Tuesday 5 April 2022

DIY Teenage Boy Birthday Party ideas

DIY Teenage Boy Birthday Party ideas

All the teen boy birthday party ideas! Following on from these Sweet 16 birthday party ideas for girls, here are some uber creative and DIY sweet sixteen birthday party ideas for boys, 13th birthday party ideas for boys, backyard teenage birthday party ideas to 15 year old birthday party ideas for a boy... all the teenage party entertainment ideas to give you inspiration!

Whether you're looking for 14 year old birthday party ideas not at home or how to plan a party for a teenage boy, here are tons of teenage boy birthday party themes ideas, decor, games and activities you never heard before!

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How do I celebrate my son's 13th birthday?

1. Choose a special theme from below! Then... 

2. Add a 'Warning! Teenager' birthday cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Perfect to celebrate your son becoming a teenager for the first time!

2. Gift them a teenager birthday sash πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

This is an amazing way to commemmorate and celebrate their special day!

3. Try novelty ice cubes πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

To pop in drinks, as a special birthday touch! These will be sure to impress your guests, they look so cool and the moulds are so affordable too!

4. An amazing '13' jumbo birthday cake topper 

This is perfect to commemmorate the occasion! After all, you only get to celebrate becoming a teenager once; why not do it in style!

Personalised Official Teenager birthday cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Personalised Teenager birthday cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Level 13 Unlocked birthday cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Gold Level 13 Unlocked birthday cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

8. An amazing 13th birthday boys party invitation πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

For when only the coolest invite will do!

9. Create an amazing '13' party table centrepiece πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

You could even DIY one of these yourself, out of cardboard, and paste lots of adorable photos of your loved one growing up to reach the age they are today!

10. Opt for big '13' shaped birthday balloons πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

11. Make tasty teenager tracksuit sugar cookies πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

To celebrate their coming of age! This is such a special and funny idea they will love! 

What can I do for my teenage son's birthday?

1. Pick a theme from below!

2. Try out a smoke paint grenade πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

For amazing effect! This will also make the perfect backdrop to photos of your recipient on their special day. These never fail to look insane!

3. Host a waffle party

With all the toppings available! This is a really cool DIY party idea for teenage boys that doesn't cost too much either, especially perfect for when they get to that ravenous phase!

4. Gift them a hilarious belly button cleaner πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

The perfect funny birthday gift idea for teenage boys and guys of all ages!

5. Try some eco friendly biodegradable balloons πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

You can get them in every colour - even eco friendly confetti balloons! These are so great as they are exactly like regular balloons but are zero waste and biodegrade at the same rate as a leaf! They are so cool and a wonderful way to make your party waste free and the environment clean.

6. Complete Tik Tok challenges game

A list of tik tok challenges will keep them busy for ages!

7. Set up a camp out in the back yard or garden 

Always a goodie, this is a really fun low cost birthday party activity idea for teenage boys and guys! You could even set up a barbeque nearby with all their favourite snacks and edibles!

8. Go bowling

9. Enjoy a pizza party 

Best Teenage Boy Birthday Themes

Host a sports themed birthday party

1. Stick sports motifs from their favourite team/s on to eco balloons πŸ‘ˆπŸ»


This is an amazing way to keep your occasion waste free and cater your balloons and party decor towards your recipient and the sport team/s they support!

2. A jumbo personalised sports themed birthday cake topper 

American football personalised birthday cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Boxing personalised birthday cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Rugby football personalised birthday cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Personalised rugby football birthday cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Personalised basketball birthday cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

3. Make some sports themed sugar cookies 

Basketball themed cookie cutter πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Tennis themed cookie cutter πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Football or soccer themed cookie cutter πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

4. Create an obstacle course for guests to complete 

5. Make batches of different coloured popcorn

To represent the colours of their favourite sports team/s!

6. Realistic edible boxing gloves for their cake πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These are genius and absolutely perfect if your recipient is in to boxing or sports in general, or if you are looking for some teenage boy birthday cake ideas! These will transform your cake and give it a sporty theme.

