5 Etsy Party Themes for Your ECHOage Party

For the longest time I’ve convinced my kids that birthdays are best celebrated with the family, usually with a little family travel thrown in. It has worked up to now. Lately they have expressed a desire to have an actual party with friends, games, and treats.

I wish I could say my reason avoiding the birthday party scenario was purely a family reason but in all honesty it is just easier. Planning a party can seem like a daunting task. And the gifts? Everyone wants to bring a gift as a form of celebrating this yearly milestone but do the kids really need another box of LEGO or a Barbie?

ECHOage Parties offer a streamlined party planning approach, enabling you to send out electronic personalized invitations, track the guests who can or cannot make it, even send out thank you notes after the event. Plus there is a charitable aspect to these parties, where attendees contribute electronically towards a gift, a portion going to a charity of choice and the other portion going toward a gift the child really wants. As a parent of an attendee I love that I don’t have to shop for a gift (for something the child may not really want) and as a potential party throwing parent I love the collective birthday gift aspect tied into a charity.

A new partnership between ECHOage and Etsy means your party planning is even easier. Not only are the electronic invitations crafted by Etsy artists, you can also shop for your party needs from the various vendors online. There are just a few of the great party items I found for some of our favourite party themes (contains affiliate links):

1. Nature Party Theme – Send the kids home with these fun Woodland Printable Gift Bags and include some Animal Crayons as well as Animal Finger Puppets.

2. Super Hero Party Theme – Welcome your party guests with this Super Hero Party Banner as you hand them their own Cartoon Super Hero Mask. Photo booths are always a fun activity at parties especially when you add in these Super Hero Props. There Cupcake Toppers will please any mini hero or you can just grab a Whole Hero Printable Set.

3. Princess Party Theme – Little princesses will love wearing these Paper Crowns instead of plain old party hats.  Dress up the royal table with these Paper Straws and delightful Food Sign Labels. And no party is complete without a game, like Pin the Crown on the Princess.

4. Scientist Party Theme – Invite your guests into your lab with these Science Symbol Flags but only if they are addressed in the right Mad Scientist Headgear. Then gather around the lab table for drinks and snacks with these Chemistry Water Bottle Labels and Science Lab Food Labels

5. Pirate Party Theme – Turn your home into a pirate den draped with a Pirate Flag Banner. Kids will enjoy the booty found within these Treasure Map Cupcake Wrapper and under this Skull Cake Topper. And your pirate grog? Perfect for these Pirate Barrel Straw Toppers.

You can find more inspiration and ideas on the ECHOage Etsy curated party page.

Feeling inspired? To celebrate this new partnership between Etsy and ECHOage we have a $250 Cdn Etsy gift card to giveaway to make it easy to shop for all your party supplies, no matter what the theme. To enter simply fill out the form below telling me what theme you are thinking of for the next party you are planning.

One (1) $250 Etsy gift card is available to be won.  Contest closes July 31, 2014 and is open to Canadian residents only. Please see full contest rules.

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July 10th, 2014|Tags: , , |101 Comments

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  1. michelle July 10, 2014 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    My sons birthday is early Aug, we are having a beach blast party. 20 6 year olds at the beach, volley ball, water guns, watermelon and I am sure someones getting stuck in the sand.

    • Carrie Anne July 11, 2014 at 11:36 am - Reply

      That sounds like a fun summer birthday theme Michelle. Hopefully it’s one of the kids buried in sand and not you 🙂

  2. Tara July 10, 2014 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    We are thinking about planning a big summer bash, no school party for our kids and their cousins/friends.

    • Carrie Anne July 11, 2014 at 11:37 am - Reply

      I like the idea of a party for the sake of a party Tara. Great idea!

  3. Victoria Ess July 11, 2014 at 5:18 am - Reply

    A lego party would be neat!

    • Carrie Anne July 11, 2014 at 11:38 am - Reply

      a LEGO party would be super fun Victoria. We had a LEGO day at home during March Break and made brick cookies and had a tower building contest. I must admit, even I had fun.

  4. Athena July 11, 2014 at 6:39 am - Reply

    A pirate party would be cute

    • Carrie Anne July 11, 2014 at 11:39 am - Reply

      Can’t go wrong with pirates. Perfect for a backyard scavenger (aka treasure) hunt too.

  5. Melinda L. July 11, 2014 at 7:37 am - Reply

    astronomer inspired party

    • Carrie Anne July 11, 2014 at 11:43 am - Reply

      Great idea Melinda. I know we shared a star gazing party in our links section not long ago.A nice way to enjoy the outdoors too.

  6. em July 11, 2014 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Dora themed party. Baby girl loves Dora

    • Carrie Anne July 11, 2014 at 11:44 am - Reply

      It’s true EM you can’t go wrong with developing a party around the birthday girl’s favourite theme.

      • em July 14, 2014 at 10:29 pm - Reply


  7. Freda Mans July 11, 2014 at 10:54 am - Reply

    My next theme party is Elvis meets the Beatles. It will also be my wedding day. 🙂

    • Carrie Anne July 11, 2014 at 11:41 am - Reply

      Congratulations Freda! We attended a family member’s wedding in Vegas (they were married by Elvis). Sounds like a fun event.

