23 Awesome Boys Birthday Party Ideas for Toddlers

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Do little boy's Birthday party ideas have you stumped? Trying to find some inspiration for your toddler? You're in luck! I've scoured the web in search of that inspo for you. Whether it's for your 1, 2 or 3 year old, there are fun ideas from Outer Space to Race Car themes or classic vintage themes like Trains and Mustache parties. Then there's everything in between, scroll for much more!

Jungle 1st Birthday Party

I would love an invite to this party! The attention to detail is incredible. My favourite elements would have to be the balloon garlands and the table settings. Incorporating large leaves is a great (and cheap) way to add a lot of impact to this theme.

jungle birthday party idea with balloon arch
Jungle 1st Birthday Party from Kara's Party Ideas

Run Away to the Circus Party

With the release of the movie, The Greatest Showman, of course, circus and carnival parties were going to make a comeback. Your imagination truly is the limit – the games and fun you can recreate with this party theme are virtually endless!

circus birthday party idea dessert table
Run Away to the Circus Party from The Aesthetic Styling Co

Outer Space Birthday Party

This theme can really suit older boys also but I thought this particular party was very cute for the smaller little guys. Those little green martians are definitely my favourite!

young boy's outer space birthday party ideas
Outer Space Birthday Party from Martha M at Catch My Party

Winter Camping Party

A rustic party for your little nature boy right in the backyard. I love the inclusion of native plants and flower arrangements, the gingham pattern and that cute little teepee cake.

winter camping birthday party buffet tableSuper-Cute Winter {Backyard} Camping Party from Hostess with the Mostest

Farm Themed Birthday

So much thought has gone into this farmyard animal themed party. Including toddler activities, tissue paper pom pom animals, cowboy hats instead of party hats and a giant DIY farmyard playmat, just to name a few.

barnyard animal farm boys birthday party buffet
A Farm Themed Birthday from Moments by Melissa Miller

Race Car Birthday

Is it just me or do all boys go through a car phase? I don't think it ever ends for some though! I love how easy it was to create some of the elements for this party – the backdrop made from paper plates; the traffic light props; and the simplicity of the racing stripe running down the middle of the tables.

little boys race car birthday party theme
Race Car Birthday from Sarom Inspired

Construction Party Ideas

Both of my boys have been (and still are) in love with anything to do with construction. We love walking or driving past construction sites and naming all of the different types of machinery. These construction party ideas will get you inspired!

construction toddler birthday party theme idea{Dangerously Cute} Construction Party Ideas from Hostess with the Mostest

Robot Birthday Party

My Number 2 is especially into Robots. He's always coming to me in need of a reboot! Plenty of prop, decorations and robot food inspiration here!

robot birthday party for toddler boys
Jamie's Robot 2nd Birthday Party from JBlanka18 at Catch My Party

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Fireman Birthday Party

What little boy doesn't love a fire engine? I love the flames and the fiery crepe paper backdrop looks amazing (check out my DIY Streamer Backdrop tutorial on how to whip one up).

fireman's birthday party for a little boy
Thomas's Fireman Birthday Party from Sunshine Parties

Cowboy Birthday Theme

How can you not love that gorgeous rope sign?! I love the detail to this rustic theme – cowboy boots, horseshoes, the instruments. The texture of the timber, rope and metals really brings this party together.

cowboy birthday party theme idea
Adriel's 3rd Birthday Party from Irene R

Little Man Mustache Bash

My eldest little man had a ‘stache bash for his 1st Birthday! Sadly no pics (it was a long time ago). But I love the Mustache Bash below – the colour palette is perfect (I even had the same balloons and patterns). You can have so much fun with this theme.

mustache bash little boys birthday party ideaLittle Man Mustache Bash from Hostess with the Mostest

Dinosaur Roar Boy's Birthday Party

This boys Birthday party idea is so much fun. The colour palette for this wild dino party is one of my all-time favourites for boys. I never get sick of it. This party buffet was actually pretty simple but as you can see still so effective. Some of the items are currently available to purchase too.

