Here are plenty of fun Kindness Elves Birthday Party Ideas for decorations, food, party activities and acts of kindness projects for kids to enjoy and celebrate the magic of kindness!
As you know, I am the creator of The Kindness Elves concept (and now adorable Kindness Elves toys, story book, teachers eBook and amazing accessories pack too!) My kids have grown up around the Kindness Elves over the past few years as our concept has developed and grown, including choosing Kindness Elf clothing fabrics and hair colours as well as helping me write parts of the story too. They’ve embraced them because they’re so full of ideas for helping others and spreading kindness themselves, they are indeed my inspiration! They are as much the Kindness Elves as I am and I love that!
Miss 5 completely adores the purple set in particular and even asked for an extra set of them just for herself for her birthday present. When she asked for a Kindness Elves birthday party I was amused but not at all surprised and thought it could be a lovely idea so we set about planning some kindness related activities and crafts for the big day.
Kindness Elves Birthday Party Ideas
To come up with our ideas we thought about two things. One, how can we best show the Kindness of the elves to others through this party? And secondly, what themes and ideas are shown throughout The Story of the Kindness Elves book that we can include in the decorations and activities? Both of these were really fun to talk about and we brainstormed a list of ideas.
The Kindness Elves live in the clouds and paint rainbows with bright colours and character virtues! We painted an enormous rainbow together on thin cardboard and used this as a party backdrop, along with the gorgeous giant cloud and coloured raindrops craft which you can see our post about here! I painted some purple Kindness Elves on more cardboard and stuck them next to this scene so they appeared to be in their cloud home!
We then painted some more signs using regular paints and stuck alphabet stickers over the top to spell out “Kindness Rocks” and “I love being kind!”
There were plenty of rainbow coloured balloons and bunting, table cloths and other bright decorations, as well as unicorns who will be featuring in an up coming story book being published later this year!
Kindness Elves Birthday Party Games:
Collect the Kindness Tokens
I used some painted cardboard to cut out a huge pile of pink hearts, onto which I wrote 4 acts of Kindness. These were: SPREAD JOY, BE HELPFUL, SMILE and BE KIND! We turned these into collectable kindness tokens and the idea was for the kids to earn a token after each activity or game.
Once they had all 4 they could unlock their special SPARKLY heart token, on the back of which was a unique symbol. They used these “symbol codes” as a clue in our final treasure hunt, searching for a wrapped gift with their own unique symbol drawn onto. These gifts were their very own copy of The Story of the Kindness Elves book, which they all got to take home with them as one of their take home gifts. It was a a really fun way to do it and something we do at the end of every single party as it’s always a hit!
Pass the Kindness Parcel
They collected their first tokens inside the wrapping of each layer of Pass the Parcel, a classic party game which they still all love!
Jump on the Clouds
Then they played “jump on the clouds” which is simply where enough pieces of A4 card for each child are cut into cloud shapes and spread out over the floor. When the music stops each child lands on a cloud and one is removed on each round until a winner (or two!) are left at the end.
Kindness Elves Crafts and Activities
After that we made a rainbow cloud craft and then each child painted a wooden heart box and decorated it with beautiful gems. They were able to choose to keep the box or give it as a gift to a parent when they went home.
Kindness Jewel Hunt
They earned a token for these crafts and then we went on a treasure hunt dig in the neon rainbow rice (see how we made this here, so easy!) They searched through the rice to find 5 treasures each and could choose which ones they wanted based on their colour and what those colours represented!
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I loved over-hearing their choices and why they wanted kindness and patience, love or compassion etc. These went into their heart boxes and formed another part of their take home gifts.
Kindness Potion Making
In The Story of the Kindness Elves there’s a secret little pocket on one page which contains a recipe for Kindness! We also discover at the beginning of the story that the Kindness Elves are scientists and spend a lot of time mixing potions for laughter, happiness, kindness, love and more in their labs in their cloud houses.
So potion mixing seemed a fantastic activity and they LOVED it! (You can see our Harry Potter potion making activity here which we also did at her big sister’s HP party last year.)
We put coloured water into some gorgeous glass bottles and labelled each one with one of the Kindness character virtues that the elves use to paint the rainbow.
Red = Kindness, Orange = Joy, Yellow = Love, Green = Patience, Blue = Peace, Purple = Gentleness and Pink = Compassion.
We did three potions experiments in total, and the most fun was the bubbling laughter potion. Each child had a cup and filled it with a mixture of these ingredients to make a wonderfully fizzy concoction. See also our mini kindness potion bottles we made previously, which we recreated at the party too.
If you want to try this at home then here are the secret ingredients!
Happiness = bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
Mischief = vinegar
Joy = washing up liquid (dish soap)
Kindness Elves Party Food
I tend to keep party food very simple as kids just don’t eat much when they’re having so much fun! We had wraps, sausage rolls, crisps, veggies, fruit and chocolate fingers, followed by a 7 layer rainbow cake decorated with sprinkles, mini rainbows and purple Kindness Elves! The inside looked so vibrant when cut and you can find more pictures and a full tutorial on how to make a rainbow cake here on our blog (the original was made for Miss 8’s Willy Wonka birthday when she was 4!)
Take Home Gifts
Besides their own copy of the Kindness Elves story book they each received a goodie bag containing a magic wand tied with tulle, a personalised wooden unicorn magnet (I found some blank templates and added the decoration!), Kindness Elves postcards and stickers, and some treats.
Acts of Kindness Ideas
Perhaps the loveliest part of this Kindness Elves birthday is that the birthday girl wanted to do some acts of kindness to celebrate too. She asked each party guest to bring their pairs of old shoes and/ or some art and craft materials to contribute to two donation boxes for charity.
I will write the full details of this in our next post as well as her other birthday wishes to help other people more. Here’s a quick photo until then to show you how happy she was with one of her collection boxes which will be finding its way to little feet in Africa soon!
I hope you’ve been inspired by these simple Kindness Elves birthday party ideas, games and decorations and will pop back to see what Acts of Kindness Miss 5 managed to accomplish this month!
If you would like to find out more about The Kindness Elves you’ll find our website here. We regularly do acts of kindness challenges and fun activities for kids, such as this Kind Words Challenge which we attempted for the whole month of February! Follow along and get involved with your own children, class or whole school to see the positive impact it can have on character development and family relationships.
And browse the BIRTHDAY PARTY archives for loads more themes and ideas!