Despicable Me Party: Games and Favors

3.30.2011

{ the games }

Minion Bowling 
The kids each got two turns to hit down all of the pins with a regular ball purchased at Wal*Mart.

I took 6, 2 Liter bottles, washed them out and glued the lid onto them.  Then spray the top with yellow Krylon Fusion spray paint, I bought mine at Wal*Mart (it sticks to plastic with no prep).  Then spray the bottom blue.

You can use painter's tape to make the line between blue and yellow sharp and precise, but quite frankly, I ran out of time and decided to not freak out about it.  Next download my printable goggles.  Print two sheets to get the 6 pairs needed.


Next, follow these steps....






Pin the Goggles on the Minion.
I once again hit up my local print shop for this poster. 


I had it printed to 24" by 36" for around $3 in black and white. Color printing is very expensive, so the girls and I had a great time coloring the overalls blue and the bodies yellow before the party.  Crayons = free.  I'm just sayin'.  Click here to download...note: this is a very large file!   UPDATE: Somehow Mediafire managed to delete my file. I will try and make a new one to replace this, until then...sorry! *DON'T EMAIL ME AND ASK FOR THE FILE OR ASK WHEN THE FILE WILL BE AVAILABLE!*


Next download these goggles which fit perfectly onto the blank space on the poster.  Print onto card stock, cut around the goggles cleanly...i left the scraggly edges on there on purpose to make it easier to get a clean cut. Add a small roll of tape on back before guests arrive. Click here to download this file for printing.

Blindfold kids and let them go at it!   
Carnival UFO Game.
Print a copy of the carnival space ship by clicking here


Mount on foam core and cut out.  If you want to make it a larger target to hit, simply cut off the bottom stick before mounting to foam core and cut the foam core an inch or two around the spaceship.  I turned a party cup upside down and cut a slit in the bottom.  Then slid the space ship cut-out in and let the kids have at it...and the parents!
Nerf guns served as the perfect carnival blasters.  Children each got 4 rounds (that's how many ball;s are in the chamber of our nerf gun) to try and knock down the space ship.

{ the favors }

For the girls:
Tutus with Customized Tickets.


You can make your own tutus for inexpensive by following a tute like this one (via Make It and Love It).  But I decided to go easy and purchased tutus at the Dollar Store.  Then I designed these tickets to look just like the tickets to the Swan Lake ballet recital from the movie.  You can download my layered Photoshop File of the ticket for easy customizing by clicking here.  The font I used for the customizable type is Bebas (download for free here).  Attach with cotton twine and a mini safety pin.


For the boys:
Squid Launcher

Vector comes up with a number of great gun ideas during the course of the movie, but my favorite is the Squid Launcher. I made these graphic labels to add to any store bought water gun.


First download my graphic here.  Then purchase label/sticker paper in a  full size sheet.  You can buy the sticker paper at Wal*Mart or any big box office supply store.  Run it through your printer and then trim to fit your water gun.  I got these cool shaped water guns in packs of two at Dollar Tree.


 Download label sheets (with easy cut lines) by clicking here.


Whew!  And that does it!
I hope this inspires you to throw you're own Despicable Me party 
and have as much fun as we did!

See the other posts in this series...
 

29 comments:

danielle said...

oh I love this post! I am throwing a despicable me party for my son in two weeks! Thank you for all the wonderful ideas and decorations! Your party looked wonderful and FUN..Thank you..
Is it okay to feature this on blog?

danielle
sissykins.blogspot.com

the emily said...

you just completely blew my mind. i mean really, hearing about it is one thing, but seeing it is totally different. you are astounding.

First communion favors said...

I love this allien looks, they look like the characters from Despicable Me movie.

KariAnnS said...

Good gravy woman- these are SOOO awesome. It's a favorite movie in our house and I'm not-so-subtley suggesting a party like this for my middle girl whose bday is in Sept. I will lift and give you credit- but yeah- you're awesome!

