By the time your kids reach 7, the doors open a lot wider when it comes to birthday party ideas. Older kids can do more and go more places, and sometimes, the other kids’ parents don’t necessarily need to stick around for the party. Your 7-year-old might still enjoy a themed party at home with all the trimmings, like superheroes or Barbie.

But, they might also be just as eager to invite a few close friends to eat at their favorite restaurant or catch a movie. If you’re really brave, you might even attempt your first-ever sleepover. Gasp! No matter which route you take for your child’s birthday, some amount of planning is necessary.

You need to come up with what the kids will do, what they’ll eat and drink, and decide what types of favors you want to send home with them. But don’t worry; we make it really easy to start planning your 7-year-old’s birthday, rounding up the top ideas on activities, themes, food, and more in one convenient place.

Activity-Based Birthday Party Ideas For 7 Year Olds

If your kid doesn’t necessarily want a theme party, you could center the party around an activity instead. Whether you invite the whole class or do a more intimate party with a few of your child’s close friends, these activity-based parties are sure to be a big hit.

1. Play Laser Tag

Play Laser Tag

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Here’s a party that’s sure to get kids excited and also let adults in on the fun too. You can find a local laser tag venue in your area that hosts parties to schedule your kid’s big day. Most places typically offer several packages with various time amounts, extras, food, etc. You can decide to let kids only play or have adults participate too. Depending on the location, an arcade and other activities might also be available for you to add to the event.

2. Have A Sleepover

Have A Sleepover

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A sleepover might be a great way to celebrate if your child only wants to have a few close friends over for their birthday. You can invite everyone to bring their sleeping bags, plan to play a few games, watch a movie, etc. Provide fun munchies for the group and set limits on house rules, bedtimes, etc. Make sure to have some donuts or breakfast items for the morning. Put a limit on how many friends they can invite. If they have more people they want to include, then you may want to opt for a non-sleepover option.

3. Pool Party

Pool Party

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Celebrating a birthday in the summer almost begs for a pool party so people can stay cool and have some splashing fun. Set up food tables outside to limit the number of wet kids tramping through your house. Have extra towels and sunscreen on hand, as well as some pool floats and noodles. Designate parents to be pool watchers. Or, if able, chip in with everyone to hire a lifeguard for the party.

4. Make-Up And Beauty Bash

Make-Up And Beauty Bash

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Let young guests pamper themselves at a party like this one from Sweet and Sassy. Start with some face masks and set up a table with individual make-up kits for guests to do each other’s or their own make-up. Then, have a hair styling station with lots of accessories, a nail bar area, and a clothes rack with some fun fashion choices. Provide fun props and a cool backdrop to function as a photo booth so everyone can snag some pics of their brand new glam look.

5. Go To The Movies

Go To The Movies

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You have a couple of options when it comes to going to the movies. Some movie theatres actually provide birthday party packages that will include some concessions and extras, etc. You might also have access to a party room before or after the feature to enjoy cake and nibbles with your guests. Or, you can simply plan for everyone to meet at the theatre for the movie, then enjoy dessert at a nearby ice cream shop or restaurant.

6. Sip And Paint For Kids

Sip And Paint For Kids

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If your son or daughter enjoys art, check out your local area for painting places that provide kids’ parties. Sip and Paints and similar venues teach kids to paint as they coach them through various pictures on canvas. They provide all the supplies and allow you to bring outside beverages and snacks. You can also hire someone to come to your home and set up a painting party there instead.

7. Party At The Zoo

Party At The Zoo

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Animal lovers will adore having a birthday party at the zoo. Many zoos have party rooms available so you can gather with your guests for cake, ice cream, snacks, etc. Your time in the party room is usually limited to a specific time frame. Then, you typically have as much time as you like to explore the zoo with your friends and family. Check with your local zoo for their party packages, prices, and food and beverage rules.

8. Amusement Park Party

Amusement Park Party

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Do you live near an amusement park or a similar entertainment venue? If so, ask your child if they’d like to invite a few friends to ride rides, see the shows, etc. You can treat everyone to lunch and bring a cake with you. Or, if having a more significant number of kids, check with the park about party options. They might have rooms you can rent so everyone can be together to eat and mingle. Then you can go out and enjoy the park together.

