What’s popular among kids one year is usually totally unpopular the next year. Remember what a big deal silly bands were in 2010? Now silly bands are completely out of style. And think back to the 90s. Remember the overnight success of Beanie Babies? A few years after the Beanie Babies craze, kids lost interest. Nowadays, Beanie Babies aren’t even on the radar, even though they still exist. So, if you want to throw your child a themed birthday party this year, it’s important to know what kids are interested in. Here are five party themes that won’t disappoint your little one this year:
1. Super Mario
Super Mario 3D Land on the Nintendo 3DS is what kids are talking about at elementary schools all over the country. So, be sure you find the right supplies if your kid can’t get enough of Mario and Luigi.
2. Angry Birds
Angry Birds is one of the most popular games for kids on smartphones and tablets right now and will likely remain popular for the rest of the year.
Transformers games, toys, and movies have been unbelievably popular in recent months. Although a Transformers themed birthday party is more likely to appeal to young boys, some girls may also be Transformers fans.
4. Let’s Rock Elmo
The Let’s Rock Elmo stuffed toy that sings and makes music with you is particularly popular in circles of young children (ages 2 to 5). If your child loves her Let’s Rock Elmo toy, she’ll love a themed party to match.
5. Beauty and the Beast
The classic Beauty and the Beast movie was re-released in 3D in January of 2012. Kids who hadn’t seen this Disney movie before absolutely fell in love with it, and you can expect quite a few children to request Beauty and the Beast themed parties this year.
So, consider the popular ideas above before you plan your themed party. And take a pulse with your child to figure out what they like the most.
Guest Writer – Melissa C
Melissa is a guest blogger who loves giving parents fun ideas for birthday parties! She specializes in themes, decorations, and games for kids! You can find more great party ideas and supplies at www.partyworks.com.