Sunday, 26 May 2013

Kids Party Trends 2013

Given my recent blog on top party trends for 2013 was so popular, I thought I would do some homework and of course put my spin on what I think are the hottest kids party themes for this year! I know we are already half way through the year (can you believe it?) but there is definitely some new themes that have emerged that are worth a look. I think we are all getting a bit tired of the old Ballerina and Bob the Builder themed parties, and need to think outside the square a little! Understandably your child may still be into Ballerina's and Bob, but that's not to say you can't put a different take on it. It's so easy to be creative with kids parties, especially if they have a twist on a traditional theme. So in saying that I've listed my top five boys party themes, top five girl party themes and then of course my top five unisex kids party themes for this year. Definitely something to consider when you are planning your next little one's party.

First the Girls:

1. Tutus & Bow Ties

Rather than the usual Ballerina party, why not put a spin on it with a Tutus and Bow Ties theme! The girls can dress in their tutus, the boys in their bow ties and the food can be themed with little bows and lots of pretty ruffles.

2. Vintage Pink Pony

Every little girl loves a pony party, but try styling it with a rustic edge, using vintage props and decorating your dessert table in hues of pink and brown.

3. Lions, and Tigers and Bears! Oh My!

Not just Wizard of Oz Party, but a Lions, Tigers and Bears! Oh My! party. There is a variety of party foods and theming that can incorporate the ideas of hot air balloons, yellow brick roads, red sparkly shoes, rainbows and of course little Toto motifs as pictured above on these cupcake toppers.

4. Paper Straws and Pink Milk

Yes every little girl's favourite colour is pink, but don't just have a pink party, focus the party around an element of food or drink as done here with this Paper Straws and Pink Milk party. Then dress your table vintage style with pretty floral tea pots, tea cups and cake stands.

5. Sprinkled with Love

Now this is a theme you can really have fun with! Sprinkled with Love! Sprinkles are so versatile and can be added to the dodgiest of baking creations to make them look spectacular! Decorate your party space with pretty coloured paper circle garlands, giant clear polka dot balloons and confetti.

For the Boys:

1. Little Mr Moustache

A seriously cute theme for little boys, you can be so creative with your moustache theming from the cupcakes, to cookie pops, drink wraps and favours. Set up or hire a photo booth for the kids fit with dress ups and of course stick on moustaches and let their little minds run wild!

2. 50s Rock Diner

What little man doesn't want to look super cool?! I love this theme, especially given the abundance of vintage soda crates and candy dispensers available now. Serve mini hot dogs and hamburgers for a real 50s touch and play musical statues with a 50s rock twist.

3. Ol' fashioned Camp Out

You don't need to head into the forest to go camping! You can do it in the comfort of your living room or backyard! Think mini picnic basket favours, scroggin bags or perhaps log fire cake made with Twix or Kit Kats. 

4. Wild Wild West

No this is not just a cowboy party....it's a Wild Wild West party! Transform your backyard with hail bails and cactus and let the kids enjoy countless cowboy games! Fill little hessian bags with gold chocolate coins as party favours to take home.

5. The Mad Scientist Laboratory

A new theme that has emerged that I just love. So many creative and gruesome foods ideas that can be incorporated  into his party. Make sure you get your hands on some plastic test tubes to serve yoghurt shots or popping candy in!

Unisex:

1. Dunkin Donuts

If you read my last blog on party trends you would be well aware that donut bars are all the go now, so why not make a whole theme of it! Let the kids make their own donuts and offer a variety of toppings, sprinkles and lollies to decorate.

2. Lollipop-land

A variation on a candy or rainbow party, be as colourful and creative as you like. Theme everything lollipop style from your invitations, to your cookies, cake pops and favours.

3. C is for Cookie!

Milk and Cookies parties are a bit last year......but that's not to say you can't still enjoy a C is for Cookie party! Still incorporate the milk and cookies but put a Cookie Monster/Sesame Street spin on it using shades of cobalt blue in your theming. And you don't just have to serve cookies.....try making pudding or mouse cups with crumbled cookie tops, or even cookie and cream flavoured popcorn!

4. My Little Pizza Shop

Got a wannabe Chef on your hands? Well give them their own Pizza Shop for the day! Of course pizzas will be served, either do a MYO pizza bar or create a pizza making activity for the kids. And don't forget the aprons and chef hats for all your little budding chefs!

5. Ice cream Parlour

If you can find one of those cool vintage ice cream carts to hire somewhere then definitely have yourself an ice cream parlour party. And if it's too cold for ice cream, make mock ice creams with cones filled with cake crumbs and topped with butter cream. I am loving the birthday cake featured in the above picture, poured ganache on cake is such a hot cake decorating idea right now and perfect for this theme.

As always the full image credits and Pinterst board with lots more inspiration can be found here.

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