10 Epic Video Game Birthday Party Ideas

Get your game on with these awesome video game birthday party ideas that’ll help your gamer level up!

Whether your gamer is into Xbox or PlayStation, Wii or Nintendo Switch, we’ve come up with these top 10 ideas to help you throw the best video game themed birthday party EVER.

Video Game Kids Birthday Party Xbox Playstation

level up birthday party decorations


Help your birthday kid look the part in their very own Level Up birthday shirt. Odds are it’ll be their favorite shirt all year long!

level up birthday shirt

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2. OMG

Display your gamer’s favorite games to make uber cool table decorations that’ll have their friends saying Oh My Gosh! A fun and unexpected way to do that is by stacking them and using the games as stands for your food.

Don’t these games make an awesome mini cupcake stand?

gamer birthday food table ideas

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3. Easter Egg

In the gaming world, an “easter egg” isn’t something the Easter Bunny leaves behind, it’s a secret hidden feature within the game left for players to find.

Make this birthday party even more memorable by hiding easter eggs for the birthday kid and all of their friends to find! One idea is to hide glow necklaces under their plates as a fun gift for them to discover.

gamer birthday party plate idea

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Are you ready for the main attraction? If you’re trying to find the perfect activity for the kids to do at a video game party - this is it! There are several different companies that you can rent an entire game truck to roll up and take your gamer birthday party to the next level.

game truck birthday party

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All that gaming is going to make for some hungry kids, so be sure to have some snacks for them to munch on so they can keep their power levels up.

Keep your theme going with mini candy bars and chocolate kisses decorated with gamer-themed stickers.

teenage boy xbox playstation gamer birthday party supplies

Offer the party-goers the birthday kid’s other favorite candies, just try to stick with grab-and-go options that’ll be easy to chow down on while they’re waiting their turn to play!

video game party candy table

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They’re going to need to refuel after their battles, and what better way than cold bottles of water that feature these awesome waterproof gamer water bottle labels?? You’ll get bonus points for being cool AND it encourages the kids to drink more water. Talk about a win!

video game boy birthday party water bottle labels


When the Game Truck rolls out, keep the fun going with a supply drop for the kids in the form of a pinata full of candy and prizes!

xbox birthday party pinata

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Your main player and their friends are going to want to remember this day, so make it easy to capture some fun memories with a photo booth.

All it takes is an inexpensive tablecloth taped to a wall, a few balloons, props - and the kids can take it from there. If they’re old enough for social media, create a special hashtag for the party so the kids can quickly find and share all their photos later.

level up birthday party photo booth

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When it’s game over and time for the birthday kid to say GG to all their friends, don’t let your guests leave empty handed. Have gamer-themed gift bags ready to make it easy for them to carry all their pinata loot and candy home with them.

gamer birthday party favor bag stickers

10. LOOT

Speaking of loot, hide one last easter egg in the gift bags - these fun gaming socks that any gamer will love!

gamer birthday gift ideas

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Game on! We’d love to hear all about your video game birthday party. Leave us a comment below or share your photos with us on our Facebook Page or Instagram with #distinctivs!