Are your little ones fans of Little Einsteins? Do they love to help Leo, June, Quincy and Annie with their missions? Then make them part of the journey by throwing them a party with our Little Einsteins Party Ideas! We have suggestions for everything from invitations to party favors, so get ready for the adventure!
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Planning & Invitations
Choosing a location for your Little Einsteins Party is a first priority. Holding the party at your own home is a great way to keep cost down and allows you to be creative with decorations and food choices. However, if you would rather not have the party at home, choose an adventurous location that fits the theme, such as a nature conservatory, planetarium, or aquarium. Or, play to your child’s intellectual side by holding the party at a museum. For additional ideas, see our When & Where to Have the Party article.
What Do I Need For the Party?
Basic party supplies include paper tableware, such as plates, napkins, cups, and cutlery, as well as a tablecloth, streamers, and balloons. To help you with your shopping, take a look at our Suggested Party Supply List.
You can stick with the basics, or add other items to fit your theme. For example, for a Little Einsteins Party, you may also want to consider renting or purchasing the Little Einsteins movie, “Our Big Huge Adventure” or CD, “Musical Missions”.
For additional party planning tips, our Party Planning 101 Guide includes cake ideas, party etiquette tips, a printable guest list, and more.
Creating your own invitations can be a fun way to begin your themed party, and will give your guests a sneak peek at the fun you have planned. Here are some suggestions for Little Einsteins Party invitations:
- Cut the shape of Rocket, the Little Einsteins’ transformable spacecraft, out of red construction paper and draw on the details, such as the cockpit windows, in black marker. Paste stickers in the shape of the characters in the windows. Write your party details on the spacecraft’s body.
- Print out a picture of Leo, June, Quincy, and Annie and paste it to the bottom of yellow or green cardstock. Write the party details above the picture.
- Separate a section of cardstock into four boxes and draw a different scene in each box (for example, a park scene in one box, a city scene in another, etc.). Paste a sticker of one of the four main characters in each box.
- Attach a card-style invitation to a small paintbrush or toy instrument and mail your invitations in padded envelopes.
- Include creative wording for your party details, such as:We’ve got a mission, we’re on the case,
We must put a smile on Mary’s face!
Let’s throw her a big party for her birthday,
With cake and crafts and games to play!
Decorations that match your theme makes a party even more fun and exciting, so for a Little Einsteins Party, make it your mission to combine decorations with learning!
- Hang a banner over the entry way into the party area that says, “Leo, June, Quincy, and Annie Welcome You to [Birthday Child]’s Birthday!”
- Cut music notes out of black construction paper and write the names of famous musicians, such as Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven, in silver or gold ink.
- Tie together groups of four or five blue helium balloons and float them on the ceiling to resemble clouds.
- Cut out the shape of Rocket, the Little Einsteins’ transformable spacecraft, out of red construction paper and hang it from the ceiling with clear fishing line.
- Hang printouts of famous art pieces, such as Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa or Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, on the walls of the party area. Make sure to include the artist’s name and the name of the art piece near the printout.
- Balloons are a must-have at any party! Tie groups of brightly-colored balloons together and anchor the clusters with balloon weights. Set them around the party area.
- Play a mix of classical music, or the Little Einsteins CD “Musical Missions” during the party.
- Print out scenes from different geographic locations, such as Antarctica, the Sahara Desert, a South American rainforest, and the African wilderness. Laminate them and use them as placemats or prop them up on windowsills.
For any party, you can keep the food simple and serve traditional hotdogs, hamburgers, or pizza. However, if you would like to serve some unique snacks that relate to the theme, consider these tasty ideas:
- Serve different dishes from different countries and mark each dish with a sign that names the country it comes from. For instance, serve tiramisu from Italy, guacamole from Mexico, croissants from France, and hummus from the Middle East.
- Serve a veggie tray that includes carrots, baby corn, snap peas, celery, and cherry tomatoes and mark it with a sign that says, “Brain Food”.
- Serve juice, chocolate and regular milk, soda, and water with>silly straws.
- Set out cookies, frosting, sprinkles, colored sugar crystals, and decorator icing and let your guests create works of art that they can eat.
- Set out small bowls filled with sour patch kids, goldfish snacks, pretzels, animal crackers, and mixed nuts.
- Use cookie cutters shaped like musical instruments to cut out shapes in peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. You can also use them to cut out shapes in slices of cheese and lunchmeat to serve with crackers.
- Make a “Rocket” cake! Use an 8″ pan and a 9×13″ pan and cut both cakes into oval shapes. Set the smaller oval on top of the bigger one – this creates the body of the spacecraft. For the engines, use frosting to attach a graham cracker vertically on top of an ice cream cone, and set one on either side of the cake, near the back. Frost everything in red frosting, except the area for the windows, and frost that section in blue frosting. Use black and yellow decorator icing to draw on the details.
Party Favor Ideas
Party favors are a nice ending to a special party. Send your guests home with a smile with party favors that fit your theme, such as the Little Einsteins DVD, a set of paint brushes and paints, or a collection of postcards of famous artwork.
Or, consider one of our Party Favor Sets, which come with everything you need, including a matching favor bag or box!
More Birthday Theme Ideas
Browse our list of over 130 themed party guides to find tips for your child’s next birthday! Each guide includes ideas for invitations, decorations, food, favors, games and more.
The Little Einsteins name and all related characters and elements are the property of The Baby Einstein Company, LLC. This guide is not affiliated with or endorsed by The Baby Einstein Company, LLC.
Games and Activities
Get everyone moving to the beat with a rockin’ dance party!
Let kids decorate clean pizza boxes to make a storage place for their special treasures.
Let children “color” a 3-D picture using glue and colored sand.
Fill the air with bubbles in different shapes and sizes.
Let your guests explore their artistic side and take home their creations.
Send your little geniuses on a mission to find lost items.
Let the birthday child conduct their own personal “orchestra” of friends!
Print out copies of our coloring page and let your guests decorate them.