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10 Unique Birthdays for Boys

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Sunshine and party time—what a combo! You’re sure to find at least a couple of boy birthday theme ideas to delight you in this week’s round-up of my favorites. Decorations and dessert tables move between light and quiet to boisterous brights.  Would you be interested in basketball or baseball? Pirates, mermaids and Noah’s Ark cover the seas. Travel by wagon, boat or elephant with royalty or Superman…or just go ‘round in circles on a lovely carousel.  Be sure to grab the brass ring—life is lovely!

Unique Birthday Party Ideas for Boys

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boy's baseball birthday party

1. From Charlene Erickson via Amanda’s Parties to Go: Baseball Party – How to enjoy the ballpark without leaving home?  Check out this party for inspiration! Colorful details hit all the right spots.

little red wagon boy's first birthday party

2. From Lauren Haddox Designs via Hostess With the Mostess: Little Red Wagon 1st Birthday – Light blue, aqua and of course, red, are used to dress up this cute party idea. The little red wagon makes its way ‘round the party.

noah's ark boy's birthday party

3. From Kate Landers via TomKat Studio: Noah’s Ark 2nd Birthday – The cake, cupcakes, cookies, favor boxes—yes—this party is a charmer!

boy's carousel first birthday party

4. From Mama Wears Prada via Kara’s Party Ideas: Carousel Themed 1st Birthday Party – You might get the idea that life is a circus with the carousel cake, balloons and Ferris wheel cupcake display, but all of the pale blue, gold and white look too refined for circus hoopla. What a lovely celebration!

boy's nautical baby shower

5. From Z Perfect Party via Creative Juice: Nautical Baby Shower – This party illustrates how to host a stylish celebration at an alternative venue such as a restaurant. The ideas of a quick set-up could work anywhere you want to take a party.

joint pirates and mermaids birthday party

6. From Pomp via Hostess With the Mostess: Pirates and Mermaids – Adorable cupcake wraps, octopus balloons everywhere and a live parrot are just a few of the fun touches at this festive birthday party. Watch out for the shark in the blue juice!


elephant first birthday party for a boy

7. From Shannon and Greg via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Elephant Themed 1st Birthday Party – Charming elephants carry birthday cheer all ‘round for a sweet first birthday celebration.

superman themed boy's birthday party

8. From Whimsy Twine Farm via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Superman Themed Birthday – I love this party! Angie’s clear vision, stylish details and bright colors against a white background makes everything pop!

basketball themed birthday party

9. From A Delicate Gift via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Half-time Half Birthday Party – Let your little fellow know he is highly favored by celebrating his half birthday as well as his actual birthday! This idea could be especially helpful for those birthdays that are overshadowed by being near holidays, too.

british birthday party for boys

10. From Partylicious via Spaceships and Laser Beams: A British Royal Birthday – A prince of a little guy gets the royal treatment at this colorful party! See ideas for a delightful dessert table with lots of extra decorations.


  • PET ROCKS :: Use match boxes, small rocks and snippets of this and that to make pals that can fit right in a pocket.
  • SEA CREATURES :: Cardboard/cardstock and a pair of scissors can yield an ocean full of fun. Add the peg dolls for even more imaginative play.
  • BALLOON ANIMALS :: Simple instructions for making a few balloon critters afford an interesting play diversion or decorations for a party.

What’s your favorite boy birthday party idea this week?

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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.