Green and blue dinosaur roar party buffet table
New Party Collection: Dinosaur Roar from Happy Wish Company

Monster Truck Birthday Party & Dessert Table

This green and blue monster truck themed party has some great ideas for decorating as well as food. The cake with it's climbing monster truck, mud shots and custom sweets wrappers to name a few. Each guest even received his own monster truck in a take-home bucket.

monster truck toddler birthday party buffet
Monster Truck Birthday Party & Dessert Table from Spaceships & Laser Beams

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Little Monster Birthday Bash

This colourful monster party has plenty of ideas for you. From balloon monsters to large monster clip art to a bigger than life fluffy monster backdrop.

toddler boy's cute monster party theme idea
Little Monster Birthday Bash from Partylicious at Catch My Party

Wild One 1st Birthday Party

I'm a sucker for a play on words and this is no exception. This theme is very fitting if you have an especially wild little boy on your hands! I like the rustic charm which also gives this party that wild woodland vibe too.

1st birthday wild one party theme idea
Wild One 1st Birthday Party from Laura Aguirre at Shindigz

Pirates Party Theme

This pirate-themed boys Birthday party idea has just the right amount of cuteness to make it great for younger boys. I love the props and the treasure boxes full of treats!

pirate toddler birthday party idea
Pirates Birthday Party Theme from Pra voce Festas especiais

How to Throw a Vintage Train Birthday Party

Just can't bring yourself to throw a hyped up Thomas the Tank Engine party? This refined vintage train Birthday party theme was just the trick for a little sophistication.

vintage train birthday party theme idea
How to Throw a Vintage Train 1st Birthday Party from Dwelling in Happiness

Thomas the Tank Engine

This party's organiser wanted to recreate the opening scene of the Thomas the Tank television series. I think they did a wonderful job tieing it all in together with the props.

thomas the tank engine birthday party idea
Thomas the Tank Engine Birthday Candy & Dessert Bar from Sweet Bits & Pieces

Superhero Birthday

My kids can never settle on one superhero. I love a combined superhero party – this party has incorporated the likes of Spiderman, Batman, Iron Man, Captain America and the Hulk. It also uses some of the fun comic aspects of superheroes.

superhero birthday party idea for toddler boys
Superhero Birthday by Sarom Inspired

Lego Boy's Birthday Party

Older toddlers are just starting to go from Duplo to Lego. So many ideas and games can come from a Lego party. My favourite thing is the colourful palette!

boy's lego birthday party ideas
Amazing Lego Party from Little Wish Parties

Toy Story Party

Can you believe it was 24 years ago when Toy Story first came out? And in 2019 they've released the fourth instalment. All of the kids are wanting a Toy Story party, yet again! This party has some handy hacks so you're not spending a heap on all of the Toy Story merch without being able to use it again.

toy story boys birthday party theme for toddlersToy Story Party Hacks from Spot of Tea Designs

Octonauts Boy's Birthday Party

My 3 year old absolutely loves Octonauts so I couldn't go past without including it in this round-up. I love the bunting and using toys and cutouts to help bring the theme to life.

octonauts boys birthday party theme
Octonauts Boy's Birthday Party from GreyGrey Designs

Paw Patrol Birthday Party

How cute are the pup treats in the dog bowls? What I like about this licensed party is that it's not full of in-your-face licensed merchandise.

paw patrol themed boys birthday party for toddlers
Paw Patrol Birthday Party from Amidst the Chaos

I hope you found some helpful boys Birthday party ideas. It was so much fun coming up with a bunch of inspiration for your little man's Birthday party. Tell me below which themes are your faves and which you would like to see more of!

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Hello! I’m Lauren, a graphic designer, blogger and mother here at A Visual Merriment. I have a passion for interiors, design, crafts and making parties come to life!


  1. Rylan Comfort says:

    Hello! What are the centerpieces made out of for your superhero party? I am doing a combined superhero party for my son’s 6th birthday next month and I need centerpieces. I love the buildings that you have on the table.

    • Lauren says:

      Hi Rylan, I love this party too! This is a round-up post and I didn’t create this party myself. But you can find a link to the original superhero post from Sarom Inspired just below the image – I would contact them to ask for specifics. Good luck with the party 🙂

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