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10 Awesome Party Ideas for Boys

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The sunshine is bright and the timing is just right for all kinds of birthday fun! Dessert tables are full of tempting treats and engaging decorations set the scene for childhood delight in this week’s round-up that includes books and balloons, a garden, trains, the Old West, a circus, a fishing trip, a visit to Narnia and the Minecraft world plus a nautical themed celebration. Boy birthday parties have a lot to offer these days!

Awesome Birthday Party Ideas for Boys

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1. From Martha Stewart: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – Martha’s own grandkids celebrated with this book as a centerpiece theme. A giant tree and lots of colorful alphabet letters created a perfect backdrop while guests enjoyed musicians and a soccer lesson.

hot air balloon birthday party

2. From Priscila Barros via Kara’s Party Ideas: Hot Air Balloon World Traveler Birthday – Priscila made interesting decorative choices to create a unique party experience. The dessert table display is full of tempting treats presented in enticing packages.

carnival boy's birthday party

3. From Cupcakes Moment via Party Inspirations: Jacob’s Circus/Carnival Day – Oh wow—what a circus! The dessert table is especially appealing and it is filled with awesome cupcakes, cookies and a fabulous cake.

4. From At The Picket Fence: Chronicles of Narnia Birthday Party – If your son enjoys the adventures found in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, he’ll love imagining himself as Peter or Caspian. In this celebration fit for royalty, the kids even get to play with a catapult mousetrap!

wild west boy's birthday party

5. From Pocket Full of Parties via Creative Party Place: Wild West Birthday — Aw, any little cowpoke would enjoy the vintage Wild West fun going on at this party. Curly’s Mustache Bar and The Trading Post are just a couple of the silly fun ideas.

gender neutral bunny baby shower

6. From The Bake Boutique via Hostess With the Mostess: Gender Neutral Garden Bunny Baby Shower – Bunnies, beautiful floral arrangements and a bountiful buffet add up to a gorgeous get-together to celebrate new mama and baby-on-the-way.


nautical boy baby shower

7. From Giggle Bean via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Nautical Baby Shower –Shades of blue with red and white accents set the scene for a fresh-as-a-breeze baby shower. This nautical themed party honors family tradition plus the decor can be used again for baby’s nursery.

train themed birthday party

8. From The Cards We Drew via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Train Themed Birthday Party – Climb aboard this party train for ideas to celebrate a sweet first birthday.

minecraft boy's birthday party

9. From Sunny By Design via Spaceships and Laser Beams: A Minecraft Birthday Celebration – Check out Sunny’s clever interpretation on this theme; she includes details not seen in other renditions of the popular Minecraft party.

fishing party for boys

10. From Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Vintage Gone Fishing Birthday – The desserts at this fishing hole look marvelous plus really great decorating ideas make this party something to catch!


  • SLINGSHOT :: I loved playing with a slingshot when I was a kid…yeah, I was kinda a tomboy. The good thing about this one is it uses felt balls for ammo—no worries!
  • PUZZLE FACES :: You know those puzzles with the missing pieces? Here’s a cool little project that uses the remaining parts.
  • LITTLE MONSTERS :: Pom poms and pipe cleaners are the main materials for cute, colorful monsters the kids will like to make.


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.