Children’s Party Ideas: Trending themes for a magical day

Planning a children’s birthday party is a chance for you to get really creative and there is lots of fun to be had prepping for their big day. Top party trends, popular themes, and messy play birthday ideas for babies and toddlers, there is a lot to think about when deciding on what type of party you want to create. Here I have put together some ideas to help you get started on your party planning and make it a day they won’t forget.

TRENDS  

PASTEL PARTY

pastel party decorations

Gender-neutral and super cute, pastel colour themed birthday parties are all the rage. 

Think a ray of pale pinks, light blues, pale greens and pale yellows for your child’s next birthday party, perfect for any age. Choosing a pastel theme will make it really easy for you to mix and match decorations so you can have lots of fun picking out pretty and stylish pastel tableware, decor and even pastel themed treats for your guests. 

WHERE TO FIND:

Ginger Ray Pastel Party 

Party Pieces Pastel Party 

Party Delights Pastel Party

CONFETTI BALLOONS

Balloons are a must at any party, whatever age and the kids will love them- the more the better! Wow your guests and make your child’s birthday magical with confetti filled balloons. The kids will love having giant clear balloons filled with confetti in any colour of your choice to match your theme- great for insta worthy photos too! 

confetti balloon

WHERE TO FIND:

Pretty Little Party Shop Confetti Balloons 

Bubble Gum Balloons Confetti Balloons 

Ginger Ray Confetti Balloons 

CAKE POPS 

cake pops
cake pops

Surprise your guests with the perfect treat and jump on this new kids party trend that both kids and adults will enjoy. Cake pops are easily portable, will look great on display and will taste delicious! 

MAKE YOUR OWN

Divas Can Cook – How to make cake pops

THEMES 

THEIR FAVOURITE FILM OR TV SHOW 

Throw a film or tv show themed party for your child. Frozen 2 Dumbo are upcoming releases so will be perfect for your child’s birthday. You could even go for a Baby Shark themed birthday- what child isn’t a fan?! 

frozen theme birthday

 GET INSPIRED:

Etsy Dumbo Party Ideas 

Frozen Party Ideas 

Amazon Baby Shark Decorations 

DINOSAUR PARTY 

Create a party for your child that is dino-mite! Browse dinosaur party decor, or get crafty and impress your guests by creating some fab-o-saurus designs that your child will love! 

dinosaur theme birthday

WHERE TO FIND:

Birthday in a Box – Dinosaur Party Ideas 

Party Delights – Dinosaur Party Decor 

UNICORN PARTY

Is your child unicorn mad? Make their dreams come true and throw a unicorn themed party this year. You’ll be surprised just how much unicorn themed decorations there are, you’ll be spoilt for choice but here are a few ideas to get you started.  

unicorn birthday
unicorn birthday

BROWSE THE MAGIC:

Party Pieces – Unicorn Birthday 

Party Rama – Unicorn Party Supplies 

MESSY PLAY PARTY

Messy play for your baby or toddler’s birthday party will be a great way to entertain them and they’ll have tonnes of fun. The great thing is you can host a messy play party in your very own home.

At Toddlekind all of our mats are made of a wipe-clean foam perfect for all kinds of messy play. See our range here.

CAKE SMASH

A popular idea for your child’s 1st birthday, let your child get messy with their very own birthday cake. If you are planning on doing it at home check out these tips to capture your colourful and messy cake smash photos.

unicorn birthday

CORNFLOUR & WATER

Get messy with cornflour and water and watch it turn into a gloop- add food colouring and watch the gloop turn into different colours.

There are lots of ideas for what to add to tuff trays depending on your child’s age, see some ideas here. 

HANDS & FEET PAINTING 

kids messy play

Get a roll of lining paper on the floor and get the kids to walk along it and print their hands. 

SENSORY SPAGHETTI 

Touch up on their fine motor skills and get messy with sensory spaghetti. With cold cooked spaghetti, your little ones will love the feel of it and can mix it all around, take it in and out and add food colouring too. 

This article was written by me originally for Toddlekind.

 

 

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