Popular Children’s Party Themes for 2017.
A party never seems as straightforward as I have it planned in my head. Despite a ready supply of easy access to party bags and gifts it is the party theme that keeps me on my toes. When the children were smaller it was easier. Once upon a time I chose the venue, the party bag and their contents. Now it is not so easy and the children never just seem to go to a party, there is always a theme, it always seems to be a such and such party. Invitations feature every character you can think of and birthday cakes are no longer a little icing and the right number of candles even if you make your own birthday cake thanks to the help of a quick check on a search engine or Pinterest there is usually an idea for a cake to fit party theme.
Party Themes for Toddlers and Younger Children.
Party themes for younger children tend to remain fairly constant. Books and television programmes stick with familiar themes fairies, dinosaurs, princesses, good over comes bad and cute friendly animals. New films and television programmes have to fight hard against the well-established high profile merchandise of existing favourites with their large bank of easy to understand stories. I found our children only found an interest in a new character or film after all of the shops had been filled with the character or story for months, until then they preferred the familiarity of something they already knew well.
We find the most popular party themes for younger children involve animals, fairies, princesses, dinosaurs, pirates
Party Themes for Older Children
As children become older they are very influenced by so many more streams of information. If your child attends an organised club it is likely their friends from the same club will be attending your party, so basing your party upon or using ideas from their interests and the skills they use is guaranteed to be popular.
As children become older and absorb new ideas so much faster the role of large marketing budgets have a far stronger influence upon children. New film releases and large sporting events evoking national pride see a rise in the interest for a particular theme.. In the two Wimbledon tennis weeks and for a month or so afterwards we see a rise in searches for tennis party bag ideas, this disappears to almost nothing October.
Large film releases such as Star Wars will see an almost instant rise in searches for party bag ideas whereas other films may take a little longer or wait until the film is available as a download or on DVD.
If you wish to have the latest film on a party bag or gift, it usually takes 3 to 6 months after the film release for the merchandise at party bag prices to become available. Occasionally some items become available sooner but it is no guarantee of the success of the film.
Sporting events tend to have a much faster influence upon party themes and suit the warmer months when there is the possibility of an outdoor party. The spirit of the Olympics easily captured children’s enthusiasm. Rugby and tennis are popular with children around major tournament time, unfortunately our exploits on the International stage for football are not so keenly followed at the moment.
If you are struggling with ideas or want to stay ahead of the influences your children may succumb to here is a list of the upcoming film releases confirmed so far for 2017.
Lego Batman Movie
Beauty & the Beast
A Little Mermaid
Marvel: Guardians of the Galaxy
Pirates of The Caribean- Salazars Revenge
Transfomers: The Last Knight
Despicable ME 3
Spider-Man The Homecoming
Marvel Comics : Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Nut Job 2
The Emoji Movie
Lego Ninjago Movie
My Little Pony: The Movie
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Marvels The Justice League
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Croods 2