Kara's Party Ideas Magic Themed 3rd Birthday Party | Kara's Party Ideas

This MAGIC THEMED 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Meredith Santucci of MJ Paperie is so much fun. I have a good friend who is planning a magic themed birthday party right now, she is going to love this! So many great ideas. I’m sure little Johnny loved his party.

Here is what Meredith said about the party- “My son, Johnny is every bit of THREE and has quite a magical imagination. The theme selection ultimately came from a play on the letter 3, thus evolving into “3 is the magic number” (on the invitation) and then the magic theme altogether.

(DECOR) For decor, we decided to forego the “rabbit in a hat” but used other magic-related props like cards, wands, capes and hats. The wands were carried from the head table place settings (napkin wraps) to the dessert table (“magic wand” chocolate covered pretzel rods.) Hats sat as small centerpieces to the other tables (and on kids’ heads!) as well as on each cupcake with the sweets. We sewed magic capes for each child who attended and embroidered their names on the backs, serving as “chair covers.” The kids really played into the theme w/ the hats, capes and wands! The background fabrics (red and black dots) we loved! It allowed us to brighten them up with the yellow that we used on the invitation and really tied all of the colors together nicely. The favor boxes matched the black and white polka dot table cloths and served as the perfect finishing touch as all of the guests left (inside they each got black and white winter gloves, plus toys, candy and other trinkets!) The paper products all coordinated with yellow and white stripes from the invitation, to the door sign (“Knock 3 times to enter”) to the food tent cards to the napkin and favor box charms to the cake topper and straw flags.

(FOOD) For food we served Italian as the main course (“magical meatballs,” “charmed chicken parm,” and “hocus pocus pasta!”) For the dessert table (the main focus), we made the cupcakes with custom designed cupcake bands and top-hat toppers. The top hat cake came from Indulgence Bakery and oreo cookies made up the “Tricky Tower.” On the right end of the table we served “optical illusions” which were cherry jell-o and cool whip layered treats. In the back of the table, we fanned the “magic wands” (mentioned above) out of a tall pedestal vase to complete the look!


Event Styling: MJ Paperie
Photography: Hemmerlein Photography
Paper Product Design (Invitations, Food Tent Cards, Door Sign, Cake Topper, Banner, Napkin Charms): MJ Paperie
Paper Straws, Polka Dot Balloons: MJ Paperie
Striped Cups, Napkins & Plates and Red Dot Candy Cups: Shop Sweet Lu Lu


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  1. Nancy @ home says:

    This is just so cute! My little girl would love this.

  2. Miranda says:

    You did an amazing job with making the desserts creatively fit the theme! Such a unique idea :)

  3. Ruth says:

    Hi, im from argentina, you did a really nice work, my son is going to have his party and i want to do something like this, but i am wondering why the dessert is an optical illusion so i can do it for my son´s birthday. thanks…

    • Laura Browne says:

      Am doing a magic themed birthday party for my triplets 6th birthday. Could you send me pricing for invites and any other offerings? Many thanks,


  4. Sabrina M. says:

    This looks amazing! We are doing a magic theme for my son’s 6th birthday party. I was wondering where you got the capes from? Did you embroider them yourselves or purchase them that way.