Backwards Birthday Party Theme
Fun ideas for a crazy
backwards birthday party!
the Backwards birthday party theme everything is done backwards.
Games are played backwards, food is eaten backward and so on.
This is a really fun and silly party that kids really enjoy.
Instead of sending out invitations for the Backwards birthday
party send out Thank you notes. Thank guests for coming to
your Backwards party on the note. Be sure and give the
dates and time of your party.
Write the information backwards or type it on
the computer and then using Word Art (flip horizontally) print
party information onto the cards. Add in the invitation
for guests to read the information in a mirror.
Ask party guests in the invitation to come dressed in their
craziest backwards clothes to the party.
Print out a picture of the birthday child upside down on a note
If your invitation has spaces inside to fill out information
flip the invitation over and write in the information so the
looks like you wrote upside down.
Backwards Party Decorations
Backwards the party table by having balloons setting on the table and curling ribbon
tied to the balloons and attached with tape to the ceiling.
Set up the plates and cups (upside down) underneath the party table and
let kids eat under the table when it's time for cake.
Set out signs for the food with the names written backwards.
Refer to the food by the backwards names throughout the party.
Cake = ekac, Ice Cream = maerc eci, Hot Dogs = sgod toh ...etc.
Hang birthday banners upside down on the front door and
throughout the party room.
Turn pictures, decorations and knick knacks upside down for the party.
If sitting at a table turn the chairs to face outward.
Backwards Party Icebreaker
While guests are arriving give each one a nametag and ask them to write
their name backward on the tag. This will be their name for the
rest of the party.
Backward Party Activities
Decorate shirts with fabric paint and stencils
- let the children paint their names backwards on the shirt. Line
the guests up and take a picture of them in the shirts (this is also fun
if you decide not to do decorate the shirts) but have them face away
from the camera.
- Give each party guest a
balloon or paper bag stuffed with paper and taped closed and let them
glue or tape candy and prizes onto the outside of it. Let them
take it home as a party favor.
Backward Party Games
Backward relay races
Divide party guests
into two teams and have them run these fun backward races relay style
around a cone (or other object) and back to their team for the next
player to go:
Carrying an egg on a spoon - walking backwards
Bouncing a ball - walking backwards
Moving 3 ping pong balls or balloons around the course with a broom
See instructions on
how to set up a treasure
and then write all the clues
backwards so the guests will have to find a mirror to decode the clues.
Played like traditional
tag, but reversed. After "it" is
chosen everyone else counts to 10 while "it" runs away. Then all
players try and tag "it". When someone tags "it" then they become "it"
and everyone then tries to tag them.
Backwards Musical Chairs
Played like traditional musical chairs except instead of a guest
having to sit out after every round remove a chair instead. The
kids will have to start sharing seats. By the end they will
all have to be sitting on one chair.
Backwards water balloon
Divide party guests into teams of 2. Give each team
a water balloon and ask them to stand 1 foot apart facing away from each
other. They then have to throw the balloon up and have their team
member catch it. After every successful round have the teams take
a step apart from each other. Make sure to have extra water
balloons on hand.
Party Games for 5 and 6 year olds
Party games for ages 7, 8 and 9
Birthday games for 10, 11, 12 years old
Backwards party food
Bundt cake with the filling (frosting) inside the cake
Write Happy Birthday backwards on top of the cake
Pineapple upside down cake
Hot dogs with the cheese inside
Ice Cream cones with the cake mix baked inside - then turn them upside
down on a plate.
Ask everyone to eat with their left hand (or if they are left handed eat
with their right hand).
Sing Happy Birthday backwards
Backwards goody / loot bags
Decorate a paper bag with stickers and then turn it inside out.
Send home an invitation as a thank you card.
Fun Backwards ideas:
Greet guests by saying "good-bye, hope you had a nice time" when they
arrive. When they leave tell them "Hello!, Welcome to the party!".