10 Gender-Neutral Birthday Party Themes for Kids

Updated: February 20, 2020
Whether you're raising a gender-neutral child, throwing a joint birthday party for siblings, or simply looking for ways to appeal to both boys and girls, these gender-neutral themes are sure to be a hit.
10 gender-neutral birthday party ideas for kids

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Whether breaking the typical gender stereotypes, appealing to both boy and girl guests, or combining a birthday party for siblings, having gender-neutral options is a great card to have in your back pocket.

Eliminate your stress by providing the party of your child’s dreams. You can go all out or keep it simple with these 10 gender-neutral party themes. Easily find supplies on Amazon for each theme, all of which are sure to appeal to both boys and girls alike.

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Little Chef

There’s so much that you can do with a “Little Chef” party theme. Homemade pizzas, personalized aprons, cookie decorating, you name it. Both boys and girls love getting messy in the kitchen, so this theme is sure to be a hit.

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Superheroes

Pow! Wham! Boom!  Superheros are definitely not just for boys these days; even girls will enjoy donning their cape and flying in to save the day! Try adding a photobooth with these superhero party props!

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A Day at the Movies

Roll out the red carpet and pop the popcorn as your birthday boy or girl struts their stuff into a movie-themed party. A great theme for both genders and kids of all ages, you can get creative with food and decorations. Pop in your child’s favorite movie and they will enjoy kicking back with their friends.

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Black and White

Whether spooky for Halloween or elegant for a special occasion, a black and white party is a simple but fun theme! Both girls and boys can enjoy looking forward to a party with their friends while incorporating just the colors black and white.

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Little Monsters

An adorable way to celebrate younger children is with a silly monster theme. There doesn’t have to be anything scary about whimsical monsters and bright beautiful colors. This theme is sure to engage both girls and boys.

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Circus/Carnival

A festive way to celebrate boys and girls alike is with a circus or carnival theme. From circus tents and balloons to carnival games, you can easily pull off this birthday party. This theme is perfect for the warmer weather months when you can set up the backyard with different games.

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Painting Party

There is nothing quite like an art party to add a pop of color to any child’s day. You can provide painting supplies and each child can walk away with their own painting, no party favors needed!

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World Traveler

A fun way to celebrate your little adventurer is with a travel-themed birthday party. Geared towards older children, you can go any number of directions with this theme. From modes of transportation to various destinations, you can have a send-off as your child enters a new year!

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Woodland Animals

A storybook party with various woodland creatures is a great way to go. Both boys and girls adore cute animals which makes a woodland theme perfect for both genders. Create a magical forest for your party goers to explore.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

An all-time favorite story for all children, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is an excellent choice for a party theme. The best part is that you have built in options for party food! This colorful and whimsical party is sure to be a hit.

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Picking a theme for your child’s birthday party doesn’t have to be stressful. There are great, inexpensive, options on Amazon for all of these gender-neutral suggestions. You can rest easy knowing that your child will enjoy their special day celebrating with family and friends.

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