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10 Birthday Party Themes Perfect for Boys

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It is official: the calendar says SUMMER! Time for fun with family and friends…time to kick back and PARTY! This week’s round-up of boy birthday parties is really awesome. There are so many interesting details that make the celebrations special. See a super picnic. Notice the table full of a boy’s favorite toys. Check the sporting events: hockey, basketball, baseball and skateboarding. Train a dragon, go on a safari or walk in the woods. Drive a car, sail the Caribbean or take a plane.  It’s almost like going on vacation!

Birthday Party Themes Perfect for Boys

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Boy's Toys Birthday Party

1. From Priscilla P. via Catch My Party: Boy’s Toys Birthday Party – Here’s a classic little guy set-up with Teddy bears and wooden toys. I love the way the whole space was used; decorations are on the wall, they hang from the ceiling, they’re on the floor and of course on the dessert table.

Summertime Picnic Boy's Birthday Party
2. From H.G. Docinhos via Kara’s Party Ideas:  Summertime Picnic Boy’s Birthday Party – A picnic is a simple idea, but this party takes it to the max with fruit shaped pillows to sit on, watermelon shaped favor boxes, and amazing sweet treats in fun shapes.

Slapshot Hockey Birthday-Party
3. From Candy and Cake via Hostess With the Mostess: Slapshot Hockey Birthday Party – Lots of boys like to play hockey so whether yours is enamored of the ice rink or would rather place floor hockey, this party might have ideas you can use.

How to Train Your Dragon Birthday Party
4. From Frog Prince Paperie: How to Train Your Dragon Birthday Party – If Vikings and dragons spark your boy’s imagination, you’ll want to look at this party to spark yours! There are three parts to this post so you’ll see games and food as well as decorations.

Eli's Onederland Birthday Party
5. From Sounds of My Pitter Patter via Kara’s Party Ideas: Eli’s Onederland Birthday Party – Woodland animals and a slew of sweet ideas make this party a winner! Signage such as “owl always love you” and “pond punch” adds to the celebration. A huge popcorn bar was a favor station: “thanks for popping by”!

Benjamin's Safari Birthday Party
6. From Petite Party Planner via Catch My Party: Benjamin’s Safari Birthday Party – I like the backdrop arrangement with the table and drawer unit full of party goods. The super-long, rag strip bunting looks great with animal pictures.  Miniature maps and animals, plus delicious looking treats, carry the theme.


Boy's 1st Airplane Themed Birthday Party
7. From Fantabulosity via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s 1st Airplane Themed Birthday Party – Stripes and polka dots always make a party more festive. This sweet rendition of red and blue is full of thoughtful ideas for a special first celebration.

pirate mickey mouse and a boy's 4th birthday party
8. From Squared Party Printables via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Pirate Mickey Mouse and a Boy’s 4th Birthday – That childhood favorite friend, Mickey Mouse, adds friendly swagger to an old world, Caribbean pirate-themed party. Check this one out for treasured ideas.

9. If your birthday boy is sports loving, he would love either of these cool parties we featured this week:

boy's skateboard party
From Pretty and Print: Boy’s Skateboard Party – Nicole created this celebration for her own turning-ten guy and she used awesome ideas to pull it off!

Boy's Basketball Themed Birthday Party
From It’s All About Ty and Ashlee: Boy’s Basketball Themed Birthday Party – Mom took the party right to the playing court. The guys loved having the fun, food and game all in the same area.

Ferrari Themed Boy's Birthday Party
10. From Partylicious via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Ferrari Themed Boy’s Birthday Party – A racecar fan will enjoy this celebration that includes a super dessert table right at the finish line of the racing adventure.

And here’s a sweet baby shower from our blog this week too:


From Save the Date K&M Party Design: Boy’s Baseball Themed Baby Shower – Baseball is such a popular sport so of course it makes a great baby shower theme, too. Check out Karissa’s ideas that please a mama and welcome a little slugger.

unique 4th of july party ideas
Don’t forget to plan for the 4th of July celebrations!  Anders Ruff shared their Pinwheel 4th of July Party this week and it is filled with terrific ideas for your celebration.


  • SPY DECODER :: Ahh, I loved this kind of thing when I was a kid! It’s simple to make and the kids can write secret messages all summer.
  • PRETEND PLAY WATER WORLD :: Here’s another great cool-off idea to keep the little ones happy.
  • ALL NATURAL GLOW-IN-THE-DARK PLAY DOUGH :: This is supposed to last for 4-6 months so it could take you through a lot of summer evenings. Looks like a safe 4th of July activity for the littles, too.
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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.