      • Freda Mans July 13, 2014 at 10:17 am - Reply

        Thank you!
        I’s love to get married by Elvis, but he’s a Beatles fan so we had to compromise. Most of the stuff I have found for the big day has been on Etsy though, so this is a perfect giveaway! Thanks for hosting!

  8. Amie July 11, 2014 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Disney and Tropical ar my do to themes !

    • Carrie Anne July 11, 2014 at 11:42 am - Reply

      I’m always up for a good tropical luau party too. Hard not to get into the party mood.

  9. angela m July 11, 2014 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    I am thinking of Frozen or Disney princess theme for my daughters 4th birthday next month

    • Carrie Anne July 11, 2014 at 7:08 pm - Reply

      Frozen seems to be a popular idea Angela. I think my youngest would want a Frozen theme for her next birthday too.

  10. Jonnie July 11, 2014 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    I’m thinking a Canadian wildlife theme for my son’s birthday

  11. ivy pluchinsky July 11, 2014 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    for my nieces birthday we are doing a frozen theme

  12. Marla July 11, 2014 at 5:12 pm - Reply


  13. Bree July 11, 2014 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    My boys want a Lego party!

  14. Jeannie July 11, 2014 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    I am thinking of doing a super heroes theme for my son’s next birthday.

  15. Sunshine G July 11, 2014 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Science fiction themed baby shower!

  16. Maggie C July 12, 2014 at 3:08 am - Reply

    Disney themed baby shower!

  17. Amy Heffernan July 12, 2014 at 4:48 am - Reply

    My son will be turning 6 so iam thinking a lego party!

  18. BlessedTA July 12, 2014 at 4:51 am - Reply

    Thomas and lego

  19. Tammy Dalley July 12, 2014 at 11:13 am - Reply

    lego for my son

  20. Bev July 12, 2014 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    We are planning a pirate-themed party for my son!

  21. Eldon July 12, 2014 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    Probably a lego theme!

  22. Bailey Dexter July 12, 2014 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    I am planning a birthday party for my niece we are going to do it in nursery rhymes!

  23. Erika July 13, 2014 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    Summer Frozen!

  24. Nicole July 13, 2014 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    A robot theme.

  25. LC July 13, 2014 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    batman theme.

  26. lucy July 13, 2014 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    SpongeBob theme

  27. Bons July 14, 2014 at 12:02 am - Reply

    I’m thinking of a Disney-themed party.

  28. Courtney July 14, 2014 at 9:20 am - Reply

    We are doing a caterpillar theme for my sons 4th birthday

  29. Glogirl July 14, 2014 at 11:24 am - Reply

    I’m thinking of a floral themed party.

  30. Vanessa July 14, 2014 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Fairy Tale themed!

  31. Sandy July 14, 2014 at 11:34 am - Reply

    I would love to plan a girl’s night in party!!

    • Carrie Anne July 14, 2014 at 8:25 pm - Reply

      Yes the girls sometimes needs a fun party too Sandy.

  32. Rhonda W G. July 14, 2014 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Spiderman theme Birthday party for my little godson!

  33. loucheryl July 14, 2014 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Construction theme for my son who LOVES all things construction!

    • Carrie Anne July 14, 2014 at 8:24 pm - Reply

      Big machines and digging in the dirt? What’s not to love? 🙂

  34. lisa bolduc July 14, 2014 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    well my next party is on sunday and it is for my sons baptism

    • Carrie Anne July 14, 2014 at 8:23 pm - Reply

      Congratulations Lisa. A baptism is a big family celebration.

  35. Belinda McNabb July 15, 2014 at 4:40 am - Reply

    The next family bbq I have I will be going with a mexican theme

    • Carrie Anne July 15, 2014 at 6:43 am - Reply

      Love the idea of a themed family dinner Belinda. So fun!

  36. Brenda Penton July 15, 2014 at 8:38 am - Reply

    I have a family BBQ planned for August. I don’t know what theme I want to go with yet. I am thinking tropical.

  37. Doris H. July 15, 2014 at 9:13 am - Reply

    I am thinking of having a summer BBQ party for the family.

  38. Amirah July 15, 2014 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    The next theme will be Frozen for my daughters b-day 🙂

  39. suzi July 15, 2014 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    I’ve had a request for Hello Kitty so that might be the summer birthday party theme as she turns 6 in August!

  40. julie bolduc July 15, 2014 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    I have my two children graduating for grade 6 n 8 this year time is flying

  41. Dayna Wilson July 15, 2014 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    We just finished throwing my son’s train themed second birthday party on Saturday. Next up (if you don’t count mine, which is in three weeks and themed “Come to my house, sit on my patio, and let’s BBQ and drink”) is probably Halloween..then Christmas…and I haven’t figured out a theme for my daughter’s first birthday yet, it’s not until February.

  42. sarah sar July 15, 2014 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Spiderman themed birthday party for my lil boy!

