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.

Trolls

They're colorful, they've got crazy hair, and they love singing, dancing, hugging, and cupcakes. Yep, everything about Trolls sounds like a party to us! Don't know where to start with the planning? This idea we spotted over at Soiree Event Design includes a Trolls Beauty Bar (the hair!), tie-dye cupcakes, and a fabulous Trolls candy and dessert bar.

Photo: Soiree Event Design

  • 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