Planning your kid’s birthday party and in need of a brilliant birthday party theme? Since we’re all birthday enthusiasts at Bonjour Fête, we like to stay up-to-date on what’s poppin’ in the party scene. So, we’ve rounded up the best of the best–the most popular party themes for every birthday boy or girl. 

From out-of-this world space parties, to groovy roller skate discos, you’re bound to find a theme your kid will love! So without further ado, let’s get this party started!

1. Superhero Theme

Super hero themed party idea for a kids birthday party.

Superheroes are all the rage right now, and that’s why they’ve flown to the top of our list! So, if you’ve got a superhero-in-training at home, we’re here to save the day with all the best superhero party supplies and decorations you’ll need to bring this incredible theme to life. 

To set the scene, all you really need is a dynamic duo of cosmic balloons and a superhero garland. Additionally, be sure to include some superhero-themed party plates and birthday cake toppers detailed with lightning bolts and classic comic book phrases. Boom!

Celebrating a superhero-themed birthday party with superhero costumes.

And, don’t forget the superhero masks and costumes–a must-have for transforming into your superhero alter ego or striking a power pose in a photo booth. For more fun ideas, zap on over here to shop the whole collection!

2. Ballerina Theme

Ballerina-themed decorations all set up for a little girl's ballerina birthday party.

This next kid’s birthday party idea is perfect for any tiny dancer. To throw a ballet-themed party, you simply need a mix of pretty pink decorations and prima ballerina tableware. Some of our favorites are these pirouette paper plates, ballet slipper napkins, and this ballerina-themed garland that is tutu cute!

Finally, we recommend embellishing your tasty treats and party food with our cute ballerina cupcake toppers. For more, chassé your way over to our collection of ballerina birthday party supplies and en pointe decor.

3. Pirate Theme

Pirate ship decoration with pirate birthday party cupcakes and pirate-themed toppers.

If you’re on a treasure hunt to throw a swashbucklin’ celebration, you’ll love this next party idea! Pirate-themed birthday parties are one of our favorites, so we’ve got all the pirate party supplies and necessities you’ll need. We recommend transforming your space with some of our pirate ship balloons, themed garlands, and cupcake kits.

Skull and crossbones plates and other pirate-themed tableware set up at a pirate birthday party.

For other pirate-themed kids birthday party supplies, we suggest some skull and crossbone plates and parrot napkins. Finally, before you let your guest’s set sail, send them home with a goodie bag full of fun pirate treasures. (Or be prepared to walk the plank!) Shop the rest of the collection here, matey!

4. Roller Skate Theme

Ready for a theme that’s guaranteed to let the good times roll? If you’re looking for a celebration idea that includes a fun activity, throw a roller skate-themed birthday party!

For totally rad tableware, use our colorful roller skate shaped plates and napkins, and embellish with some ditsy floral details. We love the idea of incorporating some daisy party elements as well. These peace and love daisy plates are perfect for a daisy birthday party! 

And to turn any roller rink into an 80’s disco dream, stock up on some fabulous decade-themed decorations, like these superfly skate balloons! For the cherry on top, we recommend including some ice cream party favors, because nothing goes better with skates than sweets.

Need more inspo? Head over here to shop the whole hip hop roller skate party collection!

5. Vehicles Theme

Whether your birthday boy loves trains, planes, race cars, or fire trucks; you can throw a wheely amazing celebration themed all around their favorite vehicles!

A train-themed party is perfect for a first or second birthday, because choo choo he’s one or two. All you really need is a train-themed birthday garland and choo choo train shaped tableware. We also love this adorable set of train cupcake toppers and tins; perfect for making party treats extra special!

Another fired up fête idea is a celebration crafted around shiny red fire trucks. These fire truck shaped plates and napkins are a classic. Pair them with lots of red and yellow decorations, and you’ll have the best firetruck-themed birthday party on the block! 

London bus and car-shaped plates for a car-themed birthday party.

For good old-fashioned car parties, there are tons of routes you can take. This vintage-inspired car-themed party collection is wonderful for boys and girls. And the London bus plates and coordinating car-shaped plates are double-decker darling! 

If these party themes still don’t float your boat, we’ve got truckloads of other vehicle themes to choose from here.

6. Safari Theme or Animal Theme

This theme is for all the party animals out there! If you’ve got a little boy or girl who loves to adventure, a safari-themed birthday party is the way to go. Simply decorate with animal-themed garlands and balloons, and set the table with lion plates and safari party napkinsWe also love this theme for baby showers, especially when it’s incorporated with camp party supplies like palm leaf tableware and adventure-themed party favors.

Animal parade party supplies for an animal-themed birthday party.

If you want an animal party theme that’s a little more on the nose (or snout), consider hosting an animal parade! Taking inspiration from circus parties, this collection of animal birthday party supplies is ideal for any age or gender. 

We love all of the adorable faces and party hats on these animal-shaped plates and cups. Both of which are made even cuter paired with the matching garland! For more ideas, shop our entire animal-themed collection here!

7. Ladurée Theme

Macaron, anyone? This Paris-themed birthday party inspired by the luxury Ladurée tearoom is one of our favorites. It’s perfect for any little girl who loves sweet treats and tea parties. For the entire Parisian party package, choose pistachio green decorations, a macaron cart centerpiece, and pretty pastel tableware

Our must-haves for a Ladurée-themed party include a floral garland, macaron surprise balls, and gold trimmed cups and plates. Shop the entire magnifique collection here

8. Dinosaur Theme

This next theme calls for a journey to the Jurassic world! Dinosaur-themed birthday parties are always a hit, especially when they include dino-mite decorations like these colorful honeycomb dinosaurs

You can also never go wrong with some dinosaur-themed party plates, napkins, and party hats. And to make your party t-rex-tra special, send your guests home with some dinosaur party games and favors! Shop it all, and more here!

9. Space Theme

If you’re celebrating a little astronaut, a space-themed birthday party is a guaranteed blast! To create an outer space atmosphere, decorate with some silvery space party garlands and cosmic balloons. Then, set your party table with some rocket ship plates, spaceman napkins, and shiny silver cutlery. (Pro-tip: you can use silver spacey partyware for Robot and Video Games parties too!) 

And don’t let your guests take off without some stellar space-themed party favors! Find more must-haves from this collection here

10. Puppy Theme

Puppy-themed party supplies for a puppy birthday party.

When it comes to cute birthday ideas, it’s hard to beat a puppy pawty! Puppy-themed parties call for lots of puppy treats, (like dog bones and pup-cakes, of course!) So, be sure to set the table with pug plates, puppy napkins, and puppy cups

Dog-themed birthday parties are fetching for a variety of age groups. For more partyware and doggy decor inspiration, shop our entire puppy party collection here

That concludes our list of the most popular birthday party themes for kids. If you’re still hungry for more, head to to check out our full selection of Girl themes, Boy themes,

Gender Neutral themes and even party themes for Adults! And, since we’re always on the lookout for fresh inspo, we promise to keep you in the loop with the best party tricks and tips as they arrive–simply sign up for our email list to be the first to know!

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