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Wet’n’Wild Children’s Birthday Party

Wet n wild summer fun birthday party theme ideas

A WET’N’WILD birthday party is all about summer!
Create a beach atmosphere with brightly colored beach towels, serve fish’n’chips, make a sandcastle birthday cake, play water based games and most importantly serve ICE-CREAM!! Now listen to the squeals of delight!

Hello, I am the creator of a range of children’s themed stylish party invitations. All my designs are based on concepts for children’s parties and would like to share with you my son’s third birthday party. The party was held in our Aussie summer with a range of children aged between 1yr – 4yrs so the games and food had to cater for all. Below are a few sinppets of the party. I hope you’ll enjoy them!

Summer Children’s Party Ideas


TOP: Ice-cream party invitation available from The Infant Boutique.
BELOW: Handcrafted ice-cream invitation


Sunglasses were given to each child by the birthday boy as a way to welcome each guest and to get them into the summer spirit.

wet n wild kids birthday party food

Mini ice-cream cones are perfect for small hands to hold.
Paper napkins teamed with paper lunch boxes are perfect for Fish’n’Chips. I also added fresh corn cobs for a healthier food option.

wetnwild child summer birthday party games

Summer Party Games

1. The Cup Race – balance a cup of water on your head while trying to walk as fast as possible to the finish line.
2. A sand pit was great to keep the little ones entertained
3.The Big Water Balloon Fight – with two teams on either end, what could be more fun than getting blasted by a water balloon – mums, my advice is to duck for cover.
4. Slip’n’Slide – the hit of the party, add a little baby shampoo to make it slippery.

wetnwild summer party ice cream cake

Ice-Cream Cake

Using a sandcastle mould, line with cling wrap and fill with your favourite ice-cream flavor. Turn upside down to serve. Add crushed biscuits to create the look of sand and decorate with surfboard candles, fish etc. What child doesn’t ADORE ice-cream cake!

wetnwild child birthday party decor summer

Summer Birthday Party Decor

Paper daisy cups for serving ice-cream with matching spoons. Polka dotted hessian tablecoth and treasure hunt bags in coordinating colours.
Bright beach towels strung against the fence created a colorful backdrop. Beach towels, bean bags and beach umbrellas created that summery feel.

hints of summer

Hints of Summer

1. Walnut summer sandals -too sweet.
2. Pineapple slushie’s recipe and image courtesy of Martha Stewart.
3. Personalised Ice-cream Spoons available form
4. Ice-cream lollies were a favourite of mine as a child.

I would love to hear any feedback and have a few other photos of my children’s parties if you would like to view more.


  1. Michelle says

    What a fun party – perfect for summer! I love all the details you incorporated but most of all it looks like the kids really had fun.

  2. Dawn says

    Your party has re-inspired me to do our ice-cream social that I’ve usually done every summer, but we’ve had so many things going on, there hasn’t been time. But looking at your pix reminded me how much fun water and ice-cream are!

  3. Genie says

    Love the paper daisy cups and matching spoons. Where do you find them? Thanks for a fun blog.

  4. angelina says

    Thanks for your fabulous idea, i absolutely love it! Ive been trying to plan my son’s fourth birthday and was stuck on a theme, something different from the typical boyish parties. I’ll be definietly using your ideas for the wet n wild party, it’s sure to be a hit with the children. I just love your decor and game tips – so easy and effective and the sandcastle cake looks so fantastic. Thanks again!

  5. Miacah says

    I just did a Mad Hatter Cocktail party this past Sept, for my 25th Birthday. It was gtreat, I made everyone wear there craziest or backwards outfits or hats. I everything Backwards it was really cool. I think that your daughter will love it. One idea that we did was we played the movie all through the party. It was great Good Luck.

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