Saturday, October 29, 2011

Beyblade Birthday Party

This year Big Guy wanted a Beyblade party. In case you don't know, Beyblade is the hottest craze amongst kids right now. It's all about these metal top things that battle against each other.

I had no idea what to do for this party. There were no decorations anywhere except online which I didn't have time to order. I even tried to convince my son to change his theme to a Nerf Gun Party. That worked for about a day and then he was back to Beyblade. I had no motivation or inspiration for this theme. I was struggling big time. I even watched like 3 episodes to try and get some ideas. That ended up being 1 & 1/2 hours of my life I couldn't get back. Needless to say I had my work cut out for me.


Once we decided we were going to have a Beyblade tournament I started with the invitations. I tried to play on the wording in the cartoon.

The front. I photoshopped Big Guys face on the front.


The Back
Next was the birthday banner.

As far as the decorations I tried (tried is the key word) to make Beyblades with paper plates and felt. Then stuck them on the walls and cupboards.



Unfortunately I forgot to get picture of the table scape with the cake when I was done. But I did take a picture of the table beforehand.
I made this beyblade out of felt


In fact I forgot to get a picture of the cake but I did take one when it was in the fridge.

The tournament area that my Love and I put together.






I put these wire cube things around the stadiums to make it look like the cage fighting arenas from MMA.


The tournament rules



Each guest got a tournament lanyard when they got to the party. With these, I just found the clipart online, had them laminated, punched a hole in them and then put some yarn on them so they could go around each childs neck. 


My Love and my brother-in-law has some referee shirts and refereed the matches.

The tournament begins.

  

It finally came down to the final 2 competitors.


After cake and ice cream we had an awards ceremony. I found some certificates online and just printed them out. Then bought a dollar strore trophy which I printed out a tag and stuck it on.





The final results.


When it was time for each guest to leave Big Guy gave them the favors that I had put together.


Each favor had a beyblade coloring book that I made by downloading coloring sheets, some crayons, a squishy hand to represent the "let it rip" saying, a medal and 2 lollipops.

****UPDATE 2/21/2013***
If you would like to purchase the Clip Art for this Beyblade Party you can click on the "Buy Now" button and I would be more than happy to send it to you. 
KEEP IN MIND YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE CLIP ART INSTANTLY. I TRY MY BEST TO SEND IT WITH IN A FEW HOURS BUT THERE ARE SOME INSTANCES THAT YOU WILL RECIEVE IT WITHIN A DAY OR SO. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN ORDERING. Thanks!
Included in this file is
*Arena Signs
*Certificates
*Lanyards
*Tournament Rules
*Lollipop Tags for the Favors

53 comments:

  1. Wow, really nice! i been so busy with work and as well I had try to convence my son that a pokemon party will be the Best! but of course he doesn't want to. I will have to run tomorrow and the cards laminated and I would do the play rules as you did.. Sorry but this is the best idea ever... GREAT JOB!!!

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  2. What website did you go to for the VIP cards? am tired of searching and not able to find anything...Thanks a million

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  3. What I meant was I found the Beyblade "logo" clipart online and then just made my own with photoshop. I still have the file if you would like me to email it to you.

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    1. Thank you for all the cool ideas. I will use your advice for the giftbag idea. Is it possible for you to send me your beyblade templates. I tried making them on my own for the last week and I am doing something wrong.

      prettykia23@hotmail.com.

      Thank a mill!

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    2. If you still have your clipart files would you mind emailing them to me? Your ideas are awesome!! Thanks for posting all the information!

      cristy4848@gmail.com

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    3. Hi, I am sooo glad I found your idea, My son is turning 6 1/29/14 and LOVES his bayblades. I will purchase your party favor clip art but would also love your bayblade templates.
      MAPERRY@dallasisd.org
      Thank you so much!!!!!!

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    4. I would also love your clipart files if you have them :-)
      Maribel_perry@yahoo.com

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  4. Could you please email me the Beyblade logo clipart? I can't seem to find it? My email is stoychof@hotmail.com Thanks so much!!! I appreciate it!

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  5. I would love to have the file for the VIP cards as well if you still have it my email is tamakiamurray@gmail.com

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  6. Any chance you would mind emailing these wonderful things to one more person? :) My email address is sunnypwinter@gmail.com. Thank you! Big Beyblade party happening here this week!

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  7. Do you still have the VIP cards file? I would love to use them! Also, did you create the awards certificates with photoshop too? Thanks!! Idasharris@gmail.com

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  8. you have so many amazing ideas!! I am having our own Beyblade party in august and I will be using many of your creative projects, thank you so much!
    Do you have links to the images that you used?
    I think the VIP passes would make great invitations too.

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  9. This is the most phenomenal DIY Beyblade party setup I've seen yet. Fantaastic job!!! If you don't mind I would like to use the coloring book idea. May you please tell me how you put that together. I found the images, I am just trying to figure out the simplest way to put it together. If you can help me out with that, this would be great!

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  10. Sorry we have been on vacation and its probably too late to get back to you know but the way I made the coloring books was I printed 4 pictures on a paper and then printed another 4 on the opposite side.All going in the same direction. Then cut the paper in half I put the sheets together and sewing down the center with my sewing machine. Worked great. I got the idea years ago online for another birthday I did but dont know where.Ive been doing them ever since.

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  11. I would really like to have the file for the VIP passes as well. My big boy turns 8 this weekend and I'm trying to make it as special as possible. thank you
    krystlecalvin@gmail.com

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  12. U have saved me a ton of frustration!!! thanks for sharing!!

