Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Birthday Party Ideas for Boys

My son is turning five this week, which means a birthday party plan is in the works. In honor of his birthday, I've compiled this round-up of great birthday party ideas for boys. Enjoy!

Sharks vs. Superheroes

This was Eddie's birthday party last year. He couldn't choose between the two, so we combined two themes into one. The kids painted with Kool-aid and ice cubes, which was a big hit. We had shark balloons in a kiddie pool they were supposed to sit on to pop (tip: get cheap balloons or little kids won't be able to pop them!). For the favors, I made each kid a felt super hero mask and we provided cans of shark repellent (silly string).


Eddie went through a robot phase earlier this year, so I started collecting ideas for a robot party just in case. We did build our own robot out of things we had around the house for his Valentine box, which turned out great. PBS Kids has a great tutorial on making Tin Can Robots, which could be a fun activity for a party with a couple of adults manning the hot glue guns. You can find a lot of cute robot cakes on Pinterest, but my favorite was this one from Cakes by Becky.


This is the theme that Eddie chose for this year. Skeletons are a little hard to find in May, but luckily we're not having a big party this year. I love this 3-D skeleton cake pan from Wilton. I plan to do a similar cake, but not 3-D, just using a rectangular pan and cutting the cake into coffin shape. If you have enough people at your party to form teams, the Mr. Bones Relay Race could be a fun and easy game to put together. I might make one or two anyway because Eddie loves skeletons (he's a self-proclaimed skeleton expert), so I'm sure they would be well used at our house.

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  1. nice and inspiration... do have any ideas on mermaid birthday party?

    1. Unfortunately I haven't had to do a big party for my daughter yet. There's always the classic fishing game or do a water party. You could have them design their own mermaid tails. I guess it depends on the age of the kids. Good luck!

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