Parties for Boys


Cotton Candy Rockets with Pop Rock Aliens, DIY (and pretty darn adorable) Monster Aliens with giant googly eyes, Rice Krispie treats shaped like Rockets… sounds like BLAST, right?! There are so many clever, creative details in this Rockets and Aliens birthday party dreamed up by Natalie from Southern Belle’s Charm for her son’s 5th birthday. […]

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Lori from Little Beane Boutique sent over these photos from a Godzilla themed birthday party she recently thew for her son… how FUN is this?! She created a “home movie theater” setting for the party and an AMAZING buffet of themed movie watching treats – from Godzilla Oreos and Popcorn Boxes to Atomic Fireballs and […]

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Jennifer from Shutterbug and the Sweet Life sent over these ADORABLE pics of the fabulous dessert buffet that she created (and photographed!)  for her son’s Sock Monkey themed birthday party! Creative details included a super-cute custom bunting, sock monkey cupcake toppers with an argyle pattern accent, “Monkey Munchies” adorned with baker’s twine (love the addition […]

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Today’s real party feature is ridiculously fun!! It’s a birthday pool party created by Maureen Anders (and biz partner Adria Ruff) for her son Jeff’s birthday. This refreshing take on the backyard pool party has great contemporary style and includes tons of creative details like cupcake “ice cream cones”, bagged lunches served in sand pails, […]

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Oh my goodness… this dinosaur-themed party by Kim from The Celebration Shoppe is SO amazing! Such a fun theme for a birthday boy too! Absolutely loving it…from the happy colors and treats to the kids photo booth. Read on for tons of great photos and party details below, as told by Kim. (Added bonus: to […]

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Melisa from the ultra-creative Little Apple Design and Project Nursery sent in this adorable party she created for her son’s 3rd birthday that features a Thomas the Train theme with a modern, updated twist. This is such a great example of how you can “style up” any sort of theme to fit your own personal […]

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Today’s Real Party feature is both super cute AND budget-friendly! This Orange & Yellow Trucks theme was designed by Courtney Dial of party planning blog Pizzazzerie, and it’s full of great inspiration for both boy & girl birthday parties… or really anyone with a serious sweet tooth! Although this party was designed around cute, colorful […]

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Today’s Real Party feature – a colorful Curious George-inspired birthday party – comes from the talented Esther of My Bride Story. There are so many things I LOVE about this party, but here are a few stand-outs: 1. From the “milk shooters” topped with chocolate chip cookies to the colorful & contemporary DIY felt garlands, […]

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I have to admit that today’s Real Party feature makes me extra-happy… because it was inspired by a theme found right here at HWTM! Jennifer Gentry took our Bedtime Stories Baby Shower and spun it into a seriously fabulous birthday party for her son! There are so many clever elements to this party… from the […]

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Me want cookies! And you will too after checking out this adorable Cookie Monster-themed Real Party that Stephanie Stach created for her son Alex’s 3rd birthday. From adorable cups, party hats, and cupcakes inspired by our favorite sugar-loving monster to cookie-jar favors and giant cookies on sticks, this party is loaded with tons of sweet […]

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Today’s Real Party feature has got to be one of the cutest and most creative ideas I’ve stumbled upon in a while!  This adorable “Mr. Man” Theme was created by Christina Brian of the Full House blog in order to celebrate the birthdays of her (super-cute) TRIPLET boys AND her brother! (Side note Christina has […]

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Today’s Real Party feature looks like so much fun! It’s a “Wild Rumpus” Birthday that Kristen Gau created to celebrate the milestone first birthday of her (super adorable!) son Henry. Inspired by the colors of autumn and the Where the Wild Things Are book & movie, this party is packed with creative ideas! Read on […]

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I’m excited to share some inspiring party pics with you today… Clau! created this wonderfully colorful candy/dessert buffet for her nephew’s M&M-themed birthday. Everything is bright & cheerful, just like a birthday should be! One of the first things to catch my eye was this awesome Kit Kat / M&M birthday cake, which she found […]

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This new Real Party feature actually comes from the winner of our Summer Entertaining Contest – Kara Allen! This is a farm/barnyard themed party she created for her son’s first birthday – and the adorable farm animal cakes caught my eye right away! Read on for all the details, as told by Kara herself… ***** […]

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Thanks so much to everyone that voted for the finalists in the Summer Entertaining Contest on Facebook! After a week of voting, the first prize goes to… Kara Allen – for her adorable, ultra-colorful Circus/Carnival Birthday Party. Congrats, Kara – and great job! (For more great party ideas from Kara, check out her blog – […]

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Attention MOMS… if you have an aspiring young Jedi on your hands, he’s guaranteed to love these Star Wars party ideas from Marie LeBaron of Make and Takes! Read on for all the creative details – as told by Marie herself – plus a links to a few Star Wars-inspired craft tutorials on her blog… […]

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We’re going bananas over this monkey themed first birthday that Shawna Pardo, coordinator and owner of Trio Events, threw in honor of her son’s first birthday! Shawna wanted to put a “swinging spin” on the usual jungle-themed children’s party. With a little help from some gorillas, orangutans and spider monkeys, Shawna turned her backyard into […]

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Fun, festive, modern, playful, cute… this colorful Circus Soirée that Michelle Thornton created for her son’s first birthday celebration has it all! Better yet, Michelle was able to find that perfect balance between a whimsical, kid-friendly party that’s occasion-appropriate, and a stylish atmosphere that adults will find appealing as well… Read on for LOTS of […]

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Full details for how to recreate the Candyland Birthday Party we threw for Max Sutter last month are finally up in the Party Themes section.  I’m so sorry it took me a while to get them up – the plate’s been a little overloaded lately! But as they say, better late than never, right? ;)  […]

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UPDATE 8/13 – I’m allowed to put this post back up now! Yay! (was originally posted on Monday but had to wait until the MomLogic article was up.) *** Hi Everyone – I’m back from Colorado and happy to report that Max’s Candyland Birthday Party went well!  We definitely ran into some hiccups with the […]

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