Arielle said...

My son's fifth birthday is next saturday, and let me tell you I can't express how much of a godsend this has been!! Thank you so much :)

C Mommy said...

Love, Love, Love all of your ideas! You have been an inspiration to our little guy turning 6.... I only had to twist his arm a little to go with the theme..... we're adding freeze ray tag and going to pin the nose on Gru. FUN!

Stephanie said...

Wow! I loved your ideas. These will really help me plan my daughter's 5th birthday party! Thanks!

Sailing with bare feet said...

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Monica said...

Omgosh what an awesome party!!!

Genevieve said...

so so cute! my daughters b-day is too far away... maybe i'll do this for my hubbys b-day!!! :) thanks for sharing!

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

Oh my heck, you ROCK!! I've been looking for Despicable Me party ideas for my 5 yr. old and you did EVERYTHING!! Thank you much for the downloads ... you saved me HOURS of work that wouldn't have looked half as good. I'm so excited now ... THANK YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

wow you really blew the top off of this party!! You either have tons of friends or tons of enemy's because they are so envious of your extreme talent!! Well done missy!!! And to think you took the time to share all of your hard work and effort (prints too)!! You are very generous!!!

mumfromengland said...

I've never felt compelled to comment on party ideas before but I had to here - this is fantastic, and my boys (8 + 10) would love to have some of the ideas here!

Thanks very much, the whole thing made me smile whilst reading. Fantastic:)

griggsy said...

Thanks so much for posting all of this! My son will be five in a few weeks and wants a Despicable me party. You are amazing thank you!

Anonymous said...

Saw the cupcakes on Pinterest and knew I had to dothem for our party! thanks so much for including the downloads for everything- my son can't wait. FYI - I was not able to download the minion poster, it said it was no longer stored or something. You are so creative! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great ideas! I'm using a bunch of them for my sons party. I wasn't able to download the minion poster either though. :(

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting all of this! My son is turning three in a couple of weeks and wanted a Gru party! Thanks to you we are going to have a great party.

melyndamae said...

Love, love, love this party idea & blog. Anyway to still get the get the poster download?

Anonymous said...

I am so in love with your blog! And because of your blog I have some great ideas for my sons 5th birthday party, thank you :) Is the poster still something you are willing to share? Either way, thanks for the ideas!

Janell said...

Hi there. First off, I LOVE your ideas. Do you know if you will have the link fixed for the pin the goggles on the minion before June 30th? That is my son's birthday. Again, I LOVE your ideas. Thank you.

Jennifer Wright said...

This is awesome! Did you happen to re-post the file to enlarge the pin the goggle on the minion poster? Can I save the small file and blow it up?

Anonymous said...

Totally fab ideas, I shall be using some along with ideas of my own should be a super duper party!

Anonymous said...

These are all so wonderful! We will be doing our own Minion birthday party and I love you ideas. Were you able to remake the "pin the goggles on the minion" file? I would love to have this game at our party.

Thanks,
jennifer
jennsteffen@hotmail.com

Sean Lamm said...
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Anonymous said...

Thanks! Pretty cool.

Anonymous said...

GREAT JOB! Are you able to email me the pin the goggles on the minion? A small version is fine and I'll see I can have it enlarged? My grandson's party is in one week!
Thank you,
Nancy
snuggles8100@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

This is the cutest thing ever. I have twin 3 year olds who love these guys n this will be so cute., I was also thinking if they want one with noise maybe if long enough for fun buy a giggle stick put glue on 1 end stick in bottle n glue on inside of bottle where lid would go for other part of giggle stick n leave lid off and they can have a giggling minon for play as well. mmm wonder if that will work :) again love this bowling ideal thank u.

Quiteria Alcantara said...

Lindo! Parabéns!

ruben hernandez said...

How do you get the yellow to look so yellowish??? Idid it and it comes out to look like shit