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10 Birthday Themes for Boys He Will Love

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Have a boy birthday party coming up? The decorations and theme ideas in this week’s collection are so boy-centric: cars, football, monsters, camp, sharks and surf, airplanes, animals, Old McDonald, and a murder mystery! Choose a theme, bake a cake and get ready to party!

Birthday Party Themes for Boys

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Boy's Vintage Mechanic Birthday Party

1. From Festa Com Gosta via Hostess With the Mostess: Boy’s Vintage Mechanic Birthday Party – Does your little guy like cars? This party will rev his engine! The backdrop is fabulous, and any birthday boy would get wide-eyed looking at this table.

Boy's Football Tailgate Birthday Party

2. From Fete Fest Faire via Kara’s Party Ideas: Boy’s Football Tailgate Birthday Party — If you haven’t been thinking of football season, you will after seeing this charmer! A strategy board backdrop and motivational quotes attributed to the birthday boy’s persona are engaging. The football field of treats entice.

Monster Madness Boy Birthday Party

3. From Polka Dot Daze via The Little Big Company: Monster Madness Boy Birthday Party – Bright colors pop against a white background! Juice that makes you silly and a darling favor idea really make this one worth looking at.

Camp Davis 1st Birthday Party

4. From J. Shea Styling Events via Project Nursery: Camp Davis 1st Birthday Party – A rustic Americana theme is a spin on the popular camping theme. Presidential décor elements might have you casting your ballot for this one!

Murder Mystery Birthday Party

5. From Giggledust Parties via Whimsically Detailed: Murder Mystery Birthday Party – This who-done-it mystery would be great fun for a tween birthday. An elegant setting, costumes, friends and food…hmm…I think it’d be fun!

Old McDonald Boy's Birthday Party

6. From Bring Your Own Party via Kara’s Party Ideas: Old McDonald Boy’s 1st Birthday – The adorable red barn dessert table centerpiece was built for this party from cardboard, popsicle sticks and wood: wow! Gingham checks, cow print balloons and farm fresh ideas will steal your heart.


a boy's shark themed beach birthday party

7. From Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations via Spaceships and Laser Beams: A Boy’s Shark Themed Beach Birthday Party – Shark! Stay out of the water and come to the party! Kate has put together a fun beach bash where the grinning shark cake dares you to eat him. Find lots of great décor ideas here.

Boy's Surfing Birthday Party

8. From Sweet Jelly Parties via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s Surfing Birthday Party – Hang ten and hang tight—you’ll want to see this colorful celebration. There’s a cool sugar shack dessert table, an authentic looking photo booth and great beach inspired treats.

A Boy's Plane Birthday Party

9. From Umbrella Amarela via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s Plane Themed 1st Birthday Party – If you’d like your celebration to soar above the others, this one will excite your party planning imagination with innovative decorating ideas. Even the water bottles take flight!

Boy's Animal Parade First Birthday Party

10. From Keren Precel Events via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s Animal Parade 1st Birthday Party – The sweet watercolor drawing is a lovely backdrop for this winsome gathering. The first-class, gourmet menu will make your mouth water!


  • Birthday Party Hat Cakes:: Love this idea! The personal sized cakes are adorable and could be done to match any color scheme.
  • Cardboard Cake Stand :: See how to customize a cardboard stand. Just imagine this filled with cupcakes…or mini desserts…or small favor jars full of treats…or—
  • Party Hats :: Sometimes all you need is the inspiration, so here ‘tis: a wall full of party hats! Whether or not they were worn, wouldn’t this be cute as a simple party decoration?


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.