9. Baking Birthday

Baking Birthday

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If you have a budding baker in your home about to turn 7, consider hosting a baking birthday like this one from Crumbles by Nicole. You can go to places that host parties where professionals teach kids basic baking techniques. Throughout the course of the party, kids get hands-on to bake a special treat that they can eat or take home. If you don’t have a place like this in your area, there might be pros that will come to you. Or you can keep the guest list small and simple, do it on your own with something easy like cookies or cupcakes.

10. Make A Robot

Make A Robot

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Check around town to see if anyone offers robotics-based parties like this one from Steam City Kids, science activities, etc. You can have the party on location, and kids can learn the basics of building a robot. Other companies will come to your home with all of the necessary supplies. If your kid is into robots and there’s nothing like that around, you can look into age-appropriate STEM robot kits. You can host the party at home and give the kits to guests to do together at the party.

11. Visit Your Kid’s Favorite Restaurant

Visit Your Kid's Favorite Restaurant

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Does your child have a restaurant they absolutely love to go to and would eat at every day if they had the chance? Then don’t be surprised if they want to have their party there like this party from Total City Girl. You can keep it simple by just inviting their close friends to celebrate and treat everyone to lunch or dinner. Check with the restaurant ahead of time as they might even arrange something special for your group. You should also be able to bring in your own birthday cake.

12. Play Mini Golf

Play Mini Golf

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Have your kid’s birthday at a local putt-putt place. If you have a large group, you can look into party packages and rent a room. Or your child might just enjoy playing mini golf with a few close friends and then going out to eat. You can also look into various companies, like The Mini Golf Party, that will bring equipment to you and set up a mini-golf course in your backyard. Make sure to check with the company first to ensure you have adequate space.

13. Video Game Marathon

Video Game Marathon

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If your daughter or son is into video games, set up a marathon for them and their friends. Depending on the number of kids, you can do it at home with your own consoles and let kids rotate through. Set up several games and consoles on a couple of different TVs. However, if you don’t have enough equipment to handle multiple kids, check out mobile video game parties. Companies like Roll N Gamez come to you in a large bus equipped with giant screens and various games you can choose from.

14. Have A Campout

Have A Campout

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Want to keep the party a bit smaller? It could be fun to give your kid the option to forgo a big birthday celebration for a weekend getaway with a couple of their closest pals. Whether you opt for one or two nights at a local campground or simply camp out in your backyard, it’s a fun option for a more intimate party. Roast marshmallows, make s’mores, play games, grill out for dinner, and tell ghost stories.

15. Karaoke Party

Karaoke Party

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Are you constantly hearing your kid singing at the top of their lungs in the shower or anywhere? If they love to sing, a karaoke party is a no-brainer. The best thing is, you can have a lot of fun just setting up a karaoke machine, getting a few fun effects like a mirror ball or color wheel, and passing around the microphone. Pick out age-appropriate songs for kids to sing, but let your child be a part of the process. Depending on where you live, some places will host karaoke parties for kids.

16. Make Slime And Goop

Make Slime And Goop

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There’s something about slime that just makes it irresistible, and making your own can be lots of fun. Invite kids to come to celebrate all things ooey, gooey, stretchy, and slimy like Babble Dabble Do. Gather supplies and set up tables for kids to make their own slime and provide containers so they can take their creations home. If you can set up outside, even better. To add an extra layer, research a few science experiments you can try with the newly-made slime.

17. Ninja Warrior Course

Ninja Warrior Course

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Who hasn’t pretended or wished to be a ninja at some point, right? It’s fun to run, climb, dodge, balance, and everything else you can think of to test your skills. You can buy ninja warrior courses that you can set up in your backyard. Make sure to have a couple of designated adults on hand to spot kids as they go through the course. (Keep a first-aid kit handy too). You can also look into local gyms like Ultimate Ninjas that host ninja parties or jump parks with a warrior course.

18. Pizza Making Party

Pizza Making Party

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Break out the pizza dough, sauce, cheese, and all the toppings you can think of for this tasty party from Today’s Parent. Hand out aprons and chef hats and let guests design and make their own pizzas. The best part is your main activity also doubles as the food for the party, so it’s a win-win. To add to the creativity, include a mix of usual pizza toppings with more unconventional ones, like corn chips and hot dogs. You can also have ingredients on hand for guests to make some dessert pizzas too.

