Tie-Dye Birthday Party

September 5, 2013    |    By +
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tie-dye-party-ideasWhen I first started looking into trends for kids’ birthday parties, I knew it would be fun, but I wasn’t quite prepared for just how much fun! Now that I’m planning to have my own little nugget soon, I have to admit, kids are on the brain. Although it’s a bit early for me to be planning birthday parties, I can’t help but do some pre-planning, because the ideas are so adorable. Forget those run-of-the-mill, standard, party ideas. I did some serious digging and now I can arm you with new, interesting themes that will stand out. In this series of three posts I’ll cover the five trends I discovered.

The first trend I want to share is the eye-catching tie-dye theme party. Psychedelic colors are always in for kids. So, for kids 8 years old and up, a tie-dye party is a memorable, vibrant and playful event. I say 8 and up because the kids have to be able to focus, be careful and be patient. But, if you know your kids have what it takes and they’re younger than 8, by all means, go for it.


The activity is simple. You’ll need non-toxic dye, rubber bands, buckets and a bunch of white, kid-size T-shirts for them to decorate. Just be ready for a big mess. Doing this in the backyard is probably your best bet. These simple DIY tie-dye instructions should get you and your crew going.


To make a tie-dye birthday cake, start with white cake batter and divide the batter into equal parts for the number of colors you want to use. Mix in food coloring, then gently swirl them all together in the pan. It’s fun to put white icing on the outside so that cutting into the cake is the big reveal. Here’s a fabulous tie-dye cake recipe.


Get as psychedelic and colorful as you want with the décor. Now that you know how to tie-dye, you can dye all kinds of stuff like a cheap white table cloth, curtains, etc. Or just hit up the party store for tie-dye inspired supplies.

Check out our Kids’ Parties Pinterest Board  for more party ideas! And, see our top gifts for kids too.


Photo by Better Than Bacon


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