You can spend hours on party planning but if the party theme does not excite your kid, the final result may not be worth all the effort after all. You want to start off with a good solid idea before diving into organizational and administrative matters. But that’s the hardest part as well since there are too many options to choose from, let alone continuous feedback you are getting from your friends and family. In such case looking for the most popular themes might help.
However, even these popular themes tend to be confusing. Because they are too unrelated and you can’t generate new ideas by simply looking at one concept. How is this guide different? It categorizes all themes into groups so even if we can’t cover all party themes on Earth you can add your own themes to the list by simply looking at the category name.
Coming up with a new party theme every year can be hard, but your kid truly deserves the best party ever, and he wants it to be a surprise too. And what better surprise he can get than a themed party? He might know that the party is expected, but he would not know how crazy cool and inspiring his party theme will be.
Here are the most popular party themes, categorized by a common theme:
Disney Party Themes
What’s not to love about Disney party themes? They are colorful, creative, inspirational and they are our favorite pick for kids from 1 to 6 years old. Disney movies always teach fundamental life lessons. So why not take the lesson and try to bring it to life along with your kid’s favorite colors, characters, landscapes and little villages.
Create that imaginative world for your kid, even just for one day, transport them to realms of Frozen Kingdom, the darkness of Beauty and the Beast castle and a remote gas station from Cars.
Here are some of Disney themes that are particularly popular:
- Aladdin theme
- Cinderella theme
- Beauty and the Beast
- Frozen theme
- Little Mermaid theme
- Finding Nemo
- Minnie Mouse
- Alice in the Wonderland
- Pirates of The Caribbean
- Princess theme
Superhero Party Themes
Perfect party themes for boys who dream of saving the world. Superhero themes are all full of colors, fun, and excitement. They make a great excuse for an active party. After all what superhero sits in the chair whole day and watches TV? Saving the world is also a great motivational trick to have kids and guests participate in party activities.
Check out these superhero themes that we love:
Vintage Party Themes
The vintage party is a great way to teach kids history and transport your guests back in time. What makes those parties so special is their ability to be old and novel at the same time. Vintage parties are nostalgic and sweet, they really make you appreciate real things in this highly digital world.
Here are some of the vintage parties to look at:
- Marie Antoinette party theme
- Pastel French party theme
- Vintage Farm party theme
- Airplane party theme
- Americana party theme
Cultural/Travel party themes
A lot of party themes revolve around foreign culture or country. These parties have a magical ability to bring you back to vacation memories or transport you to your favorite destination. At the same time, the kids get introduced to a unique culture unlike their own and learn to appreciate different views on the world.
In fact, the list of cultural party themes is so long, you can never run out of ideas. Take a look at these travel inspired parties:
- Moroccan party theme
- Royal London party theme
- Bollywood inspired party theme
- Brazilian carnaval party
- Matryoshka Doll party theme
- Hawaiian Hula party
Nature inspired party themes
Nature inspired parties are especially good for parties held in the garden or in the park. They usually inspired by one part of nature: flora or fauna. But you can also mix and match until you arrive at your ideal party theme. Nature can be an unending source of inspiration. Just take a walk in the park, notice the little details, breath the fresh air and witness your imagination going wild on the multi-hour idea generation spree.
Here are some of the themes to try:
- Garden flowers party
- Save the Bees party
- Zoo birthday party
- Butterfly birthday party
- Rainbow art party
Hobbies and Sports Inspired Party Themes
Surely, your kid is into some sort of sport and his hobby can serve as a good inspiration for the party. When celebrated, hobbies become even more exciting. Even if he did not figure out yet what he likes to do you can introduce them to a certain sport by throwing a theme party. A big part of sport is the atmosphere that surrounds it. So, surfing has a laid back beach vibe, soccer is filled with idolized stars and gold is perceived as a luxurious activity for the very few. Tap into those stereotypes and pretend to be a feverish fan for a day.
You can also look into hobbies unrelated to sports, such as knitting, gardening, music, reading, photography and so forth and try to draw some inspiration from those artsy activities.
Here is our list of sports and hobbies inspired party themes:
- Baseball party theme
- Motorbike party theme
- Fishing themed party
- Camping birthday party
- Video Gamer’s Party
- Race Car birthday party
- Taekwondo birthday party
Occupation Inspired Party Themes
The list of professions is another great source for party inspiration. Whether your kid wants to become a doctor or a firefighter, the profession inspired party theme will get him even more excited about his future occupation.
What is good about parties organized around single occupation is that they allow kids to explore their interests and define their dream career from an early age. Intuitively, they will find out whether the profession is for them. If you incorporate activities that imitate a day in the day of a professional doctor, for example, your kids will get a general idea how a real doctor’s day look like.
- Doctor themed party
- Chef party theme
- Fireman party theme
- Spa themed birthday party
- Sailor birthday party
Birthday party ideas and themes are endless. There is no limit to imagination, you can mix and match them however you want and come up with your own unique idea. One thing for sure, before you can be creative with your birthday party you need to make proper research and see what themes already exist.
Have a look at our extensive list of birthday party ideas, explore decorations and activities, find the most appropriate party place for your chosen theme, send out guest invites and prepare to have the best time of your life, because it is the best feeling in the world to be able to send your children on an exciting and fun adventure, even if just for one day.