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10 Most Popular Birthday Party Ideas for Boys

Are you looking for fun birthday party ideas for boys? It’s always a struggle to come up with a birthday theme that your child will love and all his friends will enjoy attending. You want a birthday theme that is popular but also fits your child’s personality. With two boys myself, I struggle twice a year to come up with great birthday party ideas. So, I created a list of the most popular birthday party ideas for boys and I want to share it with you. Your kids are going to love their birthday this year with these easy to put together birthday themes. 

Even though this list was created with boys in mind, you will find most of the themes are great for girl birthday party ideas too! I’ve listed older kids’ birthday parties first and younger children’s parties second. Take a look and find a great birthday party theme for your kids.   

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10 Most Popular Birthday Party Ideas for Boys 

Fortnite Birthday Party Theme

10 Awesome Birthday Party Ideas for Boys. Find cool themes for your party like Star Wars, Nerf Gun, and Fortnite for older kids. For the younger boys find games and theme ideas for Paw Patrol, sports, Lego, PJ Masks and more. Plan the your kids favorite birthday party this year with these easy birthday party ideas. #kidbirthdayparty, #birthdaytheme, #birthdaypartyideas

The most popular game right now for elementary and middle school kids is Fortnite. You have probably seen all the kids doing the popular dances like Flossing. If your kids are into Fornite this is a party all the kids will want to come too.  

Suggested Birthday Party Ideas 

  • Do a Nerf Gun war in a backyard or basement of your house and play capture the flag. Adjust it to a Fortnite theme by having the kids find hidden supplies and incorporating supply drops with replacement bullets. 
  • Fortnite Dance Off – You can find the music and dances on YouTube
  • Create Supply Drop goody bags by purchasing blue goody bags and adding the word Supply Drop to the outside.  I also used these bags filled with Nerf Bullets to throw out during the game as a Supply Drop.
  • Name Gatorade Bottles Slurp Juice just like in the game.  

For more Fortnite Party ideas and games, read my Fortnite Birthday Party Post (here) 

Here’s is the camouflage netting I used to make the bases look a little more realistic for the kids and goody bags to make supply drops.

Nerf Gun Birthday Party Theme 

10 Awesome Birthday Party Ideas for Boys. Find cool themes for your party like Star Wars, Nerf Gun, and Fortnite for older kids. For the younger boys find games and theme ideas for Paw Patrol, sports, Lego, PJ Masks and more. Plan the your kids favorite birthday party this year with these easy birthday party ideas. #kidbirthdayparty, #birthdaytheme, #birthdaypartyideas

Boys love to run around with their Nerf guns and any excuse to have a big group playing together is going be a great party.  Planning a Nerf War in your backyard is easier than you think. Let the kids bring their own nerf guns or supply one as a party gift. Then spray paint a few boxes for bases and your set. 

Suggested Birthday Party Ideas 

  • Capture the Flag – Have each team hide a bandanna for the other team to find. The first team that finds the flag wins. But if you get shot by a nerf bullet you have to go back to your base and start over.  
  • Create bases for the kids to hide behind with card board boxes you can spray paint to look camouflage. Then spread camo netting over the top to create an army base look. This can also be done for the Fortnite Birthday Party too! 
  • Goody Bag – Depending on what you want to spend you could give each child a Nerf gun or ask them to bring one from home. I would give each child a pair of safety glasses and cloth tool belt to wear while playing capture the flag. The belt is great for holding their bullets and cheap. Find them at your local hardware store. Then use an orange paper bag for the good bag and fill with candy and extra bullets to take home along with their glasses and cloth belt.  

For more Nerf Gun Party ideas, read my Nerf Gun Birthday Party Post (here) 

Here is the Nerf Gun, saftey glasses and bullets I gave out at my kids birthday party.

Game Trucks for Birthday Parties 

One of the newest crazes for birthday parties is to hire a game truck to come to your house. These trucks are filled with several screens and XBox games for the kids to play. This is a great idea for your kid that loves to play online games.  With the high price of many birthday party locations, hosting this at your house might be pretty similar in cost. We have gone to a couple of these parties and they have been a huge hit with older elementary school age kids.  