7. Chocolate sports mix perfect for party favours! πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

You could even decorate the party table with these, or serve up in bowls. They match the theme perfectly!

8. Basketball personalised cupcake toppers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These are amazing and the perfect way to tie your delicious edibles to your theme!

9. Personalised hockey cupcake toppers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

You can personalise these with your recipient's face!

10. Edible football or soccer cupcake toppers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Host a sneakers themed birthday party

Is your resident teenager obsessed with their footwear? Do they fork out for outrageously expensive trainers and treat them like their babies? This theme is perfect for your teenage son!! This theme also fits really nicely in to a sports theme birthday party.

1. Make some sneakers sugar cookies πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These also make amazing icing or fondant presses, perfect for your birthday bakes!

Adidas Yeezy Sneaker cookie cutter πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Nike Air Force 1 cookie cutter πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Nike Air Jordan 1 cookie cutter πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Converse sneaker cookie cutter πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Just pick from your shoe of choice! These are so affordable and perfect for your teenage boy's birthday!

2. Nike inspired ice cubes for drinks πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Guests will be sure to be wow-ed by these! The coolest party touch that will work perfectly as part of a sports theme birthday party too.

3. A jumbo sneakers personalised cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Perfect to steal the show on the party table!

Red personalised jumbo sneakers birthday cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

3. Use shoe boxes for party favours

A really quirky way to set up party favours that accords with the theme perfectly!

4. Nike logo cupcake toppers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These look amazing in birthday cupcakes!


Personalised Nike inspired cupcake toppers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

5. Mini edible sneakers to decorate their cake πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These amazing mini realistic edible sneakers match the theme perfectly!

6. Shoe care kits as party favours

Why not make some shoe care kits for your guests to take home! Hilarious and useful, this would adhere to the theme perfectly and would never go amiss. You could include some items such as a suede brush or buffer and mini vial of cleaner along with a mini booklet of shoe survival tips.

7. Converse inspired fondant presser πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Perfect for party treats for a Converse fan!

8. Air Jordan balloons πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

You could also make these by printing and sticking Air Jordan motifs on to eco friendly balloons, if you have a printer handy! You could even use a stencil or trace the design to cut out, then paint red, to create your own Air Jordan motifs without a printer.

9. Air Jordan party accessories πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Host a ski themed birthday party

There are so many fun ways to get creative with this wintry theme! Here is how to throw a ski birthday party for teenage boys in your own home!

1. Have a snowy treats stall or display

You could try some cakes and snacks with shredded or desicated coconut pieces, marshmallow teacakes (like Tunnocks), smores cupcakes, cream soda for drinks and white chocolate chip cookies.

2. A big glitter ski themed birthday cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

To steal the show and make a huge impact!

Snowboarder personalised jumbo birthday cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

3. Tons of fake snow

The most fun element of this party theme is perhaps the chance to have a huge fake snow display! It means guests can have fun making sculptures out of fake snow and even a snowball fight!

4. 'Come and join us for Summit special' invites

Make use of this pun when designing your party invitations, it will have everyone laughing and groaning in equal measure!

5. Biodegradable confetti balloons πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Why not opt for a gold and white colour scheme to make your blue decor really pop! Gold, white and blue makes for the coolest looking party colour scheme for teenage boys, vivid and bright and perfect for your theme.

6. Make some rustic skiing trail signs for your party

To let your guests know where to go and where everything is! You could make these from old pallet boards or wooden planks, then paint them up as ski trail signs for your party.

7. Make 'survival kit' birthday party favours

These are perfect for any age, you could make a 'teenage survival kit' and could include a 'keep out' door sign, mini toiletries, face flannel, breathmints, stickers or iron on patches to customise their things and sweets or candy!

8. Make a chalkboard 'skiing drinks menu'

With a selection of fizzy drinks and sodas, to adhere to your theme perfectly! You could print this out and display in frames for decor.

