Host a party that’s a hoot! The owl theme is fresh and fun. Here are some great ideas for owl crafts and activities, decorations, invitations, adorable owl cupcakes and lots more!
Owl Theme Invitations
Owls are so cute! Who wouldn’t love getting a special owl invitation in the mail. Here is an idea for making your own owl party invitations:
Cut an owl shape out of brown construction paper (make a round 8 shape). Make a face on the top circle, and print your party information on an oval of white paper that you attach to the belly area. Attach half circle wings that fold over your owl’s belly and can open to reveal your party information.
Owl Invitation Wording — Here are some ideas for wording on your owl theme invitations:
- Look Whoo’s Having a Birthday!
- Whoo Can’t Wait to Celebrate!
- Whoo Can Come to my Party?
- Come for a Party Sure to be a Hoot!
- Come for an Awesome Night Owl Slumber Party!
You can always find lots of great online party invitations with a free RSVP manager at Evite,
Here are a few more adorable owl invites that we have found online from some great vendors:
Happy Hoots Invitations
Pink Owl Invitations
Owl Pal Invitations
**General Invitation Tips** — If you choose to make your own owl theme invitations, don’t forget to include the date, location, and time of your party. It is also helpful to put the host’s name RSVP by date, and either your phone number or email.
Owl Theme Party Decorations
An owl pinata is both a great decoration and a fun party game
Most often the decorations for an owl birthday party couple brown with another coordinating color such as turquoise or pink. We love the colorful owl party decorations currently available! To decorate, pick your color scheme and use these colors in your streamers, balloons, and tableware. Then find some fun ways to add owls to the mix! Here are some ideas to help get you started:
Give your balloons owl faces! Add large colored paper eyes and a beak to your party balloons for some instant owls!
Use stuffed owls as party props — Attach pretty name cards to small plush owls and use them as place setters at your party table. These can serve double duty as huggable owl party favors at the end of your event.
Add owl theme labels to your cups or water bottles — Make or buy some fun owl bottle labels and attach them to water bottles to use at your table.
Hang an owl pinata — Let a big, happy pinata welcome your guests to the party!
Hang this adorable personalized owl banner on your front door or party entrance.
Use Owl Themed Tableware — There are some cute party sets available that can go a long way in helping you decorate for an owl theme birthday party. Here are some that we really like:
Look Whooo’s Having a Birthday Party Supplies
Owl Pal Party Supplies
Happi Tree Party Supplies
Owl Theme Party Crafts and Activities
You’ve amazed your guests with great invitations and party decorations, and now you want some fun owl crafts and activities to do at your party! Here are some of our favorite ideas:
Pine Cone Owl Craft
This little fellow will fly straight into your heart! This is an easy owl craft, although take care when handling the hot glue gun.
- 1 medium sized pine cone
- 2 large googly eyes
- 2 medium sized pom poms (we used brown, but you could also use black, white or grey)
- Orange or yellow felt for a beak
- Brown (or other owl color) felt for tail
- 1 orange chenille stem for legs and feet
- Feathers for wings
- Hot Glue Gun
1. Glue your googly eyes onto the pom poms.
2. Cut a triangle out of the orange felt and glue it to the center of the pinecone’s base for a beak.
3. Glue the pom pom eyes above the beak.
4. Cut a tulip or triangle shape out of brown felt for the owl’s tail. Put hot glue onto the pointed end and glue it into the tip of the pinecone.
5. Cut your chenille stem in half. Put one half aside. Cut the other in half again. Accordion fold each of these smaller pieces in quarters to form the owl’s feet. Use the other half to make and arch for the legs (we trimmed ours down so the legs were shorter.)
6. Put some glue onto the top of the arched piece and glue it into the owl’s body. Glue the feet to the legs and bend them so that they support your owl in an upright position.
7. Put some glue onto the tips of the feathers and glue them to the owl’s sides to make the wings.
Paper Bag Owl Puppets
This is another easy owl craft. Here is how to put this guy together!
