"Mom, I want to change my birthday theme to Pokemon..."
With only two weeks before my sons 8th birthday party he changed his theme from Minecraft to Pokemon. Don't get me wrong he still loves Minecraft, he's just bananas for Pokemon at the moment with the shows and the collector cards. I can't believe how Pokemon has been a classic favorite for so many years! My husband even collected cards.
I was a bit stressed about having to return things we already bought for the old theme and the things I couldn't. I was running around like a maniac almost every day trying to find Pokemon party decor and favors but not much luck. I had to buy most items online and with the help of Pintrest, was able to get ideas for DIY's. I was worried my items wouldn't make it in time but luckily they did. Whew!!
The first decor I did was the Pokeball pompom with streamers. Didn't take very long and it was cheap. A great way to fill space for a fun party look.
Total cost $5
Next on the list was the Pokeball paper lanterns. I picked up the lanterns at an Asian dollar store called Daiso. Got craft spray paint at Michael's and already had the other supplies in my junk drawer.
(note: put a tape border around first and try to spray lightly and far away)
Total cost $7
Thought this was cute and I had to make it. I bought two packs of the 36 in x 36 in felt and two single black sheets.
Total cost $9
I laid the felt Pokeball over a plastic table cloth. Also pictured is a sign and coloring sheets I printed from Google and a 31" Pikachu shape balloon for $2.98 that I bought from http://www.bargainballoons.com
At the Dollar Store I picked up foam, paper, a candle holder and a glass plate to make the cake pops stand and cake stand.
Total cost $6
I had two different sets of goody bags. why? I don't know. Haha. I saw the mesh bags at Daiso and thought it was fun and different with the star holes.
Party #1 (classmates)
The yellow bag was for the boys and the teal bag for the girls. I printed the Pokeball "Thanks for Coming" tag I found on Google. Our party store didn't have much Pokemon favors so just got Pokemon bracelets and candy. I purposely didn't give much candy because there were lots of treats plus cake.. I got the metallic pencils from the Dollar Store and found a really neat recycled Pokemon card mini note book on Etsy. I splurged a little bit on those, bought 12 for $2.50 each plus shipping. Yikes!
Party #2 (family and friends)
We love Pikachu! He is so cute! So I had to have my husband draw his face on all the yellow bags. The kids got either a Pokemon ball or bracelet with everything else.
Front door sign
Pikachu bank from Target
My birthday boy
Pokeball fruit platter with yogurt
Red Velvet cake pops made by https://www.facebook.com/pages/Emjhayz-Cakepops/150913115070478?fref=ts
Florenzo's chocolate birthday cake with cream cheese filling made by https://www.facebook.com/thesweetpod?fref=ts
Bellsprout m&m's, Squirtle jelly beans, Slowpoke tails
Find the Pokeball (egg hunt)
Florenzo had a blast!
Thank you for checking out my first blog post! I'm not a writer but I wanted to share this experience. I hope I inspired you with some ideas you can use for your next party. Feel free to message me, I'd love to hear from you.