9. Use these cool ski and snowboard themed stickers as table confetti πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Or as party favours! They look so cool and are bound to impress and enhance your party table!

10. Make birthday age number ice cubes for drinks πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

This is such a cool idea and will be sure to impress your guests!

Throw a Squid Game themed birthday party

This is such an on trend birthday party theme for boys at the moment and is perfect for teenage boys of any age!

1. Amazing jumbo Squid Games birthday cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

2. Amazing Squid games cupcake toppers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

3. Design an obstacle course for your guests to complete

4. Make some Squid Games sugar cookies πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

5. Give every guest a number label to wear

To mimic the attire worn by Squid Game contestants in the series

6. Play the Squid Games honeycomb cookie game

Just the tame version! See who can complete the challenge first - the task is to remove the shape from its background, using nothing but the body and a toothpick!

7. The perfect Squid Games birthday invitation πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These are so cool! 

Throw a 'level up' gamer themed party

A birthday party theme that will be uber appropriate for many a teenage boy! Set up your own game convention in your own front room, to their delight!

1. Set up a display of energy boosting snacks and drinks

This will be so popular and emulate the wildly popular 'Sneak' gamer energy drinks that are so coveted amongst guys especially!

2. Game console inspired sugar cookies πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These are so cool and match the theme perfectly!

Playstation inspired sugar cookie cutter πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

3. A game themed birthday cake topper

Make your birthday cake stand out and take centre stage with these amazing game themed birthday cake toppers!

Gaming assortment birthday cake toppers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Level unlocked gaming birthday cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Call of Duty birthday party cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

4. Create a 'warzone slang' poster for party decor πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

You could print and pop them in frames for your guests to see!

5. Novelty skull ice cubes for drinks πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These are so quirky and your guests will be sure to appreciate them!

6. Game currency chocolate coins as party favours πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These are so cool and really bring your theme to life!

7. Call of Duty wafer cupcake toppers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These are so cool!

8. A Game controller doughnut wall display πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

This is so cool and your guests will love it, the perfect way to interpret your theme and make a statement at the same time!

9. Set up a gaming corner

This is a great place to hang out and great place to break the ice with friends

10. Set up some nerf guns or water pistols

Or silly string! Why not put together a fun tournament if you have some outdoor space, boys are often super competitive at this age and this will go down a treat! Why not build a nerf gun battlefield, with objects strategically placed to hide behind, you could even have a game of hide and seek, with a competitive twist!

11. These amazing 'Level Up' gaming balloons πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

12. Realistic edible games and console cake decoration πŸ‘ˆπŸ»


A meme themed birthday party

This can be a chilled out party theme, with some fun and outrageous games such as What do you Meme and Cards Against Humanity. These are perfect for teenage boys and you could order in some pizza with a few special funny birthday touches...

1. A game of What do you Meme

The perfect party game to play for this event! You could even make your own version and print your own What do you meme cards, perfect for if you are on a budget, plus you get to add some personalised entries in there too, perhaps some hilarious photos of your recipient for extra laughs!

2. Try out some meme birthday party bunting πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

The perfect decor for the occasion! 

3. Make some meme sugar cookies

These cookie cutters are hilarious are perfect for making all kinds of meme sugar cookies for your guests!

Doge meme cookie cutter πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Monkey meme cookie cutter πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Faces meme cookie cutter πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

4. Tik tok challenges to complete

Design a list of tik tok challenges to try! These will be sure to keep your guests entertained, between fun games and food!

5. Give meme stickers as party favours

These are perfect to include as party favours and accord with the theme perfectly!

Assortment of meme stickers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Assortment of Doge meme stickers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Funny Doge meme stickers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Funny Doge bitcoin meme stickers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Funny cat meme stickers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

6. Use funny meme stickers as party table confetti 

These are perfect to use in place of confetti, to cement your theme and add interest, plus make your guests laugh!

