28 Popular Character & Video Themes

How to host a popular character and video themed birthday for your kids! These 28 character themes are so fun and creative and include cakes, clever food ideas, free printables, party favors, and even entertaining party games. Featured are birthday themes for Minecraft, Skylanders, Angry Birds, Captain America, Thor, X-Men, Candy Crush, How to Train Your Dragon, Maleficent and The Lone Ranger to name a few.  Your video and character loving kid is going to go crazy for these party themes!


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Character Parties 

Captain America Cake

1.  Captain AmericaCaptain America Cake ~ This Captain America cake is patriotic inside and out. Check out the great cake and the really fun punch that she made for this Captain America party.

Candy Minions

2.  Despicable MeCandy Minions ~ Chocolate dipped spoons transformed into minions.  Perfect for party favors.

Doc McStuffins Birthday Party {free printables}

3.  Doc McStuffinsDoc McStuffins Birthday Party {free printables} ~ The Doc is in and she will fix you up with these fantastic party ideas! Learn how to make adorable bandaid cupcakes with rolled fondant as well as bandaid treat bags. There are also free printable cupcake toppers and treat bag tags.

Frozen Themed Party {how-to}

4.  Frozen ~ Themed Party {how-to} ~ How to Throw a Frozen Themed Birthday Party can be the easiest child themed party ever.  Of all the Themed Birthday Parties I’ve thrown, this was the easiest, because it only involved one event (ice skating) and a few cute and inexpensive decorations to make a (dessert table)!

Printable Frozen Scavenger Hunt

Printable Frozen Scavenger Hunt ~ “For the first time in forever” this Frozen themed scavenger hunt is available for FREE!  Simply download and print for a fun adventure your children are guaranteed to enjoy!

Frozen Birthday Invite w/Treat

Frozen Birthday Invite w/Treat ~ Need a super easy and cute Invite for your next Frozen birthday party? Come check out these unique invitations with a yummy surprise inside! 

Harry Potter Party Signage

5.  Harry PotterHarry Potter Party Signage ~ Harry Potter is loved by children and adults alike. If you’’re looking to make a magical memory for a witch or wizard lover, here you go! The full tutorial to make the Harry Potter Party Signage is provided.  {{knuckle bumps}}

How to Train Your Dragon {party games}

6.  How to Train Your Dragon ~ How to Train Your Dragon 2 {party games} ~ Every viking has to train to slay a dragon!  Party guests had required training exercises to complete the task.  After completion they were given their very own stuffed dragon. 

A Fairytale Princess Birthday Party

7.  Fairytale/PrincessA Fairytale Princess Birthday Party ~ The party atmosphere is easy to create with yards of ribbon hanging from trees or the ceiling, the empty frame made an immediate photo booth, and a book shelf  doubled as decor and a place to serve snacks from.

 Jake and the Neverland Pirates Party

8.  Jake and the Neverland Pirates ~ Jake and the Neverland Pirates Party ~ Design a fun pirate party for your little one. Here are unique ideas for pirate party food, decor, games, and more. Look at all these ideas if ye dare! 

Lego Inspired Birthday Party

9.  Lego ~ Lego Inspired Birthday Party ~ Tons of ideas for the ultimate Lego Themed Party! Printables, Desserts and food, party games, activities, and party favors. Great for kids of any age!

Lego Man Yellow Face Jars

Lego Man Yellow Face Jars ~ How to make Lego Minifigures with Lego Man yellow face baby jars. I used these yellow face Lego Man to decorate my son’s eighth Lego Movie themed birthday party. However, there are so many fun ways you can use these yellow face Lego men. 

Vintage Lone Ranger Party {free printables}

10.  Lone Ranger ~ Vintage Lone Ranger Party {free printables} ~ This is a vintage inspired Lone Ranger birthday party for a little cowboy. Ideas for decorations, food, invitations, etc! If you click on the link to my blog, you will find free printables.

Maleficent Dessert Table

11.  Maleficent ~ Maleficent Dessert Table ~ “Don’t be afraid.  I am not afraid.”  You won’t be afraid when you feast your eyes upon this gorgeous dessert table that features Maleficent silhouettes and black lace in a purple and black color palette.  

Mickey Mouse Birthday Party

12.  Mickey Mouse ~ Mickey Mouse Birthday Party ~  Wrapping paper  is used as a great source for decor and there are 3 types of wrapping paper in this photo. 

Planes Party Decor

13.  Disney Planes ~ Planes Party Decor ~ Zoom zoom zoom! Party guests will take off to new heights with this Disney Planes party.  It’s utter perfection!

Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess Party

14.  Sofia the First ~ Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess Party  ~ “You’ve come to the right castle!” Throw a Sofia the First party for your little princess with jeweled crowns, glass slippers, embossed napkins, paper poms and a movie premiere. The party inspiration is definitely fit for a princess!

Star Wars Party Printable Masks

15.  Star Wars ~ Star Wars Party Printable Masks ~ I purchased these adorable Star Wars Party Printable Masks and we had the best time at the photo booth with the Storm Trooper Balloons. I also made 2 adult Star Wars masks that are free printables right here. Click this link to print the Clone Wars Star Wars Masks.

