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10 Most Popular Children’s Birthday Party Themes

Updated: Feb 23

As you can imagine, we speak to thousands of parents every single year. A lot of the time parents will ask us if there is a popular theme that they can incorporate into their child’s party. In this Blog, we have gazed into our Crystal Ball and we present to you...

The 10 Most Popular Birthday Party Themes!

Before we start, there's two things that’s worth pointing out. Firstly, you don’t really need a theme for your child’s party. If you just invite some friends and have an entertainer, that usually tends to work fine. Of course, we're not saying don't have a theme party, but if you can’t settle on something or encounter issues, it’s absolute fine to have a party without a theme.

Secondly, although the ideas in this blog are very popular at the moment, the best way to work out a theme is to ask your child! What are they into? What do they enjoying doing, watching and playing with? Use this blog as inspiration but make the overall theme personal for the birthday child.

One last thing in this Blog to note, we're not going to tell you how to theme your child’s party. The purpose of this Blog is to give you some ideas for an actual theme for your child’s party - something a lot of parents struggle with! Without further delay, let's jump into it!

Paw Patrol

At number 1, we have Paw Patrol. Paw Patrol burst onto the big screens in 2016 and since then, it shows no signs of slowing down. If you have a child aged between 3 and 6 years, there is a good chance they LOVE Paw Patrol. A themed party for that show would be a dream come true at that age!

The Greatest Showman

Ever since this film came out in 2017, children have been requesting the music to be played at almost every party we go to. Having a Circus Theme for your child’s party would be brilliant for any fans of the hit musical. There is a lot to love, ranging from the the music, the costumes, the ringmaster and much more! It's become so popular that here at Non Stop Kids, we now have our own package dedicated to the Greatest Showman.


There's no denying that superhero movies are amongst the most popular of movie genres in modern age. In fact, Avengers Endgame is now the highest grossing movie of all time! It's no secret kids love superheroes and often want to be like their favourite characters, whenever it be Captain America, Batman and many more! Between Marvel and DC, Superhero’s are more popular than ever before. Having a superhero themed party is a very popular option!

Star Wars

Considering Star Wars has been around since the 1970’s, it’s amazing how popular it is today. It’s one of the biggest movie franchises in history and thanks to Disney's purchase of the rights, there are more movies then ever! If you have children that are fans of Star Wars, having a Star Wars themed party is a great idea.


Now, you might be wondering, "Fornite? A video game? How can that possibly be appropiate?" Fortnite has become one of the most popular computer games of all time and is playable on almost every channel, including your phone. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just shooting. There is a heavy emphasis on dancing and music, making theming a party easy. Anyone who's watched Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air will know of the famous Carlton Dance. That's even part of the game!


In sixth place we have Pirate themed parties. Pirates are timeless and anyone who's watched Pirates of the Caribbean know how amazing they are. Our Pirate Themed party has always been in very high demand and understandably so. Whenever your child is a Pirate's of the Caribbean fan or just Pirates in general, they'll love this type of party!

Harry Potter

Despite the film series being several years old now, the characters are just as popular as ever. The main reason is because it’s set in a school and kids can relate to the characters. Furthermore, any kid that is really into wizards and magic will adore Harry Potter. Whatever the reason, Harry Potter remains a film favourite when theming a child’s party.


Lego is one of the most popular toys of all time (although to be honest, we look at Lego as less of a toy and more of a weapon!) One of the amazing aspects of Lego is kids can customise them to however they like. Regardless with the popularity of the various Lego movies and Lego computer games, more children love Lego now than ever before!

Princess Parties

Little girls love princesses and there is nothing more magical than having a princess run and host a party. They can dress up as their favourite princess, whenever it be Elsa, Snow White, Cinderella and many more! This has inspired us to even create our own


Finally, at number ten we have dinosaur themed parties. Dinosaurs are something that all children love and that isn’t going to change anytime soon. Who here has never watched Jurassic Park? It's an amazing franchise and It’s one of the reasons we developed our own Dinosaur Party.


And there you have it, the 10 most popular themed parties! It’s worth noting we have several themed packages that we offer. However, if your party has a theme we don’t offer specfically, we can still help. Our Hassle Free Package can be adapted to suit any theme. We can theme the music, the games and even the show.

If you would like to talk about how we can theme your party, please call us on 0333 301 3002. Or if you would like a no obligation consultation and quote, simply visit our website via the banner below.

Thanks for reading!

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