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15 Trendiest Kids' Birthday Themes
Pinterest has done a lot for the mom community — stealing our nap time, for one thing — and this might be most evident in the types of parties we’re throwing for our kids.
Aside from recipes, wedding inspiration, and quotes, Pinterest is known for their party planning ideas. You may not set out to have a “trendy” 1st birthday party, but then you log on and GAH! This is such a cute idea! And this! And I could totally make this!
And before you know it, you’re knee-deep in party ideas, all in a succinct theme.
As you might expect, certain themes pop up more often than others — with more decorating, food, and DIY ideas than the norm:
Birthday Party Ideas
If you’re looking for themes with the most inspiration circulating on the giant Interwebs, try one of these 15 “trendy” birthday party ideas….
The infamous “rainbow cake” is a classic Pinterest find — splashed across many a Pinterest board, in its many varieties. We took a (somewhere over the) rainbow approach for my son’s Wizard of Oz party (shown), but the amount of rainbow party ideas are numerous x infinity.
See more rainbow party ideas from Pinterest.
This party from Sweet Cheek’s Tasty Treats was one of the original “vintage” party ideas — a sweet vintage schoolhouse theme, which I’ve seen for baby showers, 1st birthday parties, and even weddings. Yet it’s super trendy to make any birthday party “vintage” — whether it’s vintage circus, vintage cowgirl, vintage books, vintage trains….
See more vintage party ideas from Pinterest.
Photos: KV Photography.
This is a mega popular theme — especially for 1st and 2nd birthdays, when books are so memorable and beloved.
See my Very Hungry Caterpillar party on Early Mamat.
Art parties have universal appeal (appropriate for the littlest birthday guests all the way up to preteens), and the Internet isn’t short on ideas — like DIY canvases, art décor, art stations, art-palette food, etc. You can actually buy an entire art party planning tutorial from One Charming Party.
See more art party ideas from Pinterest.
Another theme with endless inspiration out there — and perfect for young toddlers! You can actually buy this LEGO themed party from Etsy.com/Crackers Art.
See more LEGO party ideas from Pinterest.
Also on the rise: 1st and 2nd birthdays that look like Sweet 16s or bridal showers. “Glam” is a buzz word right now — from glam camping parties to glam Minnie parties.
More and more parties are popping up with non-theme themes — specifically shapes like stripes, polka dots, chevron, and confetti. This is an especially attractive idea for 1st birthday parties, considering newly 1-year-olds don’t have many opinions on party themes — yet it gives parents fun design ideas to replicate.
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