11 Kid-Approved Birthday Party Ideas for 7-Year-Olds

Updated March 22, 2022
Children cheering at 7-Year-Olds birthday party

The possibilities are endless when it comes to picking the perfect theme and selecting birthday party ideas for a child who is turning seven. It's a fun stage in which they have their own preferences, so it's important to decide on a party theme they will absolutely love celebrating with their best friends.

Video Game Marathon

Kids enjoying afternoon with video games

A video game marathon is sure to delight the birthday kiddo and their party guests. Set up a video game station (or more than one, depending on how many guests you expect) that's ready to go with some of the guest of honor's favorite games (think Among Us, Pokémon, Minecraft, or whatever else is all the rage with the early elementary crowd). Anchor the decorations with a personalized backdrop featuring a video game theme and pair it with coordinating party printables. Finger foods like chicken fingers and pizza will be a hit, especially if you pair them with a theme-focused sweet treat, like a Minecraft birthday cake.

Art Canvas Painting

Young Girls doing Arts And Crafts

If your kid loves any opportunity to get creative, transform your space into an art studio to celebrate your child turning seven. An art party can provide a wonderful hands-on experience and leave room for creativity that will keep the kids busy throughout the entire party. Set the scene by setting out blank canvas, paint in every color of the rainbow, and brushes for each guest to create their own masterpieces. You can get creative with the party menu and serve homemade rice krispies paint brushes and colorful cupcakes forming an artist's paint palette that doubles as a birthday cake.

Go Camping

Students sitting in camp tent

If your child loves the outdoors, a camping trip can be a great birthday celebration. Taking a group of kids camping can be a big responsibility, but your child is worth the effort. Keep the guest list small and invite a couple of other adults to help chaperone the little adventurers. Whether you're setting up tents or renting a cabin in the woods, keep the decorations to a minimum for wildlife safety - lanterns, flashlights, a bear figurine, and binoculars are great safe party props to bring to the site.

Put together party treats that are easy to pack yet super fun and convenient for a camping adventure - s'more kits, trail mix, and sandwich bags are among the favorites. Depending on the season, a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows under the stars may excite the kids.

Slime Making

Girl with brother making slime at home

Slime is extremely satisfying and fascinating to feel and touch, and that might explain why most kids are overly obsessed about it. If this perfectly applies to your child, a slime-making party is in order. It's a wonderful party idea for providing a great learning opportunity about chemistry. Set the scene with a slime lab where the kids can play the scientists and experiment with slime activators (borax, saline solution, or liquid starch). Remember: Slime making requires adult supervision. Adults should handle all the chemicals. This science activity is exciting becuase the kids can create their own themed slime. If the kids love rainbows and unicorns, they can add liquid food coloring in the colors of their preference and incorporate glitter, sequins, beads, and other fun textures.

Pop It

Kid plays with push pop fidget toy

Somehow, parents are surviving the Pop It trend. What is Pop It? It is a silicone fidget toy to help soothe stress and anxiety. The kids repeatedly pop dimples in and out, similar to bubble wrap. This trendy toy is starting to take the party scene, so if you are feeling inclined to jump on the bandwagon, there are unique ideas to make your child's wildest Pop It dreams come true. A Pop It balloon mosaic is the newest party decor trend. It will instantly bring the theme to life with its fun and vibrant colors. Other exciting ideas are cupcakes adorned with Pop It toppers and key chains for take-home party favors.

Karaoke

Four girls at slumber party, one girl singing into microphone

Does your child have a knack for singing? Look no further, a karaoke party is a great theme to celebrate with friends and to perfect those singing skills. If you would like to keep it old school, you can use a traditional karaoke machine or you can rent a karaoke party package that includes everything you need--microphone, lights, speaker stand, tablet, and laptop holder. An online karaoke database has a wonderful selection, so guests will find just about anything they would want to sing.

Make it extra fun and have hats, boas, and cool glasses for the kids to wear during their performances. Decorate the space with musical note balloons and a karaoke star party banner to establish the theme. Have personalized water bottles on hand to keep the karaoke stars hydrated and keep the party menu simple with savory finger foods and vegetable and fruit trays. If you would like to add something extra to perfectly match the theme, cupcakes topped with chocolate musical notes and microphone sugar cookies would be excellent additions.

Pizza Making

Kids Preparing Pizza

Pizza is a food staple at any birthday party, so why not make the beloved pizza the star of the party? Not to mention, it can be one of the easiest themes you will ever plan to celebrate your child's birthday.

Decorate your space with pizza balloons and a personalized pizzeria sign. Set up a large table covered with the traditional red and white checkered tablecloth to add an Italian cantina feel to your party set up. Have a small tray, a rolling pin and a pizza dough in a clear bag labeled with each child's name for each place setting. Set out small bowls with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, pitted olives, pepperoni, olive oil, and other fun toppings. To keep things tidy, have enough spoons, brushes, and mini dish towels the kids can use while creating their personalized pizzas. Assign an adult to manage the oven for the kids for a supreme and safe pizza making experience. After enjoying their own personalized pizzas, the kids can have a blast playing fun party games.

American Ninja Warrior

boy having fun on inflatable obstacle

An American Ninja Warrior birthday party is the perfect theme to keep seven year olds happy and active. If you have a large backyard, you can plan in advance and start building your own obstacle courses. If building obstacle courses requires a lot of effort, you can rent obstacle course inflatables and turn your outdoor space into a Ninja Warrior paradise. Advise the parents to send their kids with a bike helmet and labeled items, such as a towel and water bottles, to keep their busy bodies hydrated.

Sing happy birthday in style with an American Ninja Warrior inspired birthday cake and opt to keep the menu backyard style by serving hot dogs, hamburgers, and refreshing lemonade. Congratulate the little ninja warriors with personalized headbands and gold medal cookies.

Outer Space Experience

Girl Wearing Space Suit Playing With Rocket

If you have a little astronaut at home, an outer space theme is a perfect choice for an intergalactic birthday celebration. You can easily set the scene and bring an outer space theme to life with a complete birthday party package that includes everything you need to throw an out-of-this-world party.

Impress the kids with outer space-inspired sweets, such as galaxy cupcakes, fruit kabob rockets, and a moon birthday cake. Keep the little astronauts occupied with creating their own DIY galaxy jars and space themed games and activities.

Lego Building

Little boys building house of block toys sitting on the floor

Calling all Lego builders! A Lego building party is an exciting theme for a child who loves to get creative and defy gravity with building blocks. If your child is a Lego lover and has countless Lego pieces, you can easily set up a building station for the kids without investing in new Lego sets.

As far as party decorations go, keep it simple with a printable party package you can print from the convenience of your home. You can get creative with Lego-themed treats, including cupcakes, Rice Krispies, and a birthday cake design of your child's choice.

Carnival Games

Children having a sack race in garden on a birthday party

Get creative with bright and colorful Carnival party ideas to celebrate your child turning seven! One great thing about planning a carnival party is the fact you can keep the food preparation to a minimum by serving easy store bought items--cotton candy, bags of popcorn, candies, and corn dogs, for instance. If you have a good size backyard, a variety of carnival games are a must to get the kids engaged and moving throughout the party. Download these festive carnival game signs to help you complete your celebration and have a blast with all the fun games the kids will be thrilled to play.

Have a Blast. It's Worth It.

Planning a party can be time-consuming, but creating sweet memories for your children and encouraging them to bond with friends through social events make it all worthwhile.

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