5 Geeky and Gamer Party Ideas for Kids

If you fancy yourself a bit of a gamer, or you’re a fan of nerdier fandoms in general (as we totally are), then you’ve got to get the kids started while they’re young! Whether it’s video game birthday party ideas or party themes based on a movie, it’s all about sharing the things you love with the ones you love most. Here are several slightly nerdy party ideas to inspire you!

Have a Mario Party, literally.


Kids these days don’t know what they’re missing out on, with their PS4s and their Xbox Ones. Whatever happened to Mario? We know he’s in the new Smash Bros. game this year, but it’s just not the same. Bring your child’s next birthday party back to the Mushroom Kingdom with Mario party supplies. With a few boxes and a blue backdrop, you can even recreate the look of World 1-1 from the original NES game.

Play “Pin the Mustache on the Mario.”


Here’s another fun Mario party idea. All you need to make your own version of this party game is a picture of Mario himself (you can just print one from the Internet) and some self-adhesive fake mustaches. Which child will be able to stick the mustache closest to the mark when blindfolded?

Craft your own pixelated party!

A Minecraft inspired event is a great idea for party-goers of any age.

Minecraft is a modern game we get, though. Maybe it’s the pseudo 8-bit pixelated style or the simplistic nature, but it’s a ton of fun for all ages. We’ve prepared a bunch Minecraft party ideas, too. With brown and green solid color party supplies, it’s easy to get the Minecraft look.

Don’t be a creeper, but make sure they’re invited.

Source: Minecraftaxl.com

Source: Minecraftxl.com

We made some juice bottles look like the Creeper monsters from the game with some basic black squares of construction paper. You can do the same sort of thing with any sort of party supplies – we found these Creeper balloons on Minecraftaxl.com. For an accurate representation, fill them with confetti and burst!

Join forces with Star-Lord and the Guardians.


Guardians of the Galaxy has been the biggest movie of the summer, and it’s shaping up to be an instant sci-fi classic, too. If it’s Marvel, it makes an awesome birthday party for kids. Click here to check out the rest of our Guardians of the Galaxy party ideas if Groot cookies, Guardians of the Galaxy costumes, or “Awesome Mix Vol. 1” mix tape cakes sound intriguing to you. Tons of DIY Guardians of the Galaxy party supplies and ideas are inside.

What did you think of our party ideas for this birthday party theme? What was your favorite party theme when you were a kid? What kind of party ideas should we come up with next? Let us know your thoughts and feel free to share your party pics with us on Facebook and on Twitter @BirthdayExpress – you can always email us too. Be sure to also check out our boards on Pinterest, where we’re always adding new sources of party ideas and inspiration.

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