- 1 brown paper bag
- 2 cupcake liners for eyes
- Brown, white, black, and yellow construction paper
- Colored markers
- Glitter, feathers, or other embellishments that you might like (Optional)
1. Start with your black construction paper. From one end, cut a triangle with a base about the same size as the top of the bag for the owl’s face.
2. Fold the rest of your black construction in half. Cut two circles that are slightly smaller than the bottom of your cupcake liners for the owl’s eyes. Next, cut a small wedge out of these circles to make it seem as if the owl is looking somewhere. Glue the black pupil into the cupcake liners.
3. Now take your yellow paper and cut a triangle to cover the bottom of your larger black triangle and make a beak. Glue this onto the bottom of the larger triangle.
4. Fold your piece of brown construction paper in half and cut (from the open edge) a half circle to make the two wings.
5. From one side of what is left of the folded brown paper, cut two triangles that will form the owl’s ears.
6. Cut a large oval from the white paper to make the owl’s belly feathers.
7. Glue the pieces of the owl together.
8. Use marker, feathers, glitter, or any other materials that you like to create feathers and embellish your owl.
OWL PARTY ACTIVITIES
Play “Owl Says” — Play a traditional game of Simon Says, substituting the word “owl” to go with your party theme.
Play “What Time Is It, Mr. Owl?” — The object of this owl party game is for someone to get close enough to the owl to tag him before midnight, when the owl can turn around and tag everyone else! To play, first choose one person to be the owl. He or she stands at one end of the room faced toward the wall with his eyes closed. Everyone else should line up next to each other at the other end of the room or game area. These players take turns asking, “What time is it, Mr. Owl?” The owl should reply with a time. If he says, “three o’clock,” the players can each take three quiet steps closer to the owl. This process is repeated as the group gets closer and closer to the owl, trying to tag him before he realizes how close they are. The owl, however, can turn the tide of the game. If he senses that the group is getting close, when asked what time it is, he can reply, “Midnight!” turn around, and try to tag someone before they make it back to the starting line. If you get tagged or tag the owl you become the owl in the next round of the game.
Play “Pin the Beak on the Owl” — Use a large piece of poster board or butcher paper and draw an owl (without his beak, of course!) to hang on the wall for an owl version of this traditional birthday party game. Then use construction paper to make enough beaks so that each party guest gets one. You can either make them all different colors, or number them. Blindfold each child one at a time, spin them around about three times, and aim them for the owl. See who can tape their beak closest to the place where it actually goes!
Break Open a pull-string owl pinata
Show an Owl Movie or Read an Owl Book — Depending on the age of your party-goers, either of these options is good when you need to wind things down.
Legend of the Guardians
The Littlest Owl
Who Could resist these sweet owl cupcakes? Here is what you will need to do to make them:
Baby Owl Cupcakes
- Bake cupcakes in your favorite flavor
- Use food coloring to tint both vanilla icing and shredded coconut in your favorite colors
- Frost your cupcake with the tinted frosting and sprinkle the tinted coconut on top
- Open two mini Oreos and place them cream side up on your cupcake. Add M&Ms to the cookies’ centers to make pupils. (Use dabs of extra frosting to hold the pieces on)
- Cut the top of the mini Oreo in half and attach the pieces as owl ears
- Use a jelly bean or Lemon Head candy to make the owl’s beak.
- Add mini-chocolate chips to your owl’s breast to look like feathers
- Cut a chocolate wafer (we used Girl Scout Thin Mints) in half to make wings
Owl Face Cupcakes
- Bake cupcakes in your favorite flavor
- Use food coloring to tint vanilla icing in your favorite colors
- Make your owl’s eyes out of jelly ring candies with Junior Mints in the center for pupils. Add these to your owl.
- Use a soft candy like a yellow jelly bean or cut a jelly orange slice into a beak.
Owl Theme Party Favors
Send your guests off with a special memento of the big day. Here are some cool party favors that you might choose:
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