Top Five Birthday Party Themes for Kids in 2012

Top Five Birthday Party Themes for Kids in 2012

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.

3. Transformers

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

Authored by: Cathy Alessandra

Cathy Alessandra is a wife, a mother of three, the founder of the Today's Innovative Woman, and the creator of What's Up For Kids, LLC. What's Up For Kids was founded in 1995 based on the need of finding information about local events and activities - all in one place. As a parent, Cathy will help you find the resources you need in an easy to use format within What's Up For Kids. As a business woman, Cathy will help you with all your marketing needs. Cathy was awarded the 2011 Top 50 Momprenuer of the Year award by and has been featured on and KFWB - Los Angeles as well as being named a finalist in the 2011 Ali Brown Platinum Excellence Awards. Find out more about Cathy at

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