The best list of 4th birthday party themes, with clever ideas for boys and girls + inspiration for decorations, food, party favors and more!
Getting ready to celebrate your child turning FOUR? We’re here to help with over 30 unique 4th birthday ideas that you can use as inspiration to plan your party. All of our themes are fun play-on-words or puns with the word “four” or “fourth”, and include photos of party décor, birthday treats, and sweet favors to spark your creativity.
Make sure to include your soon to be 4-year-old in the planning process – they’re at a fun age where they’ve developed preferences and favorite things, so incorporate them whenever possible. Show them some of the photos we’ve included here and see what they get excited about.
Whatever 4th birthday party theme you decide upon, we wish you nothing but smiles and laughter on the big celebration day!
RELATED: If you have younger children that will be celebrating a birthday soon, check out all of our birthday theme lists! We’ve got the best ideas for 1st Birthdays, 2nd Birthdays and 3rd Birthdays too!
PIN for when you’re ready to choose your child’s fourth birthday party theme:
Gender Neutral / Unisex 4th Birthday Party Themes
These clever 4th birthday ideas are fun themes for boys and girls alike – scroll through and see which ones might be a match for your child’s personality and preferences (and keep scrolling for even more unique themes for girls, and some for boys too!).
One of our favorite themes for a 4-year-old birthday party: FOUR-nado! Because let’s be honest, sometimes that’s exactly how it feels when they run around the house! This clever idea lends itself to creative decorations (that balloon twister!), an innovative birthday cake and even custom t-shirts or costumes – your guests are sure to get caught up in all the fun!
Four Ever Wild
Grab your safari hat and come explore at this wildly fun jungle-themed birthday celebration where your birthday boy or girl will stay “Four-ever Wild”.
Have your little guests diving into the fruit bowl with this vibrant, Tutti FOUR-utti party. We love everything about this theme – from the bright colors, to the healthy treats!
Made Four Adventure
Grab your sleeping bags and tents, and turn your backyard into an outdoor camping adventure for your guests to explore. Get in the camping spirit by roasting some hot dogs and send them home with a s’mores making kit in their goody bags!
Jump 4 Joy
Whether you’re celebrating at a Trampoline Park, or just renting a bouncy house, this gravity-defying 4th birthday theme will have all your guests jumping FOUR joy!
Down on the Four-m
Incorporate all your child’s favorite barnyard friends with this fun farm-themed birthday bash. Transform your yard into a big red barn with hay bales, red gingham, wagons and more. Bonus points for having actual farm animals there to ride or pet!
Reach 4 the Stars / Reach 4 the Moon
Inspire their little friends to Reach FOUR the Stars (or the Moon!) with a celestial outer space party that is out of this world!
Score, He’s/She’s Four!
Got a super sporty 4-year-old? They’ll love this colorful, sports-themed birthday party where you can easily incorporate all of their favorites, from soccer to basketball.
Stars & Stripes Four-ever
If your child has a birthday close to the 4th of July or Memorial Day (or perhaps is just super patriotic!), this Stars & Stripes FOUR-ever party is red, white and blue perfection.
4th Birthday Party Themes for Girls
Let’s hear it for the girls! While many of these fourth birthday themes could be reinterpreted for boys, all of our inspiration pics below celebrate with sweet colors and sparkle. Choosing your favorite will be the hard part!
Four the First Time in Four-ever
If your little girl is obsessed with Anna and Elsa, this Frozen-themed 4th birthday party theme takes a line from their hit song as inspiration, and is icy cold perfection.
Party guests of all ages will adore this boho “FOURever Young” theme. Decorate with muted colors, daisies, rainbows and peace signs!
Take your average garden party to the next level by creating an enchanted FOUR-est for your birthday girl with plenty of greenery, florals and woodland animals. We love the fun idea of decorating a flower pot and planting a seed for an on-theme activity that they can take home with them at the end of the party in their goodie bags!
Bonjour to Four! / Four-ench Café
Say “Bonjour to Four” with a fun Parisienne theme that will make your birthday girl gasp, “Ooh la la!”. Decorate with plenty of Eiffel Tower motifs, and serve French party food: macarons and of course, Petit FOURs!
Four Ever Sweet
Create a candy land full of your child’s favorite treats with this super sweet 4th birthday party theme. Donuts, popsicles and ice cream cakes, oh my!
Diamonds are Four-ever
Shine bright like a diamond! Celebrate your own “Little Gem” with this super sparkly, jewel-themed epic birthday bash.
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream FOUR Ice Cream!
Delight your guests with your very own ice cream parlor! Grab some ice cream cones and the birthday girl’s favorite flavors and scoop out the smiles. A topping bar with different sprinkles, candy, and of course, cherries, is an extra sweet touch. A great theme for the summer months or as a pool party!
