5 Birthday Party Ideas for Boys

They grow up so fast, don’t they? Another year has passed, and it’s time once again to plan your little boy’s birthday party. But, no worries, our 5 most popular birthday party ideas for boys are packed with ways to make it special. Take your cue from your little guy and pick a party theme that he’s interested in, such as cars, animals or superheroes. You can go crazy with decorations or scale it back, depending on budget and time, but these party ideas will give you plenty of places to start.

1. Shark attack! Our Shark Mask Kids Birthday Invitation inspired the entire theme for this birthday party. From the food ideas to the decorations to the colors, it was a hit. Mom, Christy, ordered matching Shark Table Decor, hung up a fishing net and stuck the decor to the netting. She served shark-shaped sandwiches and ocean-themed cake pops. Each child received a shark invitation and there were extras at the party they could use as masks. Finally, Christy made hammerhead-shaped goodie bags for the kids to bring home. *No kids were attacked by a shark during this party.*
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2. Li’l farmer. This Li’l Farmer is too cute! He loves animals, tractors and singing Old McDonald so it was a no-brainer to choose this theme for his 2nd birthday. Mom, Michelle, used our Li’l Farmer Tied with Twine Kids Birthday Invitations that features three cards tied together with twine. One of the cards in the invitation encouraged guests to share a favorite memory of the birthday boy and bring it to the party – a great keepsake! For food, Michelle made pink pig cupcakes, freshly squeezed lemonade, homemade apple-crisp and farm fresh veggie dip. As a favor, each guest went home with a red bandanna from Farmer Alex.
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5 Birthday Party Ideas for Girls

Birthday party ideas for girls
Your little girl is turning one year older, and while you may be sad as you reflect on the years that have gone by, you should also be very proud. Look how much she has learned from you! It’s time to celebrate the person she’s become, and how much joy she has brought you and the people around her. To help inspire you, we are sharing our 5 most popular birthday party ideas for girls. Feel free to spoil her, because she’s only young once!

1.  Movie Star. For this girl party idea, we used our Glowing Affair Photo Trifold Party Invitations and changed the colors to inspire the rest of the theme. We turned Gwyneth’s (the birthday girl’s) house into a red carpet event. We used the garage entrance to make a walkway for her friends to greet her as they arrived, and snapped lots of photos like the paparazzi would. At the premier event (a movie showing in the backyard), we had a snack bar full of family favorites, including Skittles, licorice, Dots and of course, various flavors of popcorn. For dessert, we made cupcakes with the movie theme in mind, decorating them with marshmallows to look like popcorn, clapboards and the big number 5 to celebrate this exciting year for Gwyneth!
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2. Welcome to my Pizzeria! At this party, the invite set the tone. We used our Pizza Party Photo Spinner Kids Birthday Invitations that feature 4 photos of the birthday girl with the classic pizzeria colors of red, white and black. We also incorporated green into our color scheme. We set the table and sprinkled our matching pizza party table decor across it. Each child received a chef apron and they were ready to start making their own pizza! And what’s a pizzeria without an ice cream bar?!
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New Kids’ Party Decorations

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You’re going to love all the new kids party decorations we’ve added to our kids birthday collection! From tiny cupcake flags to large yard signs, these party decorations all tie together to make your birthday party theme come to life.

It all starts with the kids’ birthday invitations, and there are some sweet new ones including a Sweet Shoppe theme, and Cake & Ice Cream party, perfect for summer. Mad Scientist and Circus Colors are two more new themes you’ll love.
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Monster Birthday Invitations: What Kind of Monster Are You?

Everyone loves our monster birthday invitations, so we thought you might like to see all of the different kinds of monsters we have, from three-eyed monsters to cut-out monsters and monster lineups. It’s not easy to be a monster these days, especially a cute one, but we’ve got quite a few we think you’ll love. Some of these monster birthday invitations let you incorporate a photo of your own little monster, and some don’t.
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Cards you created. Ideas we love.

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Happy 1st birthday to Aidan! Mom, Mary Beth, shared these photos of her son’s 1st birthday with us on Instagram, and we just had to hear her story and see her 1st birthday party ideas. On her blog, Living the Simple Life, she talks about Aidan’s birthday party and shares how special this birthday is to her and her family: “This party was bittersweet in more ways than one for me.  He is my last baby, so it’s the last first birthday party that I’ll host, but more importantly I never got to throw my first born son a party to celebrate this milestone.  After my first born passed away at 2 and a half months old, life gets put into a different perspective.  Each milestone with all of my children has been HUGE.  It was no different for my Little Man.  To be blessed to have a son again, to know that this is my last baby, to be able to see him reach each milestone, to have each month pass and still have him here in my arms…it has been nothing short of AMAZING!” We are so honored she chose to use Pear Tree for this special day.

