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Top 15 Kids’ Birthday Party Theme Ideas

Themes are endless when it comes to kids' birthday parties. As things are slowly going back to normal, or the new norm we should say, we are finally meeting up and celebrating with family and friends again. 

If it's your child's 1st birthday and you're thinking about social distancing, you can scale the birthday guest invites back a few to just close friends and family. You'll never get another 1st birthday party, so don't scale back the celebration! Create beautiful memories and enjoy the little person who has changed your life forever!

Whether you are thinking to decorate your child's party this year or hiring someone to do it for you, early planning will save you lots of time and probably even cost!  

We've rounded up 15 of the most popular kids' birthday party themes for 2022, so your party will be spot-on-trend!

Girls Party

1. Unicorn

Looks like the unicorn party theme is here to stay! Unicorns are thought to symbolize freedom and innocence, among other things. With all the alluring legendary tales and their magical powers, it’s not a surprise these mythical beasts are a huge hit with kids. If you have a unicorn lover with a special day on the horizon, this is the perfect party theme for you!

2. Alice in Wonderland

This classical Alice in Wonderland theme transports girls to a magical world of tea parties and mad hatters. Serve a buffet brunch with tea sandwiches and pastries or dainty desserts. Your little guests wouldn't want to be late for this important date when you throw the maddest tea party in Wonderland!

3. Princess

Help make your little Princess' dream come true, even if only for a day. You have so many Princesses to choose from, such as Elsa, Moana, Jasmine or even the classical, Snow White or Cinderella, you'll be spoilt for choice!

4. LOL Surprise Dolls

This adorable theme has captured the hearts of little girls for 2 reasons - Surprises and dolls! There is an increase in the popularity of LOL Surprise Dolls parties all over the past couple of years, and the trend is just getting bigger. Aside from the shimmering decor and LOL Dolls balloons or standee, the limit is endless to this theme. 

5. Mermaid

The mermaid party continues to be one of the most popular themes for girls all over the world, they can't seem to get enough of this nautical theme. Do you know what else goes hand-in-hand with the mermaid theme - A POOL PARTY! You can never have too many mermaid tails, oyster pearls and seashells! 


Boys Party

1. Toy Story

Every child who has watched Toy Story surely has been in awe of the idea of their toys coming to life, so do we! Being one of the most popular themes for parties, it'll be super easy to put this one together. Just imagine the excitement on your little boy's face when you treat him and his friends to a special day with Woody and Buzz with a Toy Story-themed birthday party!


2. Minecraft

If your boy is into video games, chances are he'll love Minecraft. This 8-bit look-alike party theme has been around for quite some time and it is getting rather popular among boys. Since it is an open-world game, there are no limits to your decoration or activities!

3. Starwars

Even in 2022, Star Wars-themed parties continues to be a crowd-favourite. The best thing is you can set the scene for your young padawan's party even on a budget! Anything with a star theme will fit - star balloons, star garlands, banners - all will fill the space and set the stage, plus you can even have a DIY craft session with the kids to add to the decoration. May the Force be with you!

4. Superhero

It comes as no surprise that superhero parties are a big hit with kids. Awesome movies from Marvel and DC have given kids the opportunity to get to know and admire a bunch of superheroes like Superman, Batman, Spiderman and The Avengers, among others. If your little boy is dying to have an action-packed party, you can't go wrong with this theme!

5. Race Cars

Lightning McQueen from the Pixar movie 'Cars' is a fan favourite when it comes to living on the fast track. The characters from the movie are cool & lovable and kids will go wild at the idea of a party in Radiator Springs. Other race car themes like Hot Wheels or Monster Trucks are also one to consider if you have a little racer with a special day coming up!


Boys & Girls Party

1. Rainbow

Don't you just love looking at the rainbow in the sky after the rain? Why not make it the theme for your kid's party? You can go either with a colourful rainbow party or for something more muted but equally as beautiful with a boho themed rainbow party. There are so many possibilities, you'll never run out of ideas!

2. Woodland

There is something magical about a party full of adorable woodland animals such as deer, foxes, and bears. The woodland party theme is a fun way to encourage children to bond with nature, putting classic themes like forest animals, fairies and gnomes back into party planning. Try to bring the party outdoors where nature’s magic is abundant, you really can't go wrong with this party theme.

3. Circus/Carnival

What's more fun than throwing the most enchanting circus party in town? Whether you're thinking of a circus or carnival theme for your kid's party, just make sure to fill it to the brim with fair food, carnival games, clowns, stuffed animal prizes and a magic show. Everyone is sure to have a great time!

4. Safari

Here's another crowd favourite, the Safari theme! If you're planning for an authentic safari vibe, you might want to take this outdoors to help guests feel like they had arrived at a camp in Africa. Kids go crazy with all the wild animals like elephants, giraffes and lions. So treat your little explorer to an adventure of a lifetime with a safari animal-packed party!

5. Dinosaur

Dinosaurs may have become extinct but the party theme isn't! Boys can't seem to get enough of the massive trend and girls are now also catching on. So if your little one is crazy about T-Rexes and Velociraptors, throw them a magnificent dinosaur themed party!

Memories are precious to us here at La Memoria Events. We want to help you create the best birthday party for your little one. We hope that the ideas we shared above can help you find the perfect theme for their grand celebration!

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