What’s Hot in Birthday Party Trends For Today’s Kids?

Gone are the days when a simple cake and ice cream was enough for kids. Today’s trend kids want a birthday party full of pizazz and action. Kids are asking for, and parents are planning, parties that are adventurous and creative. So before you began planning your child’s next birthday party consider these ideas.

Pamper Me Party

Girls of any age love to be pampered and to look good. A trend among the ten to thirteen-year-old age is to have a party at a local hair salon or spa. They spend the afternoon getting manicures, pedicures, facials and a new hair style. These are easy to plan. Simply give your local hair salon, a small local owned one works best, a call and take it from there. Then spend the rest of the day shopping at the mall and showing off the new look.

Adventure Packed Party

The great outdoors is one big adventure waiting to happen. It’s also the perfect place to plan a birthday party. You can spend the day boating at the local lake, fishing or taking a group of kids to a baseball game with all the hot dogs they can eat.

If your child is into a challenge consider an activity like rock climbing. You can even do this if the weather is bad. There are plenty of recreational places that have rock climbing walls inside. Going caving is another great option.

Bowling alleys, roller skating rinks and ice skating rinks can also be reserved for parties. You can rent these types of places by the hour and most have a place where cake and ice cream can be set up and party decorations placed.

Get Creative!

Birthday parties today are another way to let kids explore their creative side. A craft party is fun to do and can be held at a local pottery or craft store, such as Michael’s. Booking a party at a craft store is a great way for kids to be messy and you don’t have to clean up the mess! This type of party is easily done at home as well. You supply the activity and supplies – the kids bring their imagination.

Museums are another great place for hosting a birthday party. Children’s museums, science museums and local historical places offer everything from reduced admission to special after hour private tours as birthday party packets.

Throw a Yoga Party

Today’s parents are more health conscious and its showing. They are planning their kid’s activities with the environment and their kid’s health in mind. Yoga birthday parties have kids stretching, meditating and reaching their inner being. It’s a great way for moms and kids to spend time together.

It’s Fun Pretending

We all know clowns are a party favorite with the smaller kids. Kids love playing pretend and a birthday party is the perfect place to do it. You can even hire people to come to the party as a fairytale character complete with costumes, dress-up items for the kids and, of course, magic wands.

Magicians and magic tricks are still a favorite too. But today’s magicians pull out all the stops when it comes to entertaining the birthday crowd. Some will even provide treat bags for the party goers to take home with magic tricks they can do at home.


Another hot trend is to plan a dance birthday party. Local radio stations often know of DJs that can be hired. You could even have someone you know be the DJ. All you have to do is provide the music.

Let your birthday girl or boy’s interest decide what the theme for the next birthday party will be. Whether they are into football, science or crafts there will be an abundance of options to help make their next birthday unforgettable