It’s so much fun to decorate kids’ birthday party tables. You can go wild with color. Choosing a theme may be the hardest part because the possibilities are endless! But once you’ve chosen a theme it’ll be easy to pick the perfect tablecloth for the base. Whether it’s a solid color, a wild print, or a checkerboard tablecloth, the visual impact can be stunning. Here are a few kids’ birthday party table ideas that won’t break the bank.

Holy superhero party, Batman! When Meaningful Mama hosted a super cool superhero birthday for her little man, she used bold primary colors for the tablecloth, napkins, and, the piéce de résistance, her cityscape backdrop. Jodi promises that making the wall cityscape is super inexpensive and even provides a tutorial in a later blog. Bright Settings carries two different red tablecloths in basic polyester that would look great on a superhero party table, Holiday Red and Cherry Red.

I love this road construction themed table by Spaceships And Laser Beams, especially the runner down the center that looks like a road. The orange construction cones are a great touch too. Bright Settings carries a basic poly tablecloth in a vivid Orange.

If your family is into NASCAR, you’ll love this race car themed birthday party table from Kids and Baby Design Ideas. It starts with a black and white checkerboard tablecloth with a race track runner placed down the center. Bright has a great Racing Check Tablecloth that would be perfect for this party theme.

Here’s a great table idea for a Pirate themed birthday party. Catch My Party started with a basic black tablecloth and added a red and white striped runner. Bright carries striped tablecloths, runners, and napkins in a fabric called Carousel Stripe that are sturdy and easy to care for.

Do your kids like Legos? Mine sure did. This lego themed birthday party by The Frosted Petticoat features bold red, blue, yellow and green solids. Bright Settings carries all the primary and secondary colors in basic polyester (which is durable and easy to clean.) Here are just a few more shades that would look great on a Legos themed table: Holiday Red, Royal Blue, Lemon Yellow, and Kelly Green.

How about a Tailgate party like this one from Catch My Party (photo 28 of 52)? Choose your favorite football team’s main color for the tablecloth and add a green runner made to look like a football field. In an previous post, Super Bowl Table Ideas, there are several ideas for making football field table coverings including this no-sew tutorial from Growing Up Gabel.

Dr. Seuss is popular with the grade school crowd. This table from Catch My Party (photo 16 of 20) features classic colors for a Cat In The Hat-type party including red, white and turquoise. Throw in The Lorax and One Fish, Two Fish and you can go crazy with the possibilities! (Good crazy;-) Bright Settings carries Turquoise, Cobalt, Periwinkle, Pink Balloon, and Lime Green just to name a few!

Chelsea from The Joys of Boys decorated for a farm themed birthday using a cow print tablecloth. Aren’t the bandanas in the center of the table great? Believe it or not, Bright Settings carries Cow Tablecloths, as well as Red and Blue Bandana table linen!

No matter what theme you choose for the next birthday party you throw, you can’t go wrong if you start with a bold tablecloth. Then set your table with tableware in coordinating colors. (Personally, I advocate paper products for kid parties for obvious reasons). If you’d like to have sample swatches of any of the tablecloth fabrics mentioned above, check out Bright’s free fabric sample program. You’ll be well on your way to decorating the perfect birthday party table!