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.

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

  • 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