We all know that boys will be boys, but some boys are more active than others. If you have a birthday boy who doesn’t like to sit still here are a few ideas that will keep him moving.
Birthday Party Themes
No matter the interests or the age of the birthday boy there is a birthday party theme that will thrill him.
From Iron man to Superman, superhero themes are ideal for active boys. Ask your son which hero he’d like to be at the party and then invite his friends to come as other favorites. During the party, offer a treasure hunt where all of the heroes have to work together to save the planet. Set up stations or an obstacle course that the boys must weave through in teams. Hire an evil character or two to crash the party with incoming water balloons. Using squirt guns, have your young superheroes chase the villain away from Planet Earth (your backyard or some other area).
If superheroes don’t save the day there are many other themes to keep your active boy’s attention. Keep them dug in with a dinosaur themed party. The birthday boy will enjoy being the T-Rex of his party. He can even have a hat to show off his status as king of the dinosaurs. With inflatable dinosaurs or dinosaur standees around the birthday party dig site, each of your little paleontologists can have their picture taken with their favorite dinos. You can have dinos hanging from the ceiling with hanging cutouts.
Sports also score. No matter if the sport is baseball or hockey or soccer there is a sport out there for everyone. There are decorations for every athlete. If you have a little slugger then make him feel like he is in the middle of a big game with a room roll that will make him feel like he is the star of the game. You can even decorate a cake to match his love of baseball with baseball bat candles.
Active Party Games
Burn off some excess energy with games fit the theme.
If you decide that Superman will save your party you can play a Superman game. Have each boy try to pin the shield on Superman’s chest.
If digging up dinosaurs is the plan, then a scavenger hunt just might fit the bill. Hide Dino themed favors and give the guests clues to find them. Or have a dinosaur pinata for the boys to take a swing at.
If your boy likes sports then what would be more perfect than a game in the back yard. It can be as simple as setting up a basketball hoop and watching the fun hit nothing but net.
No matter how active your birthday boy is there is always plenty for him to do at his party. Just remember that it’s always better to have too many activities planned than not enough. With the right supplies you can let your boy be a boy for his party.