Jack and the Beanstalk Birthday {Boy Party Ideas}

| By Stephanie Keeping | Party Central Comments

I am in love with the cake - made by Toledo Bolos - that is the centrepiece of this Jack and the Beanstalk boy's first birthday party dessert table from Flavia of Fête à Fête. Modelled after the a classic fable, in planning the table, they kept it simple and tried to capture some of the main elements of the story: Jack, the chicken with its golden eggs, the beans. The color palette green-blue-orange represents the grass and the leaves (green) and the sky (blue). The orange? She "dressed" Jack in an orange shirt, since it would be a good complementing warming color against the cool tones. Great job!

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Guitar Rock Star 4th Birthday {Boy Party Ideas}

| By Stephanie Keeping | Party Central Comments

There are so many great ideas incorporated into this Guitar Rock Star themed 4th birthday party from Rebecca of  Little Sweet Styling. What budding rock star wouldn't love these microphone cake pops or the awesome guitar cookies or edible drum sticks? Myself, I am loving the stars they put on the front lawn. I've seen the idea on Pinterest but never "in real life."

Rebecca designed the invitation and then carried the design throughout the table. Even in the days of sending invitations electronically, they are still an important part of event planning -- it's the calling card for your event. It sets the tone and lets guest know what's about to come.

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Vintage Race Car Birthday {Boy Party Ideas}

| By Stephanie Keeping | Party Central Comments

Earlier today I featured a fabulous retro race car boy's birthday and I'm excited to be able to follow it up with another great party full of fun vintage race car party ideas. This gorgeous party comes courtesy of Keren Precel Events, who was in charge of planning, catering and designing this one of a kind vintage race car party for a cute little 3 year old boy. 

Ideas for Throwing Your Own Vintage Car Party

  • They had Pit Stop where the kids attending the party got to decorate their own "Melissa and Doug" race cars.
  • There was a "wishing race track" for the little guests to write happy birthday wishes to the birthday boy. A wooden track was laid out and they designed, custom wish notes attached to small metal cars.
  • The main table where the food was laid out was called the Gas Station.  Decor items on the table included a vintage-like gas station, vintage plates and cars.
  • The favor table was appropriately named the Trophy Case. Adults got to take home a custom wrapped mason jar with delicious, homemade strawberry jam. The kids got a 100% cotton bag, stamped with the party logo.

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$1000 PayPal Giveaway

| By Stephanie Keeping | Free Stuff Comments

One of the reasons I wanted to participate in this giveaway with hosts Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog and Pink Ninja Media is that it had a focus on saving money and couponing (in addition to awesome prizes). I think we can tend to go overboard with our children's parties and I try very hard to present both aspirational and realistic boy party ideas on the blog. You don't have to spend a lot of money to have something look great. And if you hunt around you may even find the most fantastic score. Last year from Sam's third birthday, I actually found fireman umbrellas on sale and was then able to find two online coupon codes to further discount them. I ended up getting awesome fireman themed umbrellas for his party favors, which would have cost over $20 retail, for less than $10 each.

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Retro Race Car Birthday {Boy Party Ideas}

| By Stephanie Keeping | Party Central Comments

This retro race car is nothing short of fabulous. It was created by Crackers Art for a little boy's second birthday party. From the vintage styling elements to the blasts of color, I love every detail. I have to say that one of my favorite elements of the dessert table is the oil change jelly cups - so cute and appropriate to the car theme.

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Boy Party Ideas - Add Yours {02/26/13}

| By Stephanie Keeping | Party Central Comments

We've open the doors wide open here at Spaceships and Laser Beams to become the best resource for moms looking for boy party ideas for their son's birthdays. We've started a weekly linky where you can share your own work. From cakes to full parties to cupcakes to crafts to invites and party supplies (and more) anything goes! You can literally link up anything on your blog as long as it is boy party related and you follow our three rules. In return, you'll get exposure in the form of links to your site, shout outs on social media and even possible features.

This linky runs from Tuesday, February 26th (opening at 4pm ET) until Friday, March 1 at 8pm ET.

What are the rules?
Just three simple rules will make this a win-win for everyone -- and get you the most exposure for your party.

1. To play, you must link back to our site on your post. It can be anywhere on the post, even way down at the bottom. Submissions that don't comply will be deleted. Copy this code and put it on your linked post:

<p>These <a href="" target="_blank">boy party ideas</a> were also featured on <a href="" target="_blank">Spaceships and Laser Beams</a>.</p>

In return, you get all of the SEO benefits of having our site link to you. As well as possible group and full features on Spaceships and Laser Beams -- and shout outs on social media. How's that for a fair trade?

