Tired of the same old bounce house and birthday cake routine? Go out on a party-throwing limb this year and do something new for your kiddo’s big day. Whether it’s dueling with lightsabers for a Rogue One party or putting on crazy hair to hang with the Trolls, here’s what’s sure to be hot (and what’s just plain fun) in kids birthday parties for 2017.

Pokémon

Pry the smartphone out of your kids' hands and throw them a birthday party that'll make them realize they don't need a mobile device to play. From DIY Pikachu balloons and homemade Pokeballs to Pokémon billiards and "Pin the Tail on the Pikachu" games, the Mamas at Spaceships and Laserbeams have tons of ideas on how to throw a Poke-tastic party for your little trainers.

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— Melissa Heckscher