19. Picnic In The Park

Picnic In The Park

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Invite your kid’s friends to meet at the local park and set out blankets for kids to chow down on snacks, pizza, cake, etc. Bring different outdoor items like balls, jump ropes, etc., for kids to play, organize a game of kickball or dodgeball, and do races. Check with the park about the possibility of renting a shelter for your party. If the park has a playground, you could also plan to meet near that area.

20. Gardening Party

Gardening Party

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Do something nice for the environment while having a great time on your kid’s birthday with an outdoor gardening party like this one from Crowning Details. You can teach guests the value of planting new trees, flowers, etc., and how to care for the plants. Have potting soil, small flower pots, and seeds or seedlings so everyone can go home with their own plant. You can also set up an art station so kids can decorate their flower pots.

Birthday Party Themes For 7 Year Old Boys

If you plan to have the party at home or want to snag some ideas for your decorations and overall party vibe, choosing a theme is still a great way to go. Consider what your son’s into, movies he likes, or some of his favorite characters to help guide you in choosing the best theme for his 7th birthday.

1. Monster Mash

Monster Mash

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Put a delightfully spooky spin on your son’s 7th birthday with a Monster Mash like this party from Creative Juice. You don’t need to save this theme for October birthdays; it can be fun any time of year. It’s even better if your son’s favorite holiday is Halloween because it gives him the opportunity to enjoy it even more. Let guests wear costumes and have a contest, serve popular Halloween treats, set up a Trick-or-Treat station, and bob for apples.

2. Pirate Party

Pirate Party

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Lady Behind the Curtain throws an epic pirate party with Jolly Roger flags, ships and sails, treasure chests, and more piratey fun. You can plan a treasure hunt and give guests a map to follow. The quest can lead them to mini treasure chest party favors filled with trinkets and sweets. Guests can dress like pirates, and you can have face paint on hand to add some fun touches like mustaches, scars, and beards.

3. Harry Potter

Harry Potter

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Everyone’s favorite wizard and his friends from J.K. Rowling’s popular book series come together for a magical party theme like this one from Catch My Party. You can set up your party room to look like it’s straight out of Hogwarts, serve ice cream punch but call it Butter Beer, and make chocolate frogs. Hand out magic wands, decorate with Gryffindor’s colors, and use face paint to give promising wizards Harry’s iconic lightning bolt scar. You can find more Harry Potter birthday party ideas here!

4. Marvel Madness

Marvel Madness

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Avengers assemble! It’s time for an epic superhero party with colorful decor and all the famous Marvel characters kids love. Birthday Express shows how you can decorate to show off the superhero vibe using tons of ready-made supplies. You can also plan fun games with a super twist and serve themed snacks like fruit platters that look like Captain America’s shield or a tasty punch called Hulk Smash Punch.

5. Favorite Sports Team

Favorite Sports Team

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If your son has a favorite sports team he follows, then center his party around it like this one on Pinterest. You can use the team’s colors as your palette and decorate with the team’s logo, mascot, pennants, and other memorabilia. If able, let guests play the game of choice outside, or you might be able to schedule the party during a televised game depending on when your kid’s birthday is.

6. LEGO Building Birthday

LEGO Building Birthday

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LEGO themed birthday parties remain a popular choice for kids of many ages. It’s all about what you do with the theme to fit your child’s age. Keep things colorful and the vibe fun, like Life with Fingerprints. Have a table set up with lots of different LEGO bricks so kids can enjoy an epic build session. You can even do your own version of LEGO Masters and challenge kids to push their imaginations.

7. Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog

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The famous Sega video game character has become increasingly popular in recent years, thanks to several live-action movies. Grey Grey Designs pulls their inspiration from Sonic’s golden rings, cutting pool noodles into slices to make a massive backdrop of dangling rings. They also carry the ring theme into the food, thinking of as many circle-shaped foods as possible. But you can also simply feature characters and images from the movies and games to have your theme come to life. Get more Sonic birthday party inspiration here!

