Boys and girls alike these days cannot seem to get enough TikTok. And while more and more influencers, brands, and businesses are starting to use TikTok for driving traffic, the majority of people still don't understand what the hype is all about. Maybe that is because, according to Statista, the majority of users on this platform range from 10-19.
Gen Z may be the most involved on TikTok, but as it's grown in popularity, people from all age groups have joined in. In 2020, during the pandemic, TikTok really took off. Global Web Index reports it was used by 18% of all internet users around the globe. This figure is likely to be much higher as we close out 2022.
With its extreme popularity among young people, it's no wonder why so many want a TikTok-themed birthday party. For parents who don't know much about it, never fear! Below you will find a list of creative and fun TikTok-inspired party ideas, to make the birthday a memorable one.
TikTok has three different colors in its logo. Turquoise, black, and pink. Using those colors can create a TikTok party all of its own. Kids know these colors; they relate them to TikTok. Balloons, streamers, plates, cake toppers, and more.
TikTok Dance Off
TikTok is full of not just dance videos, but viral dance videos! Some are just downright hilarious, some are from serious choreographers, and some are just in between. You can see the 21 most popular, courtesy of Backlight. Having a dance-off for a TikTok-themed party just seems natural.
If it's not a dance video, it might be one of the many singing compilation videos or duets that tickle your fancy. There are some amazingly talented people belting it out on TikTok. Teen Vogue has a list of the top 41 TikTok songs of all time to get you started.
What will the guests eat? Viral TikTok foods, of course! A lot of people have made some really tasty dishes on TikTok. Whether it's a brand-new recipe, a change to an old recipe, or putting something in a waffle iron, TikTok has you covered. Paste has a great list of viral TikTok food to choose from.
All you need to do for this is head over to YouTube, and watch a tutorial on how to easily make a store-bought cake into a TikTok cake.
TikTok Photo Op
Make a cute backdrop for party-goers to take pics with. There could even be some photo booth props inspired by TikTok. CatchMyParty has everything you need when it comes to TikTok party supplies.
TikTok Costume Party
Have guests dress up like their favorite TikToker or TikTok trend. For example, "It's Corn," "She's a 10 but...," Twilight characters, or dressing up in the colors of TikTok.
Can you have a party without music? Yes, but music makes it more fun. Especially when they are TikTok songs! Check out Seventeen's list of the 80 most popular TikTok songs of 2022.
Duet allows a user to post a video side-by-side with a video from another creator on TikTok. So, two videos on a split screen play at the same time. It could be singing, dancing, or something completely different. It's certain to get some laughs, and maybe new followers!
TikTok Games & Challenges
A few viral TikTok games and/or safe challenges will keep party-goers busy:
- Without Telling Me: This challenge has become a TikTok classic, and even spilled over to other social media platforms. The game starts with the line "Tell me your (a) ____ without telling me." For example, "Tell me you're a mom without telling me you're a mom." It's typically hilarious what people can come up with.
- 10-Second Storytelling: This is a variation of TikTok's #StoryTime challenge. Each person has 10 seconds to tell a story. The only catch is, the storyteller can't repeat any words or phrases that have already been mentioned.
- Never Have I Ever: This game is great for all party settings. It is a classic that has remained viral on TikTok, without being too complicated. Truth be told, parents might even remember playing this when they were kids.