If you have boys, you are going to love these Birthday Party Ideas for Boys… on a Budget!
Spring Time is full of parties! If your little boy has a birthday in the Spring months, why not try one of these fun ideas?
A Fiesta Party…
Mmmm….did anyone say tacos? Kids love taco, burritos, chips and dip! Use these fun favorites as your menu plan, then create the perfect party environment in your own back yard. Use mismatched table linens and dishes to fit the theme. Think bursts of bright colors! Serve fried ice cream for dessert with this recipe! Fried Ice Cream Recipe
Add a pinata to the festivities for extra fun and flair. Pinatas can be purchased in-store, online or made at home with extra love from you! Check out this website for ideas on making a homemade pinata.
A Sprinkler Party!
Once the weather heats up, kids are naturally attracted to pools and sprinklers. Take advantage of this attraction and have a party with lots of water fun! Pull out the character themed sprinklers, the garden sprinklers–anything that shoots out water! Ask all guests to bring water guns to add to the water fun. Here is a list of additional items to suggest the guests bring:
- bug spray
- an extra change of clothes
Use blue and green streamers outside to create an aquatic atmosphere. Don’t forget the traditional water balloon fights!
End the water party with fun foods, cake and a bag of goodies to take home.
A Space-themed Party!
When the guests arrive at this out-of-the-world party, dress each person up as an astronaut.
Here are the supplies needed:
- one pair of disposable overalls per guest in the smallest size available, or large trash bags can work
- duct tape
- name tags
- colored electrical tape
Cut arms and legs to fit child. Roll up any extra material and duct tape in place. Use the duct tape to make a belt around the waist. Add shoulder stripes with the colored electrical tape and attach name tags to suits. For extra fun, paint two-liter coke bottles and duct tape to outfits for a jet pack!
For party decor, hang paper lanterns from the ceiling or string outside in your yard.
Cover the serving tables with black tablecloths sprinkled with silver star confetti.
Some fun games to try:
- Eating contest. What boy doesn’t like to eat and compete? Grab some donuts from Krispy Creme and attach to strings and sticks. Tell each player to keep their hands behind their back while trying to eat the donut. Time the kids so you know which one had the best time!
- Moon Rock Hunt. Boys love to hunt! Spray paint lots of rocks silver and hide them in your yard. Whoever finds the most “moon” rocks, wins!
For prizes, have rock candy, space-themed pencils erasers, different colored balls for planets and small American flags.
End the party with a blast by making a rocket ship cake. Find a great tutorial here
A Baseball Party…
It’s a classic sport that never grows old. This theme will have so many options as there are many sports themed decor for boys. Choose plates, tablecloths, etc that reflect baseball’s heritage, colors and fun. Go with the ball park theme and serve hot-dogs soda and chips. Create an easy-to-make baseball cake with this tutorial. Ask each guest to bring a glove and you provide the baseballs and bats for batting practice and a real game of baseball. Play the fun and beloved song of “Take me out to the Ball Game,” as guests arrive. Send home goodie bags full of cracker jacks, baseball cards, chewing gum and small baseballs.
Enjoy your son’s special day and build memories to last a lifetime!
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