Planning your child’s birthday party can be it’s own full time job. After the streamers are hung, and the presents are wrapped, seeing your little one’s face light up on their big day makes all the planning worth it.
But sometimes, it’s hard to know where to start.
To help you get the ball rolling, we’ve put together the biggest trends in children’s party themes for 2018.
The Incredibles introduced us to a quirky and funny family of five. Their look quickly became a well-favored Halloween costume in the early 2000s. The famous family is now back by popular demand with the release of the sequel, The Incredibles 2, into theaters in June 2018. Not only does that mean whipping out the old costumes, but there are also fun games to include. The decor is also a cinch to create, using the color scheme of yellow, red and black. The formula can only result in creating the greatest superhero birthday party in the neighborhood.
Lego has been a mainstay for great childhood memories for decades. In 2017, two movies released under the Lego brand: the Lego Ninjago Movie and the Lego Batman Movie. To help inspire your next party, Lego even has a page dedicated to birthday party themes. Another fun idea uses yellow and black paint on small mason jars as packaging for Lego-themed favors, such as Candy Blox.
Unicorn- and rainbow-colored foods have been a trend for quite some time. The rise of such visually appealing foods included the Rainbow Bagel, Unicorn Latte, Unicorn Grilled Cheese and more. Even in the Food Network show, Kids Baking Championship, they dedicated an entire episode to the theme of unicorns. With so many variations of unicorn-themed foods, adding a pastel color scheme to your ambiance will come with ease when setting up the party.
Emojis have become such an essential part of communicating with others, they’ve even inspired their own movie! These expressive smileys can lend for an entertaining theme, making for great cookies, cupcakes, favors and games.
Disneyland ranks high as one of the most tagged places on Instagram. It’s inevitable that one of our party themes on the list remind us of the happiest place on Earth. What makes the classic theme so popular is that it’s quite easy to recreate at home. Give Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse ears to your happy tiny guests, as well as designing cookies and favors
The DIY trend isn’t slowing down anytime soon. A popular food trend that make for a simple solution for feeding hungry kids are make-your-own naan pizzas. The great thing about this idea is that it allows kids to get their hands dirty to create their own pizza. Simply provide the sauce, shredded cheese, fun toppings such as vegetables and pepperoni and let the youngsters become little chefs.
Another idea that is also on the rise in the wedding scene are DIY donuts. It is reminiscent of the enjoyment in decorating your own gingerbread cookies or houses, but without the need for the holidays to roll around. Offer unique icing colors and sprinkles and let all the creativity from your small guests come out.