Birthday party planning can be a challenge when the star of the show is an eight year old boy. If you are planning a birthday party for an eight year old boy you’ve probably been puzzled about what to do. We’ve put together some birthday party ideas for eight year old boys, free for you to use! We’ve picked three of our old favorites and three new ones. We are sure one will be right for your little guy.
3 Classic Favorites for Birthday Boys
Cowboys and Indians
Your little birthday king will whoop it up with this birthday party idea. Send out your cowboy themed invitations asking each guest to come dressed as a cowboy or Indian. Forget about being politically correct. It’s a fun idea! Decorations would be pretty simple. Outdoor picnic areas are perfect so kids will have plenty of space to run. Use hay bales, red and white checked tablecloths and lots of cowboy hats with fake sheriffs badges. Play outdoor games like sack races or Red Rover suing cowboys versus the Indians. Round everyone up for hot dogs, cupcakes and ice cream bars! Your little cowboy will love this idea.
It’s the aliens verses the astronauts with this birthday party idea. Have some weird and wacky green Jello games. Play pin the antenna on the alien (posterboard). Use aluminum foil and cardboard boxes to make space ships for kids to play in.
Instead of a standard, run of the mill birthday party, have an Art Fair. Send an artistic invitation to each guests and ask them to bring their best work of art for display. Also tell everyone to wear play clothes and let kids create new works of art. You could use fingerpaints and chalk with paper. You could also have a craft table where party goers could bead, color or glue. It’s a fun and creative party for the eight year old boy. Definitely an outside party idea though!
3 New Favorites for Birthday Boys
Every parent has probably heard of Bakugan! Have a Bakugan Brawlers party and ask your child’s guests to bring any Bakugan they may have to play with. You can find Bakugan decorations at most party stores or check online. You can download and use our coloring pages too! Free!
Although not completely new, they are new and improved! Having a Transformer themed party will be so much fun for kids. Use Bumblebee or Optimus Prime toys to decorate your cake or cupcakes. Every boy loves these guys!
The Clone Wars are making this show evergreen and popular with kids. Let kids come dressed as their favorite Star Wars characters. Let your little Luke Skywalker play with light sabers while listening to the Star Wars soundtrack. The ideas are endless with a Star Wars themed birthday party.