8. Ice Age

Ice Age

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Numerous Ice Age movies are a hit with lots of kids thanks to their conical moments, quirky characters, and exciting adventures. Posh in Progress puts on a party that focuses on the film franchise and its memorable characters, as well as adding fun icy elements like snowballs. You can find Ice Age party supplies, including décor and tableware, and also use toys as decorations. Give your snacks fun names like Mammoth Munchies or Sid’s Sloth Sliders.

9. DC Super Pets

DC Super Pets

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The newest addition to the superhero movie scene takes a whole new approach to the genre. It’s the D.C. League of Super Pets, and it’s all about the most famous superheroes and the super animals that need to save them. It’s also an enjoyable way to do a superhero party with a twist, especially if your kid loves animals too. Decorate with pictures, banners, and balloons featuring the movie’s animal stars.

10. Dinosaurs


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Dinosaurs are one of those things that you can work into a party theme in so many ways; they can fit people of all ages. For older kids, like your up-and-coming 7-year-old, you can feature Jurassic World or Jurassic Park decorations and supplies like The Glass Garden. To create an incredible atmosphere, set up some greenery to mimic a dino jungle vibe and throw in some cool effects like fog or fun sound effects. Make sure to check out more of our dinosaur birthday party ideas too!

Birthday Party Themes For 7 Year Old Girls

Ask your daughter what she has in mind for her 7th birthday, and you’ll likely get some detailed answers. She’s probably been planning this birthday since she turned 6, making her favorite tv shows, hobbies, or places the focus. But if you’re still trying to come up with some ideas, here are some creative party ideas for 7-year-old girls.

1. Flamingo Fun

Flamingo Fun

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Get pink and tropical with this fun Flamingo party from Kara’s Party Ideas. You can use lots of greenery, flowers, tropical décor, and of course, plenty of flamingos. You could also go with a more beachy vibe or use the theme to coincide with a pool party. It’s an especially awesome idea if your daughter’s birthday is in the summer. Let pink be your main color and accent with greens, oranges, yellows, and other vivid hues. For a fun activity, have a balancing contest; all the guests stand like a flamingo and see who can last the longest.

2. Matilda


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If your daughter loves to read or is into Broadway musicals, then she’s likely obsessed with Matilda. The famous book by Roald Dahl highlights the life of nerdy and loveable Matilda, a little girl with a big heart and a few unusual qualities. Many young girls have dubbed it one of their favorites stories, so it’s a great option for a party theme. You can decorate with famous characters and phrases from the story and lots and lots of books, like this birthday cake by Cakes Decor.

3. Party In Paris

Party In Paris

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Fern & Maple takes this birthday party to beautiful Paris, with soft pinks, white, and lush sprigs of greenery. Black Eiffel Towers stand out against the softer colors to make a dramatic contrast that’s very French. You can set up the party space life a Parisian café, serve pastries, and pour sparkling cider to mimic some fancy champagne. Use fresh flowers and roses to add to the décor and give everyone some rose-colored glasses for fun favors.

4. Barbie Fashionista

Barbie Fashionista

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If your daughter is into fashion and is a fan of Barbie, blend the two together in a birthday celebration fit for a fashionista. Celebrations at Home uses a vibrant and bold color palette of pink, black, and red to highlight one of the toy world’s most best-dressed power women. Use silhouettes, frames, accessories, and fashion images to decorate for the event. You can also bring in some clothes racks with fun dresses and outfits so guests can put together unique ensembles and have a fashion show.

5. Boho Birthday

Boho Birthday

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Time to get casual chic with this charming Boho birthday idea from Tinselbox, featuring pinks, aquas, and golden colors. Hang up dreamcatchers as decorations and use them as a springboard for a dreamy theme. You can even set up a craft station for guests to make their own dreamcatchers or macramé art to take home. The metallic touches add a layer of elegance and sophistication to the theme that makes it extra beautiful.

6. Disco Dance Party

Disco Dance Party

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Get ready to dance and party at a disco themed celebration like this sparkly bash from Stephanie Hanna. Guests get fun mirror ball drink bottles (how cool!) and star-shaped sunglasses so they can look stylish and swanky when they turn up the music. Choose a color palette with some vivid, bright colors, like purple and pink, and throw in metallic accents for extra glitter and glitz. Enjoy themed treats like Get Down And Boogie Burgers and Funky Music Fries.

