Planning a party for the birthday boy? A themed party could be your best option. From Superheroes to art to science-based themes, there’s one for all!
While planning a birthday party in itself is a huge task, the first step is choosing the right birthday theme, and that comes with sitting with your little ones or your partners (if your little one is still too little to understand) and scouring through a list as long as it can get, while sometimes coming to no conclusion at all. To help you figure it out with ease and without letting down your precious ones’ wishes, we have curated a list of the top 5 most searched and trending birthday party themes on the internet under every age group, so you don’t have to crack your brains with endless choices!
Here are some perfect themes for your perfect little one!
Celebrating the baby boy’s first birthday
While your precious one-year-old is still too young to appreciate a themed birthday celebration, you can take this as an opportunity to also celebrate the little child in you. You can always choose something you feel your little one would love to see when he grows up and thank you for it. Here are some themes that could be enjoyed by little sweethearts and adults alike.
1. Blue Hues – Boy’s Birthday Theme
The first colour that pops into someone’s head when they think of a boy is the colour blue. This mesmerizing and peaceful hue makes for beautiful party decorations. Choose blue costumes, blue caps, favours and props. You could get a blue-coloured frosting cake too! Make sure to choose the lighter shades of blue, lest it gets a little too gaudy.
2. Dinosaurs – Boy’s Birthday Theme
These fascinating prehistoric creatures are a favourite amongst kids. Some ferocious, some calm, they make up for a great birthday party theme. The Good Dinosaur, anyone? Dress your kid up as a little T-rex or the herbivore Brachiosaurus. Decorate the house with dinosaur toys and buy dinosaur-shaped headgears for the guests. Add in some dinosaur-shaped treats and it’s a roaring( or should we say rawr-ing) success!
3. Little Pirates – Boy’s Birthday Theme
Dressed up in a tiny pirate costume, no one will be able to get enough of your little toddler pirate. Set up props as if you were on a ship, and do not forget the treasure box. Sounds of the roaring sea played on the loudspeakers will surely set up the stage for an unforgettable pirate-themed birthday bash!
4. Minions – Boy’s Birthday Theme
These little yellow babbling bots make for an adorable birthday theme. The more minions, the merrier. Make minion shaped treats, frozen pop tarts, cupcakes and get a customized minion cake. Throw in some Minion themed party favours and invites. One parent could dress up as grumpy Gru and be in-charge of the minion guests. That sounds like super fun!
5. Mickey Mouse – Boy’s Birthday Theme
This little talking mouse with his adorable bulging round ears stole our hearts as kids and he doesn’t cease to do that, even today! Decorate the venue with Mickey mouse printed balloons or DIY printed bunting, opt for mickey mouse shaped dessert treats and cake. For party favours, you can hand out mickey mouse printed Tees or mugs.
Tender 2s to energetic 8s
So, your baby boy has crossed the cradle stage and is ready to have some real fun. This tender age is perfect to let them indulge in cartoon heroes, and all things fairytale-like, no kid should know a world apart from this kind at this age. At this impressionable age, the key is to keep it educational yet fun. What day is more perfect than their birthday? Let them dress up as Chota Bheem, or invite their friends over for a drive-in movie in your backyard. Shop for props, cakes, cutlery and kits according to your theme, and let the fun begin!
1. Legos – Boy’s Birthday Theme
Building blocks or Legos are your kids’ favourite. How about incorporating it as a birthday theme? Think lego decors and centrepieces, a cake that looks like it was made from legos and lego-shaped dessert treats. Hold a lego building competition for the birthday boy and his friends to amp up the celebration.
2. Chota Bheem – Boy’s Birthday Theme
This little adventurous and brave little guy is an inspiration for kids all over the nation. NO wonder he makes for a wonderful birthday theme too. Chota bheem cutouts, dressing up as Chota bheem and friends, setting up adventure games at the venue. Your kid’s going to love it!
3. Space – Boy’s Birthday Theme
Little ones are curious at this age. The ones that are constantly asking about the moon, stars and what exists beyond would especially love this theme! Take him and his friends on a journey through the stars. Paste cut-outs of the moon, sun, planets, get him to dress up like an astronaut, incorporate some fun and easy space-themed games and it’s bash out of this world!
4. Cars and Trucks – Boy’s Birthday Theme
These four-wheeled road beasts are a favourite among boys of all ages. For this birthday party theme, think traffic signs like birthday invites, traffic sign toothpicks with snacks, car-shaped cake and more customized party favours.
