Monday, May 7, 2012

Boy Party Ideas, part 2

Year 4  Space Party 



A few days I ago I shared boys ideas  part 1, which were the party themes  Kyle had up to age 3. As he got a little older, so did his themes. At age 4, he really liked space.  One reason why we chose this theme is we were moving a few months after his party, and he was going to have a new space themed room. 

The boys thought it was fun posing with an alien.    

We played pin the spaceship on the moon made from felt 
We also  made a spaceship craft using a styrofoam cup and photos of each of the kids. (can't find a pic or directions)

They had a blast playing Buzz Lightyear tag. We attached red streamers to their arms so would feel like they were soaring through the air.  


I had to look closely to figure out what these were.  LOL! They are alien popcorn balls. Lifesavers make up the eyes and a sucker was the antenna.  

The directions for the cake could be found on Familyfun.com
Year 5 Dinosaur Party

When he turned  5 and was finishing up preschool, he loved dinosaurs.  

I cut out and painted the dinosaurs from old moving boxes. There were a huge hit! (pun intended) All of the guests got to pose with one of the dinosaurs.  

Sometimes we have great weather for his parties, other times not so much.  This year it was very cold and rainy, so he had to have his dino dig in the garage. I buried dinosaur skeletons  in the sand an each of the boys got to look for a a dino to take home.  


Here everyone is making their own cave drawing and signing their names.  This is one way I keep a momento of who was there.  

If you notice in the pictures, each child is wearing their favorite dino head.  I made one of 4 kinds out of craft foam.   




I drew polka dots on blue Easter eggs.  One of the guests was so excited about the finding baby dinosaur eggs. 

We made cardboard binoculars to look for those dinos! 


I think this was found on Family Fun too. I made a dino scene out of vegetables.  

I had some trouble getting the lava to thicken.  The boys did not care though, that loved it the erupting volcano cake.  


Year 6 Magic Party 


When he was 6, he loved to do magic tricks.  We hit the jackpot that year.  Target Dollar Spot had magic hats and capes on clearance 75% right before his party.  


I used one of our stuffed animals to make a really cute magic themed centerpiece 


Kyle put on a magic show for his friends 


We bought a balloon animal kit and all of the boys learned how to make a balloon dog.  This picture was taken after many of them had taken apart their balloon dogs. 

I just thought this picture of Kara was cute! 

He loved his bunny cake.  I found a very similar recipe on BettyCrocker.com


I will be linking up at these fabulous parties here. Be sure to check them out! 

13 comments:

  1. Great ideas! I'd love for you to add it on my link party at: http://printabelle.com/?p=3188 Thanks!

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  2. I loved your idea to draw dots on the Easter eggs. That is such a clever and cheap way to repurpose them for the dino theme!

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  3. What fun parties you throw. There are so many ideas here. I'm so glad I have a boy now so I can do this kind of stuff. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  4. Thanks for linking! Awesome ideas!

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  5. These are so cute! I only have girls so I don't get to do fun boy parties! Thanks for sharing with us!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  6. Thanks for sharing great party ideas with us @ Toot Your Horn Tuesdays! Looking forward to what you have to share with us next!

    Erin

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  7. what great party ideas! thanks for sharing. have a fab weekend!

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

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  9. what GREAT ideas!! found you via the blog hop and am excited to follow along xo

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  10. I think I am going to have to throw my son a dinosaur party now! So cute! Stopping by from the Networking Blog Hop and now following along…I would love if you would stop by and say hello :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

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  11. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. You have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more! You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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