Having a doughnut themed birthday?
You’ve come to the right place!
Donut birthday parties are fun for everyone! Whether it’s your daughter’s first birthday party or your grandma’s 90th, donuts are sweet, simple – and oh so good! We’ve scoured hundreds of donut parties to bring you the best ideas for your donut theme birthday!
Donut inspired decorations
Donut birthday party invitations
Fun activities for the kiddos
Free donut printables!
Food ideas for your donut party!
Donut birthday cakes and cupcakes
Gifts, favors and thank you notes
Decorations with donut inspiration
Let’s start the party with some sweet decorations! A quick, easy way to add an instant “donut flavor” are with a few colorful donut inflatables and donut lanterns. You can decorate the inflatables in so many ways – string them over the dessert table (as below), place around the room or attach to the chairs for a cute party display.
Not only do the donut inflatables add fun to the decor, they can also be used for photo props for your little one and party guests.
Donut theme welcome banners
Welcome banners are another great way to add a big color splash to your party decorations. Why not add a cute donut shop banner with the birthday girl’s name front and center? Although these three shown below are for a first birthday, you can easily change them to any other age.
A cute donut display board surrounded by balloons and flowers is another easy-to-do eye catching decoration. You can get a pre-made one online or just find a lightweight board or heavy cardboard, add some small dowels (from your local hardware store) and secure. Then decorate with colorful donuts and a fun saying.
To add some fun party decorations, check out these cute donut theme straws. They come in a variety of colors too – pink and cream shown below.
We love the smile on the donut of this super cute donut balloon with a cherry on top! This would make a fun addition to any birthday party!
From prettymyparty, com, here’s a super cute Donut party hat! After the hats were shipped, she added the cute pompoms with sprinkles and a bottom scalloped fabric to really dress it up.
Donut theme party supplies
More donut party supplies to ramp up your party:
- Donut theme tablecloth
- Round pink donut plates
- Drinking cups with cute donut pattern
- Napkins with Donut napkins
- Donut party pack
- Peel and stick donut stickers
Donut birthday party themed invitations
For your birthday party invitations, you have a variety of donut themes to choose from. This clever mom put her invitation in a vellum envelope, tied with colorful string and added a “donut” embellishment on the outside. So sweet!
Shown below are just a few varieties of the hundreds of donut flavored invitations.
1 SWEETEST ONE Pink Iced Donuts First Birthday Photo Invitation – Cute donut theme invitation with photo of the party girl by CyanSkyCelebrations
3. Cute Bright Pink Doughnut Sprinkle 1st Birthday Invitation – with a dusting of spinkles in the corners by scalata
6. Everyone Loves Donuts – cute party banner – It’s a donut party
Fun activities for the Kiddos!
If you’re having the party outdoors, a fun activity would be a donut ring toss! Each kiddo gets his or her own supply of donuts and let the tossing begin. The sprinkles on this table are actually painted Popsicle sticks – too cute! For info on how to create this cute game, (you will need power tools!) just go to savlabot.com. Or, if you’re short on time and power tools, you could turn over a three legged table or stool to use as a ring toss.
You could also use these fun plush donuts (with sprinkles!) for a bean bag toss. These are 5″ around and come 12 to a box and could also make wonderful little favors to send off with the party goers.
Young kids always love temporary tattoos – they’re sure to have fun with the peel and stick variety with their favorite donuts!
Free Donut theme Printables!
Let the creativity begin – just download the free donut printable coloring page and let the kids make their donuts come to life with crayons, paints, glitter (if you’re feeling adventurous) and more! What’s more, you could try painting with kid friendly washable paints and add simple sugar for sparkle.
There are so many cute donut printables around the web. Here are a few FREE PRINTABLES for your party!
- Donut Worry Be Happy sign from Happiness is homemade
- Straw toppers courtesy of let’s mingle blog.
- Donut garland printables with how to from onlinelables.com
- Clip art for decorations or cupcake toppers from colleenmichele!
- Donut clip art printables from nightowlmoms.com
- Variety of donut artwork from oh happy day!
