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DIY Kids Parties – Gold Coast

With the Gold Coast’s sandy shores, playgrounds, parklands or rainforest as the backdrop, the options for DIY kid’s parties on the Gold Coast are endless.

Pirate Party

Shiver me timbers! There’s nothing that excites kids more than some yo ho ho pirate fun.

DIY Kids Parties Gold Coast

Set the pre-party mood with a treasure map invitation. You can find DIY pirate party invitation ideas online. We like this pirate invitation made with brown paper, string and a marker.

The Treasure Island Playground at Palm Beach provides the perfect setting for salty adventures. Complete with pirate ship, barrel swings, canons and tunnels, the kids will be quick to get into character.

Cardboard swords and spyglasses made out of toilet rolls would go down a treat. If you’re feeling adventurous, make a cardboard chest, sharks for under the plank, or a pirate party photo booth.
Bury some treasure beneath the sand and make a map for older kids. Remember, it’s no pirate party if no one walks the plank!

Be creative when you plan the party food. Anyone feel like dead man fingers (cheerios) or cannon balls (Maltesers)? We think this watermelon pirate ship makes a great centrepiece. Send your guests home with a brown paper gift bag decorated with a pirate gift card and filled with gold coins and treats.

Mermaid party

There’s no better setting than the Gold Coast’s sandy shores for a mermaid party.

DIY Kids Parties Gold Coast

We love this little mermaid clam shell invitation and this mermaid tail invitation.

Set an under the sea scene with paper lantern jellyfish and fish, and ocean-themed food. We love these mermaid tail cupcakes and edible sea glass.

We all know Ariel loves to scour for treasures from the human world. Why not bury treasure in the sand for the kids to find? Pin the tail on the mermaid offers a fun twist on an old favourite. Instead of a party bag, a DIY starfish wand or King Triton trident would make a cute memento.

Fairy garden party

High atop Mt Tamborine in the Gold Coast hinterland, the rainforest offers the perfect setting for a fairy garden party. If you don’t want to venture too far afoot, a fairy garden party can be held in any of the parklands on the Gold Coast.

DIY Kids Parties Gold Coast

There’s no shortage of free fairy invitation printables online and a selection for purchase on Etsy. A long table adorned with greenery, flowers and toadstools would make a beautiful feature point. Decorate trees with fairy lanterns and flower garlands.

When it comes to party food, think pink lemonade, fruit fairy wands, butterfly cupcakes and mini tea cups. We love this pixie dust popcorn and toadstool cake and cupcakes.

Set up an art and craft table and invite guests to decorate wooden fairy wands. We think these flower garlands and fairy wands make the perfect party favour.

No matter what your child’s interests, planning the perfect kids parties Gold Coast is easy, with the Gold Coast’s beaches, playgrounds, parklands and rainforest, the perfect setting.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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