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Great Summer Birthday Party Ideas for Kids

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Summer birthdays are extra special. A summer birthday party can be held outside and feature water activities that aren't as fun in cooler seasons. Celebrate your child's next birthday with sunshine and laughter. Take the party outdoors with these simple, budget-friendly summer birthday party ideas - your party will be a huge hit! What are some great kid’s summer birthday party ideas?

The best part about having a birthday party in the summer is that finding ways to celebrate while in the outdoors is so simple! These awesome summer birthday party ideas for kids feature themes that are sure to please any age group, and your party will be a tremendous success!

Many of these suggestions are very inexpensive as well, allowing you to use nature in place of a costly indoor rental for your party. It’s also a great way to allow your little ones to get plenty of sunshine and exercise while blending some good fun into the mix!

This list features the best summer birthday party ideas for kids and offers a variety of options for your party to accommodate almost any age group! Cast your votes for the best kids birthday ideas for the summer season below.

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    Summer Science Exploration

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    Perfect for a summer science-themed party, this open-ended activity is easy to set up for your little ones, and is sure to provide plenty of opportunity for different variables and scientific exploration. Begin by adding baking soda to muffin tins for each child, and then set out vinegar, along with a variety of items for experimenting, including droppers, syringes, straws, food coloring, glitter, colorful sand, plants, plastic animals, and more. For the young scientists out there who haven't yet experienced the fizzing fun that comes from adding baking soda and vinegar, this art/science table activity is sure to pack plenty of surprise and excitement.
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    Afternoon Scavenger Hunt

    Video: YouTube
    Have a scavenger hunt! Little toys, snacks, and favors can be hidden along a path to be hunted for. Inexpensive tote bags are a great way for kids to collect the items that they gather on the hunt. Consider embellishing them with a party motif, or have the kids personalize them with some basic craft supplies.
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    Bubble Party

    Video: YouTube
    To make your own "human bubble" game, simply create a homemade bubble solution the night before the party, and have a hula hoop (for making giant bubbles) and kiddie pool on hand. Bubble containers, bubble bath, and bubble gum are all great goody bag favors.
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    An 'Alice in Wonderland' Birthday Party

    Video: YouTube
    Fall down the rabbit hole and into a whimsical Alice in Wonderland birthday party. With Lewis Carroll's classic tale as your guide, a magical backyard afternoon tea party in Wonderland will delight for your daughter's next birthday celebration.
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