Need some party ideas for boys that you know he is going to love?
Here you will find some party ideas for boys that will suit all ages and all budgets. Whatever the age of your son, you will find something for him from one of these super cool party ideas.
There is ONE thing that is guaranteed. Children LOVE parties.
In fact most children start dreaming about their next party as soon as one has just finished. It's not unsual to be packing up from a party and to hear "mummy, i'd like to have a ....... for my next party".
More often than not, children will know exactly what they want for their birthday party. However sometimes they don't. If that's the case, you don't need to stress.
There are SO many party ideas for boys and there WILL be one that is perfect for your little boy.
Perhaps you have a theme in mind but you don't know how you are going to put it together?
What decorations will you use?
What about themed food? Can I even make themed food?
These are all common questions to ask, so don't worry. You are completely normal!
Here you will find some great party ideas for boys. You will also find basic party planning tips plus decoration and food ideas that will suit all boys parties. These ideas will help make planning that next party a complete breeze!
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What Are Some Good Ideas For Birthday Parties?
To really answer this question you need to think about what YOUR little boy likes. Whilst we could list a million boys party ideas, unless you know what your son is into, it will still be a minefield for you.
ANYTHING can make a great party, but it will only be great if it interests your child.
For example, is he into dinosaurs, or cars, or superhero's? Working from his interests is a great place to start.
If you are still unsure then ask him! Even 2 year olds will be able to tell you what their favorite toys are.
Whilst it's not possible to include every party idea, here are some that you might like:
Your artistic little man would love an art party. There are many things that the kids could paint. They could paint on canvas, fruit or even make their own t-shirt.
Just remember to provide the kids with a smock to protect their clothes.
A science party can be a LOT of fun. There are so many things you could make such as:
- Making slime or goop
- Ice experiments
- Milk experiments
- Creating bubbles
Oh the fun!
BATTLE THEMED / NERF PARTY:
This would be the perfect party to hold if you have a large yard space or you can hold the party in a park.
This is an ideal party for kids around 6-12 years of age and will guarantee that they wear off a heap of energy.
Create some forts around the play space which can be done using large box's. And of course ensure that each child has a battle gun.
Check out this nerf party for some awesome ideas to hold your own.
Video Games Party:
It might not be the party idea that immediately springs to mind, but if your little man loves computer games, the chances are so does his friends. This is also the perfect theme if you son is born in the winter and has limited outside party options.
Choose games that you know the kids will love and that they can play together or in teams. Have some snacks at the ready, some comfy cushions and the boys will do the rest.
If you have a VR headset that would add a whole other level of excitement.
There are also a LOT of party ideas that you can browse right here on the site. Have a scroll through and find one that you think your son will love.
Now that you have decided on a theme, you can start to prepare the decoration. Keep it simple and keep it fun.
The first recommendation is to to create a party backdrop. This helps to set the scene with the colors. The other decorations will naturaly fall into place.
Making your own decorations might take a bit of time, but it will save you a heap of money plus you get exactly what you want. The kids can also help which makes the party preparation even more exciting.
Use party printables for simple and easy decor. These are perfect for a themed party and can instantly help set the scene with little effort.
Boys Party Food Ideas
Where possible try and make food that is related to your theme. For instance there are a variety of cookie cutters available to make different shaped food.
There are however always certain foods that kids just love to have at their parties, regardless of the theme. For example, you might like to try the following;
- All kids love their fairy bread. You can also make it into shapes with cookie cutters if you are feeling adventerous.
- Chocolate monster popcorn will always be a crowd favorite. Simply change the chocolate coloring to suit any party theme.
- If in doubt, you can always try these easy finger food options.
How To Make A House Party FUN
Whilst the idea of going to a venue can be very tempting, it isn't great if you are on a tight budget. Holding a party at home can often be best way to have the ultimate party without the huge cost.
If you know what you are doing, a kids party at home can be completely epic. The kids will soon be asking you to host every year.
Have you ever taken your kids to a party, you walk in, everyone is standing around looking at each other? Then there is silence. Yep, don't do this!
For starters have some music playing. YES, have music playing, even for the toddlers. But not YOUR music. KIDS MUSIC!
Are your kids into nursery rhymes? Play those!
Do your kids like the lego movie soundtrack? Play that!
The music fills the air, it creates a vibe and will help to instantly relax everyone.
Have the food table set up before the kids arrive, so you can spend time WITH the kids and not running back and forth to the kitchen. If parents are dropping their kids off, they will really appreciate seeing you interact with their kids, and not messing around heating up sausage rolls and getting out jello.
What Games Do You Play At A Birthday Party?
It is ALWAYS a good idea to have games at a kids birthday party. There are several reasons for this:
- It provides a structure for your party, allowing you to keep to time, but also to alleviate the stress of wondering how to fill the time.
- It ensures that ALL the kids are involved. Think about that child that doesn't know anyone other than the birthday boy. The best way to get them connected is to start playing games.
- Whilst everyone loves a bit of 'free play', structured games ensures that everyone enjoys themselves.
- Games are simply FUN.
Preparing for games doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, the best games are often the simplest ones.
Think back to your childhood. Those games like pass the parcel and pin the tail on the donkey. They were always popular and it is easy to tailor them to the theme of a party.
Prepare With A Party Checklist
Does the idea of preparing for your son's party still overwhelm you?
Use our checklist to ensure that you stay in control of the entire party planning process and ensure that the entire process is a breeze.
There are literally a million party ideas for boys that you could use, but the key is finding the one that will be of interest to your son.
It doesn't have to be super fancy. Keep it simple, keep it fun and the kids will love it. You can create a memorable birthday party simply by choosing a theme that your son enjoys.
Looking for MORE party ideas for boys? Don't forget to follow our boys only board on Pinterest.
Do you have a girls party coming up? Check out the girls party ideas here.
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