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Hottest new birthday party trends for kids

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Top birthday party themes

From Frozen to Minecraft, Rainbow Loom-themed bashes and awesome Lego parties, we round up the hottest birthday party trends for kids and give you tips on how to throw a party they will never forget.

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Ready to plan a birthday bash they won’t forget? From decorations to party favors and the perfect cake, be inspired by the hottest new birthday party trends for kids.

“Some of kids’ most favorite party themes are centered around children’s favorite characters, like Barbie, Disney Princess and 'Monster High' for girls,” says Margaux Vega, Mattel Public Relations Manager. "Gender-neutral themes, like circus or animals, are timeless and work for both boys and girls — which is why we love to infuse these favorites into our Fisher-Price party decor.”

"Particularly for young boys, 'Thomas & Friends' is a popular one that we’ve even seen celebrity fans have a lot of fun with," said Vega.

Kim Kardashian is one celebrity fan, who posted a photo from her nephew Mason's "Thomas & Friends" birthday party on her Instagram page.

Want more ideas? Check out some of our top picks.

Frozen birthday party ideas

If you are like many moms, Disney’s Frozen has been playing on repeat since you tackled another mom for the last DVD at Target. If your daughter has her heart set on a Frozen birthday party, be inspired by this Frozen Party Package from Adisten’s Closet by Modern Chic Tots. You can order the entire package for around $40, or order specific items priced separately. If you are feeling crafty, you can make your own banners and decorations.

Your child will love this “Do you want to build a snowman?” table, where kids can decorate their own white fluffy doughnuts using mini chocolate chips and Chiclets gum to create their own Olaf.

These personalized cupcake toppers look adorable perched on top of a cupcake with blue icing and snowflake sprinkles.

Elsa’s snow flurry bread is topped with blue sprinkles to make it extra special.

Your daughter will love passing out these sparkly crowns and cups as party favors for her Frozen birthday party guests.

Next up: Creeper alert! A Minecraft party he will love

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