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13 Awesome Birthday Parties Thrown for Boys

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Lots of eye candy for you today! Birthday party and baby shower decorations, cakes, dessert tables and all sorts of detailed ideas might make it hard to decide on a theme, but go for it: take off with airplanes; twinkle with stars; go camping; visit the circus; eat all things ice cream; be wowed by superheroes and minions; watch out for modern monsters and modern party animals; tackle a sports theme; mind your manners at a little man bow tie event. Stick around and you’ll be inspired to party!


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1. TANIA’S DESIGN STUDIO via CATCH MY PARTY :: TIME FLIES AIRPLANE THEMED FIRST BIRTHDAY – Here’s a handsome celebration! The magazine cover mock-up is especially cute and I love the sweet cockpit configured for the pint-sized pilot. The sugar cookies, particularly the suitcase shaped version, are awesome. Tania even shares a quick and easy piñata DIY.

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2. Ana K. via CATCH MY PARTY :: BOY’S THIRD ICE CREAM THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY – This party done in sherbet colors would delight a little guy who loves ice cream! The adorable handmade ice cream stand filled with themed desserts adds so much to this birthday brunch. There’s even a cone-shaped piñata!

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3. FESTICES via KARA’S PARTY IDEAS :: CIRCUS THEMED BABY SHOWER – Of course you’ve seen the popular circus theme before, but I bet you’ve never seen the unique details this one features. Original art work, curlicue initials, and the flying trapeze artist are just the start.

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4 ISABEL’S CONFETTI via ANDERS RUFF :: SPIDERMAN THEMED BIRTHDAY – If your little guy wants to go all superhero, here are some ideas worth sticking with!  The energy that comes with bright colors permeates the dessert table full of treats to tantalize even the most reclusive.


5. ELLE O ELLE :: MODERN (GEOMETRIC) MONSTER FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY – This charmer is good for grins! That black and white cake has root beer buttercream—sounds like a taste treat. Fun little monsters and google eyes are everywhere but what is unusual about this celebration is their cool use of hexagons. I especially love their “eye-scream truck”!

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6. ANTHONY AND STORK via 100 LAYER CAKE :: MODERN BALLOON PARTY ANIMAL BIRTHDAY – Bright colors and graphic styling combined with animal balloons become art! There’s a sweet invitation. Table décor and fun animal masks make this party pop.

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7. SUNFLOWER STATE OF MIND :: CAMPING THEMED FIRST BIRTHDAY – Mad about plaid and loving rustic touches like tree slabs, bark, and metal accents? You’ll enjoy this party that features all that and more.

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8. ASHLEE MARIE :: MINIONS THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY – Who doesn’t love minions? Ashlee makes fabulous cakes and she totally captured a minion. Her dessert choices are spot on for this movie theme and her mini-minion balloon collection is a great backdrop/activity idea.

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9. BLOOM DESIGNS via HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTESS :: TWINKLE BABY BOY SHOWER – Sprinkle or shower, this celebration shines! There is something so restful and refreshing about a party done in pristine white. This one featured lots of gold and silver sparkle.


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10. CHARMING TOUCH PARTIES via SPACESHIPS AND LASER BEAMS :: LITTLE MAN BOW-TIE THEMED PARTY – Mamas and gentlemen, start your party planning engines! This event has enough stylish charm to suit Mom without crossing the too-frilly line.

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11. SANDY A LA MODE via SPACESHIPS AND LASER BEAMS :: AIRPLANE THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY – High flyin’ décor set the pace for this party to take off! Simple paper airplanes manage to look artsy when grouped like this. I love the cheery colors and perfect treats.

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12. THE PUMPKIN CARRIAGE via SPACESHIPS AND LASER BEAMS :: BOY’S SUPERHERO THEMED BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION – Super boys and superheroes go together as naturally as cake and ice cream! A very appealing dessert buffet with a colorful backdrop set the scene for lots of superhero training.

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13. LOVE LITTLE BIG via SPACESHIPS AND LASER BEAMS :: FOOTBALL THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY – A guest list full of energy and wide open spaces are a perfect combo for a sport themed party. This event included a fun concession stand and lots of yummy treat ideas to spur the team on.


1. BUILD A MONSTER :: These silly monsters look like lots of fun. Eight free printable pages.

2. DIY MINI KALEIDOSCOPES :: Always fascinating and they look easy to build.

3. RECYCLED PAPER SEED CARDS :: A lesson in recycling and a gift to share. What’s not to love?!

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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.