Penguin Birthday Party Tips
Party Planning and Supplies
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Never been to the Antarctic? Our penguin party planning ideas are bringing it to you! This “black tie” event will have all the waddling and toddling little ones clamoring for more. Who knew ice and snow could be so much fun?
Children aged three through nine will have fun at this Happy Feet birthday. Remember, it’s a “black tie” event, so wear your tuxedo!
For peace of mind, begin planning your penguin birthday bash six to eight weeks in advance. This will allow you time to gather all the supplies that you need, including penguin party decorations, gifts, and menu items. Planning ahead also gives your guests time to RSVP and make travel plans, if needed. Don't panic if you find yourself short on time; you can still plan a great party! Planning ahead simply reduces the risk of conflicts with guests' plans and may increase your party’s attendance.
Use white construction paper and black markers to create your penguin birthday invitations. Cut out a circle from white paper. Draw wings on the circle by starting two black marker lines at the top of the circle, one at the left top and the other at the right top. Draw those lines downward until you reach the left- and right-bottom end of the circle. Color in the two sections with black marker. Draw a simple bow tie in between the two black sections at the top of the circle. Cut a small black circle from construction paper, and glue to the top back of the white circle (body). Glue on one wiggle eye and a small triangle of orange construction paper, so the penguin is looking to the side. Glue the entire penguin to a folded piece of construction paper for your invitation. Or, if you’re short on time, purchase personalized or pre-printed party invitations online. We recommend mailing your invitations three to four weeks prior to the party—any sooner and your guests may forget, any later and your guests may already have plans.
To simplify the rest of the party planning process, check out our Party Planning Timeline, and read the paragraphs below for information on selecting penguin party supplies, penguin party games, and more for your child's party.
What You’ll Need
If you plan to use paper tableware and themed party supplies, our Suggested Party Supply List may be quite helpful. Please note that you may not need everything on the list; it is intended only as a guide.
Black, white and cool shades of blue will make up the main color scheme for this party. For an added bit of color, throw in dashes of yellow and orange. Select balloons, streamers, and other decorations in these colors. Purchase basic partyware, such as cups, plates, and napkins, with a penguin pattern to bring your penguin theme to life.
Goodie bags may include small plastic penguin toys, penguin stickers, pencils, mini stuffed penguin toys or bean bags, assorted candies, and other penguin party favors. Fill cellophane bags with these goodies and tie with black or white chenille stems.