers

medium toy assortment amazonThis medium toy assortment from Amazon.com has 100 small toys included with

  • whistles
  • masks
  • porcupine balls
  • squeeze balls
  • puzzles
  • keychains
  • toy magnifying glass
  • paddle balls
  • toy skateboards
  • toy dinosaurs
  • pencil toppers and more

Great as loot bags or pinata fillers.

Or check out this similar 100 small toy assortment from Amazon.co.uk.

More Party Bag Ideas here.

#5. Frozen Cake Toppers

frozen sticker set

Cakeshop 12 x PRE-CUT Disney Frozen Edible Cake Toppers made from premium wafer paper

  • 12 x 4cm (approx.) Cake Toppers by Cakeshop
  • Printed on Premium Wafer Paper
  • 100% Edible, Pre-cut and very easy to use, full instructions provided

Available on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.

Check out 8 of the Coolest Frozen Cakes Ever

#6. Minecraft Party Decorations

minecraft cups set amazonThis Minecraft Complete Party 1 for 8 Children set from Amazon.co.uk has everything you need for a Minecraft Party with:

  • 8 Green Square Paper Party Plates & 8 Black Party Cups (266ml),
  • 20 Black Beverage Napkins
  • 1 Green Plastic Party Tablecover (137cm x 274cm)
  • 1 Licensed Minecraft ‘Underground’ Poster (40cm x 50cm)
  • 1 Licensed Minecraft ‘Characters’ Poster (40cm x 50cm)

Or how about this Minecraft Party Set from Amazon.com

minecraft party set amazon

which has

  • 12 Small Foil Gold Bar Favor Boxes (3 x 0.5 inches), they ship flat and you fold to make Boxes
  • 16 Bright Blue Acrylic Large Diamond Shaped Decorative Gems – great for favors, prizes, hide them in sand to be mined! (1.3×1.5 inches)
  • 2 Tissue Grass Mats (assembly required) each is 15 x 28 inches
  • Pin the Pickaxe Treasure Map Party Game – contains treaure map (18 x 20 inches), blindfold, and 12 numbered pickaxes

If you need some kids party food ideas, check out 15 Healthy Party Food Ideas for Kids and 20 Great Party Food Ideas

#7. Twister

twisterGet everyone tangled up in knots with the classic party game Twister. Spin the spinner, then move your hands and feet from one coloured dot to another. The new version of Twister has 2 new moves, ‘air’ and ‘spinners choice’ to get you even more tangled.

Suitable for ages 6 and over.

Available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.

#8. Cake Decoration Sets

cake decorating set amazon

Create professional looking flowers and designs using both edible and non-edible materials with this Flowers and Cake Design Kit from Amazon.com which includes an impressive 46 pieces including:

  • rolling pin,
  • Flower Blossom Plunger,
  • Star, flower, butterfly, petal, daisy, heart cutters,
  • cake smoother,
  • flower modeling tools.

Or this Cake Decorating Icing Tool Set from Amazon.co.uk will help you create a variety of professional looking cake decorations and biscuits with its icing and biscuit making set.

cookie decorating amazon

It includes a heavy duty, easy to use icing gun with an adjustable trigger action nozzle, eight stainless steel nozzles and thirteen stainless steel biscuit cutter templates. Nozzles and templates are dishwasher safe.

Great birthday cake ideas and all tried and tested by parents!

#9. Lego Party Decorations

lego moulds

Make your Lego Party even better with fun Lego jellies.

This set of 3 Lego Style Brick / Figure Style Silicone Moulds available from Amazon.co.uk has

  • 3 Designs Included
  • Oven proof to 230*c. Microwave and Dishwasher Safe
  • Perfect for cake, ice cubes, confectionery, cake decorations, chocolate, jelly and more!
  • Food grade silicone

Or try out this Lego Brick Mould from Amazon.com, a flexible silicone candy/ice/crayon mold suitable for making lego-like bricks:

  • 100% food grade silicone that is oven and freezer safe.
  • Mold measures 7 inches by 4 3/4 inches.
  • Each brick is 1 inch by 1 7/8 inches.
  • Great for Lego parties and all kinds of Lego fun!

14 Lego Party Ideas that will make sure Everything is Awesome!

#10. Happy Birthday Bunting

happy birthday bunting

This Happy Birthday Bunting from Notonthehighstreet.com is fun and will be reused over and over again as well.

Available in ten different colourways and ten fonts.

The bunting can also be personalised with a child’s name.

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