12 Creative Theme Ideas For February Birthday Parties
The shortest month of the year is jam-packed with awesome reasons to celebrate — like YOU, February birthday kid!
Margo Gothelf and Sarah Burns
Moms and Munchkins
Don’t let the winter weather get you down when it comes to celebrating your February birthday. February is a month full of fun and unusual holidays that make for great themes for birthday parties! Check out some of the ideas below and get ready for an awesome February birthday celebration. (Looking for more fun ideas for a winter birthday party? Check out our January Birthday Party Themes, too.)
1. Valentine’s Day Birthday Party
Valentine’s Day is of course February’s most popular (some might say inescapable) holiday, so why not embrace the love and throw a Valentine’s Day-themed birthday party? Send out heart-shaped invitations, put on your best red and pink outfits, and cue up a playlist of funny love songs. Then spend the party making valentines and eating all of the sweet treats and chocolates your hearts could possibly desire. Check out some more Valentine’s Day party inspiration over on Arin Solange’s site.
2. Leap Year Party
Grey Grey Designs
Just because Leap Year only comes around every four years doesn’t mean you have to wait to celebrate it, especially if you have a birthday on February 29th! Celebrate the one-of-a-kind day with a leap day obstacle course or learn how to make little origami frogs, since frogs are the unofficial mascot for Leap Day. Check out more Leap Day party ideas on Grey Grey Designs.
3. Fairy Tale Birthday Party
February 26th is National Tell a Fairy Tale Day, making February the best month to throw a fairy tale-themed party. Take inspiration from childhood classics such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs or Cinderella. Impress your guests with a seven dwarf ring toss and send them home with their own set of DIY fairytale stones. See even more ideas for a fairytale party over on Childhood 101.
4. Bubble Gum Birthday Party
Hostess with the Mostess
5. Pizza Party
Grey Grey Designs
If you love pizza and your birthday falls in February, then do I have good news for you. National Pizza Day is February 9th, making a pizza party the perfect theme for a birthday bash. Have your guests wear their best pizza-making aprons and set up a pizza bar for them to make their own personal pizzas. Fill the bar with every topping imaginable, different sauces, and multiple types of cheese. Finish off the party on a sweet note with a dessert pizza. Head on over to GreyGrey Designs for some pizza party inspo.
6. Mardi Gras Birthday Party
Join the celebration of Mardi Gras with a Mardi Gras-themed birthday party. Stick to a green, yellow, and purple color scheme and fill the room up with beads and decorative masks. Have a station for kids to make their own necklaces and decorate their own costume masks. Finally, finish off the birthday party with a homemade king cake. Find out more about throwing a Mardi Gras-themed party at Style Your Sense.
7. Jungle Safari Birthday Party
Leave the chilly winds of winter behind and set off on a big adventure through the jungle with a jungle safari-themed party. Decorate everything with animal prints and set up a photo booth where you can model your best safari gear alongside inflatable monkeys and snakes. Check out Roxy's Kitchen to see how she brought a jungle safari party to life.
8. Scavenger Hunt Birthday Party
More Than Thursday
A scavenger hunt-themed birthday party is the ultimate adventure. Set up one major scavenger hunt or create a few mini scavenger hunts to keep guests searching for clues. You can even do a themed scavenger hunt with Harry Potter characters or pirates. Head on over to Play Party Plan to see how she puts together a birthday-themed scavenger hunt.
9. Secret Agent Birthday Party
Frugal Family Times
Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Gather all of your best secret agents for a secret agent themed birthday bash. Spend the party solving missions, figuring out disguises, and mastering your way through the laser course. Make sure you finish off the party with some cake — because secret agents deserve a sweet reward for outwitting the bad guys, right? Frugal Family Times has the top-secret brief on how to throw your own secret agent party.
10. Pirate Birthday Party
Gather yer mateys to celebrate a day on the sea with a pirate-themed party. Take to the high seas and follow the map to buried treasure. Give everyone a pirate name and dress up in full pirate gear for the pirate photo booth. Don’t forget to send your guests home with a full bag of loot! Walk the plank to Mom Trends and dive into all the details for a pirate-themed party.
11. Sprinkles Birthday Party
I think we can all agree that sprinkles make a pretty fun birthday party theme. For this party, don’t be afraid to go overboard with the decorations. Fill decorative vases with sprinkles, have sprinkles out on the table, and give the kids their own set of sprinkles to decorate cupcakes with. Find more inspiration for a sprinkle-themed party on Pizzazzerie’s blog.
12. Art Birthday Party
Moms and Munchkins
Unleash the next generation of Kahlos and Picassos with an art-themed birthday party. Set up multiple craft stations and allow the kids to choose which project they want to work on. The art doesn’t have to stay just on the paper! For dessert, set up a cupcake decorating station full of bright candies and sweet treats. See how Moms and Munchkins put together her art-themed party here.
Updated January 2022