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The Best Kids' Birthday Party Trends!

The Best Kids' Birthday Party Trends!

Celebrating your child’s birthday? Thanks to DIY, ETSY, Amazon, Instagram, and Pinterest- parents are more inspired and empowered to get creative when it comes to planning their child's birthday celebrations! Get ready to explore the biggest upcoming kids’ party trends for 2019. Parents and kids are now looking for bigger and better ways to be entertained as they celebrate. We've rounded up an incredible list of ideas to get your creative juices flowing and plan a kid's birthday party that everyone will enjoy!

Birthday party trend we're seeing in 2019 is breaking away from traditional gender-based themes. Parties are now geared more towards themes, personalities and experiences that play into the child’s interest, whether it be baking, painting, spa party, or camping – there are so many low-cost options to make everyone feel like a rock star.

Need some inspiration and ideas we've got you covered in our list below, or check out our Pinterest boards here.

Best Kids' Birthday Party Ideas

Floral Arranging Birthday Parties

Custom floral arranging parties including children's birthday parties where participants learn how to create a beautiful floral arrangement or a beautiful flower crown (huge trend) fit for a queen.

You can do this at home or at a local florist venue! The kids will learn a skill and you will enjoy the fruits of their labor all week.

The New Princess Parties

Mermaid, unicorn, and rainbow themes are popular alternatives to the traditional princess party.

Unicorns and mermaids are just a few of the party trends we’re seeing for kid’s birthday parties this year! More on LYFETYMES—the #1 party planning website!

Unicorns and mermaids are fun, ethereal, glittery, and build a child’s confidence through traditional and inspirational story telling. You can really get creative with these themes: from the cake to the party favors you can get as creative as you want.

Make it a Rainbow Unicorn Party to take it to the next level. Activities can include decorating unicorn headband horns.

If you want to add an actual unicorn or mermaid, more and more companies are providing services where a character will come to you- check out lyfetymes.com to see what is available in your area.

Tea Party & Fairy Party

This is one of the sweetest trends coming on from creating a backyard team party, in the house or at an actual venue. Tea parties are becoming more popular. From Alice to Wonderland Themes to Shabby Chic Vintage Themes, kids love playing dress-up- not to mention those yummy tea sandwiches and pastel macaroons are darn cute!

The Best Kid’s Birthday Party Trends from LYFETYMES party planning website!

Have them decorate crowns or wings as activities. Or they can paint their own tea cup.

Check out more amazing tea party ideas here from modern to vintage.

Spa Party, Glamping, Camping & Slumber Party

The big trend being seen, especially with older children are sleepover spa party. This does not have to be at an actual spa! The market is flooded with fun low-cost home-based spa treatments. Drop cucumber slices in ice water to cover their eyes while they let a face mask settle in and offer soft and cozy robes and slippers and twirl their hair up in a towel for a day of pampering.

Sleepovers are a big trend for girl’s birthday parties right now! This gorgeous setup is from Sprinkle and Dot. | LYFETYMES party planning website.

Image: Sprinkle and Dot

Slumber parties make some of the best memories, string up some garland and lights, a few decorations, music and it’s a party! If weather permits- go glamping outside. Sleep easy by checking out some great ideas here.

For a Camping theme, you could pitch a tent in your backyard if weather allows and have a night under the stars or set up in a room inside. Have everyone bring sleeping bags, BBQ some hot dogs & dig into s’mores.

You could apply lumberjack or forest or woodland animal party theme. Mix in some bandannas, nature decor and lanterns and have activities like a scavenger hunt list.

Experience/Activity

Instead of doing a typical pizza party at the same place every year, mix it up: Trampoline Park, Bounce Houses, Bowling Alley, Go Carts, Indoor Climbing, Video Gaming, Laser Tag & Skating Rinks are great options. There are so many event venues to choose from now!

Pro tip’s for parents: These activity-based birthday parties are usually low cost, plenty of room to run around, private rooms if needed, and no clean up required.

With all the options available you can really make sure it is geared towards the kids’ interest and everyone gets some exercise!

Cooking and Baking Parties

Another idea for both boys and girls is to have a cooking or baking party. With kids cooking competition shows rising in popularity, kids are being encouraged and inspired to learn to cook or have some creative fun decorating cupcakes and cookies.  

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You can do this at home by putting out different colored icings and sprinkles. As an activity them could decorate and personalize their own aprons. Bakeries are also great venues to host a party! Check out venues here.

Mad Scientist or Exploration Party

This is all the rage! Kids will love being hands-on with a science-themed bash! Hand out lab coats and safety goggles, drink from beakers, and put together simple experiments.

You can do this at a home party or most children’s museums offer kids birthday parties at a reasonable cost, so the kids can party SMART! Don't go mad trying to think of everything yourself, check out some great ideas here!

Arts and Crafts Party

These are great opportunities for kids to do something different and use creativity to create something to hold on to forever. Keep kids busy with art and craft stations during the party. Kids can create a painting or a craft that will also serve as a party favor.

Whether you are planning a painting party where the kids can paint on canvas or a ceramic party where they can mold and decorate their special piece, a great opportunity to capture their imaginations with a keepsake to remember! Check out some our favorite ideas here.

If you can't stomach the chaos (and mess!) Craft stores like Michaels and Jo-Ann also offer birthday parties which will save you from the mess!

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