7. Arty Party

Arty Party

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Budding artists will love this party idea from Mint Event Design that celebrates painting, art, and creating. You have tons of versatile decoration options, because you can use a multitude of colors, paint splatters, paintbrushes, easels, and other art supplies. Combine this theme with a sip and paint party where guests get to paint a masterpiece they can take home with them. Give out small artist kits or paint sets as party favors so the guests can keep on creating.

8. Broadway Bound

Broadway Bound

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Do you constantly hear your daughter belting Broadway showtunes or is she putting on a performance for everyone that stops by the house? Catch My Party shows off a Broadway- worthy birthday that showcases some of the most popular kids’ musicals of all time. You can use the shows’ logos to decorate, pulling your colors from them, use marquee signs, and even other NY-related images. Crank up the showtunes and let guests sing along.

9. Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus

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Hocus Pocus came out in the ‘90s but it wasn’t until later that it seemed to really become a big deal. So much so that now the original Sanderson sisters are returning for a second film, and it’s sure to make lots of girls want a party that highlights the famous witchy trio. Whether your daughter’s birthday is around Halloween or not, this is a fun theme, with tons of options, like these from Sew Simple Home. Have a costume contest, a broom race, or even screen one of the films.

10. Pop In To The Party

Pop In To The Party

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Pop-its are an increasingly popular fad among kids and adults, thanks to their stress-relieving qualities and how they help people focus. They also come in all sorts of colors and styles, so many kids have started collecting them. If your kid is pop-it-obsessed, throw them a birthday that reflects the fad. You can decorate with tons of colors and pop-it party supplies, set up an art project activity where guests can paint with bubble wrap, and give out pop-it keychains or bracelets as party favors.

Games & Activities For 7th Birthday Party

Unless you have your kid’s party at a place like laser tag or the zoo, you’re going to have to come up with a way to entertain your young guests. There are tons of party games that can work well with various themes and ideas. Here are a few that can get your wheels turning.

1. Water Balloon Toss

Water Balloon Toss

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Before the party, fill a bunch of water balloons and have them ready to go in some buckets. Have kids stand facing each other in two lines. They toss a balloon to their partner. If they catch it, they take one step back and continue. The last pair standing wins. Afterward, you can let kids grab the remaining balloons and have an all-out water balloon fight.

2. Obstacle Course

Obstacle Course

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Set up an obstacle course ahead of time that requires kids to balance, crawl through things, jump over items, climb, and do other movements. Give everyone a chance to run the course. You can also time them, and the participants with the fastest times can get a fun prize or medal.

3. Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

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Sit with your birthday boy or girl a few days before the party and let them help create a list of items. Choose things that aren’t super tricky to find, but throw in a couple of challenging items too. Make copies for your guests and at the party have them go on a scavenger hunt to find the listed items. They can pair up, do it in groups, or do it solo. The first one to return with all the items wins.

4. Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs

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All you need for this popular party game are chairs and music. Set up two rows of chairs, back to back, with one less chair than there are players. Start the music and have kids walk around the chairs until the music stops. The person who ends up without a seat is out. Remove a chair and go again until only one person and chair remain.

5. Relay Races

Relay Races

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You can come up with a relay race for pretty much everything. You can do a regular relay, a backward relay, or add some fun twists. For example, have kids dress up in superhero accessories as they take their turn or work with their team to be the first to build a tower or put together a puzzle, etc.

6. Capture The Flag

Capture The Flag

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Game on Family shows how to play the ultimate game of capture the flag. It’s an excellent team-building game that encourages healthy competition, physical activity, and lots of fun. It also can last for a reasonable length of time, so it can fill a large chunk of your party planning.

7. Tug Of War

Tug Of War

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All you need for this game is a long, strong piece of rope. Make sure you get one that is smooth and won’t hurt little hands. You could also provide guests with gloves if they prefer to wear them during the game. Divide everyone into two groups, tie a flag in the middle of the rope and designate a center point on the ground. The first team to pull the flag passed the center point wins.

8. What Time Is It, Mr. Wolf?

What Time Is It, Mr. Wolf?