2. Please post the specific link to your party, not just a link to your blog. We want readers to be able to find you long into the future.

3. Boy party ideas only please. We're a no princess zone. :)

How to link your blog post:

Just fill in your email, the name of your blog post and your blog post's url. Then select the image you would like to use as your main image. And don't forget to put the link on your post! (See #1 rule.)

Let's have some boy party fun! Add your party after the jump!


photo credit: hownowdesign via photopin cc

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20 Boy Party Ideas We Love

| By Stephanie Keeping | Party Central Comments

We were thrilled last week here at Spaceships and Laser Beams to launch our first ever boy party ideas linky - the start of a weekly tradition we hope. Why a linky? Not only do you get a backlink to your site, it lets you add your own boy party ideas to the blog without having to wait for me (who is way behind) to get to your post.

If you have a blog you can participate and anything goes as long as it is boy birthday party related. Your posts can be new or old and about full parties or just elements such as cakes, cupcakes, favors, invites or any other idea. By participating you'll get social media shout outs as well as the potential of being in a feature on our blog. Today's post is a round up of the great boy party ideas that were submitted last week. This week's blog starts at 4pm today (Tuesday)!

1. Monster Bash from RV Parties. 


2. Trash Party from BellaGrey Designs.


3. Superhero Training Academy 4th birthday party from Creative Designs by Toni.

4. Puppy Dog Birthday Party from Creative Designs by Toni

5. Football Themed 7th birthday party from Crazy Lou Creations


6. Loch Ness Monster Party from GreyGrey Designs

7. Green whale first birthday party from GreyGrey Designs


8. Monster Bash second birthday party from Michelle's Party Plan-It


9. Star Wars birthday party from Alex Nguyen Portraits


10. Vintage Camping Birthday Party from Jami's on Sweet Street

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Monster Truck Cake Pops {Boy Party Ideas}

| By Stephanie Keeping | Cool Cakes Comments

I just did a post featuring 9 Monster Truck Party Ideas and I couldn't resist following it up with these awesome monster truck cake pops from Kreative Pastries and Cake Pops. Talk about an awesome boy party idea - these would be perfect for a monster truck birthday party. In all honesty, I have a hard time making simple round cake pops so the fact that someone can make them in the shape of these amazing monster trucks just blows my mind.

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Surf Party Favor + How to Marble Chocolate

| By Julie | Party Supplies Comments

Hi, Julie here from Sprinkled with Paper! I am so excited to be sharing on Spaceships and Laser Beams. Today I am going to be sharing an idea for beach themed party favors. Whether you're throwing a beach, surf or under the sea party these chocolate filled shovel favors will be a huge hit. I used plastic shovels found at Michaels, made chocolate sea shells from a candy mold, wrapped  it all up nicely in a cellophane bag and finished it off with a custom Sprinkled with Paper's Vintage Surf tag.

How to Make Marble Chocolate Shells
To make the marble chocolate shells, I used white and brown candy melts. I melted each separately, melting a full bag of white and 1/3 of the bag of brown candy melts by following the instructions on the bag. Once each what completely melted, I added the the white melted chocolate to an icing bag and plopped the brown into the white. I very gently and quickly mixed the two together and pipped the melted chocolate into the candy mold. It is very important not to mixed completely, otherwise you will end up with a light brown instead of a marble effect. As soon as the mold was completely filled, I placed it into the freezer for about 15 mins. Once removed from the freezer, I gently removed the chocolate shells and they were ready to use.

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Vintage Train Party Dessert Table {Boy Party Ideas}

| By Stephanie Keeping | Party Central Comments

Our vintage train birthday parties are one of the most popular themes we have on the blog for little boy's parties. [More train party ideas.] I couldn't resist featuring this adorable train party sent in by Paula of BluGrass Designs (and on Facebook). She designed it for the son of a friend. The little boy loves trains -- particularly Thomas and Friends -- like any other boy. So for his fourth birthday they decided to surprise him with a choo-choo train birthday party. 

Paula says that this party was a little bit of a challege because it took place in a bounce house, the tables were too small for her decor and she had 45 minutes to decorate the room. But I have to say that you can't even tell. I think it came out great!

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