Hip Hop Birthday Party Ideas

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Plan a hip hop themed birthday party for someone in your life who enjoys hip hop. Add different elements of hip hop into your party, and be sure to play a variety of hip hop music.

Let hip hop serve as a general party theme, or incorporate a more specific theme to thread through the party, and include fun invitations, decorations, activities and favours.


Create invitations that resemble backstage VIP passes to a hip hop concert. Include your guests' names and fake barcodes. Make them more realistic by laminating the passes or tucking them into ID badge holders. Include a custom message that indicates whose birthday is being celebrated. Another fun idea is to make invitations that look like vinyl records.


Create a nightclub feel for your party. Cover the walls of a large room with black paper or fabric, strings of white lights and neon signs. Cover one wall or table with butcher paper and recreate the Los Angeles or New York City skyline, complete with glow-in-the-dark stars. Or, allow guests to create a customised "happy birthday" graffiti wall with temporary markers and butcher paper. Old vinyl records can also adorn the walls. Consider sprinkling large fake diamonds around the tables and include a red carpet for an upscale hip hop party with bling.


Hire a DJ or play your favourite hip hop music for guests to dance to. Consider having a fun hip hop dance contest. Different forms of hip hop dance can be featured, including street, freestyle, and break dancing. Put a few beats together and allow your guests to battle against each other with their own original free-flow rhymes. Celebrate old school hip hop by asking guests to try beat-boxing as well.


Keep snacks out in crystal dishes for a bling party. Consider decorating serving dishes with "happy birthday" painted on them in a graffiti style. Serve punch in champagne glasses with glow-in-the-dark neon ice cubes. Decorate the cake to look like an old boom box or DJ turntables.


Offer hip hop themed party favours for your guests. Sunglasses, dog tags, fake diamond earrings, chains, CDs or gift cards for purchasing hip hop music downloads are good ideas.