If your kiddo loves climbing or bouldering, a rock climbing birthday party may be on your radar. Over the past few years, climbing parties have increased as more and more climbing gyms are opening up across the country. Rock climbing has a lot of benefits for kids too – it helps build up their strength and endurance and gives them a confidence boost as they master the skills.
If you’re considering celebrating at a climbing gym or at home you’re sure to find some clever – and creative – rock climbing accents for your party. We’ve found:
- Rock climbing Party Invitations
- Birthday Cakes, cookies and cupcakes for rock climbers
- Rock Climbing Gym Parties
- DIY – rock climbing walls. trees or stepping stones
- Rock climbing party favors and decor
- Gifts for rock climbers
- Free Welcome Poster for your rock climbing party!
Invitations for Rock Climbing Birthday parties
First up is a young kid climbing with “ROCK ON” as the headline for this birthday party invitation. Cute and colorful with blue, purple and pink, this is fun for the rock climbing kid in your life. Optional matching envelope liners are available. We also have a version with blue and green accents and a variety of skin tones available.
Next is a “ROCK ON” version for a rock climbing birthday invitation with a rock wall set against a mountain backdrop. Easy to edit the birthday boy or girl’s name, age and party details.
Let’s CLIMB! Cool honeycomb effect in the background with a silhouette of a cliff hanging climber. This rock climbing birthday party invitation is perfect for older kids.
Vanesa ROCKS! This photo party invitation with the fun typography is great for your young climber. With purple and pink background and colorful accents, this design is perfect for girl climbers!
Gotta climb! These kids are climbing all over this birthday party invitation. Great way to get kids excited about the party!
Sweet and fun! This cute climbing invitation is great for young girls. With the soft pastel handholds and cute polka dot pattern on the back, your young climber is sure to love this birthday party invitation.
Birthday Cakes for Rock Climbers
For the cake topper, you can’t beat a cutout of the rock climbers themselves! The cute hand holds placed around the cake are great replicas. Love the rock decorations around the cake base too.
This cute rock climber birthday cake is personalized with the “cloud nine” at the top. Also, a fun touch is that the birthday girl’s name is spelled out with the rope – love it!
How fun is this rock climbing cake? Climbers everywhere – courtesy of the wonderful lego characters. Add some edible rocks to the side, a licorice rope, crushed “oreo cookie dirt” and you’re good to go!
Bakers beware – you may be judged on the rock climbing techniques used in your decoration. For a hilarious overview of rock climbing cakes from youtuber Jake Davis, check out this video. By the way, Theo’s cake below scored an 8 out of 10 (much better than most of the cakes).
This climb on this cake – also reviewed by Jake Davis – was rated a 0 out of 10. When evaluating the climbing technique, the reviewer says “This could only exist on a cake.”
Oh my goodness – look at the detail on this cake! The tattoos are the perfect touch for this rock climber – check out his biceps too. Amazing!
If you’re not as well versed in fondant, you can always buy a cake topper! Many of the etsy sellers’ toppers are top quality – such as this climbing girl by LesPopSweets. These can be customized of course to fit your birthday boy or girl’s image.
Cookies for climbers!
Rock climbing cookies are also fun for the party. Make your favorite sugar cookie recipe – and some gray icing and let the fun begin. You can find some edible rocks (if you don’t have a hand hold mold) and create some spectacular cookies for the party.
Square cookie cutters make the perfect cookie template for this artistic display of rock climbers in action.
For the artistically challenged, these stick figures (you can use food coloring pens) may be a bit easier to decorate for your birthday party cookies. The rock climbing hand holds appear to be dollops of colored icing.
These climber cupcakes are also a fun addition to the party. Head on over to blondieandbrownies for the “how to”.
Rock climbing gyms – get this party started
If you live near a climbing gym, check out the birthday party packages and let the gym handle the work – and work with the kids to get them climbing safely. This is a fun option for a large group – and the group rates usually include a party room for cake and presents afterwards.
Bouldering is also a great way to get the kids together for a fun time. Bouldering lets the kids move a little more freely as they can climb safely without ropes.
DIY rock climbing walls
An outdoor rock climbing set up is perfect for small parties. If you don’t have a wall set up, you can add these handholds to sturdy outdoor playground equipment to set up a small climbing station. You can also get “real rock” hand holds for a different look. Don’t forget the safety mats!
You can check out the tutorial below from “Bob” who likes to make stuff – and is making a climbing wall!
For the ultimate guide on how to create a rock climbing wall, check out the detailed tutorial at rei.com
No rock wall? No problem!
If you have a tree in your yard, you can set up a “climbing tree” in no time. Just attach these colorful climbing holds to the tree – easy to install and easy to remove. Designed for older kids, this would make a fun alternative to a rock wall. Best of all, these hand holds don’t harm the trees!
Or you could set up some stepping stones in your backyard for the younger kids. These are fun and safe for the kiddos and feel soft and squishy on their bare feet. Traction grips on the bottom help keep the stones for slipping. It’s also good for their balancing! Plus, once the party is over, the birthday boy or girl can reuse in their own room or playroom.
Rock climbing decorations
Silvery colored balloons (some with confetti) make for a fun backdrop for a rock climbing party.
Rock climbing party plates – and napkins – and favor bags – add a fun vibe to the party. Easy to customize with the birthday girl or boy’s name. I also have this design available in a variety of skin tones – just let me know what you need and I can create it for you 🙂
Rock climbing party favor tags are fun for small giveaways for the party guests – or make fun tags for the birthday gifts too.
Rock climbing favor bags in the same theme – different colors and skin tones are available 🙂
Cliff bars – another kid favorite – are also perfect for climbing party favors.
Fun party favors for kiddos of all ages – bouncy balls in rock shapes. You can get a couple dozen of these for less than $20.
Carabiner clips are also a great – and inexpensive – party favor. Kids love these for clipping stuff to their backpack. You could even put the party favors in small mesh bags that the kiddos can take home and reuse.
Gifts for Rock Climbers
Fun colorful bracelets are a great gift idea (or even party favors) for climbers.
This is the ultimate card deck for climbers! A normal card deck with famous climbers – personally approved.
T shirts for rock climbers are always popular gifts … this one is gray says “CHALKED, LOCKED AND READY TO ROCK!”
The pink climbing t shirt reads “I climb like a girl. please try to keep up.” While the back reads, “girl power rocks!” These are just a few of the many varieties of rock climber shirts – one perfect for your rock climber kiddo.
You rock! Thanks for coming
Need rock climbing theme thank you notes? These You Rock! cards just might fit the bill!
Free Welcome Poster for your kiddo’s party
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