Coolest Shrek Birthday Party
Are you looking for themes for childrens birthday parties? Both boys and girls can enjoy a Shrek birthday party theme. You can keep the theme with your color choices, party favors featuring Shrek and his friends, and creative entertainment methods.
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Shrek Birthday Party Decorations
Remember the important part of the Shrek theme is the color green so decorate with as much green as possible. Green and white streamers can be wrapped around columns, woven together down the center of tables, used to decorate the walls, and more. Blow up some green, white, and brown balloons and tie them to chairs and make centerpieces by tying them to weights. To make the weights, use empty baby food jars or matchbox containers filled with marbles or rocks. Wrap the jar or container in colored wrapping paper to make it look more festive.
Checkout these wonderful decorations for Shrek birthday party:
Shrek Forever After Sticker Sheets
Shrek Punch Balloon
Shrek Birthday Party Costumes
Whether your birthday party guest is a boy or a girl, you want to make them feel special at their own party. One way to do that is by letting them dress up in a unique way, possibly a way that is appropriate for the theme. For example, you could purchase a Shrek costume, a princess Fiona dress, or special Shrek ears he or she could wear during the event. Of course, you could also pass out the ears to all of your guests as part of their party favors.
Embrace your inner green person and be the Shrek! If you want to be the perfect ogre then homemade costume ideas in the Shrek theme can work tremendously well. You need some clothes that perhaps look a bit worn but are comfortable. Then gob on the green face paint because that will keep with the theme and ensure that the kids have fun doing it. If you have access to a mask of either Donkey, Shrek, Princess Fiona, or some other beloved character then that makes it even more successful. Just go with what you have in the house, add little touches of green, and in no time your own little Shrek will be standing right before you!
Don't forget to check these nice costumes for Shrek birthday party:
Shrek Forever After - Shrek Deluxe Child Costume
Shrek w/Mask Deluxe Child Costume
Shrek Birthday Party Icebreaker Activities
Totally Shrek Pinata
The great part about this theme is that there are so many great accessories and party favors for it, and therefore a Shrek birthday party is a popular type. You can find just about everything within this popular theme and creating a pinata is an excellent Shrek party icebreaker. The key here is to ensure that you fill the inside of the pinata with all Shrek goodies. You can find everything from stickers to fruit snacks to pencils to candies that are all in keeping with the Shrek theme. So the first step is to find a gorgeous Shrek pinata and then find all of the perfectly themed items to fill it in. Then give each of the guests their very own Shrek mask to wear when they get their turn, and they can keep it. You can find some great Princess Fiona, Donkey, or Shrek masks to choose from that will complete this fun activity.
Create Your Own Dirt Cake
Who doesn't love dirt cake and it keeps with the theme very well here. If you want a Shrek party icebreaker that is sure to please, then let the kids create their own dirt cakes. You can give them each their own little personalized chocolate cake or even a cupcake that they get to go crazy decorating. Be sure that you find cake decorations in the Shrek theme, and there are plenty of them out there to choose from. Then give them gummy worms, crushed Oreos, and all sorts of fun and dirty decorations that they can have fun using. This is a delicious and really fun activity and if you add in the nice little extra touches, it can work very well for the theme. The kids will love it and adore gobbling it all up when they are done with their masterpiece!
Pin the Tail on the Donkey—For Real
If you know anything about Shrek then you know that one of the main characters who so many kids love is Donkey. So use him as the perfect basis for a Shrek party icebreaker as you plan it all out. This is the classic game that kids have played for years, but you need to be sure that you find the right Donkey poster or wall hanging that is from the movie itself. Then as you set this up and you give each kid a turn, go back to using the right Shrek themed face masks to cover their eyes. You can find plenty of options from Shrek to Princess Fiona and this adds the perfect little touch for them. This is a fun way to celebrate the theme and have a blast with a classic activity.
Dressing Up and Having Fun
Kids love dressing up and they love Shrek so you now have an excellent Shrek party icebreaker. Put out all the perfect goodies for the kids to dress up in their favorite costume and celebrate the theme. You can even put out a nice little extra touch by playing music from the movie on a CD and perhaps even consider putting in the movie itself while they kids get to dress up. Not only are they dressing up as their favorite character, but they can have fun singing along or watching the movie too. Consider even putting out green face paint for an extra special touch and you will have yourself a winning activity that all the kids will love and adore!
