It seems that Pokemon is all the rage, so when my soon to be 7-year-old asked for a Pokemon themed party, I couldn’t say no. Plus, I could finally get more use out of using my awesome Silhouette Cameo. We had plenty of hand-made crafts, and to top it off we had awesome entertainment – a LEGO workshop! Learn all the details about this fun Pokemon party.
- The invites were fun and really set the mood. I browsed Pinterest and found these Pokeball invites. They even had a Silhouette file, so a definite win-win for me. The kids helped put them together, and loved how it turned out!
- I loved making this wood sign to welcome all the trainers. So adorbs!
- Once they stepped inside the house, the birthday boy was in charge of giving each guest a name tag. I asked the parents beforehand what their favorite Pokemon was. I used this handy dandy website that created the cards and I just printed them out. I added their name and uploaded their favorite Pokemon on the card. Plus, it was the only way that I would remember all 16 names!
- I made a few adjustments to the original Silhouette file and made a Pokeball banner. Looked great on the fireplace mantle.
- I hit the local dollar store and grabbed tablecloths in red, black, and white. I then slapped it on the dining table and made it a pokeball. The kitchen table was just red with red and white plates. Easy peasy!
A party isn’t complete with a cake or cupcakes. I am not a skilled baker by any means, so I turned to Jewel-Osco’s bakery department to bake me a cake. They had a choice between cakes or cupcakes. We decided to stick with a quarter sheet cake. It came with a light up Pikachu!
I also printed a few food cards like this Charmander Carrots. They loved reading their favorite characters on the card.
Who could resist Oreos resembling Pokeballs? They may not have looked the best, but the kids didn’t mind at all. I just used red and white frosting. It would have totally been easier with white chocolate, but I used what I had.
We also had pizzas – half pepperoni and half cheese with olives in the middle to resemble a Pokeball. The kids were starving so I didnt get a chance to snap a pic.
- These pokeballs coloring sheets were great to keep them busy until the main entertainment arrived.
- The highlight of the party was having Play-Well TEKnologies instruct the kids on a LEGO-themed project. Stay tuned for a full review!
- Once the LEGO workshop was over, we then headed outside to play more games. I had printed a few Pokemon characters on cardstock, then taped them all over the yard. I also printed a list of the Pokemon on a sheet for them to find.
They had a great time looking for them! I think I should have hidden them in more difficult places since they were done in just a few minutes.
Instead of a pinata, I made a Pokemon Punch game with cups, tissue paper, and cardboard. I then filled it up with candy, stickers, and a few of them had small Pokemon figures that I also used for the goodie bags. If I had to do it over again, I would make the holes a little bigger for their fists. I totally underestimated how big their hands were!
We included play dough, little Pokemon figures, candy, and stickers. I printed Pokeballs on these circular labels and just stuck them on the top of the playdough cover.
What a fun birthday party! With a little creativity, Pinterest, a lot of help from my printer and Silhouette machine, I believe the party was a success. In the end, the birthday boy had a blast and that’s all that matters to me!