Whether you want to throw a big party or a small get together for your child, these 41 fun and memorable 10th birthday ideas will create memories that last a lifetime!
Celebrating their 10th birthday is a big deal for your kid! And that means you need to come up with a great way to celebrate! There are so many fun and memorable ways to mark your child’s entry into double-digits.
With these amazing 10th birthday party ideas, your kid is sure to have a birthday they’ll never forget.
10th Birthday Party Themes
Picking a theme for your kid’s birthday party is a great way to bring their interests and passions into their celebration.
With these fun party themes, your big kid will definitely have a blast celebrating their big day.
1. Movie themes
Use your kid’s favorite movie as part of their party theme. There are a variety of fun movies that make perfect party themes, like Trolls, Star Wars, or Harry Potter. Movie Nights at Home has all kinds of ideas!
2. Video games
Kids who enjoy video games would love to have a party based on their favorite game, like Minecraft, Fortnite, or Pokémon.
You can’t go wrong incorporating animals into your party theme! Use real or imaginary animals as the theme for your 10 year old’s birthday, including unicorns, cats, dogs, llamas, or mermaids.
4. Craft party
Help your kid and their friends get creative for their birthday by hosting a crafting party! The guests can make a craft, paint a picture, a make body scrub, create a flower arrangement, bake a sweet treat, or make a batch of slime.
5. Spa party
Set up a spa at home to pamper your child and their friends on the special day. Spa treatments could include DIY facial masks, manicures, and pedicures.
From the Avengers to Wonder Woman, superheroes never go out of style. And that means they make a great theme for a kid’s birthday party.
Incorporate your kid’s favorite toy into their party theme by hosting a LEGO party or use the LEGO movie, LEGO Batman, or Ninjago as the party theme.
Bring the tropics to your backyard by hosting a luau for your kid’s 10th birthday party with fruity drinks, grass skirts, and water activities. We have an awesome Hawaiian banana bread recipe and Hawaiian movie night ideas!
9. Pool party
Enjoy a day at the pool with friends to celebrate your kid’s 10th birthday.
10. Backyard movie night
Watch your kid’s favorite movie in the backyard and serve movie theater snacks to your guests. You can grab everything you need for an outdoor movie night and a list of outdoor movie ideas on Movie Nights at Home as well!
11. Tea party
Host a classic tea party for your 10 year old to create a fun and memorable celebration with finger foods and mini desserts.
Use your kid’s favorite sport as the theme for their party. You can even incorporate team colors into the celebration’s theme.
Let your kid invite a few friends over for a fun sleepover celebration. We put together 50 Best Pajama Party Ideas for a Fun Sleepover for All Ages that will help you plan the party too!
Host a magic show at your party or create a magical theme for the celebration.
15. Board games
Kids who love board games would enjoy a game-themed party or a fun game night with their friends.
16. Virtual party
If your kids can’t get together in person with their friends for their big day, host a virtual movie night or party over Zoom to celebrate.
Bring outer space to your kid’s party with a space or galaxy theme.
Your kid will never be old to be a prince or princess! Host a fairytale theme to give them a chance to be royalty.
Experience Party Ideas for a 10th Birthday
Hosting a traditional themed party is a great way to celebrate the big day. But with the help of an experience party, your 10 year old can have a birthday they’ll be talking about for years. These experience ideas are a great way to make your kid’s entry into double digits an amazing event.
19. Movie night
Rent out a movie theater for the evening to watch a new release or an old classic with your kid and their friends.
20. Skating rink
Grab your skates and host the party at a skating rink for some nostalgic fun on the big day.
21. Ice skating
If your kid has a winter birthday, head to the ice skating rink for the party.
Gamers will love having their birthday party at an arcade where the can challenge their friends and earn prizes.
23. Bowling alley
Hit the lanes on the big day to play a few rounds of bowling and enjoy some snacks from the concession stand.
Let your kid invite a few of their friends to watch their favorite band play live for their birthday.
25. Hotel sleepover
Skip the traditional sleepover and spend the night in a hotel with your kid and a few of their friends.
26. Escape room
While your 10 year old and their friends may not be able to finish an escape room on their own, with a little bit of adult help, they’re sure to have a blast solving the puzzles.
27. Scavenger hunt
Set up a scavenger hunt around town or in your home to create an interactive birthday experience.
28. Trampoline park
Book a party at a trampoline park to give your 10 year old and their friends a chance to have fun bouncing and playing.
29. Laser tag
Set up a game of laser tag for the big day to create a memorable party for your preteen.
30. Paintball game
Or head to a local paintball field to play a round of paintball with your kid and their friends.
Set up tents in the backyard or head to your favorite campsite to enjoy a night in nature for the big day.
Purchase tickets to see your kid’s favorite team play to celebrate their birthday.
33. Amusement or water park
Thrill seeking kids will love hanging out at an amusement or waterpark for their birthday.
If your kid is an animal lover, let them enjoy some time with their furry friends at a nearby zoo or petting zoo.
35. Go carts
Head to your local go-cart track and race each other.
36. Horseback riding
Give your kid a chance to ride a horse on their birthday by visiting a nearby stable on the big day.
37. Cooking class
Sign your kid up for a cooking class to help them learn a new skill for their birthday.
38. Rock climbing wall
Get active for your kid’s big day by heading to a nearby rock climbing wall.
Enjoy nature for your kid’s birthday with an outdoor hike.
Let your kid celebrate turning double digits with a big-kid makeover, like getting a new haircut or getting their ears pierced.
41. Family trip
Skip the party altogether and book a family vacation to celebrate the big day.
Need help planning your party?
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We designed it to help you think of every detail, save time and money, and host a truly great party!
If you’re kiddo isn’t a big fan of birthday cake, we also have several kids party desserts that aren’t cake to help you plan!
We also have a full list of cool outdoor birthday ideas you might like!