Gaming Birthday Party Planning Guide
If you’re looking for the ultimate party ideas for your gamer’s upcoming gaming birthday party, then you’re in the right spot!
There are many things to consider when planning a video gaming party, so we’ve compiled everything you would ever want to know in this article!
Be sure to bookmark this page, as you’ll want to reference it often when looking for gaming party ideas!
Gaming Party Invitations
Since you are planning a video gaming birthday party, one of the first things you will need to decide on are the gaming birthday invitations!
Once you know how many guest you want to invite for your gaming party, you can purchase that number of gaming party invitations!
Not sure what kind of information to put on the gaming invites?
Fortunately for you, there are a large selection of gaming birthday invitations to choose from online! You can have the details printed on many of the gaming invitations when ordering, or you can simply buy them blank and fill in the details yourself!
Like any other invitation, you will want to include the following details on your gaming invites:
- Time and date of the gaming party
- Address or popular location name
- How many guests will be attending
- Date when the RSVP is due by
- Contact information for the RSVP, such as a phone number, email address or Facebook
Gaming Party Decorations and Supplies
Here’s where the gaming party planning gets really fun!
Decorating is extremely important because you want the gaming birthday theme to encompass every aspect of your event.
Check out this list of links for gaming party supplies you should be thinking about!
- Gaming party balloons
- Gaming party banners
- Gaming party centerpieces
- Gaming wall decorations
- Gaming yard signs
For more general kid party supplies, you should consider having these too!
Given the wide range of colors in a gaming themed party, you shouldn’t have any problems finding gaming birthday decorations and supplies that coordinate well together!
Gaming Party Tableware
Everyone loves to eat, so make sure you have plenty of gaming plates, napkins and cups for your guests!
Here’s a list of the different gaming tableware, sometimes called partyware, you should consider having for your gaming party!
- Gaming napkins
- Gaming plates
- Gaming cups
- Gaming tablecloths
- Cutlery (spoons, forks, knives)
Now it might not be possible to actually get gaming themed items for every type of tableware, so in that case you should simple get something that matches well with the gaming colors.
Miscellaneous Gaming Party Supplies
You’re almost done gathering the supplies for your gaming birthday party, but it won’t go smoothly unless you remember to get these few miscellaneous items!
- Gaming birthday candles
- Matches or a lighter for the candles
- Cake platter and serving knife set for the Gaming cake
- Ice bucket (with a gaming decal on it!)
- Garbage bags to collect all of the gaming plates and left-overs
Gaming Party Food
Boys and girls really work up an appetite playing games!
Food is a very important aspect of any gaming party, so you’ll want to take your time and search out the best options that others have used at gaming parties before!
Here are the major food items you should have plenty of at your gaming birthday party!
- Snacks (chips, cookies, cheese, crackers, and lots of gaming ideas are available too)
- Drinks and ice
- Main meal (pizza, hot dogs, sandwiches, mac and cheese)
- Gaming themed cake
- Ice cream to go along with the cake
Gaming Birthday Cake and Cupcakes
If you don’t know someone that makes custom gaming birthday cakes, then you’ll be glad to know you can simply buy a gaming cake topper, or gaming cupcake toppers, and have your local bakery put it on your cake and cupcakes for you!
These frosting sheets are printed with edible ink, and usually you can have them personalized with the name and age of the birthday gamer!
There are also a variety of gaming cake decorations you can buy to really make the cake stand out!
Gaming Party Games and Activities
Keep your guests entertained and busy from the time they arrive until they leave!
The sky is the limit for party games and activities for the kids, so be sure to have several activities planned for your gaming party!
Here’s a list of ideas to help you out!
- Gaming controller pinatas
- Photo booth backdrop / selfie station with gaming props
- Gaming sack race
- Nerf gun shooting target competition (more target ideas)
- Toss games
- Bounce house
- Balloon twister
- Gaming truck
Gaming Gift Ideas
If you’re guests are looking for gaming gift ideas for the special birthday gamer, then there’s no shortage of gaming themed clothing, accessories, bedroom decor, books and games to choose from!
Here are some great gaming bedroom decor gift ideas!
- Gaming bedding
- Gaming pillows
- Gaming blankets
- Gaming wall decor
- Gaming window curtains
- Gaming lamps
- Gaming rugs
- Gaming bathroom accessories
Now, if you want to get the birthday gamer some gaming clothes and apparel, then this list will give you numerous ideas to pick from!
- Gaming shirts
- Gaming sweatshirts and hoodies
- Gaming pants
- Gaming socks
- Gaming pajamas
- Gaming jackets
- Gaming hats
- Gaming footwear
- Gaming accessories
- Gaming swimsuits
- Gaming towels
There are plenty of gaming toys, games, books and school supplies that would make excellent gaming themed gifts, as well! Here are some ideas to help you out!
- Gaming toys
- Gaming books
- Gaming calendars
- Gaming backpacks
- Gaming lunch boxes
- Gaming pencil cases
- Gaming notebooks and folders
And if for some reason you can’t find the perfect gaming birthday gift from those lists, then gift cards are always a great alternative to let them pick that awesome gaming item they are looking for!
Gaming Party Favors and Bags
It’s always a great idea to show your appreciation for the guests coming to your gaming party by sending them home with a gaming party favor bag full of goodies!
Here’s a list of gaming favor ideas!
- Gaming balloons
- Gaming rubber bracelets
- Gaming keychains
- Gaming stickers
- Gaming socks
Gaming Thank You Cards
A week or so after the party, it’s common courtesy to send gaming thank you cards to all of the party guests as a final “thank you”!
These can be simple thank you cards that are sent in the mail, or you can find some gaming, or even better, personalized gaming, thank you cards!
If you’re made it this far in the gaming birthday planning process, then give yourself a pat on the back!
We really hope you found this gaming birthday party planning guide to be insightful and helpful for your birthday party planning!
If we missed something, or you have other gaming ideas you’d like to share, then leave us a comment below, or let your family and friends know all about us by sharing this article on social media!