Are you looking for a sweet theme for your child’s upcoming party? Well, you’re in the right place. This week we are covering the sweet and scrumptious ideas you need to throw a great donut themed party (or doughnut party for those of you not in North America).
Donuts is a fun gender-neutral theme that can be used for a kid’s birthday party, a baby shower or even a wedding! This is a them that will work for a party at home, at the park or even at a local donut shop.
I know that planning a party is tedious work, and it can leave even the calmest and most organized parent overwhelmed and exhausted. While Pinterest is fantastic, and the ideas it provides are out of this world, it has also resulted in a lot of parents feeling like they need to throw a wedding-sized event every year for their child. It should not be this hard! If you are thinking of throwing a donut party, check out the ideas below to have a great event without breaking the bank or your sanity. We have you covered with ideas for everything from donut invites, donut party games, donut favors, and donut decor.
Free Donut Party Supplies
Before we dive into the list of donut party ideas, I want to let you know about some free donut party supplies that we have available.
Let’s start with one of the basic necessities of a party – a party invitation! We have two different free donut invitations templates available for your party. One template which you can edit online and one that you can print off and handwrite your party details in the old fashion way.
Donut Party Hats
You can also add some cute party hats to the guest table. We recently published some free donut printables with two different hat designs that you can use for your party.
Donut Birthday Banner
We also have some free printable Donut Birthday Banner. Super cute and totally free.
Donut Cupcake Toppers and Wrappers
You can also dress up cupcakes by using our free donut printables.
Donut Coloring Pages
If you are looking for a quiet party activity to keep the kids busy during the sugar crash? Print off these free donut coloring pages. and have the kids decorate their own donuts.
Donut Party Favor Box
Download our free Donut Favor Box template. These cute little boxes are the perfect way to send your guests home with a tasty treat.
I hope you find our freebies useful! Now, onto our list of donut birthday ideas.
Donut Birthday Party Ideas
A list of Donut Birthday Party Ideas. From Donut invitations, activities, food and favors. Find everything you need to throw a great Donut party.
Download this donut invitation for use at your party. Its fun, free and will definitely get your guests into the party spirit.
The set includes Donut Party Hats, Cupcake wrappers, cupcake toppers, and a Donut Birthday Banner. This is of donut decoration is a great way to theme your party without the added expense.
I always try to have a coloring station set up at parties. This is really for any kids that might be a bit shy and not ready to jump into all of the action right away. If you are interested in setting up a little coloring station, you can use our free donut coloring pages.
If you want to put together some of your own decorations or maybe a donut craft, then you can download the clipart I created for the donut party supplies in this post.
We are down with the little touches. . If you want to send your guests home with a little takeaway, use these free donut favor boxes. You can fill them with mini donuts or whatever sweet treats you like.
Donut Birthday Party Table
One of my favorite things about this theme is that it looks great. Whether you are celebrating a girl who loves pink and sprinkles or a boy that loves chocolate, it always looks great. There are tons of cute themed party supplies that you purchase to make everything look fabulous quick and easily. I adore this 1-year-old's party from Dear Loverly. Check out Christina's full post to see the beautiful event she put on for her daughter.
DIY Donut Balloons
Check out these super cute DIY Donut Balloons from Fancy That. It's an easy craft project to make that even your kids can help you out in making a bunch of these Donut Balloons. It will perfectly add a cute touch in your Donut Party. You can place it in a vase to put as a table centerpiece or stick it in every corner of your venue to add some donut accents.
DIY Donut Piñata
Another cute DIY Donut Party Decoration to make is this Donut Piñata by Studio DIY. Believe it or not, but this DIY project is cheap to make. It's time to get those cardboards at your basement and use it to create this colorful Donut Piñata. This piece will surely stand out in your Donut Party and your guests will absolutely love it!
DIY Donut Pegboard
This DIY decor project may look overwhelming to make but the truth is it easier than you think! Head over to Oh Happy Day to see how you can make one. Add this DIY Pegboard is the perfect way to display yummy donuts at your event. When I first read the post, I could not believe how simple it was to create.
DIY Donut Stools
Another DIY decoration is this cute stool decal. I love this project as the stool can be a happy reminder of your sweet event, long after the day has passed. Visit Studio DIY to get all the details on making these super cute stools.
DIY Donut Party Platter with Sprinkles
Simple but cute and classy! That's how I describe this next decoration idea. What better way to serve your food than using a Donut platter, right? Just head over to Party HarDIY to get all the details on how you can make this super cute platter. It will be an adorable addition to your party table as a food decoration.
DIY Sprinkle Backdrop
I havessds is the easiest DIY decoration ideas for last. This Sprinkle Balloon Backdrop will make a cute addition to your party. It's a simple project but works magic to your guests. I'm pretty sure everybody will love to take a photo of this adorable backdrop. I found this idea on a couple of different sites, so click on the links below to check out the details.
If you have kids, you probably live by the rule that a party is not complete without a cake (and a roaring rendition of Happy Birthday). One of the great things about the donut party theme is that you can completely forget about the expensive cake. All you need is a yummy mountain of donut goodness instead.
This donut tower from Sarah Lemmon Designs is another cute example of a donut cake.
These cute DIY Donut Cookies look fantastic and super delicious. In addition to this recipe, you can also check out the recipe at Veronica's Kitchen for donut cookie ideas.
Apple Donuts Healthy Foodie Party Treat
Try these Apple donuts as a healthy, tasty treat. You can also check out the recipe at Fork and Beans for more apple donut recipes.
Bobbing for Donuts
Try bobbing for donuts as a fun activity for the kids to play.
Donut Party Game - Donuts on a string
Alternatively, you can have all of the kids bob for donuts at the same time, but putting all of the donuts onto a single string.
Donut Party Game - Ring toss
I love this donut ring toss idea. You could even pre-cut cardboard donuts for the party and then each child could decorate their own ring. At the time of this post the Pinterest link was not working, if you know the original poster of this image, please let me know so I can give credit where it is due!
There you have it my list of donut themed party ideas! I hope you enjoy reading this list as much as I enjoy putting it together. If you use one or all our free printables, make sure to tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest so we can see your fabulous results!
Happy planning everyone!
Saturday 1st of June 2019
The donut Theme is really cute
Tuesday 4th of June 2019
Thanks Carley, glad you like it!
Thursday 23rd of May 2019
What a fun and amazing looking birthday party! I had no idea you could do so much with a donut theme. I LOVED the balloons the most!