Homemade Costume Tutorial R2D2

Homemade Costume Tutorial R2D2 ~ “May the force be with you!”  This R2D2 costume tops the scale on awesome!  What Star Wars fan wouldn’t love this costume? 

How to Plan a Superhero Party

16.  Superhero ~ How to Plan a Superhero Party ~ Everything you need to know to plan a successful superhero party from the invites, decorations, food and games.

Thor Birthday Party

Thor Birthday Party ~ Crash, Boom, Strike! Thor 2 is coming to theaters this summer. Now is the time to plan and prepare an amazing Thor superhero party. From purple thundercloud frosting shooting lightning bolt cupcakes to “Pin the Lightning Bolt on Thor’s Furious Fist” you will find electrifying inspiration!

Rapunzel Birthday Cake {how to}

17.  Tangled ~ Rapunzel Birthday Cake {how to} ~ How to make a barbie cake (using a real Barbie doll) and how to decorate it like Rapunzel from Disney’s Tangled.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party

18.  TMNT ~ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party ~  If you have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fans at home this is a no-brainer party idea. And, just in time for the movie release.  How clever is the roasting pan turtle shells?!

Ninja Knock-Out

Ninja Knock-Out ~ Keep your ninja’s entertained with a game of Knock-Out.  Party guests get to punch a circle which reveals a special treat/prize.

Wonder Woman Birthday Party

19.  Wonder Woman ~ Wonder Woman Birthday Party ~ Holy Moly this party is so crazy fun it’s one adventure you don’t want to miss! There is brightly colored red, blue and yellow party decor and delicious treats that “snap” and “crunch”. Party guests got to decorate their own capes, masks and Wonder Woman tiaras. How cool is that?!

Wolverine Party Ideas

20.  X-Men ~ Wolverine ~ Wolverine Superhero Party ~ Calling all superhero’s!  Capes, chevron stripes, word bubbles, masks, games and fun food ideas complete this amazing superhero party.  The push pops even have capes on them.  Adorable!

Video Game Party

Angry Birds Birthday Party

21.  Angry BirdAngry Birds Birthday Party ~ This amazing Angry Birds themed party will knock your socks off! The attention to details will blow you away. The birthday cake was decorated in layers of different birds and all of the food was bird/pig themed. Ashlee has even included the printable file for the egg-shaped food labels. {{score}}

Candy Crush Party

22.  Candy Crush ~ Candy Crush Party ~ Just like the game this colorful candy party will have you addicted!  You’ll find all of the iconic game candies in this party that include color bombs, striped candy and solids.

The Ultimate Gamerz Party

23.  Gamer Party ~ The Ultimate Gamerz Party ~ The perfect party theme for the Gamer!  Just add a video game truck!  This amazing video game dessert table incorporates Pac Man, Mario Bros. and Atari.  

Tween Teen Instagram Party

24.  InstagramTween Teen Instagram Party ~ Inspired by the popular app, Instagram, this party is sure to have many “likes” from the teenage girl. Chevron stripes, polka dots, camera lens cookies and an oversized 3D camera are some of the adorable party features. There’s so much more that you don’t want to miss. #instaparty #bday

Minecraft Party {dessert table}

25.  Minecraft ~ Minecraft Party {dessert table} This colorful Minecraft dessert table is perfect for the gamerz in your life! You can keep the party simple with a backdrop and sweet treats like Minecraft cookies, Creeper Corn and TNT sour cherry bombs. (If you aren’t familiar with Minecraft it’s an electronic game about breaking and placing blocks.) 

Minecraft Animal Cookies

Minecraft Animal Cookies ~ If your kids love Minecraft, they’ll flip over these Minecraft cookies! Learn step-by-step how to make Minecraft animal cookies using a free printable template.

Minecraft Birthday Cake Tutorial

Minecraft Birthday Cake Tutorial ~ Learn how to make this amazing Minecraft cake for your gamerz next party!

Pac Man Party

26.  Pac ManPac Man Party ~ It amazes me that Pac Man is still around and the young generation knows what it is!  This video game party has some really fun ideas to incorporate into your party.  There are Pac Man cupcakes, a homemade “Pinky” piñata and bean bag toss.  All of these ideas were homemade so you too can re-create them! 

Skylanders Giants Party

27.  SkylandersSkylanders Giants Party ~ If you have a Skylanders Giants fan and know that party supplies are not available then you are in luck with this fabulous post. Plucking Daisies shows you how to decorate and make games on a budget. Some of the game tutorials include Slam Bam’s Ice Prison Smash, Eruptor’s Lava Lob, Boomer’s Troll Bomb Toss and Wrecking Ball’s Tongue Grabber. The best part, all of the supplies are from the dollar store.

Super Mario Brothers Party

28.  Super Mario ~ Super Mario Brothers Party ~ A Super Mario party filled with DIY decorations, food ideas, games and candy bar!


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