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  13. I am planning a Beyblade party for my soon to be 7 year old. I found your ideas AMAZING and the best I've read online. One question or need some advice: I'm new to the Beyblade world and I want to invite my Big Guy's whole class but is it appropriate for girls? I don't want them to feel bored or left out. Thanks in advance.

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  14. Hi
    love your ideas
    Do u think the party is also appropriate for girls? I want to invite my son's whole class but I don't want the girls to be bored or left out. Thanks!

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  15. Hi
    I love your ideas.
    Do you think the party is appropriate for girls? I want to invite my son's whole class. But I don't want the girls to feel bored or left out. What do you think? Thanks

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  16. I am getting ready to do a beyblade party for my twins. I came across your site and they want EVERYTHING JUST LIKE THAT MOMMY! Ok, so now I am stuck. I am trying to do invitations and I guess I am not so savy. Would you mind emailing me the clip art you used. Mine looks very blurry. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I would also love to have the VIP cards if you do not mind sharing! Thanks so much. My email is mae4793@verizon.net

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  17. @Caroline- I think girls would do fine at this party. We had lots of girls. In fact the person that won the tournament was a girl!

    Also sorry everyone but I am no longer emailing the clip art. I cant keep up with the request and individual emails. So sorry.

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  18. will you email me also the clip art? i love your ideas!! this looks awesome! how did you make the cake? do you have a pattern? i bet your son was a huge hit!! my email is hlpardue@gmail.com

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  19. Hi Elissa,

    I know you said you were no longer emailing out Beyblade clip art but I was wondering if you can find it in your heart to send it out one last time? I am totally computer iterate so have no idea how to even put one together. Thanks!
    lisa.patacsil@gmail.com

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  20. MANY THANKS Frugal Mum! You saved my son's dream party theme. I'll come back and let you know how we got on. Cheers

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    1. Absolutely Sonia. Hope it goes well!

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  21. My 5 year old son announced that he is hosting beyblade party in January and wrote invitations the other night. Your ideas are terrific! Anything that you could e-mail me would be greatly appreciated! colleenpatzer@yahoo.com
    Thanks!
    -Colleen

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  22. I love this idea. My son's birthday is in December and he is going to be 7. He has been looking online himself at all kinds of bey blade birthday party ideas. If you could please email me any information or templates that would be wonderful :) Here is my email: ccgalb@gmail.com

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  23. Thanks you so much for sharing this! My son is having a Beyblade party and I had no idea where to start! This is so great!

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  24. We are celebrating my son's b'day this weekend.Loved your ideas! Could I please request you to send me the clip art to make the sticker labels for the trophies. What kind of paper did you use?How do we print these out? Also, waht kind of ppaer did you use to print out the certificates. Any idea will be helpful.My son is very excited about his b'day party & I hope it'll be fun for him.Thanks so much!

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  25. What an amazing job you did! Can't wait til my son's birthday, he's going to love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Wow amazing party I have ever seen. As a true lover of beyblade I am really amazed by your concept. Now I also try to make such a party for my younger brother in his birthday. Thanks for your great share.
    http://bit.ly/beyblade-top

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  27. Party looks great. I was wondering if you could give me the measurements if the VIP lanyards.

    sapphiregyrl@hotmail.com

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  28. I too was wondering if you would be willing to email me the templates, please? This is absolutely amazing; you are so creative!!!!

    georgia.robert16@gmail.com

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  29. I'm so impressed with your ideas! Great job!

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  30. Another momma asking for the templates :) Thank you so much in advance!

    jchendi@comcast.net

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  31. i found this post on pinterest and i'm so glad i did! my son wants a beyblade party this year and i had no idea where to begin! especially when it comes to the cake. so thank you for sharing your creativity! and like the mother above, i would love some templates! :) thanks! jlpeterson2007@gmail.com

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  32. Thank you for this post! My son wants a Beyblade party in three weeks and I did not know where to start! You are a life-saver!

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  33. I really like your cake. Could you tell me what size pan you used?

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  34. Would you please send me the email with the clip art. Thank you sooo much!!! dlocw_76@comcast.net
    Thanks again!!! :)

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  35. awesome stuff!
    How did you make those cages?

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    1. They are just wire shelving cubes. I purchased mine at Kmart.

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  36. HI! I absolutely love your ideas! My Beyblader turned 6 today and we are having his Beyblade Bash next weekend. Would you email me the clipart images? Thank you so much!! Great job, Mama!! mwreilly@hotmail.com

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  37. Hi Elissa~
    I purchased the beyblade clipart, but have no access to it.

    Please help!

    LouisaKAgresti@aol.com

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  38. Hi Elissa. I love all of your ideas. My lil guy is turning 7 in November & all that he wants is a Beyblade Bash. Would you please email me your clipart images? You did an awesome job. Thank you so much.
    shantae.1979.smith@gmail.com

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  39. I just paid. When will I receive the file?

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    1. The file comes shoetly after payment. It says its been sent. Have you still not recieved it?

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  40. Is the clipart still availble to purchase

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    1. Yes. Just click on the "Buy Now" button��

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  41. Hi there - I purchased your Beyblade clip art - looks great! I'm really hoping you'll email it to me today (April 12) as my son's party is tomorrow! (Yes, I'm organized).

    Thank you!

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  42. entertainment is the part of life.if you want to enjoy your life. you need must enjoy it. we are provide you to chat in online, join with dance club, music, Hollywood Disco, TV show, bar and grill.
    Party ideas

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  43. Thank you for these iedas. My son wants a Beyblade party and now I am on the right track to a fun time. I am going to splurge a bit and get each child a beyblade to keep (Ebay has plenty).

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