  43. nicolthepickle July 16, 2014 at 6:40 am - Reply

    I would like to do a minion themed party for my daughters birthday.

  44. lori b July 16, 2014 at 6:43 am - Reply

    a classic tea party

    • Carrie Anne July 16, 2014 at 7:04 am - Reply

      I love the idea of a tea party Lori with finger sandwiches and scones. Yum!

  45. Kristine Ewald July 16, 2014 at 10:22 am - Reply

    I would love to do a midsummer nights dream theme

  46. SUMMER PLEWES July 16, 2014 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    It just so happens to be my birthday today! No planned theme for mommy, but I heard I am going to be spoiled rotten 🙂

    I love my family lol

    Next bday theme we will probably tackle will be Fairies!

    • Carrie Anne July 17, 2014 at 7:22 am - Reply

      Happy Birthday (yesterday). I hope you were indeed spoiled.

  47. Amy C July 16, 2014 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    I’m thinking about a Transformers themed party for my son’s birthday.

  48. Natalie July 17, 2014 at 11:29 am - Reply

    I’m having a book club cocktail party. Maybe the movie Cocktails theme?

    • Carrie Anne July 17, 2014 at 6:34 pm - Reply

      Fun idea, having a book club cocktail party Natalie.

  49. Mark V July 17, 2014 at 11:30 am - Reply

    we are thinking a pirate theme

  50. Karla Sceviour July 17, 2014 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    a summer bbq party with friends!

  51. ginette4 July 17, 2014 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    A pool party with family and friends

  52. Yuen C July 17, 2014 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    A domo-kun monster theme!

    • Carrie Anne July 18, 2014 at 8:19 am - Reply

      love domo-kun! I actually have a domo bag. Never thought of it for a party theme. Nice!

  53. lindsay July 17, 2014 at 10:37 pm - Reply


  54. MOHAMMAD ANJUM July 18, 2014 at 10:33 am - Reply

    pirate theme

  55. Nina B July 18, 2014 at 11:59 am - Reply

    I am getting married next month. We are going for a vintage feel to our big day. Wish me luck!

  56. Margaret Imecs July 18, 2014 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    Princess Party

  57. Josh S July 18, 2014 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    likely a “frozen” party for my daughter. she enjoys that movie.

  58. Andrea Amy July 19, 2014 at 9:15 am - Reply

    We don’t really do parties. We just celebrated our son’s 7th birthday by taking him to an amusement park. Next celebration will be for our 5 year old’s birthday in October, but normally he likes to go for fast food and build a bear with his brother’s to build their own teddy’s. We don’t tend to have birthday parties at home. Our 5 year old suffers from anxiety, and having too many people around sets him off.

  59. Suzie M July 19, 2014 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    Thinking of a Dinosaur theme

  60. julie bolduc July 19, 2014 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    We are thinking about  Nature Party Theme

  61. heidi c. July 19, 2014 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    We are looking at a Cars theme for my little guys!

  62. Tracy July 19, 2014 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    nautical themed!

  63. maria July 20, 2014 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Wizard Of Oz would be good.

  64. Marlene J July 21, 2014 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    Disco Party

    “Life is like a disco. No matter how the music changes, you just keep on dancing.”

  65. michelle tremblett July 21, 2014 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    Thinking of a movies night under the stars party for my sons birthday 🙂

    • Carrie Anne July 22, 2014 at 7:58 am - Reply

      Oh an outdoor movie party would be fun Michelle.

  66. Jennifer July 21, 2014 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    My oldest daughter is turning 4 towards the end of August and she’s obsessed with My Little Pony. She’s been insisting pretty much all year that it has to be a My Little Pony themed party … with a little bit of Angry Birds thrown in. 🙂

    • Carrie Anne July 22, 2014 at 7:58 am - Reply

      My seven year old is still a huge Little Pony fan Jennifer 🙂

  67. Jenny July 21, 2014 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    lemonade stand party

  68. Ann July 22, 2014 at 5:40 am - Reply

    A Mexican Fiesta Themed Party

  69. Greg July 22, 2014 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    everything neon / glow in the dark

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  71. @myblocktyler July 25, 2014 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    Why are pirates pirates?

    Because they ARRRRE!

    Woman I work with is a single Mom and she works so hard to give the most for her son. This would be a wonderful gift to give her!

  72. Tammy B July 26, 2014 at 9:08 am - Reply

    I am doing a Princess theme for my daughters birthday next month.

  73. Jenn July 27, 2014 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Old Hollywood theme wedding shower 🙂

  74. Shane July 28, 2014 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    oh man i’d leave that one up to my wife lol … she’d likely choose a tea party!

  75. Angie July 28, 2014 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    I’d love to host a great outdoor nature bash

  76. Carla B July 28, 2014 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Probably a Batmen theme!

  77. Florence C July 29, 2014 at 10:41 am - Reply

    Transformer for my grandson.

  78. MrDisco July 29, 2014 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    I’m thinking of a theme based on dragons

  79. Pam July 30, 2014 at 5:20 am - Reply

    I am thinking about a baseball themed backyard event.

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