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This game can come with many different names to match your theme, but it’s a fun game of tag. Kids line up far away from whoever is playing the wolf. The wolf keeps their back to everyone and calls out a number. Participants must move that many steps closer. But when the wolf calls out “dinner time,” they turn around and start to chase everyone. The person they tag becomes the new wolf.

9. Spoon Race

Spoon Race

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A popular game for kid parties and events is a spoon race. Kids compete against each other in a race to the finish line, all while holding a potato, egg, or similar object on a spoon. If they drop their item, they need to start over. The first one to the finish line wins.

10. Button, Button, Who’s Got The Button?

Button, Button, Who's Got The Button?

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This classic guessing game is lots of fun, especially for a small to medium-sized group of kids. Kids sit in a circle and close their eyes, and a moderator gives one of them a small button or any other object. They keep it hidden, and the other kids must guess who has the trinket through observation or asking the moderator questions.

Food & Drink Ideas For 7th Birthday Party

If the birthday party is at an outside location, sometimes they only let you bring in the birthday cake. But some places welcome other foods, and if the party is at home, you’re responsible for all the eats and drinks. If so, put some of these tasty picks on the menu.

1. Pizza Time

Pizza Time

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You’d be hard-pressed to find a kid that will turn down pizza. It might be an easy option that doesn’t take a lot of thought, but sometimes that’s exactly what you need. After spending so much time planning all the other aspects of the party, ordering a few pizzas keeps the food part of the equation simple.

2. Chocolate Fountain

Chocolate Fountain

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How can anyone resist a fountain that provides a never-ending flow of rich, sensational chocolate? Alongside the fountain, serve some fresh fruit, marshmallows, pretzels, and other goodies that pair well with chocolate. Kids will think it’s cool, and everyone will love to taste some chocolate-covered goodies.

3. Milk And Cookie Shooters

Milk And Cookie Shooters

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If you want to make a real wow-factor treat for your dessert table, check out these milk and cookie shooters from Kirbie’s Cravings. The edible cups are delicious chocolate chip cookies; then, you simply fill them with milk. Not a baker? Fill small two to three-ounce cups with milk and place a cookie on top.

4. Jelly Oranges

Jelly Oranges

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Everyone loves Jell-O; at least that’s how the saying goes, right? But how cool are these treats from Planning with Kids? It’s a clever way to serve one of the most popular and jiggliest desserts. Since you can find Jell-O in tons of different flavors, opt for colors that go well with your theme.

5. Flavored Popcorn

Flavored Popcorn

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Popcorn is an excellent snack to munch on that lots of people love, but it can be pretty ho-hum if you keep it plain. Set up different seasonings or toppings that people can add to their popcorn. Or, mix up some flavored popcorn that people can enjoy.

6. Chips


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You can’t deny that a bowl of chips is a no-fail snack option on the food table. Pair it with some tasty dip, and you have a big win. Ask your child what their favorite kinds of chips are, and let that be your guide for choosing the ones you’ll serve at the party.

7. Cute Fruits And Veggies

Cute Fruits And Veggies

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Parents always want their kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, but kids don’t always feel the same way. But when you serve some fun, healthy snacks like these from I Love Vegan; you can bet kids won’t be able to resist giving them a try. You can assemble the pieces into different animals or creatures or lay them out in a specific design on a serving tray.

8. Chicken Tenders

Chicken Tenders

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A chicken tender platter is a win for kids’ parties. Pretty much all children eat the popular food, whether at home or ordering from any kid’s menu in America. You can cook up some of your own, or many local restaurants will offer platters as part of their catering options.

9. Glow-In-The-Dark Drinks

Glow-In-The-Dark Drinks

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You can serve these cool glow-in-the-dark drinks from Mind Over Munch for a bunch of different party themes. They work well for monster parties but can also be cool potions for a science-based party or a superhero celebration. Dimming the lights and using a black light can make the glow extra bright.

10. Soda Pop

Soda Pop

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Drinking soft drinks is one of those things a lot of people shy away from when it comes to their kids. But parties are all about celebrating and getting to indulge in things you might not always do every day. Offering bottled or canned sodas can become a special treat for many guests.

Party Favors For 7th Birthday Party

Kids are never too old to take home a surprise or treat when the party is over. Plus, giving your guests party favors is a classic way to tell them thank you for coming to the party. Here are some simple and unique ideas for favors your 7-year-old can give to their friends.

