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5 Steps to Building the Perfect Kids Birthday Party

We love throwing parties - especially birthday parties! Building the perfect birthday party for your favorite little one is easy with these 5 party-planning steps. You can find all the birthday party supplies you need right here at!

1. Pick a cohesive, fun and unique party theme

Your kiddo’s birthday should scream FUN! Our brand new Party Animal theme is like an explosion of activity – perfect for any child with a ton of energy and super excited for his or her birthday. With bright colors and designs, this theme features polka dots and giant pencil-shaded animal standees wearing fun, colorful party hats. Plus, find all your party essentials for the ultimate birthday party. Favors, cupcake wrappers, invitations and more are all detailed with jungle animals and a matching color scheme. Need more ideas? Birthday inspo for boys and girls is endless in our party shop! Find the theme that your child will love – right here at

2. Make the birthday boy or girl the star

Wondering how to throw the most unique party possible? Help your little one feel even more special with personalized touches. Add the birthday girl or boy’s name to each personalized party favor, décor piece or tableware. Personalization is free and easy – simply click "CustomizeIt" before checking out. We love the panda bear cupcake toppers, zebra danglers and elephant favor boxes. Don’t forget a Party Animal banner to welcome all your guests. At Shindigz, every birthday theme is customizable! It’s easy to do, and makes for a huge surprise for the birthday boy or girl.

3. Set up a smiles-for-miles photo op

Fun, colorful photo booths create the perfect opportunity for kiddos to strike a pose and have a giggle-fest with their friends! The Party Animal theme features décor that creates the perfect photo op. For this party, we set up two photo areas: on a bare wall, we taped polka dot and animal balloons and filled in spaces with 5-inch pearl balloons and polka dot confetti. Then we blew up tons of extra balloons for the kids to play in and added our favorite, super tall giraffe standee! Kids loved to pose with the gigantic animal standees – they hold up really well under fun playtime pressure! We created a second photo op by the entry stairway. It’s easy to create a balloon garland with your favorite balloons – check out our balloon garland DIY blog for easy step-by-step instructions. Cute!

4. Create a larger-than-life party with standees

Imagine a small child walking up to 6-foot giraffe standee! In the Party Animal collection, kids can party with the animals – a lion, elephant and giraffe to be exact! We love how these standees look, especially with their fun party hats (they want to join the party, too 😉). Plus, standees hold up for months to come – they are sturdy and have reinforcing cardboard pieces for extra hold. Get your standees separately, or save by purchasing them as a set. Every birthday theme at Shindigz comes with your choice of standees to make your celebration the most unique party ever!

5. Add in all the extras

We love parties with all the extras. With so many colors in the Party Animal design, it’s easy to coordinate matching balloons, tableware and confetti to fit perfectly with the theme! Is your child turning 2? Add a giant mylar "2" balloon above the treat table for a metallic focal point. We love the look of adding colorful flowers to a personalized centerpiece – plus the candy dishes are a sophisticated way to share your child’s favorite treats. The cake was easy – we simply added polka dot fondant and small animal toys to the top of the cake. Jackson was so surprised to see his favorite animals on the top of his birthday cake!

So if you’re looking for something extra special for your little one this year, try a unique theme from Shindigz. We guarantee you won’t find more personalized, unique and affordable birthday party essentials anywhere else!