For the birthday boy or girl who dreams of winning as many X Game medals as Dave Mirra, a BMX or dirt bike birthday party celebrates their passion and lets them share it with other kids. The BMX theme is perfect for both boys and girls, and the activities can accommodate any number of kids.
Invitations: Choose invitations with black-and-white checked accents to resemble the checkered flags of BMX and Motocross. Or, make your own invitations by taking cutouts of BMX bikers from magazines and pasting them on heavy cardstock. If the party will include bicycles and bike games, make sure to include that information in the invitation text, and ask kids to bring their own helmets, knee pads and elbow pads if they plan to ride.
Decorations: Use streamers and balloons in primary colors to set the mood for the party. Post up cutouts of bicycle wheels, helmets and checkered flags for wall decorations. With a little advanced kids birthday party planning, you could access some posters or magazine cutouts of BMX dirt bike stunts and add those to the walls as well.
Activities: Besides holding bike races, plenty of other kids birthday party activities are perfect for a dirt bike birthday party theme. Young kids can play "Pin the wheel on the bike" and hot potato using a bike helmet. Plan a treasure hunt throughout the neighborhood that the birthday child and the guests can do while riding on their bikes. But watch kids carefully. Your child may be good at BMX tricks, but other kids might not be as experienced, so having plenty of adults on hand is a smart idea. Furthermore, any guest who arrives without a helmet or protective gear should not be allowed on a bike.
Party Favors: For a dirt bike birthday party theme, party favors should reflect the rugged extreme sport at its best. Fill plastic water bottles with candy and trinkets, or get a goody bag with BMX-themed treasures. Another party favor idea is to cut out bandanas of checkered cloth, fill those with goodies and then tie them in a knot. Even using BMX party bags from a party supply store would enhance the dirt bike birthday party theme.
Party Food: Dirt bike birthday party food should reflect the theme as much as possible. Make "dirt cups," chocolate pudding with crushed Oreo cookie on top with tiny dirt bike toys on top. Make foods that are easy to eat on the go, like sandwiches, and serve sports drinks to thirsty guests.
If your child cannot tear himself away from the television when "Bob the Builder" is on, then consider holding a construction-themed birthday party that will let kids play with their hands.
Party food should be the last thing you should stress over when you are planning a kids birthday party. Handling a room full of kids is no small feat, so low-maintenance party food is a must.