It’s party season again and your little one’s birthday party is coming. Whether it’s the first or fifth birthday there’s always a little pressure to make it great memorable. Choosing the theme of a kid’s birthday party is always one of the first steps to the party planning journey. For younger kids it can be easy and hard depending on how indecisive your little one is. We understand the struggle well enough. The most popular themes each year tend to be whatever cartoon character or toy trend has the kids mesmerized.
You may already know what your little one wants but if you still need some ideas here are some of the most popular themes so far this year.
The animated food toy line has been a major hit with kids expanding into trading cards, and even a YouTube channel and online games. Shopkins party is easy to cater with finger foods and snacks because the main characters of the toy-line are all foods! They’re basically grocery items.
Activities: You can have a bakery shop and have kids decorate their own bakery items, Candy store so they can put together their own goody bags, keep them going and entertained with memory games, charades and more!
Add on a Shopkins beauty shop where the kids can get Shopkins themed face paint of the characters, they can also get their nails done and painted. Face paint and beauty makeover to have every little girl squealing with excitement.
Pete the Cat
Your little one might have brought a couple of these books home from school or even picked them up at the bookstore. The book series has been a hit with beginning readers since it’s release. Popular with both boys and girls, the adventurous cat has been a hit with birthday parties.
There are many options to keep the party guests entertained like face painting, balloon twisting, paint stations to have the kids draw their favorite version or scenes from the book, and story time: reading one of the books while the kids sit and wind down.
Beauty and the Beast
If you’ve seen the live action remake since it’s release earlier this year then we don’t have to tell you how popular it is. Beauty and the beast themed birthday party can organized as a princess party.
Party guests can be entertained with face painting, balloon twisting, glitter tattoos, and to make it royally spectacular, a visit from Belle herself with or without the accompaniment of her beast. She can play games with the royal birthday guests and even read them chapters of her story with their help. You can check out our friends in CT who do princess entertainment.
Moana themed parties are perfect for the summer with Polynesian decorations either at the pool side or outdoors to imitate the beach side life of this Disney princess. You can have coconut themed snacks and treats, balloon twisted animals, face painting and even a visit from Moana herself!
You can have an activity center where the kids make their own leis and even build mini versions of their very own exploration boats.
There is so much to do with this theme to make sure you your little one has a spectacular time.
For more entertainment options to fit any birthday party theme you many have planned check out our various entertainment pages.
*Recently updated after movie releases (Moana & Beauty and the Beast)*