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10 Unique Party Ideas for Boys

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With kids heading back-to-school, I guess you’d say summer is gone—but the party isn’t over! In fact, it’s time for fresh theme idea inspiration and you’ll find it here in these awesome boy birthday parties for young and old: back-to school; cars and boats; Lego and sports; detectives and cowboys; Indiana Jones and Peter Pan; dinosaurs and robots. There are all sorts of terrific decorations and fun dessert tables this week!

Unique Boy Birthday Party Ideas

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Boy's Vintage Detective Birthday Party

1. From Anders Ruff: Boy’s Vintage Detective Birthday Party – Add high style mystery with this theme that is cool enough for an older boy who might think he has outgrown themed parties. See lots of fun suggestions for decorations and party props as well as wonderful treats and activities.

Boy's Nautical Theme Birthday Party

2. From Creative Juice: Boy’s Nautical Themed Birthday Party – See a sailboat full of lollipops, a real lobster cage, lanterns and all things birthday and sea worthy at this delightful celebration, including the birthday boy’s request of lobsters and crabs!

Boy's Indiana Jones Themed Birthday Party

3. From Emily Bester via Kara’s Party Ideas: Boy’s Indiana Jones Birthday Party – For a boy who loves adventure, this would be a perfect party theme! Costume pieces, airplanes, skulls and lots to eat make this a party to see and the exciting activities make it a party to remember.

Boy's Peter Pan Birthday Party

4. From Marigold Mom: Boy’s Peter Pan 3rd Birthday Party – This charmer was a complete mom DIY. She built her own backyard Neverland with Skull Rock, Indian Camp, Mermaid Lagoon, Crocodile Creek and more. Delightful!

Boy's Automobile Themed Birthday Party

5. From Memories are Sweet via The Little Big Company: Boy’s Automobile Themed Birthday Party – Playground equipment in the middle of a park proved to be a perfect set-up for a bountiful and colorful dessert table. A portable toolbox served as a great beverage station, too. Super venue, super party!

Boy's Lego Themed Birthday Party

6. From Dimple Prints: Boy’s Lego Themed Birthday — This colorful favorite boy theme has lots of great dessert and decoration ideas. I especially like the main table backdrop and the Lego head candy servers.


Boy's All Star Sports Themed Birthday Party

7. From The Sweet Society via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s All-Star Sports Themed Birthday Party – Think you can’t put a stylish party together on short notice? Melissa shows you how she did it—and it’s terrific.

Boy's Nautical Themed 1st Birthday Party

8. From Cygne de Fantaisie via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s Nautical Themed 1st Birthday Party – Seaside or parkside, these cheerful shipshape ideas in royal blue, red and aqua will float your boat!

Boy's Robot Birthday Party Ideas

9. From Bleu Cupcakery via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s Robot Themed Birthday Party – The cutest cake and darling themed cookies might help you decide on a robot theme for your next boy birthday party.

Boy's Dinosaur Birthday Party Ideas

10. From Sugarlicious via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s Dinosaur Themed Birthday Party – Giant dino footprints lead birthday boys and their guests right up to an awesome dessert table display where the party animals roam.

Boy's Cowboy Birthday Party

EXTRA! We celebrate guys of all ages!

11. From The Sweet Society via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Country Western Cowboy Birthday Party — This stylish party was for Melissa’s grandpa’s 80th birthday but I guarantee a guy of any age would be thrilled with the décor and desserts at the celebration.

Boy's Plane Themed Back to School Birthday Party

EXTRA! EXTRA! It’s not too late to celebrate the new school season:

12. From Banner Events via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Soaring to New Heights Airplane Back-to-School Party – Your favorite students will be inspired to reach for the sky in the next school season when you encourage them say hello to the new school year with a party like this!

Boy's Back to School Party

13. From Oh Experience Photography via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s Back-to-School Party – Uptown ideas abound in this colorful party that features classic Old School décor. Times table cookies and apple-for-the-teacher cake pops are just two of the sweet ideas you’ll discover when you study these pictures.


  • FLIP BOOK :: This project could last for more than one session—the more the merrier!
  • BUTTON ART TREE :: Kids can make their own seasonal art with this sweet project.
  • HOMEMADE SHRINKY DINKS :: Anyone else fascinated with Shrinky Dinks when you were a kid? Science and art, all rolled into one project.


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Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, she’s in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara.