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Preppy ‘Gator 6th Boy Birthday Party

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A ‘gator themed boy birthday party was the best idea for a guy who loves aquariums and zoos! Toni, of Creative Designs by Toni, planned a fun, hot weather celebration for her son’s 6th birthday. With a ‘gator cake and cookies, ‘gator decorations, a paint-the-‘gator activity and even some water fun in the backyard, the guys had a blast besting the beasts. See how to take the birthday party outside this summer with these fun alligator-themed boy’s birthday party ideas!

Preppy Alligator Boy's Birthday Party


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boys gator birthday party cakeToni used her son’s favorite color of blue—with white and a touch of green and orange—to create party ambiance. A bright blue table covering, blue-and-white stripes and paper medallions called attention to the dessert table. The contrast of the blue made the bright green ‘gator cake and treats really pop! The Purple Pug’s blue and white birthday banner perfectly fit the theme and made sure everyone knew who was being celebrated.

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I love the gators all around the house that added to the fun! On the door, Toni hung a chalkboard welcome sign from Pick Your Plum, with an alligator silhouette on it. A big, inflatable alligator smiled at guests from just beside the sidewalk and another one waited inside the bounce house. Junior ‘gators crouched on tables and waited to be discovered on decorations.

boys gator birthday party pillow

Toni used signs to warn “Beware of Gators” or told guests that they were at “Gator Falls.” Toni took the party decorations a step further by having Lisa from Cottontail Creations make a set of fabulous blue and white pillows with little ‘gators on them. She scattered the pillows around the living room, which was adjacent to the party area. This quick and easy way to decorate the living room also gave her son a lasting memento of his party.

boys gator birthday party craft

boys gator birthday party activities

For a perfect hands-on party activity that also served as a take-home favor, Toni found wooden alligators for the boys to paint from Paint Me Zoo. Each alligator came with a brush and paints, making it easy to set out all of the supplies.

boys gator birthday party outdoor activities

Six-year-old boys are full of energy, so most of the activities happened outside. Party guests could play on the backyard playground and trampoline, but the water slide and a bounce house burned most of their energy. Toni thoughtfully set out a bucket with sunscreen and bug spray inside a striped “Gator Shack” with extra towels and snacks for the boys.

boys gator birthday party drink

A hot day calls for plenty to drink and the beverage station gave the guys another opportunity to keep their fingers from the ‘gator!

boys gator birthday party food

The snacks for the party included goldfish crackers, packs of pretzels and chips, a veggie tray, fruit tray, a meat and cheese tray plus turkey and cheese croissants. Each guest also had an alligator cookie from Kimberley’s and Loren’s Sweet Treats, wrapped in a blue-and-white striped bag. Toni set these out in small blue and green buckets, which she’d embellished with alligator silhouettes. As an added surprise, the guests were happy to get to take the buckets home.

boys gator birthday party goodbye sign

As guests left, a gator silhouette said a sly good-bye: “See Ya Later”.

LJC Photography captured the fun of the day.


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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.