Monday, February 20, 2012

Pokemon Birthday Party

This year when I asked Monkey what kind of birthday party he wanted I wasn't surprised when he told me he wanted a Pokemon Birthday Party. I went to work on the invitations right away. I wanted them to look like a Pokemon card.

Here was the end result. Here was the front of the invitations.

The back.


Next thing to work on was his birthday banner. I decided to make Pokeballs with Pikachu's. I like the way it turned out. 

As far as the decorations I went to the dollar store for some inspiration. That's the place that inspires me. Why? Because its cheap. Luckily I did get some ideas. I made pokeballs out of dollar store paper plates and felt. I also went online and printed up some pictures of some Pokemon characters. Then cut them out and hung them up.

The garland hanging from the fan was those plastic hockey balls with holes in them. I just covered them with colored duck tape and black electrical tape to make them look like more pokeballs.

This was suppose to be a Pikachu head. I went to Wal-mart and saw this big yellow ball. I thought if I added some stuff to it, it might actually resemble Pikachu. (the random Clifford was because Monkey was star student and got to take the class mascot home.)

These Pikachu heads were actually yellow eggs from the Easter section at the dollar store. I just added some ears, yellow confetti paper and drew a face on them. Perfect. The table scape was a big felt Pokeball.



The final tablescape.  

Monkey wanted a Pikachu cake and so that's what he got. This cake was 5 layers high. The ears were sugar ice cream cones and the arms and legs were Twinkies. The cheeks were red fruit rollups cut into circles. 

The present area.
More Pokeballs and a homemade felt Pikachu glued onto poster board for Monkey. He loved it.




As far as the games I found a great blog online that gave me the idea for the "Hunt for Pokeballs." I found some ping pong balls at the dollars and colored them red and black. Then we hid them around the house and the kid who found the most won the prize.


The next game was "Pass the Pikachu." The big Pikachu head was perfect for this. Although half way in we realized that we should probably take the ears off since they were almost poking kids eyes out. Other than that it was perfect.  


When it was time to leave, everyone got a party favor. Each favor had a homemade coloring book. I love making these. They are cheap and easy. Each guest also recieved pokemon cards. These can get expensive but I bought 100 used (but like new) cards for $9. Also each favor had a personalized Pokemon card that I made and had laminated for them. I asked each parent to email me a picture of their son/ daughter so I could personalize each card. I found this website online that allowed me to make these. Then I found another website that if I plugged in the child's name and favorite color in, it was give me their "Pokemon name" and bio. It was perfect. Here were my kids cards.

The favors.


28 comments:

  1. Can you share the website you used to learn the child's pokemon name? Thank you.

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  2. Sure! I had to try and find again. There are lots of them out there but the one I used was

    http://humor.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://pizza.sandwich.net/poke/pokemon.html

    Good luck!

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    1. I copied site and nothing comes up whats name of site

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    2. I copied site and nothing comes up whats name of site

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    3. It says the site does not exist :-(

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  3. How did you make the invite? Do you have a template?

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  4. What was the website you used to make the personalized pokemon cards? Looove this idea! My son to is dying for a pokemon party but I really no nothing about it so I'm looking for any ideas and help I can find! Lol

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  5. The website I used was this
    http://www.mypokecard.com/en/

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  6. how did you make the homemade coloring book?

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  7. I'm interested in how you made the coloring book. Please share

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  8. GREAT ideas. I will use several of these!

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  9. thank you so much for sharing all this- my daughter is totally a pokemon crazed fan and I have nothing to work with where I live...these will definatley help- great ideas, i LOVE the personalized card idea!

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  10. Looking for ideas for invites and saw your link, wouldlove to know how you make the card invites :) deb770@yahoo.com

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    1. It is in one of the above comments. Thanks.

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  11. Awesome ideas! Thanks for sharing. We will be using many of them for my son's party.

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  12. What did you use for the Pikachu ears on the ball and how did you attach them? Thanks!

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  13. Exaclty what I was looking for, awesome ideas...thanks!!!

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  14. GREAT IDEAS i am going to try to incorporate some of them into my son's second bday party :)

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  15. I have just started planning my soon-to-be five year old daughter's Pokemon party (thus ends the three year era of Dinosaur parties!) and there are so many wonderful ideas in here. Thank you!

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  17. I'm attempting this cake over the weekend. Wish me luck!

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  18. I also have my birthday on same day. Last year hosted a fabulous birthday party at venues in Los Angeles. My best friend works in an event management company and he arranged the party in a unique style. Everything looked stunning!

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  19. Thank you so much for sharing. This helped me set up for my son's birthday.

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  20. I cant figure out how to make the invite! Please help

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  21. How did you attach the twinkies arms and ice cream cone ears to your pikachu cake?

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  22. http://pizza.sandwich.net/poke

    Here's how you find your Pokemon name

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