The most popular kids birthday party themes of 2023!

The most popular kids birthday party themes of 2023!

Popular party themes change with the seasons, so keeping up to date with the latest styles can be hard. 

Naturally, we like to know what is happening in the party space so that we can continue to bring you the latest cake kit designs.

Between what we're seeing as our most popular kits and what the party industry is reporting, we've come up with a list of party themes that we think will be hugely popular this year. 

Party themes that are going to rock 2023!

Here are some classic birthday party themes that continue to dominate...

DIY Mermaid Cake Kit, Under The Sea Party Cake, Girls Birthday Cake, Mermaid Party Cake

Mermaid & Under The Sea Party

This theme is still hugely popular and it's not surprising why. It boasts both pastel and bright shades of colour, glitter and shimmer, coral, shells and sea creatures. These cakes are fun and beautiful to look at.


Unicorn DIY Cake Kit, Unicorn Party.

Unicorn Party

How many years running is this party theme, yet it's still a top contender for birthday parties. We are even seeing a more boho unicorn look coming through with florals and natural elements.

Dino Dinosaur DIY Cake Kit Birthday Party

Dinosaur Party

There are so many variations to this theme which means making it suit your party style is easy. You can make a cute dinosaur like the featured cake or a chocolate covered cake with greenery, rocks and dinosaur figurines. Both of these styles are hugely popular and look amazing with forest coloured balloons and decor.


Rainbow DIY Cake Kit Birthday Party

Rainbow Party

Bright, bold and beautiful. This theme is great as it is easy to find bright coloured party decor. Add some gold chocolate coins to this theme and you have yourself one fun rainbow party with the most delicious pot of gold ever.

Safari Animal DIY Cake Kit Birthday Party

Safari Animal

This theme is versatile in that it is great for baby shower parties, smash cakes and birthdays. Natural colours work really well for this theme, using kraft favour bags and plates give a forest feel to the decor.

 Superhero DIY Cake Kit Birthday Party

Superhero Party

Choose your favourite superhero, or have them all! This party theme has a bucket load of options and can be tailored to all sexes by simply changing up the superhero of choice, the colour of the decor and cake.

 Farm Animal DIY Cake Kit Birthday Party

Animal Party

This theme is really broad, with both farm animal themes and individual animals such as horses, cows and dogs being hugely popular. Kids just love animals and so it's not surprising this party theme is at the top.

There are also new party trends coming through that are gaining popularity not just here in Australia but around the world, and these are...

Minecraft Creeper DIY Cake Kit Birthday Party

Minecraft Party

The creeper cake is one of our most popular cake kits! Not only is Minecraft being reported as one of the hottest party themes in 2023, it's selling out which shows just how popular this birthday theme really is.

Pirate DIY Cake Kit Birthday Party Theme

Pirate Party

Blue hues, beach feels, messages in a bottle and pirate ships are just some of the elements of this theme. Serve up some skeleton bones (yoghurt covered pretzels), treasure (chocolate coins), marshmallow eye balls and canon balls (blueberries) for food and you'll have yourself one hell of a pirate party.

Woodland Camping DIY Cake Kit Birthday Party

Woodland & Camping Party

Getting back to nature and using experiences like camping as the party theme seems to be gaining popularity everywhere. These parties are often enjoyed outdoors to get a real sense of the theme.

TikTok Party Theme Cake

Image credit: Erica Choice/Cakes By Choice

TikTok Party

An app that is taking the world by storm so it's not surprising this design is becoming hugely popular with the teenage population. If your teen loves TikTok, this might be a theme to explore for their birthday. Some entertainment ideas might be to make TikTok dance routines, play guess the TikToker and have TikTok karaoke. 


Fairy DIY Cake Kit Birthday Party

Fairy & Pixie Party

These enchanted parties are so fun to put together. Edibles like fairy bread, fairy floss, confectionery toadstools come to mind with this theme. If it's good weather, hosting this party in your backyard or at a park is a great way to set the scene.

Bunnings Cake Birthday Theme Idea

Image credit: 21 Cupcakes

Bunnings Party

What kid doesn't love tagging along to Bunnings, either for pushing their mini trolley around the huge aisles and gazing at all the grown up stuff or getting the famous snag at the end of the outing. 

Disco Party Theme Cake

Image credit: Toys Central

Disco Party

A party trend that is growing exponentially for teens in particular. 70's colours, dance music and disco balls are just some ideas for this party theme. 

Space Astronaut DIY Cake Kit Birthday Party

Space & Astronaut Party

This theme is great for all ages to enjoy. Bubblegum planets, sprinkle astroids and shooting stars are just some fun elements you can experiment with. 

So there you have it, that's our list of the top birthday party themes for 2023. 

With new party themes emerging all the time, we have no doubt that this list will change, but for now, these are the themes taking the top spots.

One thing is for certain, there will always be a fun and exciting birthday party theme to choose and plenty of ideas out there on how to execute it. 

Happy party planning!











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