Food ideas for your donut party
So what better idea for your party goers than to create their own donut with a donut bar! You can bake or buy plenty of plain or glazed donuts and set out the toppings. The toppings can be endless … sprinkles, marshmallows, m&ms, peanuts, gummy bears, cocoa puffs, colored sugar, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, raisins, blueberries – the list goes on. You can even hold a contest – give each kiddo two or three donuts and let the fun begin!
You can add a cute sign for the “donut decoration station“. Put in a frame or display above the donut bar.
Shown below are just three of the many wonderfully decorated donuts from the party. We love the creativity – from the patterned donut with stripes of color, to the jumbled fruit loops to the donut hole monster with bacon, sprinkles and shoe string potatoes!
You can also make your donut bar “healthy” with fruits … peaches, strawberries, kiwi, grapes, blackberries and more!
Meow – These kitty cat themed donuts are adorable! If you have 25 seconds, you can watch the video, “How to Make Kitty Cat Donuts” on the foodie channel and have these cuties at your party.
Who doesn’t love these cute animal donut faces? A little more elaborate decorations but these are adorable: Koala, fox, piggy, panda and a cow.
Bake your own donuts!
Feeling a bit adventurous? You can make your own homemade donuts for a delightfully delicious addition to your party. Don’t forget to get donut pans if you don’t have them already. Head on over to “let the baking begin” for complete step by step directions! Boy do these look good 🙂
Mmmm … chocolate donuts! These really look amazing. For a quick easy recipe, go to thecountrychiccottage.com
Need more donut inspiration? You can find wonderful doughnut recipes for every flavor under the sun.
Donut theme birthday cakes and cupcakes!
This super cute pink donut cake topper would make a wonderful addition to your donut theme party. I love the little stick on donuts around the sides.
Drips and donuts – cute striped cake with pink dripped frosting and a super decorated donut topper.
Or, how about a donut topped cake with dripping ganache and tons of sprinkles? Looks like you only need half for one of the donuts on this display – what to do with the other half? Yum!
Finally, a triple layer donut cake – with sprinkles! For the recipe and directions, head over to Sprinklebakes!
We also created these FREE animal donut cake toppers! Shown below are the panda, fox, sloth and puppy. But there are a dozen to choose from – piggies, bees, kittens and koalas too!
Donut Truck Photo Op!
Adorable and sweet – you can bring your own donut truck to your party with a little help from plywood, bright colored paint and a giant inflatable donut. This makes for a fun photo op too for the kiddos. You can add more photo booth props too! For more inspiration from this fun donut party, head on over to Kara’s party ideas.
Donut gift ideas and party favors!
For the birthday girl’s first birthday, here’a cute donut shirt featuring “one” with a donut for the “o”. Super cute and super soft! There are plenty of more donut shirts to choose from too – one perfect for your birthday girl or boy (and some for donut lovin mom and dad!)
The birthday boy or girl might also like this “I’m just here for the donuts!” t-shirt – too cute!
Looking for a donut themed gift for the birthday girl? How about a cute doggie donut purse for the birthday girl! Not only is this a cute doggie carrier, the puppy is removable so she can put all her favorites in the donut purse if she likes.
How cute are these donut party favors? Not only are they adorable, they come in this cute little donut shoppe box!
Another cute idea for favors (for the older kids) are donut shaped bath bombs! You’ll need a mold and a little time to create these fun giveaways. For directions on how to make on your on, head over to the soap queen.
However, if you want to save a little time, just buy a pre-made box of donut bath bombs from ZenBath. What’s more, these come in a variety of scents too … such as raspberry vanilla and pink sugar. Sweet!
Oh so sweet donut plushies – cute decorations for the party! In addition, you can send one home with the littlest party guests.
Thanks for coming!
We donut know what we would do without you 🙂
Thanks a “HOLE” bunch for coming! Cute party favor tags will make the perfect end to a donut lovin party 🙂
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Have you had a donut theme party? Let us know in the comments below what are some of your favorite donut party memories!