When it comes to planning a birthday party for your child, there are a lot of things to think about. You have to decide how big of a production you want to have and also ensure that your child has a good time.
No matter how big or small of a birthday party you’re planning to have, picking the right theme will make the process easier. Of course, having your child give input into what theme they want is the best way to go. But, if you and your child need some inspiration, we are here to help. While each child is different, here are some birthday party themes that are sure to be a hit with boys.
Pirates might be a more traditional party theme on this list, but it’s still a fun one. There are a lot of ways you can go about having this theme, from a poolside party to one indoors.
Depending on the age of your child, you could have them watch pirate-themed movies, such as Treasure Planet or Pirates of the Caribbean. Party favors are simple here and can include chocolate coins and eye patches. Overall, it’s easy to make this theme come together and look good without too much money or effort being spent.
If your son’s birthday is in the summer, a camping theme is the perfect idea. This will get the kids outside during the party and help them appreciate nature. Kids will love having tents set up in the backyard and roasting marshmallows to make s’mores if you have a firepit.
You can also come up with activities such as singing songs around a fire or skits like people do at summer camp. This theme is an interactive one that will keep kids engaged and busy.
It’s no secret that a lot of young boys these days are really into Minecraft. While sometimes it can get frustrating to have to always keep your kid from playing the game too much, you can make their interest into a positive thing by creating a fun birthday party.
There are many ideas on the Internet about how to make a Minecraft party. Plus, there are many party favors available online, so you don’t have to go to the trouble of making any of the crafts yourself. One fun idea is to make masks like the avatars on the game so the kids can feel like they are in the action themselves.
7 SPACE OR STAR WARS
There are many ways to go with a space theme, depending on what your child likes. Space is itself is a great theme and can include astronaut imagery, telescopes, and a focus on discovery. Or, if your child is really into Star Wars, you can go that route and provide party favors based on the characters.
There are a lot of party supplies out there for both of these themes, so there are tons of options depending on how extravagant you want the party to be. These are both great themes for boys who are a little older, too.
6 HARRY POTTER
Another pop culture phenomenon that is often a classic for kids of many ages and both sexes is Harry Potter. There are many creative things you can do with this theme, including coming up with a game of Quidditch or doing different crafts and activities based on the different classes at Hogwarts.
You can have the kids put fake scars on their forehead and give out cheap glasses, so they can all feel like wizards. Plus, it’s not too hard to make wands that the kids will love and be able to pretend to cast spells with.
Another pop culture phenomenon that many kids are into is Pokémon. With the success of Pokémon GO and Detective Pikachu, Pokémon has definitely had another big surge in popularity.
For party favors or treats you can make Poké Balls, and you can also find small items such as stickers and other party supplies with this theme at your local party store. The kids will love feeling like Pokémon trainers for a day, and their imaginations will make this party a hit.
4 POOL PARTY
If you’re looking for a simple party theme that won’t take a lot of decorations, a pool party is a great way to go. Of course, many people don’t have pools, but you can likely find a local pool where you can host the event.
All you really need is some snacks and balloons to make this party come together, as the kids will be having a blast swimming (just make sure they know about pool safety). If you want to include decorations, you can also consider a beach theme that’s fun and neutral.
Almost every kid loves superheroes these days, both boys and girls alike. Many of the themes on this list will work well for mixed gender parties, so you won’t have to worry too much if you son has invited girls, too.
Depending on your child’s favorite superhero, you can focus on one hero in general, such as Spider-Man, or do a more general theme. There are tons of Marvel and DC party supplies at stores all over, so it won’t take much hunting to find things like plates, balloons, and party favors.
Kids are big fans of dinosaurs, and many young boys are interested in learning all that they can about these exciting creatures. If you’re not looking to do a theme based on movies or pop culture, a classic dinosaur party is a great route to take.
You can get pretty inventive with this theme. Some ideas are to give safari hats for the kids to wear or to make a candy volcano covered in little dinosaur figurines.
1 SOMETHING TAILORED TO THEIR SPECIFIC INTERESTS
When it comes to planning the perfect birthday party for your son, the most important thing is to do what they want and love. Every kid is different.
While some boys like the more traditional 'boy' things and themes, others don’t. This is totally fine. No matter what they are interested in at the time, they will have the most fun if you host a party that’s catered to what they love.