3 Trending Birthday Party Themes for Boys
There are many elements that make for a great party when you’re an adult. But for kids, it’s pretty much all about the theme! And why wouldn’t it be? After all, the party activities, food, and décor all usually stem from the theme. The good news is that there are so many options out there for boy party themes. Even if it sometimes feels like you’ve been there, seen them all! So with that in mind, I thought I would share some of my recent favorite birthday party themes for boys to inspire you. Of course, all of these can work for girls too!
Bug Themed Party. Is your little one fascinated by insects and nature? If so, then this is a great theme. We recently brought it to life for the sweetest little boy who just loves bugs! A really gorgeous palette of soft neutrals – sage, taupe, white, and blush – was the starting point. We decked out the venue with clusters of beautiful balloons in these colors, along with giant leaves for a pretty jungle effect. We also had bamboo lounge areas to continue the tropical feel and give the guests lots of space to relax. But the best part was the activities! From a ball pit and slides (in our theme colors, of course) to a bug-themed crafts table where the kids made insect tote bags, inspected different crawlies with their magnifying glasses, and then created their own, there was so much to keep them busy and entertained.
Construction Party. This was such a fun one to put together! This second birthday party had a construction theme, and we went all-out with building and safety-themed décor. Guests were given construction vests and hard hats to wear and there was a blow-up obstacle course for them to explore. We also had real trucks, a slime station, and a giant pinata in the shape of the number 2. The kids’ tables were bright yellow, with lots of blocks and toy trucks for them to play with at the table or in the sandpit. They had so much fun! And, of course, there was a construction-themed birthday cake too.
Prehistoric Party. So many kids LOVE dinosaurs, which makes it one of the classic party themes for boys. For this ‘Three Rex’ party in Oregon, we created our own Jurassic Park-style jungle, using tropical greenery. There were multicolored balloons everywhere – even some dino balloons! We also had fun signs warning guests about the dinosaurs as they arrived. Activities included a fossil dig, a ‘dino bounce’ bouncy house, and dino egg decorating. And let’s not forget the dinosaur-themed dessert display including a volcano cake!
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Photos by John and Joseph.