4 Cool Birthday Party Themes for Boys

Kids' birthdays are very special occasions and with a little planning and creativity, you can turn your boy's party into one he won't soon forget.

Pirate Party

Who's ready to walk the plank? A pirate-themed bash is sure to be a big hit with the boys. Give out a hat, sash, eye patch and hook to each guest as they arrive.

Ahoy Mateys!

An invitation that features a red-and-black color scheme, skull-and-crossbones design and spooky font sets the tone for the pirate gathering.

Sweet Treats

A favorite of all pirates, a skull-and-crossbones design is perfect for decorating sweets. Top cupcakes with a fondant medallion in the party's colors.

Hoist the Black Flag

Let the birthday boy stake his ground with a classic black-and-white pirate flag. Stick it in a glass container full of red candy to coordinate with the theme.

A Pirate's Treasure

Reward guests for making it through the party with mini treasure boxes filled with candy, gold coins, sparkly gems and temporary tattoos.

Candy Party

Let your birthday boy indulge on his special day. This sweet theme is really easy to create.

Colorful Invites

Red, white and blue lollipop invitations are sure to set the mood for this sweet event.

Candy Overload

A candy bar is an essential element for this party theme. If decorating with large jars, buy in bulk. Cotton candy, licorice and marshmallows fill up larger jars without costing a lot.

Lollipop Cookies

Continue the candy theme with other sweets, like lollipop-shaped cookies. Use decorative tent labels to describe all the different treats.

Decorate With Lollipops

Giant swirl lollipops aren't only fun to eat; they're great decorations. Stick them in colorful pots filled with gumballs.

Sweet Favors

Mini swirl lollipops are perfect take-home treats for this theme. Tie with a ribbon and tag for each guest or have each guest fill up a mini takeout box to continue the sugar buzz all the way home.

Cowboy Party

Yee haw! The cowboy theme is a classic one for boys' parties. Set up a set of plastic horseshoes for the kids to play with or go all out and offer pony rides.

Photo Invite

Set the tone of the party by snapping a photo of your cowboy and including it on the invitation.

Giddyap Attire

Boots, hats and jeans are a must when entering cowboy town. Have guests come dressed for the rodeo or pass out hats and bandanas when they arrive.

Printable Banner

Hanging birthday banners are a great way to tie in the theme of the party, whether indoors or out. For the table, lay a burlap runner with leather trim and use bandanas as placemats.

Buckaroo Treats

Cookies shaped like cowboy boots and hats are a must for the cowboy party. Serve up lemonade in mason jars tied with twine and fun striped straws or root beer in old-fashioned bottles. For party favors, place the cookies in cellophane bags, tie with rope and a "thank you" tag.

Golf Party

This fun theme is great for outdoor parties, whether hosting it at the driving range, mini golf course or your own backyard.

Pull Out the Prep

Have guests dress in preppy golf attire. For the invitations, use a green and navy color scheme with a little pop of red. This is a popular theme for boys turning four because you can utilize the word "FORE!" on the invitation.

On the Green

Mini cupcakes with green grass frosting topped with fondant golf balls and red flags are the perfect bite-size treats. To make the red flags, cut a diamond shape of red paper, fold in half and use double-sided tape to attach to a toothpick.

Simple Desserts

Top a white cake with tees, plastic golf balls and a green and white lollipop to match the theme. Use an overturned golf ball basket as a cake stand.

Hole in One

White powdered donut holes are a perfect snack after the boys finish up their round of golf.

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