Kaia’s MONEY Themed Birthday Party


My kids usually start discussing and deciding themes months in advance of their birthdays. Kaia is different.. He tosses out ideas, but never really settles on one. He told me many times that he wanted a money party, where everybody brought him money instead of presents. So, when it came closer to his birthday and he was still undecided on a theme, I went with the Money Themed Birthday Party Idea. I gotta say, I think it is as great as Losh’s Christmas Birthday Party.

Money Themed Birthday Party blog

I planned on giving him $100 for his birthday, so I had the bank give me $1 bills and I made a money tree. Using some branches from one of our overgrown bushes, I stapled the money on the leaves. I wasn’t sure how it would hold up, but it actually held up great. I tried getting some pictures of it outside, but the humidity kept fogging my camera lens up! I put the branches into a vase and it became the main decoration for this money themed birthday party.

Money Themed Birthday Party 2

To go along with the money tree, I used dollar bills as decorations. I even found a website that let me put his face onto a dollar bill. I printed those out and scattered them across the table too. In the picture with the cake, you can barely see that I also printed and cut out dollar sign decorations. These were just simple black and white circles with dollar signs on them. If you want to do a money themed birthday party, I am sure you could find some simple dollar sign images on google image.

Money Themed Birthday Party Decorations

On the way to pick up a cake from the bakery, he decided that he wanted us to just make it instead. He wanted chocolate cake with chocolate icing and chocolate sprinkles. Grandpa was in charge of making it because he makes the best cakes – Seriously, I suck at cakes.

Money Themed Birthday Party Cake

11 big ones!

Money Themed Birthday Party Candles

He asked me about a million times if he could keep all of the money decorations. He was pretty excited when he found out that indeed he could and that it was his present. My mom and grandma knew about the theme ahead of time, so they even scattered their money to him across the table. He really wants to buy games with it, but I am insisting that he saves up for a better computer first.

And what is a party, without some photo booth fun?

Photo Booth Fun at Money Birthday Party


I know parents always say this, but I can’t believe he is growing up so fast. Before I know it, he will be driving!

What is the most unique birthday party theme you have ever heard? 

If you could have any party theme, what would it be?

34 thoughts on “Kaia’s MONEY Themed Birthday Party

  1. Terry

    One year, I had no idea what to give my Mom and Dad for Christmas. I did a money Christmas tree for them. They loved it!!

  2. Michele

    This is definitely the most unique birthday theme for a party I ever heard of. I’m sure he would have been totally happy to keep that money–thankfully you insisted he save it towards something he actually needs!

  3. Jeanine

    This is awesome! What a wonderful idea! I havent ever had a themed Birthday and we just have our own little dinners with cake with our kids so no themes, but this is fun!

    1. LifeAsAConvert Post author

      I always invite a few of my kids friends.. but they don’t always show up, so it ends up being just family. I feel silly sometimes for going all out for just family, but I like it to be special for them.

  4. Brandy M

    I am thinking a money party is the party I want! Can’t I have that tree? We did a batman themed birthday part last year for my son and it was a lot of fun!

  5. Liz Mays

    I love how you made the money tree! It’s really cool how the gift was part of the decoration. That mustache photo booth is too fun!

  6. Pam

    What a great idea. I love this. So creative and so much fun and one that he will always remember. My kids were really into sports and so most of there parties were sports themes. They also have birthdays in the summer and since we have a pool, that was always involved too.

  7. Ann Bacciaglia

    This is a great theme for a birthday. I will have to tell my Son about it. He is trying to choose a theme for his next birthday party.

  8. eliz frank

    What a smart kid and great party them idea…. I hear Wall Street calling. Happy Birthday greetings to him! :-)

  9. Rosey

    lol now that is a theme that transcends generations. ha! All of my kids would love this one.

  10. Melissa Smith

    That really take the stress out of finding party decorations! & that money tree – love it!!!!

  11. Jennifer Williams

    What a clever idea. I have always done boring gift cards – this is going to be so much more fun – love that money tree.

  12. Lisa Rios

    Sounds like a very different idea. I never heard about this kind of money themed parties before. But it looks interesting. My second girl’s birthday is almost near & I would love to plan this kind of decoration for her. I am sure she is going to love this.

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