Little boys are free-wheeling, adventurous and mostly up for anything. So planning a birthday for them can be quite the fun challenge. The good news is there are tons of fun themes to explore for throwing boys an active, hands-on party. How about a camping, basketball or even pizza party? These creative themes aren’t ones you may be used to seeing, but provide tons of entertainment for the more rascally known gender.

Out of Space Party (via One Charming Party) This super-charged party packs a ton of out-of-this-world fun with fun details like astronaut ice cream, DIY rockets and astronaut shaped crayons.

Basketball Party (via Spaceships And Laserbeams) Throw your little dude a half-time party. With details like basketball cupcakes and kid-friendly concession foods, this one’s a slam dunk.

Peter Pan Party (via Hostess With The Mostess) This amazing fun-filled Peter Pan party’s got lots of special magic touches sprinkled throughout like handmade costumes and craft activities to keep the kids entertained.

Camping Party (via Hostess With The Mostess) Your little explorer will love roughing it in the wilderness with all his little buddies. Luckily you’ve got yummy snacks like gummy worm and frog “fish bait” or “take a hike” trail mix to keep them energized.

Pizza Party (Spaceships and Laserbeams) If you’ve got a budding chef, he’ll love battling it out Mario Batali style in this creative make-your-own-pizza party.

Simple Modern Train (via hello, Wonderful) We’ve got tons of simple ideas for pulling off your own modern train party here, but the highlight is making your own Thomas and Friends costume to get the party train going.

Barbershop Party (via Kara’s Party Ideas) You’re all set to celebrate the little gentleman in your life in this barbershop party filled with cute details like little men cake pops and mustached decorated water bottles.

Preppy Whale (via The Party Dress) Can a cute whale theme be combined with classic preppy? Apparently it can. Check out all these adorable details in turning a classic cute theme into a posh party affair.

Modern Dinosaur (via The Tomkat Studio) If you’re looking for a modern twist on the Jurassic Park theme, take a look at this contemporary take with lots of coordinating printables.

Vintage Airplane (via keeping.it.boy) This vintage inspired airplane theme is great fun for both young and older boys with cute details like a “Time Flies” photo collage, globe decorations and map airplane garland.

LEGO Party (via Delia Creates) This crafty LEGO party is filled to the brim with lots of DIY LEGO activities, games and party favors. The great part is that most are available as a free printable so you can create your own!

For more party ideas, see:

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10 Fresh Ideas for A Fruit Party

8 Non-Girly Party Themes

12 Colorful Rainbow Party Ideas

12 Fresh Picks For An Under The Sea Party

13 Raging Robot Party Ideas

11 Choo-Choo-Rific Train Party Ideas

8 Exciting Party Balloon Ideas

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