Modern Takes on Classic Kid’s Party Themes

Whether you like it or not, there’s a good chance a kiddo of yours might want to have a birthday themed around one of those classic, party-store themes. Sports, circus, ballerina, you know the drill. Luckily, I’ve rounded up a few ideas today to help you pull off a modern twist on those party concepts so you aren’t just stuck with what’s available in Aisle 4. —Kelly

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Party 6th Street Design School 600x399 Modern Takes on Classic Kids Party Themes

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A Lullaby Party: Chances are if you’re throwing a party for a very little one, most of the guests will be adults. Up the ante on a lullaby or nursery rhyme party with more sophisticated color palettes mixed with a few details the kids will love (balloons, wands or crowns!).

Circus Animal Parade Julep Modern Takes on Classic Kids Party Themes

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A Circus Party: Think outside of the animal cracker box by printing off giant photos of animals and making a big ol’ circus parade on the wall! Party hats and crowns optional, but they sure do look like some wild party animals with ‘em!

modern dinosaur birthday 7 Modern Takes on Classic Kids Party Themes

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A Dinosaur Party: Hop on the spray painted animal bandwagon and turn plastic dinosaurs into modern ones with a little spray paint. Use them as planters for decor that can last long after the party ends!

Modern Soccer Party kjerstislykke blog Modern Takes on Classic Kids Party Themes

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A Soccer Party: Try playing up the black and white palette for a soccer party, instead of the soccer motif itself. A soccer cake and plates look much more modern when paired with black and white straws and balloons!

Swan Lake Birthday Party Cakies Modern Takes on Classic Kids Party Themes

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A Ballerina Party: If your little lady love tutus, change up the ballerina theme with a Swan Lake party! Make feather tiaras and end the bash with a very special performance.

DIY GIant Moon Pinata4 600x399 Modern Takes on Classic Kids Party Themes

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An Outer Space Party: Top off an outer space party with a giant moon piñata! Hang it amongst gold star cut outs and disco balls stepping in as “planets.”

Party Paper: A Modern Circus Party

I had red and white stripes on the brain today which, when paired with peanuts, elephants and pom poms… turns perfectly into a modern circus party! This is a fun and simple take on a classic party theme that can span so many ages, from baby’s first birthday on up! —Kelly

Modern Circus Party Paper Party Paper: A Modern Circus Party

No. 1 DIY Party Animal Cake Toppers from Bleubird, No. 2 Party Hat Set from Urbanic, No. 3 Striped Party Plates from The TomKat Studio, No. 4 Bunting from The TomKat Studio, No. 5 Confetti Candy Cups from Sofie’s Big Day, No. 6 Peanut Bags from Cranky Cakes Shop

Party Paper: A Camping Party

I think I’m in denial that we have officially entered the final few weeks of summer. Can this season please never end!? But nevertheless, there’s still time to squeeze in those summer favorites… like camp! Sure many camps may be coming to a close, but that’s no reason why you can’t throw a camping party! The trees, the starry night sky, it’s all perfect inspiration for your final summer bash. —Kelly

Party Paper Camping Party Party Paper: A Camping PartyNo. 1 Camp Banner from Ello There at Urbanic, No. 2 Wood Chain Kit from Sideshow Press, No. 3 Paddle Postcards from Sideshow Press, No. 4 Starry Plates from Urbanic, No. 5 Birch Paper Straws from Thatch & Thistle Supply Co., No. 6 Camp Stationery Survival Kit from Norman’s Printery

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FN Dish: Hot Sauce Cards to Spice Up Your Mail

We’re feeling the heat this summer and channeling it towards spicing up your mailbox! For those of you that love hot sauce on everything and anything, you can now add it to your stationery. Check out some our favorites over on FN Dish right here!

Hot Sauce Card Round Up OSBP FN Dish FN Dish: Hot Sauce Cards to Spice Up Your Mail

Anna Sudit (left) // Said With Love (top right) and Printerette Press (bottom right)

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Party Paper: A Watermelon Party

We all know the pineapple is the fruit of the moment, but here on OSBP it seems the watermelon is trying to snag the spotlight! So today, I’m helping it along on its mission with some fun paper goods for the perfect watermelon party! This would be such a fun theme for a picnic birthday or a summer baby shower. Just add fruit! (Ok, and maybe some ice cream too… we can’t let the watermelon have all the fun!) —Kelly

watermelon party paper Party Paper: A Watermelon Party

No. 1 Watermelon Garland from Paper Source, No. 2 Ice Cream Cups from Sucre Shop, No. 3 Paper Straws from Urbanic, No. 4 Watermelon Party Pics from Naissance, No. 5 Watermelon Tags from Pinwheel Lane, No. 6 Watermelon Napkins from Crate & Barrel

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