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.

Disney’s Moana

Thanks to its great reviews and booming numbers at the box office, expect to see Disney's Moana making the rounds on the birthday circuit this year. With its tropical, floral setting, a Moana party is a gorgeous one, especially if you use some of these fun ideas from Catch My Party founder Jillian Tobher Leslie. Her Moana party recommendations include a layered hibiscus flower cake (it's like eating a rainbow!), frosted flower cookies, and adorable crab-shaped croissants. If you're looking for activities, check out these fun (and free!) printables from Virtually Yours.

Photo: Catch My 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