27 Most Popular 6 Year Old Party Ideas for Girls and Boys!

by Jillian Leslie on

If you are throwing a party for your 6-year-old and are still stuck on a theme, be sure not to miss our roundup of the 27 most popular 6-year-old party ideas for both boys and girls.

Seeing the excitement on a young child's face when they set eyes on their themed birthday party can be an amazing heartwarming feeling! It is truly a wonderful age where kids wholeheartedly believe in magic. Treat your little one to a party that will blow them away!

27 Most Popular 6 Year Old Party Ideas!

Kids at this age have thriving imaginations and love their favorite characters and movies such as Peppa Pig and Encanto.

Take a look at all of the fun party themes we have rounded up, such as Toy Story parties, mermaid parties, and unicorn parties to name just a few.


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1. Encanto Parties

The movie Encanto has become a worldwide success and kids can't seem to get enough of it! If your child can't stop singing songs like 'Surface Pressure', and the renowned 'We don't talk about Bruno', then you have got to throw them an Encanto-themed birthday party.

Design the party around their favorite character and their magical talent. For instance, Isabella has the power to create flowers and make everything beautiful. So how about decorating your party with lots of flowers and making it as pretty as can be?

Make your party extra special and serve Colombian-inspired party food such as arepas.

Don't miss these incredible Encanto birthday party supplies.

Encanto birthday party

2. Princess Parties

There's not a little 6-year-old that doesn't dream of one day being a princess. What could be better than making your daughter feel extra special and treating her like royalty on her birthday with a princess-themed party to remember?

If she has a favorite princess like Elsa, Ariel, or even Snow White, or Cinderella, use her as the party theme. If she loves all of them then simply throw a pink princess party where your daughter is the star.

Take a look at these wonderful princess birthday party supplies.

Decorate your party with our free printable princess party printables

Princess birthday party

3. Woodland Parties

Children find cute woodland animals irresistible so make that the theme of your child's party. Decorate your party with as many woodland animals as you can such as deer, foxes, bunnies, etc...

It's a great theme for both boys and girls alike, and all you need to do is make it blue or pink, accordingly, and add more or fewer flowers.

Don't miss these lovely woodland birthday party supplies 

Woodland birthday party

4. My Little Pony Parties

Young girls can't get enough of Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, and all the other Little Ponies' adventures!

It's a great excuse to decorate with vibrant colors and brighten up your party!

Take a look at these fun My Little Pony birthday party supplies.

My Little Pony birthday party

5. Unicorn Parties

An all-time favorite party theme is undoubtedly a unicorn party.

They continue to be ever so popular, and full of magic and enchantment that will mesmerize any 6-year-old!

Don't miss these unicorn birthday party supplies and decorate your party with our gorgeous free unicorn party printables.

Unicorn birthday party

6. Mermaid Parties

Another mystical party theme that is especially appropriate if you are throwing a party in the summer is a mermaid party.

Take it up a level and throw a fun pool party! There's nothing better than splashing around, right?

Be sure to decorate your party with pretty shells and mermaid tails.

Don't miss all these beautiful mermaid birthday party supplies and decorate with our free mermaid party printables to decorate your party!

Mermaid birthday party

7. Rainbow Parties

If you love color and want a party theme that is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone's face, then look no further!

Rainbow parties are incredibly popular, especially with younger kids.

What's great about them is you can either go with bold bright colors, or a more muted, but equally as beautiful, version and have a boho rainbow party instead.

Take a look at these fabulous rainbow birthday party supplies.

Rainbow birthday party

8. Minnie Mouse Parties

A Minnie Mouse-themed party is a classic! She's been around forever (at least it feels like that) and she has a special place in everyone's heart.

You can rest be assured that you can never go wrong with a Minnie Mouse birthday party. Everyone is sure to have a fun time.

Take a look at these lovely Minnie Mouse birthday party supplies, and download our free Minnie Mouse party printables to decorate your party!

Minnie Mouse birthday party

9. Frozen Parties

One of our most popular princess-themed parties continues to be Frozen.

There's something so precious about sisterly love and the movie's music is so catchy.

If your daughter loves Anna, Elsa, and Olaf, then this is a great choice for a birthday party, especially if it's during the winter.

Take a look at these magical Frozen birthday party supplies and decorate your party with our beautiful free Frozen party printables!

Frozen birthday party

10. LOL Surprise Dolls Parties

If you have a LOL Surprise Dolls fan in your house, that loves dolls as much as she loves surprises, how about throwing her a memorable LOL Suprise Dolls-themed birthday?

I'm sure she'll be more than excited about the idea of having a LOL Surprise Dolls party with all of her friends!

Decorate with bows, flowers, and hearts, and you can't really go wrong.

Check out these amazing LOL Suprise Dolls birthday party supplies.

LOL Surprise Dolls birthday party

11. Candy Parties

Anyone with a sweet tooth will have trouble resisting a candy-themed birthday party!

It's any child's dream! Can you imagine!? Decorate and serve as much candy as you can and just look at their faces in delight!

Don't miss these sweet candy birthday party supplies.

