Today, we’re sharing some creative kids birthday party ideas with Hershey’s new birthday-themed products!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
There’s nothing kids love more than a birthday party! Balloons, games, crafts, presents and…above all…TREATS! Why stop at cake and ice cream when Hershey’s now has new birthday-themed products that are dressed in their party-best?
From Kit Kat Miniatures to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures to iconic Hershey Kisses Chocolates, your favorite Hershey’s products are now available in brightly wrapped foils to fit a variety of birthday themes and to help make your little one’s special day even sweeter!
These sweet treats are perfect for birthdays, whether you use them as party favors, special treats, in games and prizes, or as part of your party decor.
Today, we’re making party-planning a breeze. We’re sharing an awesome collection of 5 kid-friendly birthday party themes with lots of great activities, games, and ideas for each! These birthday party ideas will keep kids moving, exploring, and having fun with lots of gross motor, fine motor, and sensory options.
Yep…we’ve planned the party for you! And we’ve even included some fun and easy ideas for using Hershey’s birthday-themed treats as party favors!
Kids Birthday Party Ideas : 5 Fun Themes, 27 Fun Party Ideas!
1 || Walk the Plank from The Fickle Pickle – Here’s an awesome pirate-themed balance and coordination challenge for little ones!
2 || Musical Islands from Not Your Normal Steam – This one is a fun, new twist on musical chairs.
3 || Paint Your Own Treasure Chest from Catch My Party – Pick up a bunch of plain wooden boxes at the craft store and let kids go wild, painting their own treasure chests!
4 || Sensory Motor Scavenger Hunt – Why not change up the traditional treasure hunt by working in some sensory and motor tasks that support healthy development?
5 || Feet in the Sand – Try this fun sensory activity with gold coins, beaded necklaces, shells, or toy fish!
6 || Hershey’s Treasure Chest Party Favor – Make some paper plate baskets (like these from Sarah Hearts), paint them brown and fill them up with Hershey’s birthday-themed treats!
Outer Space Party
7 || Flying Saucer Creation Station from Ruby in the Rough – Kids will love creating their own one-of-a-kind flying saucers with this creative craft idea!
8 || Walk on the Moon – These are described as “mini trampolines for your feet”, it doesn’t get much better than that! And jumping provides excellent vestibular input, allowing little ones to get a better sense of their bodies in space.
9 || Planet Bean Bag Toss from Divine Party Concepts – We love this simple gross motor idea! It’s great for a range of ages and a fun way to learn the names of the planets!
10 || DIY Nebula Jar from MomDot – The perfect make-and-take craft for your outer space party and an awesome calming sensory activity too!
Bugs and Critters Party
11 || Fingerprint Bugs – This simple fine motor activity will get the creativity flowing as kids make creepy crawlers out of their own fingerprints!
12 || Baby Bumblebee – This is one of our favorite and most popular activities at The Inspired Treehouse because it incorporates fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and some squishy sensory fun! And the little bumblebees are a great party favor!
13 || Digging for Bugs from Creative Juice – Set kids up to dig for their own creepy crawly critters!
14|| Fly Swatter Painting from Munchkins and Moms – Such a fun way to get moving while creating a beautiful masterpiece!
15 || Bug Spray – This fun activity is a play on a good old fashioned carnival game. Fish out your water guns and let your kids practice visual motor skills with some buggy target shooting!
16 || Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures Caterpillars – Cut a leaf shape out of green cardstock or construction paper. Tape a few Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures in a curvy line to make the caterpillar. Cut out a circle from another colored piece of construction paper and draw the caterpillar’s face. Tape the face onto the top of the first Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniature. You can even add antennae using toothpicks!
A Garden Party
17 || Stepping Stones – This simple toy is perfect for tackling all kinds of developmental skills – teaching balance and coordination while providing sensory feedback too! Have kids make their way from one end of the “garden” to the other without touching the ground!
18 || Garden Tag – Gross motor skills are sprinkled into this game of garden tag as the beekeeper tries to control his gaggle of pollinating bees!
19 || Clothespin Caterpillars from We-Made-That – Here’s an adorable, crafty, fine motor make-and-take for your bug-themed party!
20 || Paper Pinwheels from One Little Project at a Time – What garden would be complete without some pretty spinning pinwheels?
21 || Bubble Snakes from Mom in the Mad House – Kids will love this fun outdoor activity – making their own snakes in an unconventional way…by blowing bubbles!
22 || Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures Flowers – Tape one Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniature to a square of cardstock. Using colorful markers, draw petals around it, making it the center of your flower. Write kids’ names on the cardstock to use as place markers at the birthday table!
23 || Tire Run – Get kids moving and working up an appetite for some cake and ice cream with this fun gross motor coordination activity!
24 || Vehicle Hide and Seek – This fun transportation-themed activity would be perfect for a party and targets fine motor skills and the tactile system!
25 || Hot Wheel Spoon Race – We love this fun and simple relay race! Awesome coordination and visual motor integration work for kids!
26 || Car Wash – Kids love a good little mess! This is an awesome group party activity for kids! Great for fine motor strengthening and some fun exposure for the tactile system!
27 || Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures Sailboats – Tape one Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniature to a small square of cardstock. Cut out two small triangles from construction paper and tape them onto a toothpick to make the sails. Stick the toothpick into the middle of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniature to make a little sailboat party favor or place card!
The Hershey Company has teamed up with Walmart to debut the brand new Hershey’s birthday-themed products. You’ll find them in the party aisle at Walmart, not in the candy aisle. Visit select Walmart locations to find all your birthday party needs and to make your next party extra special with Hershey’s birthday-themed products!
Hershey’s birthday-themed products include:
Hershey’s Kisses Chocolates
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures
Hershey’s Assorted Miniatures
Kit Kat Miniatures
Jolly Rancher Lollipops
Twizzlers Pull ‘N’ Peel Candy
Jolly Rancher and Twizzlers Party Mix
Which party theme will you choose for your kiddo? Which Birthday parties with Hershey products will you use? Leave us a comment below!
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