10 Best Birthday Party Ideas for Little Boys

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Are you planning a birthday party for little boys? Anything LOUD, with the option to climb or get dirty is sure to please your fellows. Be sure to check out this list — including pirates, dinosaurs, mad scientists, superheroes and more!

birthday party ideas for boys

1. Pirate Party

Argh, matey! We LOVE pirates around these parts!

Get started with an amazing Pirate menu, with baby octopus and marine potatoes for your adventurous boys.

pirate birthday party
Photo Credit: Party Planning Moms

Add some treasure maps in a bottle, fun games like a buried treasure hunt, and delicious cupcakes, and you’re all set!

Pirate Cupcakes for pirate birthday party
Photo Credit: Yvonne Bryatt’s Family Fun

2. Cowboy Party

cowboy birthday party for boys
Photo Credit: Restless Risa
Yee hah! I love this cowpoke party from restlessrisa – from start to finish, it’s absolutely adorable. She’s included lots of tutorials, so be sure to check all the posts out.

photo props for cowboy party
Photo Credit:Babalisme
I love the idea of photo props – don’t forget to ask someone to be a designated photographer.

cowboy party menu
Photo Credit:Mini Mocha
Even cowboys need to eat healthy, so I love this menu, complete with pie pans for bowls!

Let your little cowboys and cowgirls get their wiggles out with a country dance party!


3. Firefighter Party

Imagine your son’s surprise if the fire department showed up for his birthday! Annette from One Perfect Room pulled that off for her sons’ party. (mental note to self – must start investigating that idea NOW for next year) Be sure and visit Crazy for Design and The Party Dress for more beautiful decor and menu ideas!

fireman birthday party
Photo Credit:One Perfect Room


4. Bug Party

bug birthday party for boys
bug birthday party
Photo Credit: Oh Goodie Designs

My son Adam loves bugs of all shapes and sizes, so he would adore this bug party!


boys with bugs


dinosaur birthday party
Photo credit:The Celebration Shoppe

5. Dinosaur Birthday Party 

I’ve learned more about dinosaurs in the past 3 years than I ever dreamed possible. A dinosaur party would thrill my boys beyond belief.

Little dinosaurs need food – don’t forget the meat eaters!

dinosaur party menu
Photo credit:The Celebration Shoppe
dinosaur party menu ideas
Photo Credit:Pure Joy Events
I found some incredible activities – like dinosaur egg hunts, big and small, as well as a dino fossil dig. Top it all off with a dinosaur exploration drive! (if you have lots of land)

dinosaur egg hunt dinosaur birthday party
Photo Credit:Hostess with the Mostess

You’ll discover more boy birthday party ideas here- more dinosaur idea, Skylanders, Vikings and more!

birthday party ideas for boys

6. Cool Construction Parties

Every time we drive past a construction site, my guys ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’. A construction theme party like this one would be a big hit around here.  I got a kick out of the ‘Build your Own Chex Mix’ — what a fun idea!

Construction Party Birthday

Photo Credit: Not Just a Mommy

I loved this activity – hammering golf tees into a styrofoam block! This would keep my guys occupied for hours, and I know I’ve seen the blocks at the Dollar Tree! For more ways to make your party unique, check out Catch My Party.

7. Supreme Superheros

I was amazed at the amount of superhero stuff I ran across while searching for boy birthday parties. Part of what I love so much is the BRIGHT, bold color schemes, like this one from Birds Party. A rainbow cake would be perfect with this party!

Superhero party ideas

Photo Credit: Bird’s Party


coloring wall for super hero party

Photo compliments of Crossing the Bugger Dixon Line

I’d love to try this activity at a party – but would have to keep a close eye on my little superheros. They are more Dennis the Menace than Iron Man.


train birthday party

8. Terrific Trains

I was lucky enough to attend an amazing train party when Rachel was small, hosted by my dear friend Andrea. We were in an old train depot! You can see some of the table decor here, with the kids’ names on the train cars for favors.

You can find more ideas at Mom Endeavors and for a vintage feel, visit Green Acres Hobby Farm.


Mad science party cookies

Photo credit to The Celebration Shoppe

9. Super Science

As a certified nerd, I squealed out loud when I saw these adorable parties!

mad science petri dish jello

Photo credit to Pure Joy Events

Kim from the Celebration Shoppe created an over the top science party for her son, complete with science experiments! Anna got her husband to help out as the lead scientist, and Christine even has a video of her Diet Coke and Mentos Geyser!