1. Mini Gumball Machines

Mini Gumball Machines

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Lady Behind the Curtain makes cute mini gumball machines out of small plant pots. When assembled, they create colorful and sweet party favors for guests. Making them yourself adds a personal touch to the gifts. But if you’re not into DIY, you can also purchase store-bought mini candy machines.

2. Wristbands


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Bracelet wristbands are a popular way for kids to show off their interests, things they believe in, and activities they love. You can find a wristband for pretty much anything, and they come in tons of colors. You can even get personalized ones made, so choose a style that works well for your party.

3. Snacks To Go

Snacks To Go

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Encourage healthy eating with some sweet and cute fruit and veggie snacks that kids can take on the go. Super Healthy Kids makes these precious butterflies and caterpillars for kids to take with them after the party. You can create all different sorts of to-go snacks so you can match them to your party theme.

4. Scratch Art Keyrings

Scratch Art Keyrings

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These keyrings are great for little artists to design their own works of art they can carry around with them. The scratch art feature is a fun way to create colorful pictures. Kids can clip them onto backpacks, overnight bags, etc., and show off their personality.

5. Jewelry Making Kits

Jewelry Making Kits

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Assemble supplies that kids would need to make a necklace or bracelet and put in small bags for your guests. Include string or wire, beads, charms, etc. Attach a personalized note like these kits from Life Is Made. Guests can take them home to create their own unique jewelry pieces.

6. PEZ Dispensers

PEZ Dispensers

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Lots of kids (and adults) collect PEZ dispensers; these popular candies and holders have been around for a long time. You can get multi-packs on Amazon featuring different characters, foods, and more. Find some that match your party theme and give them to everyone as a thank you.

7. Cookie Kit In A Jar

Cookie Kit In A Jar

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Sew White shows off a cute idea for party favors that will give kids a fun activity to do long after the party is over. This cookie in a jar kit contains all the ingredients you need to make some yummy cookies. It’s a perfect favor for a baking-themed birthday party.

8. Sunglasses


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Let your guests protect their eyes from the sun in style with some colorful sunglasses. They’re great for all sorts of themes, including tropical, glam, music and dancing, karaoke, and of course, pool parties. Snap some pics of everyone in their fabulous new shades as a fun memory from your child’s special day.

9. Paint Sets

Paint Sets

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These colorful watercolor paints are an excellent favor for art or rainbow-themed parties. You can also include some pictures or paper to complete the set so kids can use their paints as soon as they’re ready. If including pictures to paint, you can match them to your theme to make things more cohesive.

10. Scented Erasers And Pencils

Scented Erasers And Pencils

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School supplies make functional gifts that kids can enjoy, and parents will appreciate. Give kids something fun they can use at school with these gummy bear-scented pencil toppers. You can gather several supplies and put them in a pencil pouch or incorporate them into goody bags with other small surprises.

Birthday Gift Ideas For 7 Year Old Boys & Girls

You’d think finding a great toy or gift for a kid would be easy, but it’s actually pretty overwhelming. As soon as you turn down the toy aisle, hundreds of different things call out to you with flashing lights, enticing sounds, and bright colors. Then there are all of the board games, books, stuffed animals, and sports gear options to consider.


Or, you could scroll through Amazon and other online stores and find thousands upon thousands of options. How are you supposed to know what the best choices for a 7-year-old are? There are way too many options to sift through, right? Which ones will kids and adults truly love? Which ones are the best quality and last the longest? It would be a lot easier if your choices were at least narrowed down a bit!


Well, that‘s exactly where we come in, and it’s why we spent hours and hours searching for the only the best of the best, so you wouldn’t have to. Check out our featured lists for the best 7 year old birthday gifts for boys here and also our newest, most up-to-date birthday gift list for 7 year old girls. Have a great birthday!

Dan Wiener
Hey there! I'm Dan, the founder behind Kids Love WHAT. I started this blog as a way to document all of the things that my 4 kids love: crafting, science experiments, good food, fun games and of course lots of toys! When I'm not busy chasing them all around, you can find me scouring the web to find the next best thing to keep them busy and out of my hair!