Tired of the same bounce house and birthday cake? Go out on a party-throwing limb this year with a birthday party theme that is trending and totally fun! Whether it’s dueling with lightsabers for a Rogue One party or putting on crazy hair to hang with the Trolls, click through the gallery to see our favorite 14 birthday party trends 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.

Photo: Craft that Party

  • lego-ninjago-mask via Spaceships and Laser Beams
  • tow-maters-tater-tots via Hostess with the Mostess

What’s your favorite theme for a birthday? Tell us in a comment below!

—Melissa Heckscher & Jennifer Massoni Pardini