7. Doge party invitations πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These are so funny and adhere perfectly to your theme, no one can resist Doge!

8. Some meme party masks

You could even DIY these, they are perfect to pop in a display vase or arrange them as a standout display on your party table!

9. Make some meme cupcake toppers

You could print these and tack them on to card, then attach them to mini cocktail sticks to pop in to your cupcakes, the perfect addition to your party! You could even make some of your own funny memes and print out some hilarious photos of your recipient to make in to cupcake toppers!

10. What do you meme there's a party? invitations

Make use of this amazing pun to stun guests in to submission when it comes to attending your party!

11. Gangsta birthday party invitations πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

All kinds of edgy, the perfect funny party invitation for teenage boys

12. A Doge birthday cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

There is nothing cooler and more meme party appropriate than this amazing Doge birthday cake topper!

A neon/graffiti themed birthday party

This is such a cool and creative birthday theme for your teenage boy! 

1. Make huge paper screens your guests can decorate

And write messages on! You could supply a whole host of spray paint cans and pens for your guests to use; they can go all out creating cool designs. This activity is best based outdoors, in a well ventilated space and try opting for black paper or card so the colours show up extra bright!

2. Grafitti themed stickers as party favours

Or you could use them as party table confetti!

3. Consider a blacklight party

To make everything spectacularly glow in the dark! You can rent safe UV blacklights for this and follow these tips for the best blacklight party ever!

4. Amazing neon personalised birthday cupcake toppers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

5. Neon customisable birthday invitation πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

6. Make graffiti party signs

To direct your guests where to go! Try getting your hands on some old wooden pallet boards or planks and spray them yourself!

7. Create some neon drinks

To imitate the look of shots, but alcohol free! Drinks that glow under a blacklight setting include tonic water (glows blue - you could swap out ordinary water for tonic water!), energy drinks with B vitamins (glow yellow) and clear drinks like Sprite, 7up or Mountain Dew. You could even try some glow in the dark jelly/jello!

8. An amazing jumbo graffiti birthday cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

This is spectacular and matches the theme perfectly!

(Your son's name) for president theme

Set up a funny pretend presidential event for your son running for president or prime minister! This is such a funny and unique theme that will sure to make everyone laugh and give your son a boost at the same time, it's a great way to show them how much they mean to you!

Personalised 'for president' banner for your recipient πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

You could get super creative and theme your decor, food and games as to what the country might look like if your son was in charge! These could be things like a pyjama dress code, party dessert course before main course, a specific flavoured ice cream 

1. (Name) for President stickers

You could pop these on party favours or scatter them as party table confetti

2. Make a personalised party banner of their face

This is such a funny party decor idea, why not opt for party bunting of your recipient's face to complete the theme!

3. Reuse your 4th July party decor!

If you are from the US, this is the perfect chance to reuse your 4th July decor, to create the look of a presidential campaign and deck your party space out in red, white and blue. Even if you're from the UK or elsewhere, this could still work really well!

4. Novelty star ice cubes for drinks (super affordable!) πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These will be sure to impress your guests and match the theme perfectly!

5. Create masks for guests based on your recipient's face

This is such a hilarious addition and ties in to the theme perfectly! Choose a hilarious photo of your recipient (that they don't mind of course) and print out copies of their face life size, then back them on to thick paper and add eye holes and elastic string.

An Escape Room themed birthday party

This is a really exciting birthday party theme to try - check out these escape room themed birthday party ideas here!

More themes to try include

. His favourite band (bring the concert to your front room!)

. A music themed party

. His favourite TV show

. His favourite movie

. His favourite food (you could get super specific!)

. His favourite school subject

What can I do for my son's 17th birthday?

Why not have a pizza party or a 'natcho ordinary party', themed after his favourite food, embrace fun novelty ice cubes for drinks, try a blacklight glow in the dark party, make some funny internet meme sugar cookies or try an Escape Room themed birthday party for your 17 year old boy!

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