We love seeing the way our kids birthday invitations can inspire a whole birthday party theme. Mary Beth used our Photo Booth Session First Birthday Invitations and created a photo-booth-themed party that focused on Aidan turning one. “One of my fave things about the invitation was being able to use pics of him from his whole first year and not have to be forced to only highlight one. We were celebrating all 12 months, 365 days, and 8760 hours of our Little Man, Aidan!”
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Mary Beth continued the photo booth theme by creating two backdrops. She used CaravanShoppe to get the digital versions of the artwork and printed it off at her local Staples. The large print of these cameras are perfect for this photo booth theme. She also personalized matching Photo Booth Session kids party decorations and strung them across the backdrop with twine and mini clothespins. She added white balloons with cupcakes, wooden letters and the birthday invitation to the mantel. It makes it such a nice focal point in the living room.
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Unicorn Birthday Party Ideas for Girls

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Birthday party ideas for girls seem to get more difficult to come up with each year. My daughter and I talked through a few different ideas and finally landed on a unicorn themed party. She loves anything pink and glittery, so we thought this would be the perfect theme to incorporate many shades of pink and several different accent colors.

Magic Unicorn Kids Birthday Invitations
For the invitations, I decided to use Pear Tree Greetings’ Magic Unicorn Mask Kids Birthday Invitations because they were super unique and fun for the kids to open.  I decided to keep the colors of pink and purple to go with the color theme of the party.

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The centerpiece for the party was a unique turquoise unicorn that I had found a while ago and always knew that I would eventually be able to use for a party. Continue reading

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Kids Birthday Party Ideas: Start Your Engines!

This year nothing was more fitting than a race car birthday party theme for our three year old son, Alex Archer! I was able to create the perfect invite and decorations for his party at Pear Tree, making for a memorable party, once again.

Here are all the printed pieces I used, and I will show you below, in more detail, how I used them at the party to create these fun kids birthday party ideas you can do, too!
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I love how the Race Is On Kids’ Birthday Invitations turned out. The checkered flags and race car details in the design looked perfect with the photo of Alex, and I thought it was really fun to put his stats and the year’s recap on the back of the invite.
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I ordered two sets of the Race Is On Table Décor and it was the perfect amount for all the decorating ideas I had in mind. I used checkerboard-patterned duct tape to hang a set of table décor on the door to greet our guests. I also punched holes in the table décor and strung them up for another decoration!
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My Little Ladybug Kids Birthday Party Ideas

When I was thinking about kids’ birthday party ideas for my three year old daughter, Brittan, I knew I wanted something fun and colorful. Once I saw the Little Ladybug Kids Birthday Invitation at Pear Tree Greetings, I knew that this would be the perfect theme!
These ladybug kids birthday party ideas will inspire your next party! #kidsbirthday #peartreegreetings #ladybug #birthdaypartyideas

I started by putting together the color palette for the party (with lots of pink, of course). I used twisted streamers to add a touch of color to the backdrop of the table, and used pieces from the Little Ladybug Table Décor Kids Party Decorations to add color to the backdrop.
These ladybug kids birthday party ideas will inspire your next party! #kidsbirthday #peartreegreetings #ladybug #birthdaypartyideas
These ladybug kids birthday party ideas will inspire your next party! #kidsbirthday #peartreegreetings #ladybug #birthdaypartyideas

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Art-Themed Kids Birthday Party Ideas

When I was looking for kids birthday party ideas for my 5 year old daughter, Kamryn, I knew I needed to have an art-themed birthday party! Kamryn will spend hours drawing and coloring, so it was easy to convince her of the party theme. I started by choosing the Colorful Paint Tray Kids Birthday Party Invitations from Pear Tree Greetings. The invitation fits perfectly with the theme. You can choose a different color for the front and back of the invitation, but I really liked the colors and chose to leave them as shown on the website.Use these kids birthday party ideas to inspire your next party! #kidsbirthday #peartreegreetings #party #art

I wanted a backdrop for the tablescape and decided that a chalkboard would work perfectly. I then used stencils to create words on the board and colored in with chalk.
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Featured Favorite: First Birthday Ideas

Real cards (and parties!) created by real people like you!

This month’s Featured Favorite is sharing fun first birthday ideas with you! Mom, Ashley, wanted to throw her one-year-old, Kalla, a unicorn-themed birthday party. Ashley personalized our Magic Unicorn Mask Kids Birthday Invitation and told us, “When I saw the magical unicorn birthday invites on Pear Tree’s website, I knew I had found the theme for my daughter’s 1st birthday party. I absolutely loved the whimsical idea of unicorns and bright colors.”
Use these first birthday ideas to inspire your party! #unicorn #peartreegreetings #birthdayparty

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