Kids’ party trends for 2018

Kiddie’s parties are becoming more and more exciting and extravagant with trends changing and evolving all the time.

Don’t worry, planning your little one’s birthday party doesn’t need to be daunting, here are the latest kids’ party trends.

ALSO SEE: 8 tips to throw a first birthday party without breaking the bank

Party Venues

Take the hassle out of your kid’s party by going to a party venue. Doing a quick Google search provides a huge variety to choose from. This includes exclusive party venues that do it all for you and can offer anything from indoor play to outdoor farmyard petting areas. Family-friendly restaurants are popping up and jumping on the party bandwagon by offering play areas with child minders and by allowing children to get involved by making their own pizzas and decorating their ice-creams.

 ALSO SEE: The best party venues in South Africa

Activity parties

Although these can be classed as venues, they also offer an active and specific type of entertainment. These include the latest trends of trampoline and aerial forest parties where children are supervised and entertained by the activities on offer. Best of all, they expend plenty of energy!

Party entertainment

If you decide to have your party at home, party entertainment is a great option. Let the entertainers know the theme of your party and they’ll do the rest. They arrive with everything they need to keep the kids entertained with fun games and activities while paying special attention to the birthday girl or boy.

Princesses and superheroes

Although trends come and go, these classic themes never go out of style. Party suppliers enjoy these themes as they can provide a large array of goodies to make the party special.

ALSO SEE: How to throw the coolest Batman birthday party

Don’t miss the Kiddies Party Expo

To help you with your party planning, don’t miss out on the Kiddies Party Expo at the Italian Club in Bedfordview, Johannesburg. This expo allows parents to get all the necessary contact details, the best expo special offers, the chance to make bookings as well as plan your little one’s birthday party in one day. There will be plenty of kids’ party suppliers, offering everything you need to pull off the best birthday party ever.

In addition to viewing all the amazing exhibitors, your children can enjoy the outdoor Fun Zone and daily Kiddies Entertainment Programme, which includes puppet shows, dancers, a mobile zoo and much more.

There will also be some amazing competitions running at this event, ranging from weekends away to complete parties. All you have to do is attend to qualify for entry.

Saturday 24 March 2018 – Sunday 25 March 2018 at The Italian Club, 7 Marais Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg.

  • Saturday: 9am – 5pm
  • Sunday: 9am –  4pm


  • Kids under 3, FREE
  • Kids aged between 3 and 13, R20 per person
  • Kids over 14 years and adults, R30 per person
  • Tickets will be available at the door and online.

For more information about this event, visit and follow the Facebook page for updates.


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