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NYC Birthday Party Ideas: 7 Most Popular Birthday Party Themes in 2017

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Let’s face it: planning a birthday party in NYC isn’t always as fun or easy as eating a piece of chocolate cake.

It’s hard to even know which birthday party theme to pick because there are so many options to choose from…

…well, it’s time to get inspired!

I’m about to share 7 of the most popular kids birthday party theme trends in NYC that you can use to start planning your child’s party.

Let me guess, right about now you’re thinking, “Why should I listen to YOU?”

And for my next trick… 😉

But seriously, it’s a good question! So let me introduce myself.

My name is Evan, or ‘Magic Evan’ as known to thousands of children who’ve seen me perform at their NYC birthday parties over the past 10 years.

After performing for over 3,000 celebrations and earning a Masters Degree in Educational Theater from NYU, I offer parents the magic formula for turning their parties into engaging, inclusive and memorable events.

I’ve seen the Good, the Bad and the Ugly when it comes to NYC birthdays.

My promise to you: you can throw the birthday party of your child’s dreams, and you deserve the chance to relax and enjoy the celebration, too.

My mission is to share the best of the best so you can make that a reality.

7 Popular Birthday Party Theme Trends in 2017

  • Shopkins has captured the hearts of girls everywhere, and they’re even more popular now than when they first appeared on the scene in 2014. If you haven’t heard of them, they’re adorable, tiny, collectable toys based on grocery store items. Think Baked by Melissa, but in toy form!
  • Mickey Mouse Disney’s favorite cartoon mouse is particularly popular now among preschool aged children because of Disney Junior’s Mickey Mouse Club and the recent premier of Mickey and the Roadster Racers television show in January 2017. Get ready to bring on the Magic Kingdom!
  • Star Wars Right off the heels of The Force Awakens, which was released in 2015, Disney will release the next installment of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15th, 2017. This can only mean one thing: requests for birthday parties filled with light sabers, games and epic galactic adventures!
  • Elena Parents are relived that children are starting to get bored of Frozen and are ready to, shall we say, let-it-go. Thankfully, Disney has introduced a new princess, Elena, and she’s the new favorite. Elena of Avalor, an animated series premiered on the Disney Channel and she’s all the rage!
  • Beauty and the Beast If you haven’t been to a Beauty and the Beast themed birthday party yet, chances are that tea, dancing and/or a dress up experience are right around the corner! Since the release of the live-action/CGI animated remake of the animated film, Beauty and the Beast is turning out to be another popular birthday party theme in 2017.
  • Superheros have always been a fun birthday party theme, but recently with the introduction of DC Superhero Girls, girls are excited about superhero parties, too. Now you can throw a superhero themed birthday that’s a fun, engaging and inclusive experience for everyone.
  • PAW Patrol is another popular theme among pre-school aged children. In the television show, a group of six rescue dogs are led by a tech-savvy boy named Ryder. They go on adventures to protect the community. As they say, “No job’s too big, no pups too small!”

How I Personalize Shows with Any Party Theme You Can Dream!

One parent I worked with, Michelle Luft, threw a Shopkins birthday party for her daughter about a year ago.

When Michelle first contacted me, Michelle explained she wanted entertainment that kept the children engaged and that she didn’t want to worry about the children getting bored.

It was also important to include the Shopkins birthday party theme in the magic show, as well.

For her daughter’s big day, I kept the children mesmerized, wide-eyed with amazement and  falling over with laughter with 45 minutes of magic, audience participation and balloon-twisting.

I also personalized the magic show by mentioning and including Shopkins.

After the birthday party, MIchelle kindly left this glowing review online:

Magic Evan is awesome! His show engaged every child at my child’s party, from ages 2 – 7. The kids laughed a lot, and really took to his calm and sweet disposition! I had told him that my daughter loves Shopkins and he went out of his way to make the show extra special by incorporating Shopkins into the show, even making some magically appear from behind her ear. Evan was so easy to work with. All you need to do is book him and tell him where to be, and he takes care of the rest. I highly recommend him!
-Michelle Luft, Parent, New York, NY

It meant so much to contribute to her daughter’s special day. Thank you for having me!

What’s the Right Birthday Party Theme for Your Child’s Special Day? 

There’s obviously a lot involved in planning a NYC birthday party. This should point you in the right direction.

However, I’d love to answer any questions you may have and create a personalized entertainment experience that meets your child where he or she is most comfortable and engaged.  

If you’d like to chat briefly and see whether we’re the right match, pick up the phone and call me at (855) 624-4238 or fill out the form below to get a free, no-obligation quote.

I’m Magic Evan, and I’m wishing you all the best with your planning!

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