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Top Birthday Party Themes for Kids

Planning the perfect party for the kids can be a chore - at least until you know what theme you are going to start with. The following are some of the most popular birthday party themes for kids and some activity ideas to make it the best party ever!

1. Super Mario Brothers and Mario Kart

Video games are a popular past time for boys and girls, too. The most famous set of video game characters have to be the crew from the Super Mario Brothers family of games.  Invite Luigi, Mario and Princess Peach to you party and it is guaranteed to be fun. Check out the complete collection of  Super Mario Bros. party supplies and goodies.

Download our free Super Mario Bros. word scramble printable activity, coloring sheets, and printable stickers.

And the latest Mario birthday theme is Mario Kart Birthday Party Supplies - they are perfect for a Mario Kart Wii Party!

2. Star Wars

I have yet to meet a little boy who didn\'t think Star Wars was the coolest thing on the planet. Star Wars continues to be one of the most popular boys birthday party themes ever! Purchase Star Wars Inflatable Light-Up Light Sabers and print out Free Printable Star Wars Masks and let the duels begin! Get more fun ideas and printable activities at the Official Star Wars Kids Activity Pages (new items added regularly) or print out some Star Wars Coloring Book Pages.

Go to our favorite Star Wars, Star Trek and Space Birthday Supplies.

3. Dogs

A dog themed birthday party is always fun because there are so many neat games, activities, recipes and characters to tie it all together. Make original invitations by tracing dog bones, dog tags, or paw prints onto colorful construction paper or felt board. Let your guests eat Chex "Puppy Chow" from their own dog "bowls", and have your own four legged relay races.

Whether you go with a theme based on a character, like Bolt, or something more generic, the variety of dog theme party packages is extensive. Some of our favorites are:

Get more Dog Party Ideas from Birthday in a Box and don\'t forget we have tons of free printable dog coloring pages and activities at Printables4Kids.

4. Princesses

What little girl does not like tiaras? Princesses continue to be a top birthday party theme for little girls - whether its one of the many Disney Princesses or a more traditional pink princess theme. There are so many Princess Party Ideas to choose from.

A simple craft is to decorate paper cones with ribbon, sparkles, beads, glitter and sequins to make a fun party activity that guests can take home with them. Make matching wands using long Chenille Stems with glittery pom poms attached at the end.

Use our princess maze and some original princess coloring pages for additional activities in between games, while waiting for guests to arrive and for take aways.

Some cute princess party packs are:

5. Monkeys

Go bananas with a monkey themed birthday party! Decorate with palm trees and make treats like monkey bread, dip bananas in chocolate and freeze on a popsicle stick, and play the classic game of monkey in the middle!

Print out a monkey maze or some of these cute monkey printables for extra fun.

In additional to Curious George, you can find more monkey themed birthday party packs like:

More popular themes include: