If your child’s birthday falls in late summer, why not take advantage of the season with a tropical fruit-themed fiesta? Say they really love Pokémon Go. Try and turn it way up with a PokéBall-inspired cake. No matter what age your little one is turning, make their big day extra special with a personalized party theme. The 17 kids party themes below are guaranteed to make their celebratory birthday bash one they’d want to share with all their friends. Scroll on and get ready to par-tay.


1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Party: This classic children’s story is perfect for kids that are on the younger side. Parents can rest assured that their little ones will be munching on healthy snacks just like The Very Hungry Caterpillar. (via Kara’s Party Ideas)


2. Fruity Party: There are few things *sweeter* than a birthday party inspired by fruits. Make sure your decor owns up to the sweet theme with mini watermelon piñatas, pineapple sippy cups and carved-out oranges (AKA “fruit cups”) to hold fruits. (via Pizzazzerie)

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3. Finding Dory Party: Since Finding Dory came out, kids haven’t been able to get enough of the blue fish. If your child is one of them, deck out your party in oceanic blues. Create a water-like backdrop by twisting dark blue and light blue streamers together and taping both ends down. (via A Pumpkin & A Princess)

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4. Pokémon Party: Treat your li’l Pokémon trainer to a Pokémon-themed party complete with DIY badges, PokéBalls and colored candies representing the different “energies.” Make this PokéBall tablecloth by taping white and red tablecloths together and laying a black crepe paper stripe in between. (via Wants & Wishes)

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5. Dragon Party: Celebrate their special day with a dragon theme complete with knights’ armor, painted plastic “dragon” eggs and a game of pin the fire on the dragon. For a medieval-inspired look, decorate the walls with black construction paper chain garlands. (via 100 Layer Cake-let)

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6. Jungle Party: Add extra flair by giving the foods creative names inspired by the party theme. For a jungle-inspired party, think: “Watering Hole” for the water container, “Mud Bath” for a chocolate fountain and “Vines” for green licorice. (via Hostess With the Mostess)


7. Alice in Wonderland Party: Throwing a tea party? The wackier the decorations, the better, if you’re planning on an Alice in Wonderland theme. Have the kids paint their own mugs and saucers, which they can later take home as party favors. (via Kara’s Party Ideas)

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8. Secret Life of Pets Party: Pets love looking out the window, so bring this trend to your pets-themed party with DIY windows made from white frames and paper picket fences. DIY photo booth props like paws, whiskers and ears to complete the look. (via Kara’s Party Ideas)

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9. Dinosaur Party: If the one thing your kid loves more than anything is dinosaurs, then give their party a prehistoric-era feel with leafy construction paper greens and “vine” streamers. Serve up these yummy “prehistoric dirt” snacks or turn it into an activity so the kids can make them themselves. (via Catchy My Party)

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10. Zoo Party: Animal figurines are essential for a safari- or zoo-themed party. Channel Zootopia by dressing up plush animals in shirts and pants. (via Hostess With the Mostess)

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11. Panda Party: A black and white panda party is a clean and classic option for a more minimalist vibe. Add a pop of color, like light pink, here and there to brighten up the color scheme. (via Catch My Party)

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12. Minion Party: If you’ve got a mischievous one on your hands, a Minions theme is a must. Make the decorations really *pop* with 3D googly eyes. (via Carms)

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13. Little Artist Party: The best part of an artist-themed birthday party is getting to eat the artwork. Add a variety of sprinkles to a circle plastic palette and have the kids decorate their own cupcakes for a combined activity and snack in one! (via Jen Loves Kev)

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14. Milk & Cookies Party: Aside from homemade chocolate chip cookies, use Cookie Crisp cereal to garnish everything from the cupcakes to drink straws for a milk & cookies-themed birthday party. Opt for mini milk jugs to amp up the cuteness factor. (via Honest to Nod)


15. Campfire Party: Whip up a few s’mores-inspired snacks for your kiddo’s campfire-themed birthday party. Channel the great outdoors with “animal hide” blankets, plush woodland animals and mason jar lantern lights. Turn it into a true camping experience with simple DIY tents. (via Kara’s Party Ideas)

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16. Science Party: Safety goggles and test tubes are musts for any science-themed birthday party. Throw in petri dish jello, radioactive cupcakes and a fun lemon juice invisible ink activity to ensure your little scientist has the best birthday bash ever. (via Michelle’s Party Plan-It / PBS Parents)


17. The Land of Nod Unicorn Party Collection ($6+): Theme your child’s birthday party after their favorite mythical creatures for a truly whimsical display. If they’ve got a thing for unicorns, spruce up the party with plenty of rainbow tassels, glittery gold garlands and a pastel and rainbow palette.

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