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Top Birthday Party Themes for 2016

When planning a birthday party, whether it’s for an adult or a child, you will probably begin by choosing a theme for the event. There are several themes that are generic to use, such as outer space or princesses. In 2016, there are a few birthday party themes that are expected to be a little more popular than others. Some of them are based on cartoon characters while others are based on books and movies of the year.

Disney
Just about anything that relates to Disney is still popular. Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh or any other character that you can think of that relates to Disney movies and television shows will be popular in 2016. As new movies are released, there will be more characters that children fall in love with. It’s easy to have Disney as a theme because you only need to have a few pictures of the characters used while adding plates and utensils that are in colors that match them.

Spa Days
Most girls enjoy relaxing and spending time with their friends. A fun birthday party theme is a spa day. You can set up different stations in the home so that girls can get their nails painted, get a facial and get their hair styled. Include a few snacks before ending the party with a movie. This is a theme that would work well with a sleepover so that you don’t have to rush through each spa station that is made.

Star Wars
For boys, nothing says a birthday like space, so why not include Star Wars with the celebration? With the recent release of the movie, the theme is one of the most popular in 2016. Not only would boys enjoy this theme, but there are some adults who might enjoy it as well. Create an outer space look in the living room by adding glow-in-the-dark stars on the walls and ceiling before turning out the lights. Food and drinks can have a space theme, such as martian balls made of popcorn or a glowing drink made with lime Kool-Aid.

Dance Party
If you’re hosting a party for a teen, then consider something with bright colors and ways to move. Set up a dance floor with tiles that are silver and white. Add a disco ball on the ceiling, and play the music that your teen likes to listen to so that everyone can dance. You can also have a competition to see who has the best moves, offering a small prize to the winner as you might see on a dance competition on television.