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Boy’s Birthday Party Themes

Hello again! Last week I wrote on birthday party themes for girls and as promised, this week is on birthday party themes for boys! Again, depending on your budget most of the decor and party accessories needed for themed parties can be either bought at your local party store or if you are extra crafty you can can make decorations yourself!

1. Prehistoric Dinosaur

What could be more perfect for an adventurer than a dinosaur themed party? Crafts could include making paper-mache volcanoes. Games could include pin the tail on the dinosaur and a sandbox dino-dig, you can get really creative so use your imagination! Colors to focus on are outdoorsy colors such as browns and greens and blues. Also consider hiring a professional reptile handler to come as the main attraction so your guests can get up close and personal with a whole array of critters.

2. Astronaut Space Explorer

This would be especially great for a sleepover party you can bring the kids outside to look at the stars. Weather permitting, back yard camping would be extra fun. If the sky is clear enough, print out constellation guides and see how many the party guests can find. Check with your local rules before doing this, but another entertainment idea would be to set off small (and LEGAL) firecrackers with the kids and pretend that they are rocket ships going into outer space! Crafts could include the kids decorating their very own spaceships (made from recycled 2 liter soda bottles)! Colors to focus on are black, silver, yellows and blues. Consider ordering some freeze-dried “astronaut” food for the guests to try.

3. Wild West Cowboys

Cowboy hats required! Handout sheriff badges, bandanas and water guns and get ready for a wild west ride! Depending on the age of the children consider hiring a horse for pony rides to make your party guests feel like true cowboys. Another fun idea is to rent a photo-both for the day and have all of the party guests take “Wanted” pictures to make a souvenir scrap book for the birthday boy. Colors to focus on are browns, whites, and reds. Games could include stick-horse races and a rousing game of horseshoes (with kid-safe equipment).

4.  Superhero

This is the perfect theme for your little crime-fighter (or trouble maker)! With this theme you can choose to either focus on your child’s favorite superhero, a group of superheros (such as the Justice League or Marvel’s Superhero Squad) or you can create your very own superhero out of your child! Fun crafts to do with the party guests include personalized mask making. Another fun activity would be to create fake crime scenarios and have your little hero’s role play how their characters would handle the problem!

5. All-Star Sports

Perfect for an outdoor party. You can set up different play stations around your yard or local park with various different sporting equipment. This theme is great for the energetic boys in your house and is sure to tire out any little athlete. A fun idea is to get inexpensive trophies as party favors and have each guest receive an award such as “tee-ball MVP” or “Longest Football Throw”.  You can really personalize this party to what your child’s favorite sports are so be creative!

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