Suggested Birthday Party Ideas 

  • Have the kids arrive 30 minutes early to do cake and pizza in your home or even set up tables outside. Then have parents pick them up straight from the game truck in your driveway.  
  • Google “game truck” in your local area to see if you have a company by you hosting these parties. 

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Super Hero/Marvel Birthday Party Theme 

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Do you have a child who loves Super Heroes? The great part about this theme is there are so many different characters you can pick from or just make it a general theme. All the kids coming will probably have a favorite of their own, too.  

Suggested Birthday Party Idea 

  • Buy super hero masks for all the kids to wear. You can also add the super hero masks to a balloon for decorations.  
  • Create an obstacle course in your house or backyard for the heroes to climb through. Add something to the end they need to rescue like a treasure box. Make them feel like a real hero! The treasure box could be filled with candy as party of the goody bag gift. 
  • Ask the kids to wear super hero costumes if they have them at home 
  • On your dessert table or where the kids will eat, use your child’s super hero figures to decorate the table.  

Below are Super Hero masks for the kids to wear or put on balloons for decorations. Also find party favor treasure boxes to use in the obstacle course.

Lego Birthday Party Theme 

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What kid doesn’t like to build with Legos? This party can be pretty easy to throw because there is so much to buy with this theme, you don’t have to create as much yourself.  This is a pretty universal theme that should be fun for both girls and boys.  

Suggested Birthday Party Ideas

  • Decorate with Primary colors in your balloons, table cloth, and streamers. You will also find tons of themed plates, napkins and goody bags with Lego pictures. 
  • Add little Lego Men to the top of your cake 
  • For the game, buy a bin of plain Legos and give the kids a 10-minute challenge to build something. Then let them show it off to everyone. You could give prizes for the best creation or let them destroy it and build again. Bonus: your child has more Legos to play with after the party.  
  • Depending on your budget, you could also buy small Lego sets the kids could put together at the party and bring home as their goody bag gift.

Here is a big bin of Lego pieces and Lego themed plates that would be great for the party. 


Star Wars Birthday Party Theme

10 Awesome Birthday Party Ideas for Boys. Find cool themes for your party like Star Wars, Nerf Gun, and Fortnite for older kids. For the younger boys find games and theme ideas for Paw Patrol, sports, Lego, PJ Masks and more. Plan the your kids favorite birthday party this year with these easy birthday party ideas. #kidbirthdayparty, #birthdaytheme, #birthdaypartyideas

10 Awesome Birthday Party Ideas for Boys. Find cool themes for your party like Star Wars, Nerf Gun, and Fortnite for older kids. For the younger boys find games and theme ideas for Paw Patrol, sports, Lego, PJ Masks and more. Plan the your kids favorite birthday party this year with these easy birthday party ideas. #kidbirthdayparty, #birthdaytheme, #birthdaypartyideasAre your kids obsessed with Star Wars like mine? With new movies and cartoons from Disney constantly coming out, I think this will be a popular theme for a while. You will find that there is a large range of ages that love Star Wars. 

Suggested Birthday Party Ideas 

Have a Jedi Training Academy with stations around your house or backyard. 

  • Lightsaber Balloon Game – Have kids use Lighsabers to keep balloons up in the air 
  • Place a long thin board low to the ground and have kids’ Lightsaber battle on it while trying not to fall off.
  • Create an obstacle course that you need to use the force to get through. Suggestion -White Helium balloons weighted to the floor can be storm troopers they need to get around.  
  • Make a Nerf Gun station with targets for the kids to shoot. For targets, use a cut up a long pool noodle, toilet paper rolls or Pringles can.  
  • For Decorations hang white balloons from the ceiling and put your kids storm trooper masks over them. Take a look at the picture above to see how it will look.

If you’re worried about kids getting hurt with Lightsabers, try these foam Lightsabers that can also double as your goody bag gift. 