Candy birthday party

12. Barbie Parties

If your daughter loves nothing more than spending hours playing with her Barbie and dressing her up, then a Barbie-themed party will fit her like a glove!

Perfect for all future stylish fashionistas, make sure you decorate with lots of pink and black!

Don't miss these stylish Barbie birthday party supplies and download our pretty free vintage Barbie party printables to decorate your party on a budget.

Barbie birthday party

13. Fairy Parties

For the ultimate magical party theme, treat the birthday girl and her friends to an impressive fairy party!

Create an enchanting ambiance full of fairies and flowers, that will transport everyone to a land they have only ever dreamed of.

Don't miss these lovely fairy birthday party supplies.

Fairy birthday party

14. Peppa Pig Parties

Peppa Pig is a much-loved animated tv show by many boys and girls alike.

If you have a Peppa, or George, fan in your house, you really can't go wrong with a Peppa Pig-themed birthday party.

Check out all our cute Peppa Pig birthday party supplies.

Peppa Pig birthday party

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15. Dinosaur Parties

There are so many kids out there that absolutely love dinosaurs. If yours is one of them then this party theme is a must for them!

Take everyone back to prehistoric times with a fun dinosaur party chock-a-block with dinos.

Take a look at these awesome dinosaur birthday party supplies.

Dinosaur birthday party

16. Baby Shark Parties

I'm sure, like many of us, lots of you have found yourselves humming along to Baby Shark throughout the day.

Kids can't seem to get enough of Baby Shark, so treat them to an under the sea adventure and throw them a Baby Shark birthday party!

Don't miss these cool baby shark birthday party supplies.

Baby Shark birthday party

17. Superhero Parties

Kids are totally blown away by the bravery and ability to save the day that superheroes have!

There are so many movies and tv shows nowadays that it's impossible for young kids not to be impressed and look up to superheroes for inspiration.

Throw your child a superhero party that will blow him away!

Don't miss these superhero birthday party supplies.

Superhero birthday party

18. Mickey Mouse Parties

As with Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse is such a fun-loving character and has a special place in so many hearts from an early age.

If your child is going through a Mickey phase, then a Mickey Mouse birthday party is just what he wants!

Take a look at these cute Mickey Mouse birthday party supplies.

Mickey Mouse birthday party

19. Toy Story Parties

There is nothing more mind-blowing than toys coming to life like in the movie Toy Story.

This is why kids love watching the movies and why it's the perfect theme for anyone that loves Buzz, Woody, and the gang!

Don't miss these fun Toy Story birthday party supplies.

Toy Story birthday party

20. Safari Parties

One of our most popular themes, especially with younger kids that love animals, are safari parties.

If your child loves visits to the zoo and everything about wild animals, such as elephants, lions, and giraffes, then this theme is for them!

Take a look at these cool safari birthday party supplies.

Safari birthday party

21. Farm Parties

If instead, they can't resist farm animals, a farm-themed party is your best bet.

As long as your party is jam-packed with their favorite animals it's sure to be a hit!

Take a look at these wonderful farm birthday party supplies.

Farm birthday party

22. Paw Patrol Parties

Young kids have so much fun watching Paw Patrol and following all the pup's adventures with their friend Ryder.

So you can only imagine just how happy your child would be with a Paw Patrol-theme birthday party with all his friends!

Take a look at these fun Paw Patrol birthday party supplies.

Paw Patrol birthday party

23. Circus Parties

There's so much fun to be had at a circus, and a circus party is no different!

If your child loves clowns, party games, and circus animals he'll go crazy with a circus-themed party!

It's a sure bet everyone will enjoy themselves.

Don't miss these fun circus birthday party supplies.

Circus birthday party

24. Space Parties

Kids are fascinated with space, and can hours looking up at the stars and imagining what's out there.

Treat your child to an out-of-this-world space-themed party they'll never forget!

Decorate with stars and planets to create a space vibe.

Don't miss these fun space birthday party supplies.

Space birthday party

25. Sesame Street Parties

If your child could spend hours glued to Sesame Street learning with his or her favorite characters, such as Big Bird and Elmo, then they'd love a Sesame Street-themed party.

Include as many letters and numbers as part of your party decorations, and check out these fantastic Sesame Street birthday party supplies.

Sesame Street birthday party

26. Pokemon Parties

Playing with Pokemon cards, watching the Pokemon Anime series, or watching the Detective Pikachu movie, has made Pokemon a huge phenomenon!

Kids love everything about Pokemon Go, so a Pokemon party is the perfect choice for a fan.

Don't miss all these awesome Pokemon birthday party supplies.

Pokemon birthday party

27. Minions Parties

If Despicable Me is constantly on repeat in your house, then there's no doubt that you need to throw your kid a Minion-themed party.

It's a delight to watch kids laugh away at the Minion's antics. They get up to so much nonsense and are such fun characters.

Don't miss these fun Minions birthday party supplies.

Minion birthday party


For more inspiration, check out all our amazing birthday parties for girls, and boys, and check out all these girl and boy birthday party supplies from vendors with listings on Catch My Party!

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