November Birthday Party Ideas for Kids

November birthday parties can be tough to plan as the weather gets colder. However, if you need to move your little one’s birthday festivities indoors, the Scout Elves have some quick party ideas that won’t require too much prep time!

Little Chef Cooking Party

It’s likely that your young guests don’t spend too much time in the kitchen, so try out simple recipes that keep little ones oocupied and allow for creative expression!

  • To Eat: Let guests make simple decorate-it-yourself food items like pizzas, cookies or cupcakes. Provide a plethora of ingredients, so kids can pick and choose to create the perfect personalized dish.
  • To Do: While the food is cooking, engage children in a craft activity. Keep it simple by decorating paper placemats or aprons, or take it up a notch and make chef hats or recipe boxes.
  • Party Favors: Children will love to take home the new chef outfit they decorated or the recipe box they created that can easily store their favorite recipes!

Festive Fiesta

Kids will have fun eating festive foods and crafting new musical instruments at a fantastic fiesta!

  • To Eat: A taco or nacho bar is sure to be a hit among your guests! Offer a variety of fillings and toppings, so everyone can craft a dish that will suit their tastes. Items like guacamole, salsa and queso will add the perfect touch!
  • To Do: String a piñata high, and challenge children to break it open to get to the candy or other fun prizes inside. Afterwards, help guests create their own maracas by placing dry beans in between two paper plates and stapling the plates together. With decorating materials, kids can personalize their instruments!
  • Party Favors: When guests enter the party, outfit them with sombreros they can wear all day and then take home. Kids can also shake the maracas they made all the way home.

Game Night

Pulling together a last minute party? Look no further than your hall closet to find all the items needed to pull off a game night filled with snacks, laughs and friendly competition!

  • To Eat: Either plan a buffet-style meal prior to letting the games begin, or display a menu of finger foods and hors d’oeuvres that can be enjoyed during the games.
  • To Do: Gather all of your child’s favorite board games, and place them on card tables, or choose several simple card games kids will enjoy. Ask everyone to rotate to a different table every 15 to 20 minutes, or let children pick their own game station to park at for the duration of the party.
  • Party Favors: Visit your local dollar store, and see what games they have in stock. Packs of cards, puzzles, Rubik’s Cubes, dice or checkers sets are great takeaways from this gaming get-together.

Get kid’s birthday party ideas for other months of the year, too!