By Susie Beghin
Planning a child`s birthday party is not what it used to be. Gone are the days of having a few friends over with cake and balloons. Nowadays, planning a kid`s birthday party in Mississauga can be a difficult task for many busy parents. But where should you begin? When planning your child’s next birthday party, choosing a theme is one of the first things you should do. A party theme helps to tie the whole party together including the decorations, entertainment, food and cake. But there are so many choices when it comes to themes. How do you choose? First and foremost, you should base the theme on your child’s interests and what gets them excited. Secondly, choose a popular theme. Popular themes will be a hit with many kids at the party so you’re sure to have success.
At Alpha’s Discovery Club Indoor Playground and Party Centre in Mississauga, we specialize in theme parties, so parents always ask us what the most popular birthday party themes are. Based on the parties held in the first half of 2014, here’s our take on what’s popular this year for girls and boys.
Thanks to Disney, princess continues to be the most popular party theme for young girls from 3-7 years old. Disney keeps churning out hit movies – the latest being Frozen – that make princess parties unstoppable. Young girls love to dress up and pretend to be princesses. You can’t go wrong with this one!
Pirate is a classic and fun theme with lots of excitement for young active boys from 3-7 years old. Who doesn’t like the idea of finding hidden treasure? Getting tattoos and going a treasure hunt to find treasure tend to be the highlight of this party theme.
- Sesame Street
Sesame Street has been around for awhile and is still as popular as ever with young children from 1-3 years old. Even if the child has never seen the show, thanks to popular toys, they generally tend to know who these characters are (especially Elmo).
Superhero is another classic theme that has staying power. Marvel and DC Comics have done a good job of keeping superheroes front and centre for young boys from 3-10 years old.
Lego is nothing new but has recently begun to gain popularity again for older boys from 5-10 years old. Children can let their creative juices flow by building Lego structures. This party theme is fun and educational!
- Pop Star
Does your pre-teen girl love to sing and dance? Pop culture icons (think One Direction or Justin Bieber) are the focus of this party theme usually popular for girls aged 7-10 years old.
Regardless of which popular theme you choose, make sure your focus is on your child and will be something that he or she will remember for a lifetime!