One thing that becomes clear very quickly in the party world is that there are a lot of party planning twin mommas! As a mom of twins myself, I have seven double birthdays under my belt and we’re busy planning the 8th party right now. But my twins are girls; how do you plan a birthday party for boy girl twins?Boy girl twins birthday party ideas by The Party Teacher

“BABYmania” Beatles-themed 1st birthday from SHEPaperie via HWTM

Beatles Birthday by She Paperie

So I reached out to some other moms of multiples to see how they handle their children’s birthdays. It was really interesting to see what we do the same and how we handle things differently.

One thing we have in common is creating one blowout party. When my girls were four, one wanted a Wizard of Oz party and the other wanted a Little Mermaid party. Grace helpfully offered, “We could just do my party one weekend and Meg’s party the next weekend.” Hmm, no. I pitched a dress up party so they could each wear the costume they wanted and everybody was happy.

But the combined party is a bigger challenge when you have boy-girl twins.

Pirates and Mermaids Party

Jenny of Bloom Designs created a pirates and mermaids party for her children’s fifth birthday. Here’s what I love about this party.

  • Jenny created her own printables in pink polka dots and blue stripes. (You can really see the effect in her water bottle labels.) One set of printables that works for both birthday honorees = brilliant.
  • Activities … you know I think a party is about so much more than great decorations and desserts. Jenny says, “We made mermaid necklaces out of “pearls,” wrote messages in a bottle and decorated treasure boxes. On the pirate cove side of the party, there was sword fighting, walking the plank and digging for buried treasure.  Everyone participated in a treasure hunt where they earned mermaid money or pirate’s treasure. These type of hunts are one of my favorite party activities.  They work for every age.”

Pirates and mermaids party by Bloom Designs Online featured on The Party Teacher

See more of Jenny’s pirates and mermaids party here.

From HWTM, this first birthday for boy-girl twins takes a gender neutral approach that I really like. Mom Jennifer dreamed up the pinwheel theme with a coral, blue and line color palette.

Touches I love:

  • Pinwheel cookies on a stick.
  • Smash cakes with fondant pinwheels.
  • It’s just the right amount of party for children who won’t remember the event and don’t require activities.

Pinwheel twin party

Twins pinwheel partyKate Landers styles parties like no one else. She created first and second birthday parties for boy-girl twins, James and Olivia. You can see photos from their birthdays here, along with Kate’s tips for twin parties.


Country Farm Party

The Little Nook in Atlanta styled this country farm birthday for boy/girl twins. I love the red gingham with burlap and haystacks. The children got to enjoy a petting zoo, but you could also adapt this style for a cowboy/cowgirl party.

Country farm party by The Little Nook featured on The Party Teacher

Vintage Dick and Jane Party

Giggles Galore created this Vintage Dick and Jane Party for her boy/girl twins. It combines vintage toys (love!) with bright colors and doilies, so you know I’m in heaven!

Vintage dick and jane boy girl twins birthday party by Giggle Galore featured on The Party Teacher

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Party

Let’s Have a Ball Parties created this boy/girl twin party with loads of Thing 1 and Thing 2 flair. Gotta love Dr. Seuss — especially for a first birthday. The spiky tissue pom balls look just like the Things’ hair!

Thing 1 and Thing Two Twins PartyPeanuts First Birthday Party

Paula Woods styled this boy-girl twins Peanuts first birthday party, and it is stunning. I love the colors, I love the chevron, and I love that the party favors included Peppermint Patties in little red dog houses.

Boy girl twins first birthday party - peanuts theme party - featured on The Party Teacher

Winter Wonderland First Birthday Party

This set of twins had one busy momma who styled a winter wonderland first birthday party. The creams, silvers and burlap create an amazing backdrop for a monochromatic dessert table done to perfection.

Boy girl twins winter wonderland first birthday party

Here are some other boy-girl twin birthday party theme ideas:

  • Two Peas in a Pod
  • Thing 1 and Thing 2 from Dr. Seuss
  • Abby and Elmo from Sesame Street
  • Micky and Minnie Mouse
  • Max and Ruby
  • Milk and Cookies
  • Tinkerbell and Peter Pan
  • Cowgirl and Cowboy
  • Double Bubble
  • I guess I have to say Dora and Diego but I can’t stand the shouting children who run all over the place without parents … but maybe that’s just me
  • Princess and Frog
  • Princess and Knight
  • Princess and Pirate
  • Cake and Ice Cream
  • Gnomes and Fairies
  • Garden party (ladybugs and worms)
  • Raggedy Ann and Andy
  • Noah’s Ark (because the animals went two by two)

Looking for even more birthday party ideas for twins?

Check out my resource page on twin birthday party ideas!


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