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.

Shopkins

For kids on board with the Shopkins craze, there's a party filled with adorable food items in your future! Shopkins figurines are all about food—tiny jars of jam, little smiling fudgesicles, adorable ice cream cones—so it's easy to Shopkin-ize a party. Just ask Mama-of-four blogger Natalie, who put together this deliciously charming party for her two girls. The focal point, of course, was the dessert table, which was covered with cupcakes, Rice Krispy treats, lollipops, cotton candy ice cream cones, and more (Dentists, beware!). Get all the yummy details (plus free printables to help pull it off) from At Home With Natalie.

Photo: At Home With Natalie

  • Pokémon
  • Pete the Cat
  • Shopkins
  • Star Wars/Rogue One
  • Disney's Moana
  • Trolls
  • Reptile and Amphibian Party
  • Pastel Unicorns
  • Messy Art Party
  • Rainbows And Unicorns
  • Emoji Party

What’s your favorite party theme for 2017? Share with us in a Comment!

— Melissa Heckscher