Surfer Party

Photo compliments of The Homespun Hostess


10. Surfer Dude Party

Have a birthday in the summer, or live near a beach? This is a perfect idea for sunny days! Sara even shares her tips on creating the perfect frugal party! Hooray!

Many of these ideas could be modified for girls, or you can check out the best ideas I found for little girl’s birthday parties.

Am I missing a theme that you love? Leave me a comment and link up to your favorite party idea! 

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  1. Oh, I love these ideas! I am saving this post for inspiration for when I plan my son’s party next March! 🙂

  2. Had to click through from Oh Amanda – I have two boys and a plethora of birthday parties to plan (including a Star Wars themed bowling party in two weekends) – oy! These are great ideas, thanks for sharing!

  3. I love the super science theme! The worms look so gross…:)

  4. Losing Brownies says:

    Great ideas!! We had a dino themed party for The Boy’s 1st birthday. I’m looking forward to the parties to come. I imagine they will be just as fun!

  5. Great ideas – I have two little boys, so I can use all the help I can get. I love the science one!

  6. I’m going to have to bookmark this post for next year. I’m throwing a bday party for all 3 boys this saturday. Last year I did the pirate theme (complete with treasure hunt and water balloon battle/huge cardboard ships). I’m taking it easy this year surrendering to pump-it-up and i let each boy pick his theme. So we’re having a: “Lego-ninjago/Bolt/Elmo” party. Whew! thanks for taking the time to find all these great ideas!

  7. Thank you for sharing my oldest son’s science party and my youngest son’s dinosaur party! 🙂

    • You did a FANTASTIC job with both of those! I LOVED them.

      You know what they say …. imitation is the finest form of flattery. I’ll bet mothers around the world are learning from your ideas!

  8. Lorena @sueniosencantados says:

    Thanks for sharing my baby octopuses, kids loved them!

  9. I have a boy who would love the science party! Great list!

  10. What an awesome list of boy party ideas. As a mom of five I can totally appreciate this!

    Thank you so much for linking up over at Crystal & Co.

  11. Such great ideas! I’m partial to the cowboy and construction themed parties! FUN stuff! I’m writing these down in my head for my little up-and-comer! (The phone booth from the superhero party was awesome!!!)

    • Congratulations to you, brand new momma! I hope you’re enjoying him so much!!

      Hug him tight — cowboys, dump trucks and dinosaurs will come soon enough! My boys get all excited when we drive past a construction site … “look, momma, they’re moving DIRT!!”

      The superhero stuff was way cool!!

  12. We’re having a beach party this weekend for our 10 year old and borrowed quite a few of Sara’s ideas, she’s so clever!

    Love this great list, sure to please any little birthday boy!

  13. My son was/is obsessed with garbage trucks so we did a garbage/recycle themed party. It was so fun and I love how the cake turned out! He was in heaven and the kids had a blast playing garbage man! http://ourforeverhouse.blogspot.com/2011/01/garbage-party-sneak-peak.html

    • I LOVE the cake, and those adorable pretzel holders!!! My boys love the garbage trucks too — they run outside in the yard and wave at our trash guy every week.

      You did a great job!

  14. These are the best ideas ever! I want to find a little kid to throw a party for now 🙂

  15. Amazing ideas! I will save this to reference for my younger son, but right now I am looking for ideas for my soon to be 10 year old son. I am thinking a theme along the line of “fun and games” as I think we may have a game truck but also was thinking of doing a scavenger hunt. Any thoughts? Thanks for your help!

  16. There are really some useful tips on setting up an event. I got such a nice information from this part of article. Thanks for sharing such type of great information.

  17. Thanks for sharing our cowboy party and all the other fantastic parties. We too love science and just had a fun discovery party for my son. I just started distance education with my boys, so I have found some of your articles great to read. Thanks again.

  18. Thanks so much for featuring my son’s cowboy party. The rest of the parties look so fun as well! I especially like the superhero party 🙂 Love your site. Have a great day!



  19. Thanks so much for featuring my son’s superhero coloring wall! We hung it in his room after the party and he still LOVES it! I enjoyed visiting all these great party links! xo, Jenny

  20. A few of the more popular party themes for boys also includes Spongebob, Mickey Mouse, and Sports.
    A bounce house rental is the ultimate entertainment for theme parties.

  21. Please email me my boy are turning 3 years old and I need n list of themes for boys etc

  22. Beth Jackson says:

    We rented a bounce house for our little boys. They loved it!
    (use http://www.charlottepartyrentals.net as the website URL field)

  23. It’s hard to come up with a new or interesting party theme each year…and these are just awesome! (well, the bug party…I’ll have to think about it lol)

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