Shrek Birthday Party Food
When you're thinking of themes for childrens birthday parties, you may not consider the refreshments you'll be serving. However, if you're creative, you can even keep the snacks and desserts in theme. Here are some suggestions:
Bake a cake shaped like Shrek's head. You can create some green icing using regular vanilla and some green food coloring. Many of these cake pans come with decorating advice so you can create a professional-looking dessert.
- Take an ice cube tube. Mix up a batch of lime gelatin and pour the mixture into an ice cube tray. Add tooth picks or Popsicle sticks to each "cube" and place in the refrigerator so it can harden. This makes a fun way to eat gelatin. You can even add pieces of fruit to each of these cubes to make healthier refreshments.
- Create a food buffet designed for children. Set up bowls of tasty finger foods, such as pretzels, chips, cheese sticks, pickles, carrot and celery sticks, fruit chunks, chicken nuggets, and other favorite foods.
- Make Shrek shakes for your Shrek birthday party. Use your blender to make traditional ice cream milkshakes, add some green food coloring, pour in a cup, and decorate with slices of fruit and a dollop of whipped cream.
You should also consider serving non-caffeinated drinks, such as lemonade, fruit punch, or lemon lime soda. Serve the drinks in nine ounce Shrek glasses that are the perfect size for little hands.
Shrek Birthday Party Games
Your Shrek birthday party shouldn't just be about food and presents for the birthday girl or boy. Additionally, you need to think about what would be a great form of entertainment for the children in attendance.
Now you could take the easy way out and play the movie for the kids. This is definitely going to be a hit with the children, but it's not your only option. Plus, the movie might be too long for the party unless you are hosting a sleepover.
Another idea is to have the kids complete Shrek Mad Libs. If you don't remember Mad Libs, these are short paragraphs kids complete with different types of words: nouns, adjectives, verbs, etc. Not only are these fun to complete, fun to share, and fun to hear but they are also a good way to teach parts of speech.
You could also have some fun contests. For example, you could divide up the guests into teams and have bubble blowing contests. You could have guests compete to blow up balloons or you could create a scavenger hunt if you have a large enough party area or a safe enough public space.
If you want to have a door prize for your guests, choose white paper plates and add Shrek stickers to the bottom of one or two of them. After the refreshments are served, ask guests to look at the bottom of their plates. If they have a sticker there, they get a prize. It's an easy and fun activity.
Here's an excellent selection of printable kid birthday party games you can buy and print out right away:
- Printable Birthday Games Ages 3-5
- Printable Birthday Games Ages 6-7
- Printable Birthday Games Ages 8-9
- Printable Birthday Games Tweens & Teens
Kids Shrek Party Favors
Of course, your party favors should also match whatever themes for childrens birthday parties you have selected. You can find some great choices that go along with the Shrek theme. Below are some of the ideas you might want to consider:
Shrek Bouncing Balls – these small rubber balls come in sets of four; on one side is Shrek and on the other side is Puss ‘N Boots and Donkey.
- Shrek Wind-Up Toys – these small wind-up toys have Shrek's green head on a pair of small legs and can keep guests entertained for a long time.
- Shrek coloring books and matching crayons that kids will always enjoy.
Another option is an all-in-one party favor set. The Shrek party favor box contains several great items, including Shrek stickers, a blowout, a bouncing ball, a bag of Pop Rocks candy, and glow putty in a striped box.
Checkout the following favors for Shrek birthday party:
Shrek The Third Bounce Balls
Shrek Forever After-Fiona Sword
Shrek Forever After Party Favor Kit
Shrek Birthday Thank You Notes
Another important part of the Shrek birthday party is sending out the thank you cards when all the guests are gone. Teaching children good manners and appreciation is a good idea and the lessons started when children are young will last for a long time. To keep with the same theme, you can buy and send out Shrek Thank You Cards to all of the guests.
Consider letting your children write their thank you messages in green ink. It's a little more fun and anything that makes the task of writing thank you cards more enjoyable is a great idea. Seal the envelopes with stickers and drop them in the mail.
Here is a wonderful thank you notes for kids Sherk birthday party:
Shrek Forever After Thank You Cards
Your Shrek Birthday Party Ideas
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