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13 Boy Birthday Party Ideas

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We’re into July already—yikes! Make summer memories by hosting your best party yet, whether it’s a birthday celebration or a fun get-together. Check out these super themes, decorations, invitations and dessert tables to get started.

13 Boy Birthday Party Ideas

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Whether you’re in the mood for something classic or off-beat, you’ll find suggestions here to help you plan. Take off with ideas from these themes: patriotic red white and blue, Wild West cowboy, steampunk under the sea, social networks, woodland animal books, nautical, confetti and balloons, Hollywood movies, pirates, music, camping, kites, and little birds.

Feeling inspired? Time to party!


Patriotic 1st Birthday Dessert Table

1. LILLYPAUL DESIGNS via PIZZAZZERIE :: Patriotic First Birthday Party – If Americana is your cup of tea, you’ll love this first birthday all done up in red, white and blue. I especially like the (baby) Jack for President campaign posters and his PAC donation center.

Boy's Wild West Cowboy Birthday Party Ideas

2. FROM THE HEART EVENTS via KARA’S PARTY IDEAS :: Wild West Cowboy Themed Birthday Party – What a party! Red and white gingham, sunflower arrangements in cow print Mason jars, bandana prints and several amazing “destination” stations (like the Cowboy Saloon) make this party special.

Boy's Ocean Steampunk Dessert Table

3. PAPER AND CAKE via HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTESS :: Steampunk 11 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea – Never heard of this theme before, huh? It’s a so-cool tween variation on the popular shark/underwater party idea. Look for “rusty” pipes, gear-topped treats and bronzed marine animals. Unique!

Social Networking Birthday Party Theme

4. ERIKA R via CATCH MY PARTY :: Social Networks Themed Birthday Party – Here’s another innovative tween theme. Colorful and filled with iconic symbols that tweens will recognize, this party theme gets a thumbs up!

Woodland Book Birthday Party

5. BUGABOO CITY :: Woodland Animal Book Themed Birthday Party – Brother and little sis shared this adorable celebration, which would be great for any young book lover. The dessert table is charming with items such as the tree-topped cupcakes and an amusing little hedgehog cheese tray. Games like Woodland Animal Bingo and Musical Toadstools look like fun. I especially love the sweet invitation.

Boy's Nautical Themed Dessert Table

6. Madeline C via CATCH MY PARTY :: Boy’s Nautical Themed Party – What a great dessert table set-up! Love how the round table covering, fabric sail and anchor-shaped balloon transform the serving area—colorful, effective, and not too difficult.

Confetti First Birthday Party Ideas

7. SUGAR COATED CANDY and DESSERT BUFFETS via THE LITTLE BIG COMPANY :: Confetti-Tassel-Balloon First Birthday Party for Twins – The swirling, twirling effect of all the happy-bright colorful decorations would make anyone smile! Especially note the spectacular balloon rainbow, chalkboard backdrop and wonderful desserts.


Boy's Hollywood Movie Party Ideas

8. CREATIVE DESIGNS BY TONI via SPACESHIPS AND LASER BEAMS :: Hollywood Movie Themed Birthday Party – Want the guest of honor to feel like a star? This is your theme! The Walk of Fame partners with glitz, movie paraphernalia and an array of desserts that best any you’d ever find at a real movie theater. Give your birthday boy the VIP treatment with this theme and put the happy in birthday!

Kite Birthday Party

9. TRACEY LAU via SPACESHIPS AND LASER BEAMS :: Kite Themed First Birthday Party – Is there anything fresher than sky blue and paper white? Grass green grounds this dessert table that is certain to please children and adults. Miniature kites, a picket fence and even cloud-shaped treats mark this party as precious.

Baptism Reception Party

10. MADDY K WEDDINGS AND EVENTS ATELIER via SPACESHIPS AND LASER BEAMS :: Sweet Baptism Celebration for a Little Boy – A smorgasbord of lovely treats is a fantastic way to please and impress guests and this event doesn’t disappoint. Happy colors and sweet birdie embellishments make this party noteworthy.

Pirate Birthday Party Ideas

11. JULIE via SPACESHIPS AND LASER BEAMS :: Boy’s Pirate Themed Birthday Party – A romanticized pirate’s adventure always seems to excite a boy’s imagination, which makes it a perfect idea for a birthday party. A wall-sized treasure map is sure to capture attention as little guys attempt to find where X marks the spot. A dessert table full of treats like this one just might be treasure enough!

Music Birthday Party Ideas

12. BRAVE CREATIVE DESIGN via SPACESHIPS AND LASER BEAMS :: Boy’s Music Themed Birthday – Jammin’ works for boys of any age. This four-year-old’s party included themed treats (like eighth note brownie pops), personalized microphone cups and DIY musical instrument favors. Wanna make music?

Boy's Camping Birthday Party

13. HOMESPUN HOSTESS via SPACESHIPS AND LASER BEAMS :: Boy’s Camping Themed 9th Birthday Party – Do you have to go into the woods to host a camping party? Nope. This party proves how awesome a backyard event can be. A cookout, lots of treats and a pop-up tent make it happen.


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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.