New York City Party Ideas
New York City birthday party ideas for
girls, boys, kids, tweens and teens!
The best ideas to
make a New York City party special for all the guests.
New York Party Invitation Ideas
New York themed cards with pictures of the Statue of Liberty,
Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square or simply I
♥ NY on the front and fill in the party information inside.
Make cards from city or subway maps of New York City - cut
pieces that will fit a blank note card and paste map on the front
of the card.
Attach a tag with party information to a plastic apple and pass
out to guests.
Buy New York City postcards and write party information on the
back for guests.
New York City
Hang up maps of New York City around the party area and/or use
to cover the party tables. Look for maps of the city,
subways or the state of New York with New York City highlighted.
Hang up signs that say I ♥ NY around the party area. Make
skyscraper buildings from black poster board or wrapping paper
and paint on small rectangles for the windows then hang around
the party area or use as a photo background.
Place small skyscrapers or Statue of Liberty
pieces on the party table as centerpieces.
Fill gold and silver
bowls with red apples for the tables.
Hang strings of lights in
the party area and add some Broadway billboards and signs.
Make a New York Skyline by covering large boxes with black paper
and stacking them on top of each other to make the individual buildings.
Use glow in the dark paint for the windows of the buildings.
New York City Party Games
Taxi Cab Treasure Hunt
Before guests arrive hide yellow plastic Easter eggs ( or yellow cut-outs of
taxi cabs) around the party area. Assign each taxi cab a different
number - write it on the cab with a permanent marker. Buy small
prizes or candy that correspond to the numbers on the taxi cabs.
Hide the cabs around the party area and then have kids search for the
cabs. After they all have been found let them turn them in for the
prizes that match the items they find. You could also hide plastic
apples, small statue of liberties, or any item with a New York theme.
Set up a Karaoke machine and let the kids take turns singing Broadway
hit songs. Set out a box full of props they can use while singing
such as feather boas, top hats, large jewelry, tiaras, etc.
Bobbing for Apples
Take a bite out of the Big Apple with a Bobbing for Apples game.
Fill a large tub with water and place apples inside the tub. One
at a time the guests will try and grab an apple with their mouth.
Pass the Big Apple
Separate the party guests into two teams and give each team a large red
apple. Have the teams stand in a line. The object of the
party game is to have them pass the apple to each other by placing it
under their chin and then the next person in line takes it from them
using their chin.
Play the board game Apples
This is a favorite game of all the kids I know. A great game to
play while you are waiting for guests to arrive or at the end of the
party while waiting for parents to arrive.
See our party games pages for more
birthday party games
New York Party Food
Hot Dogs with all the fixings
Large soft pretzels
Large slices of Pizza
Champagne glasses filled with sparkling cider
New York Party Favors
Statue of Liberty
Apple lip gloss or lotion
I ♥ NY t-shirt
New York Goody Bags
Yellow Chinese take out boxes - tie with a black and white checkered
Yellow paper bags tied with a black and white checkered ribbon
Red bag or small boxes tied with a green ribbon
Any color of paper bag with a picture of the New York skyline, Statue of
Liberty or any New York landmark glued to the side of the bag