Sunday, February 24, 2013

Transformer Birthday Party

I wanted to share what I did for my son's 7th birthday party. He loves Transformers a lot, and I mean a lot. I would show you his transformer collection, but you would think mom was nuts. So for his 7th birthday party, it was only natural to make transformers the theme.
 
I started by going to Etsy to find a custom invitation, but instead I found a whole Transformer Printable Birthday Party Package. It was created by SplashBoxPrintables. The package consists of a custom made invitation, banner, water bottle covers, cupcake toppers, candy bar wrappers, food description tags, and tons of other things that you just cut out and paste to card stock for a finished look. The package was $27, which I thought was worth if for all the printouts you get. Especially since they have your child's name on it. Check out the pictures below:

 The Banner


These cupcake toppers must be cut out as well. To make it easier, use a circular cutting system that can cut 2" diameter circles. I used my Creative Memories cutting system. Glue them to card stock and then glue those to candy sticks.


Water bottle covers. Nice touch.



Transformer cake, made by me. I borrowed the Classic Birthday Cake recipe from CupcakeandCashmere's pretty little blog. Everyone loved the yummy almond flavor of this cake. The buildings around the cake are made out of store bought fondant. Which is so much easier and neater to use. I've made fondant out of mashmallows & confectioner's sugar, but found it very sticky and messy. With the ready made, you just roll out the piece, cut it into the shapes, and lay them to dry overnight. The transformers toys were laid on top a piece of parchment paper to keep it clean.


Just a few ideas in case you ever decide to throw a transformer themed party.

Party Games Played:

- Energon eating contest (purple Jello cut into cubes), served in bowls; first kid to eat it all wins. My nephew won this one. He was amazingly fast.
- Pin the Autobot symbol to Bumble Bee's chest (Party City)
- Transformer Pinata (Party City)
- Musical chairs
- Balloon popping race
- Back-to-back balloon race
- Freeze Dance- this is hilarious, especially if you have 5-8 year olds.
- The kids also had a bounce-house

Overall, we had a fun day!

8 comments:

  1. that almond cake was so good Ana! The decorations look wonderful and colorful! nice touch to the party!

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  2. Thank you Darlene and thank you for commenting! You rock!

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  3. My son's turning 7 in 2 months too! He'll say he wants to have a cool transformer party like this! :)

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  4. Aww, thank you Nami! If he loves transformers as much as my son, you should totally do it. So many fun things you can do, and the colors of everything are so festive.

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  5. Thank you for the ideas Anna, my son is turning 8 next month but as early as feb. i've been starting to get some ideas on the net... cool party..happy for you & your kiddo.. hope that I can do this transformers themed party, coz it's my 1st time to give my son Allen a themed party w/ an extraordianry Transformers Theme... :D

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  6. Hi Ma.Anneirene,
    Thank you for checking out the transformer ideas. So glad that you found it helpful. Good luck on making your transformer themed party great for your son!! There are some many cool ideas out there. Best, Anabella

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  7. Thanks for sharing such a great party! Everything is superbly planned and executed. I specially loved everything...from the cupcake toppers, to the delicious transformer cake.

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    1. Hi Christina,
      Sorry for the late reply. Thank you for your comments on the birthday party. It turned out to be an very fun time! Time to start thinking about my son's 8 year old party now. Check back to see what I come up with.
      Thank you again for stopping by!
      Anabella

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