Boys are known for their wild and rambunctious behavior. One of my scrapbooking quotes says that boys are noises with dirt on it! Isn’t that the truth. Boys are always on the go, so finding a birthday theme for them is challenging. However, when planning a boys’ birthday party think action, energy, and lots of excitement! Here are some ideas to get your action, energy, and excitement for your boys’ birthday party.
Turn the party into a crime scene investigation. Have yellow police tape around where the party is going to be. Then draw an outline of a person (you don’t have to be an artist, a simple stick figure will do). Buy some baby powder for the “fingerprints”. Then make sure you have a flashlight, a magnigying glass, some gloves and a bag (to put the evidence in) for each guest. Create a person and have the kids go collect the evidence that will lead them to the suspect. If the adults are willing to participate then have the kids “interview” them. Have the birthday boy as the leading arresting officer to “capture” the criminal.
Have eye batches, bandanas and pirate hats for each guest. Draw a map that “leads” the pirates to a treasure. Get some chocolate covered in gold foil and fill a treasure box. To make it even more interesting have the kids design their own pirate flag using black construction paper and white chalk. Make sure you have a loot bag so that the kids can take home the “treasure” that they find.
Bury objects in the sandbox to be discovered by the team of archaeologists. Get some paint brushes to brush off the artifacts. For the food, serve “dirt” or “sand” cakes. These cakes are made from crushed Oreo cookies or crushed vanilla wafers.
Have a variety of fabric paint and capes lying around so the kids can design their own “superhero” cape. When the guests arrive have them come up with a superhero name that they will be called while they are at the party. Have the kids come up with their own superhero symbol. Create an obstacle course with a stuffed animal for the “innocent” victim that needs to be saved. See who can “rescue” the innocent person first.
You can focus on one sport and invite enough people to play that game. But to make this theme more interesting, have a sports olympics. The sports olympics can have races, obstacle courses, dribbling basketballs, and tossing footballs around. Give medals or ribbons for each event. Create a podium for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Make sure that no one is left out and have ribbons that say “good job” printed on them.
Buy a few tricks from a magic supply store and host a performance. Hire an older sibling to be the magician. Make sure that the older sibling knows how to perform the magic tricks. After the magic show teach the kids how to do the magic tricks and let them practice. It would even be fun to learn how to balloon tie animals for the party favors.
Whatever the birthday theme is be sure to ask the birthday boy what he wants. You can spend a lot of time planning and preparing but if the birthday boy does not have a say then it is not going to be a very good party. So ask him what he thinks because it is afterall his birthday!