Sports Birthday Party Theme 

10 Awesome Birthday Party Ideas for Boys. Find cool themes for your party like Star Wars, Nerf Gun, and Fortnite for older kids. For the younger boys find games and theme ideas for Paw Patrol, sports, Lego, PJ Masks and more. Plan the your kids favorite birthday party this year with these easy birthday party ideas. #kidbirthdayparty, #birthdaytheme, #birthdaypartyideas

This could be a general sports theme or specific to your child’s favorite sport. You will find tons of plates, napkins, and party accessories for this theme which make it easy. You could also add in your child’s favorite professional sports team and use their teams colors. 

10 Awesome Birthday Party Ideas for Boys. Find cool themes for your party like Star Wars, Nerf Gun, and Fortnite for older kids. For the younger boys find games and theme ideas for Paw Patrol, sports, Lego, PJ Masks and more. Plan the your kids favorite birthday party this year with these easy birthday party ideas. #kidbirthdayparty, #birthdaytheme, #birthdaypartyideas

Suggested Birthday Party Ideas 

  • Pick 2-3 sports to play during the party. Kickball or soccer would be a great group game. 
  • Use a large piece of cardboard or tarp and cut holes in it to use as a football throwing challenge. 
  • Put out cones on your driveway for the kids to dribble around. 
  • Set up targets made of pool noodles or aluminum cans to knock down with baseballs. 
  • In the summer, play water balloon baseball. Fill up water balloons and then pitch them to the kids to hit with a baseball bat.
  • For the table decorations find small foam sports balls to use as a center piece. Then at the end of the party let the kids each pick one to take home. Check out the ones below that I like to use.

 

Cars Movie Birthday Party Theme 

10 Awesome Birthday Party Ideas for Boys. Find cool themes for your party like Star Wars, Nerf Gun, and Fortnite for older kids. For the younger boys find games and theme ideas for Paw Patrol, sports, Lego, PJ Masks and more. Plan the your kids favorite birthday party this year with these easy birthday party ideas. #kidbirthdayparty, #birthdaytheme, #birthdaypartyideas

This is a great party for the little ones who love Cars Movie or just cars in general.  All the Cars Movie Characters have different personalities you can use for your party. If your child likes one character the best, use that one as your main theme.

Suggested Birthday Party Ideas 

  • Create a race track from cardboard boxes and let the kids race cars.  
  • Purchase small wooden race cars for the kids to paint and take home, makes a great goody bag item.
  • Use red and black as your color theme to match Lightning McQueen. 
  • For the table

Let the kids paint their own race cars with this easy kit.

Incredibles 2 Birthday Party Theme 

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With a new movie out, the Incredibles are back to being popular again. This theme can be really similar to the birthday party ideas used in the Super Hero Party Theme, just focus in on the Incredibles characters to make it unique. 

Suggested Birthday Party Ideas 

Use the different powers of the Incredibles characters to come up with games.  

  • Have them race to see if they are as fast as Dash 
  • Spray paint large pieces of foam gray to look like rocks. Have the kids see if they are as strong as Mr. Incredible by lifting them up.  
  • Purchase some of those long sticky hands and see who can get their hand to stretch out the furthest and hit a target like Mrs. Incredible. These would be great in a goody bag too. 
  • Put out playdough for the kids to mold and change shapes like how Jack Jack does shapeshifting

Decorate with balloons that have a black face mask like the Incredibles wear and use red and black as your theme colors. 

Here are the stretchy sticky hands to use for the Mrs. Incredibles game.

Paw Patrol Birthday Party Theme 

10 Awesome Birthday Party Ideas for Boys. Find cool themes for your party like Star Wars, Nerf Gun, and Fortnite for older kids. For the younger boys find games and theme ideas for Paw Patrol, sports, Lego, PJ Masks and more. Plan the your kids favorite birthday party this year with these easy birthday party ideas. #kidbirthdayparty, #birthdaytheme, #birthdaypartyideas

This fun cartoon is a favorite of many little kids. Each character in the show has a different job to do and you can use this to make fun games for the party. Your child’s favorite character can help you decide on colors for the theme to match the character. 