5. Pokémon – Boy’s Birthday Theme
Which kid doesn’t’ love Pokemon? These out of worldly creatures with unique powers make for a wonderful and fun birthday party theme. Ask the guests to dress up as their favourite Pokemons, decorate the venue with DIY Pokemon cutouts, Pokemon desserts, and invites. Incorporate tons of Pokemon-themed games. It’s certainly going to be an unforgettable birthday bash for your little one!
Now that he’s somewhere between 9 and 15…
Ah, almost the age where you are subjected to constant mood swings and the beginning of the teen rebellion. The time that makes you think, why do they even grow up, right? If you’re lucky enough to have your vibrant little one sit in one place with you and peacefully decide on a theme, well, good for you. It is all about making sure you communicate with him thoroughly to not leave a window of disappointment open. Here are the top 5 themes for your little grown-up.
1. Artsy Affair – Boy’s Birthday Theme
If your not so little one is into art and everything artsy, this theme could be his dream come true. You could sit together with him and work on DIY bunting and invites. Organise painting competitions or activities that involve enriching the kids’ artistic skills.
2. Ghostbusters – Boy’s Birthday Theme
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Ghostbusters have never failed to entertain with their enviable ghost-busting skills. Incorporate all kinds of paranormal details, lime-based games and a ghost-shaped cake. The kids could dress up as the ghostbusters and you could use a game or two where they have to find a ghost (cutout) using clues, like a scavenger hunt with a twist.
3. Pool Party – Boy’s Birthday Theme
If your son’s birthday falls in a summer month, a pool party theme is the coolest idea out there, literally and figuratively speaking, Throw in snorkels, swimming pool birthday cake and colourful headgears, summer-ish beverages and cuisines and let the fun begin!
4. Superhero – Boy’s Birthday Theme
Every kid wishes to be a superhero, with their unique superpowers. While that is still a dream, dressing up as one can surely put you in the right feels. Give the kids capes to wear and ask them to come up with their own catchphrases and superpowers. Decorate the venue with cutouts to look like from a superhero movie.
5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Boy’s Birthday Theme
Cowabunga! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are uber-cool and they make for an even cooler birthday theme! Ninja masks, costumes, invites and a ninja turtle themed cake. Do not forget to include adventure games and the birthday boy is going to thank you for a spectacular bash for years to come.
Birthday party themes for the 16-year-olds
Probably your last chance to be in charge, so make the most of it!
Turning sixteen is hitting a milestone on the getting old tab. It is a coming-of-age celebration of sorts. While he is now shouldered with the responsibilities of being an almost adult, he should be entitled to equal amounts of fun too! A milestone should be celebrated with a once-in-a-lifetime kind of birthday theme. Hop on the theme- train to find out the top 5 birthday themes for your almost adults!
1. Science – Boy’s Birthday Theme
For the science geek in him, A science-based theme is perfect! Whether it’s a chemistry lab setup or a biologist’s rendezvous with all things natural, celebrate his scientific prowess. Decorate the venue accordingly and add in theme-based invites, games and party favours.
2. Techno-Geeky – Boy’s Birthday Theme
Millennials today are one with technology. They depend on it for education, entertainment and everything under the sun. It is only fair to then incorporate this facet of life into a birthday theme. Think video game- marathons, technology-driven scavenger hunts, dessert treats shaped like smartphones and tablets.
3. A Sportsperson – Boy’s Birthday Theme
Whether your son is an avid football player or he is more into cricket, choosing his favourite sport as a birthday theme could never go wrong. Think numbered jerseys for all the guests, matching party favours, dessert treats shaped like sports equipment and more. You can also have a friendly sports game in the backyard or a match screening if there happens to be a live match that day.
4. Camping – Boy’s Birthday Theme
If you happen to own a spacious backyard or can rent a secluded villa/vacation home at a lush green location in the city, camping and bonfires will make for the perfect birthday theme. A tad bit different from the ordinary, a camping theme is perfect to mark a milestone. Play songs from your favourite playlist, play board games and enjoy tons of lip-smacking snacks. It’ll be a one-of-a-kind birthday party, for sure!
5. Harry Potter – Boy’s Birthday Theme
Our geeky wizard from Hogwarts can never disappoint. For an exciting, adventurous bash for the birthday boy who is a Harry Potter fan, this theme is beyond perfect. Think chocolates shaped as golden snitches, wizard hats and costumes, DIY wands and owl cut out to amp up the ambience. Pair it all with a marathon of the Harry Potter series and watch as the wizard grows into an adult and how, almost like your little grown-up. What a fantastic way to celebrate a milestone birthday!
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