How the Grinch Stole Christmas Birthday Party

by Alli

When my grandson, T Hawke, turned five, he begged his mom for a How the Grinch Stole Christmas Birthday Party . . . in October. She counteroffered with a weekend camping trip to the North Carolina mountains. He stood his ground – very sweetly and well behaved – until she caved.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

During slumber parties at my house, T Hawke shows me images of How the Grinch Stole Christmas on his iPod. Could he be addicted to Pinterest at five years of age? Hmmm . . .

The Grinch - How the Grinch Stole Christmas Birthday Party

I bought all the grandkids iPods for Christmas one year so that we could text and FaceTime. You wouldn’t believe some of the text conversations we have and the memories we are making.

I have to admit that all I did at this party was show up . . . with a gift, of course (walkie-talkies with video). How cool is that? And my trusty Nikon D750.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter baked the cake, decorated and transformed Tegan into the Grinch. Because we live in South Carolina and October is always warm, the Grinch party was held at the local park.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Birthday Cake

Her decor even included a small, decorated Christmas tree – in October. The kids loved it!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Party Decor

Silly string is always a plus at any birthday party!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Birthday Party

Just about everything you need to throw a How The Grinch Stole Christmas birthday (or Christmas) party is available on Amazon. I like this party pack featured below. You get:

  • 1 The Grinch 18 inch Mylar Balloons, 1 Green Plastic Table Cover
  • 16 He’s a Mean One Grinch Beverage Napkins, 8 Red Paper Cups
  • 2 RAPIDNGUARANTEED Vintage Happy Birthday 11 Inch trademarked Latex Balloon
  • 8 The Grinch Merry Whatever Dessert Plates
  • 5 Red 11 Inch Latex Balloons, 5 Green 11 inch latex balloons, 5 Lime Green 11 inch latex balloons

Photo booths are so much fun and these props make it easy to set up.

If you’re looking for some fun games to play at a Grinch party, The Spruce has some good ones.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Costume

Lime Sherbet Punch

Lime Sherbet Punch

How The Grinch Stole Christmas Punch


  • 2 quarts lime sherbet
  • 2 (2 liter) bottles ginger ale, chilled
  • 1 can pineapple juice (46 oz.)
  • 1 (4 oz.) jar maraschino cherries, drained
  • 1 lemon, sliced & 1 lime, sliced, for garnish


  1. Scoop lime sherbet into a punch bowl. Add the ginger ale and pineapple juice. Stir to combine.
  2. Stir in cherries. Garnish with a sliced lemon and sliced lime. Serve immediately.

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Green punch is a must when you’re planning a How The Grinch Stole Christmas Birthday Party. It’s even better if you rim the glasses in red sanding sugar or nonpareils. Dip the rims in water and then in the sanding sugar.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas Punch

This Grinch party was a huge hit and I think my daughter knocked it out of the park with this one.




robin rue November 27, 2018 - 7:00 am

Oh wow, I LOVE this birthday party theme idea! And that cake is just plain awesome! What a fun idea.

Candy November 27, 2018 - 8:02 am

The face painting of Grinch is wonderful. Really sets the mood for whole party.

Amber Myers November 27, 2018 - 8:15 am

What a fun party idea! We just love the Grinch. The face painting is so cool, and the cake looks fantastic.

Gwendolyn M Mulholland November 27, 2018 - 9:51 am

This is such a fun party idea for a birthday or a Christmas party. I love the punch recipe and think I need to make that just for me.

Sarah Bailey November 27, 2018 - 10:23 am

Who doesn’t love the Grinch! This is such a fun idea to bring a Christmas theme into a birthday party as well! That cake looks absolutely amazing.

Brianne November 27, 2018 - 1:22 pm

How awesome is this? I love his face painted up as The Grinch. Everything looks wonderful! A kid after my own heart!

[email protected] November 27, 2018 - 1:41 pm

This is such a cute birthday party idea. The Grinch is such a classic childhood character. The face paint on your grandson came out great!

Teresa November 27, 2018 - 2:18 pm

This sounds like a great party to get all the kiddos in the mood for the holidays! This is such a cute idea! Glad he got his way

Tasheena November 27, 2018 - 7:20 pm

This is such a fun party theme. I love the way everything turned out. Looking forward to giving the punch a try.

Rosemary November 27, 2018 - 9:15 pm

What a fun birthday theme. Love the paint job and the decor 🙂 So proud of him for standing his ground for what he wanted for his birthday. The building blocks for a determined young man. The punch sounds quite interesting as well.

Heather November 27, 2018 - 9:29 pm

This is such a fun party theme idea! My little one is a huge Grinch fan. She would love it!

Emily November 27, 2018 - 10:21 pm

We just saw The Grinch movie in the theater and my kids loved it! I know my kids would love to have a party like this, it is such a fun theme!

Ricci November 28, 2018 - 1:38 am

What a fun party! I would love to go to a Grinch themed birthday party!!

Chubskulit Rose November 28, 2018 - 6:16 am

This is the first time I’ve seen a Grinch theme party. Very unique and it seemed like everybody had a blast.

Terri Steffes November 28, 2018 - 10:17 am

A fabulous birthday party! It will be in their memories forever! The face painting is fabulous.

Mary Edwards November 28, 2018 - 3:27 pm

Great idea. We have a Christmas baby.. her bday is 1 week prior. This would have been amazing when she was little!

Claudia Krusch November 28, 2018 - 9:41 pm

So Awesome! I love his face painted up as The Grinch. Everything looks soooo wonderful!

Fatima Torres November 29, 2018 - 12:03 am

Such a creative way to celebrate a birthday. Our three-year-old son loves the Grinch and we’re looking to do something like this for him.

Amanda December 3, 2018 - 2:36 pm

Very cute, love the makeup and the cake.

Karen Ching December 20, 2018 - 9:37 pm

What a great party! I would love to experience setting up a Grinch birthday party too. Love the face paint also!

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BloonAway November 26, 2021 - 6:24 am

Excellent share, Alli!! I loved the idea. That Lime Sherbet Punch looks delicious.


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