Suggested Birthday Party Ideas 

  • Use your sandbox or sand table and fill it with little construction trucks for the kids to play. They can move boulders (rocks you add) with the construction trucks just like Rubble. 
  • Give the kids fireman plastic hats and spray water guns at balloon targets like Marshall.  
  • Play Cops and Robbers game to be like Chase. Pick two kids to be cops and have the rest be robbers. The Police officers stand in the middle and the robbers’ line up on two sides. When you say go, the Robbers try to get to the other side without being tagged by the police officer. Last kid left wins.  
  • Make it a dog theme by buying new unused dog bowls and putting the kids snacks in them.  

Here are some small construction trucks for the sandbox and set of 12 Fire Fighter hats.

PJ Masks Birthday Party Theme 

10 Awesome Birthday Party Ideas for Boys. Find cool themes for your party like Star Wars, Nerf Gun, and Fortnite for older kids. For the younger boys find games and theme ideas for Paw Patrol, sports, Lego, PJ Masks and more. Plan the your kids favorite birthday party this year with these easy birthday party ideas. #kidbirthdayparty, #birthdaytheme, #birthdaypartyideas

A new popular cartoon for little kids is a favorite of many children. Again, you can use the different characters to create a fun party theme for your child.  

Suggested Birthday Party Ideas 

  • The color theme should be Red, Blue and Green based off the three main characters. Use this for balloons, table clothes and goody bag colors. 
  • All the ideas we used for Super Hero Parties and Incredibles parties can be adjusted and used for a PJ Masks party. For example, the balloon decorations with masks would work great. These masks can also be worn at the party or put into goody bags. 
  • Instead of purchasing colored masks, you could buy blank white masks and have the kids color them as an activity.  
  • Adjust the Cops and Robbers game from the Paw Patrol party to fit PJ Masks. The kids playing the cops can be Catboy, Owlette and Gekko. While the robbers can be the shows villains Romeo, Luna Girl and Night Ninja. 
  • Have the kids be Night Ninja through an obstacle course you create.  

Here are some great PJ Masks masks for your party.

General Birthday Party Ideas

  • Birthday give away idea  – Tie a bag of M&Ms or Skittles to a hellium balloon to use as a weight. These can act as decorations and then give them to the kids on the way out as part of their goody bag. Perfect with the mask for the Super Hero theme parties.
  • Goody Bag Idea – Give the kids a gift card to the dollar store or 5 and Below. They will love picking something out themselves and it’s an easy giveaway for you.
  • Want to save money on the cake? Buy a plain frosted cake from Costco or your local grocery store and add little figures on top of the cake to go with your theme. Example – If they love Star Wars, add some little Star Wars lego figures that you have already in your house on top.  Don’t forget to clean them first. Here’s a picture of a cake that I added plastic army figures to for a Fortnite Birthday Party.Fortnight Birthday Party Ideas: All You need to Know to throw an unforgetable party. Find Diy bases and games to play including fortnite dancing. Create fun party food with cookies and cakes. Finish up with supply drop party favors and free printables. #fortnite, #partyideas, #kidbirthday, #birthdayparty
  • Print up some coloring pages for your theme to have as a backup activity in case there are any lulls in the party. I find keeping the kids busy helps to make it a little less crazy.
  • Want to host the party somewhere other than your house? See if your local park district has a room you can rent and host the party there instead.

So there you have it, 10 fun birthday party ideas for boys.  I hope you were able to find a birthday theme you want to use for your child’s upcoming birthday. I added a few game ideas to each party but there are so many more great birthday party ideas out there for you to use. Check out my birthday party Pinterest page to see more great ideas I have found around the web. (here)

Please let us know in the comments how your party went or any questions you may have. Good luck planning and I hope you have an unforgettable birthday party!

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6 thoughts on “10 Most Popular Birthday Party Ideas for Boys

  1. Oh my gosh this is great! I’ll be forwarding to my sister who has a little boy. She’s done the super hero theme but that nerf one is amazing! I would even want to get in on the action!

    Thanks for sharing!

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