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The Most Popular Birthday Party Themes

Planning your child’s birthday party? It’s hard to know where to begin because there are so many kids birthday party themes to choose from. Knowing what’s “hot” and what’s not can be crazy-making!

Well, it’s time to get inspired!

I’m going to share the best kids birthday party themes for 2018, so that you can plan a party that your child will never forget!

My name is Evan Paquette, or ‘Magic Evan,’ as known to thousands of children who’ve seen me perform at their birthday parties over the past 10 years.

After performing at over 3,000 birthdays and being recognized by CBS New York as one of the “Best Magicians for Kids in NY,” I’ve come to understand what’s cool and hip (at least when it comes to kids birthdays)

Cars Birthday Party

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Start your engines…because Disney’s Cars Themed Birthdays are all the rage! Speed on to get cake ideas, and then head on for all the supplies you need.

Now as Luigi says, “Uno for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and quattro to… I can’t believe it… go!”

Emoji Parties

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Emoji are everywhere! If you’re wondering, “How in the world do I plan a party with an emoji theme?!” then have no fear!

The “Ultimate Emoji Party Guide” by Liz Gumbinner is a really helpful resource with great ideas for invitations, activities, decorations and more. Check it out and you’ll be planning a trendy emoji party in no time!

Trolls Birthday Parties

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Who else loves nothing more than singing, dancing and hugging? Trolls, of course! Ever since DreamWorks released the animated feature Trolls, I’ve found that birthdays with a troll theme are more popular than ever.

Click here for troll party ideas and supplies, and as the trolls would say, “Get ready for the biggest…craziest… loudest party ever!”

Train Birthday Parties

train themed party

Choo-choo! If your little conductor loves trains, then chances are your next destination is a Thomas & Friends Themed Birthday Party.

I love these DIY ideas , and supplies and more inspiration can be found.

Hawaiian Luau / Moana Parties

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Ready to set sail on an adventure? Disney’s critically acclaimed film Moana has parents turning their daughters’ parties into mini luaus that feature a tropical vibe and lots of fun!

“27 Disney Moana Birthday Party Ideas” is a great resource for Moana games, activities and more. Instead of traveling to Oceania for your party supplies, save time and order right here.

Rainbows and Unicorns

The relatively recent release of movies like My Little Pony and Unicorn Store are sparking imaginations and making unicorns another popular trend for 2018. Deliver rainbows, glitter, and magical wonder to your child’s party with these party supplies and ideas.


superhero birthday theme

Avengers, The Incredibles 2, and Mulan are just a few of the Disney Pixar movies set to be released in 2018, which means superheroes will continue to be a hot party trend. I found some super fun activities on that just might save the day!

Star Wars

Raise a light saber to this birthday party theme, because the force is strong with this one! BuzzFeed’s “23 Ways to Throw the Best Star Wars Birthday Party Ever” is my go-to resource for Star Wars party ideas. and – fear not – you’ll find Star Wars.


lego party theme

The Lego Movie franchise continues to grow (the first movie received near-unanimous acclaim) which means 2018 will be another big year for Lego Parties. Assembling an unforgettably fun Lego Themed Party is easy with these party ideas and supplies.

Tea Parties

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We know the stories of Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, and Mary Poppins well; and their revivals on Broadway and the silver screen are re-introducing the magic of tea parties to young audiences. It’s tea time! Find your tea party supplies and inspiration

Author Since: Feb 27, 2019