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.

Star Wars/Rogue One

The Star Wars franchise may be decades old, but the force is still going strong thanks to Rogue One and its newest generation of rebel fighters. Young Jedis will love this party plan that includes DIY light sabers, a droid-decorating station, and a Death Star piñata. Spaceships and Laser Beams has all the details.

Want something girl-centric for your budding Rey (she's the Jedi from The Force Awakens and Star Wars Episode Episode VIII, scheduled for release late 2017)? This Millennium Falcon party from Kara's Party Ideas will get your little girls ready for action.

Photo: Sweet Pea Parties

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

— Melissa Heckscher