Cali-four-nia Girl / Cali-four-nia Dreamin’
Regardless of whether you live in California or not, this party theme will turn your daughter into a true Cali-FOUR-nia Girl – she’ll be surfin’ waves and relaxing in the sun in no time.
Did you know that a “Golden” Birthday is when the age you’re turning matches the date? So if your child is turning 4 on the 4th of the month, that’s a golden birthday. But whether it’s a true golden birthday or not, we still think this theme celebrating everything sparkly and gold can work for any little princess!
The Four-cast is Bright/Sunny
This weather-themed party’s FOURcast calls for plenty of sunshine and rainbows!
Throw it back to the 60’s and 70’s with this FOURever Groovy theme. Although your daughter may not fully appreciate bellbottoms and the iconic VW bus, she’ll be delighted with the boho vibe full of flowers and muted rainbows. Peace, love and party on!
Celebrate your daughter’s own unique unFOURgettable personality with this sweet theme that can include all of their favorites – turn it into a princess ball, a glitzy tea party or a butterfly garden – whatever their hearts desire.
Love You Four-ever
Whether your daughter’s birthday is close to Valentine’s Day or not, this red and pink heart theme will be a hit any time of year.
FOUR the Love of Sugar
Whether your daughter likes to help you in the kitchen, or just eat the results, this creative baking-themed party will be a hit with your guests. Set up a cookie or cupcake decorating area, or let them go wild with a “chopped” style baking competition! Lots of fun activities can be planned with this yummy theme!
Photo sources & inspiration links: Kara’s Party Ideas
4th Birthday Party Themes for Boys
These unique 4th birthday themes are perfect for your little guy, offering a clever twist to favorite party themes like Star Wars, dinosaurs and sports.
Could these work for girls too? Absolutely!
Dino-Four / Four-asaurus / Four-ocious / Roar, I’m 4 / I am Four, Hear Me Rawr
Whatever clever way you decide to name your dinosaur-themed party, it is sure to be a roaring success!
Photo sources & inspiration links: Arch Days, American Greetings, @meganfaulknerbrown, baby chick, EggsQuiste Sweets Cake Decorating, @misskellsanne, Pixelia Creations Co, Party Eight, Party Alley Apparel, Stellar Shirt Co
May the 4th be with you / May the four-ce be with you / The Fourth Awakens
Party we must at this epic Star Wars celebration. A twist on the classic line “may the force be with you” lends itself perfectly to a 4th birthday party where all of your son’s favorite characters can be incorporated, from Yoda to Chewy. The FOUR-ce is Strong with this one.
How perfect is this golf-themed birthday party to celebrate turning “fore”?! Create your own putting green for your guests as a party activity – special prizes for any hole-in-ones!
Fast & Four / Need 4 Speed / Four-mula One
It will be easy to get any little vehicle lover in the driver’s seat with these fun car racing themes. Create a “pit stop” for food where your guests can fuel up for the rest of the party.
A Pirate’s Life 4 Me!
Yo ho, yo ho, it’s a pirate’s life FOUR your soon to be 4-year-old! Plan an epic pirate-themed party with a treasure hunt, dress-up station (hello, eye patches!) and you could even make your littlest mateys walk the “plank”!
Four-Wheeling’ Fun / 4×4 fun
Pull out the checkered flag for this Hot Wheels or Monster Truck themed 4th birthday celebration. All the little boys are sure to have a “wheely” good time!
Take a chance on 4th down with this awesome football theme – grab some turf, create a concession stand, decorate with pennant flags and tailgate the party away!
If your son loves Transformers/Rescue Bots, this party theme is tailor-made for them: Trans4mers, roll on!
Even More Unique 4th Birthday Party Ideas
And if you’re still unsure of what 4th birthday theme to go with – we’ve got even more great party themes for you to consider. How about…
- FOUR-ky: Throw a Toy Story party with your birthday boy/girl and the loveable Forky as the stars!
- FOUR-antine: Have only close family on your guest list? Celebrate with this tongue-in-cheek theme lamenting the pandemic.
- Our 4-Leaf Clover: Perfect for near St. Patrick’s day, or for celebrating your little good luck charm.
- The Fantastic FOUR: Great for any superhero lovers.
- Knights of the FOUR-tress: This theme can combine knights, dragons and forts!
- Plat-FOUR-m 9¾: Harry Potter fans will understand the 4th birthday spin on the famous train platform.
- Four and Fabulous / Fierce, Fabulous and Four: Celebrate your feisty and fabulous 4-year-old with animal prints and tiaras.
We hope this list helped you find the perfect 4th birthday party theme for your little girl or boy. Let us know in the comments which one you went with for their big day! Good luck with the party planning and Happy Birthday!
And if your birthday girl or boy has younger siblings who may be celebrating a 1st, 2nd or 3rd birthday in the near future, check out our other great lists of birthday themes to help: