Every season is birthday season and knowing the most popular themes can help you plan early. Kids, however, have new favourite characters and shows every year. But there are some birthday themes that are timeless and make every party pop! Gumtree has compiled a list of the 10 most popular kids’ birthday party themes:
- Unicorn theme: Not surprisingly, this was the most searched birthday party theme in 2020.
- Baby Shark theme: Ever since the catchy children’s song came out, kids (and parents) have been obsessed.
- Slime theme: Sensory, fun and messy – this is an easy favourite!
- Mermaid theme: Kids love The Little Mermaid and all the fun décor that comes along with this theme.
- Dinosaur theme: An age-old favourite, kids across age groups have loved dinosaurs – big and small.
- Disco theme: A black light party or dress up party can make disco evenings the perfect birthday party.
- Mickey and Minnie theme: Who doesn’t love these Disney favourites? Red, black, polka dots, mouse ears – this birthday party sounds awesome!
- Frozen and Toy Story theme: With the release of Toy Story 4 and Frozen 2, kids from across the globe have fallen in love with Elsa and Woody.
- Jungle theme: We don’t think there is a kid in the world who doesn’t love animals and the jungle. Get animal cut outs, jungle gyms and of course, an animal cake and voila, you will have one happy kid!
- Candy theme: For parents who are brave enough to deal with dozens of kids on a sugar high, the candy theme is for you!
Give below are also a list of easy DIY birthday décor that will not break the bank:
- Balloon garlands
- Confetti walls
- 3D paper designs
- Zig zag streamers
- Tissue paper pom poms
- Fabric/paper tassels
- Paper chain backdrops
- Paper rosettes
- Paper lanterns
Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find local baby and kids information close to home.