October 10, 2012

Guest Post - Robot Party

Guest Featured Party - Robot Party




I am in party mode right now, planning my older daughter's birthday next month and wanted to share this amazing party!  My friend Marlis with Curly Q Bowtique throws amazing birthday parties for her son and daughter.  I asked her if she would share her latest, a Robot Party for her son.




Invitations:

 



Wording Read:

Greeting humans! I’m Bob the birthday bot…


I have come to deliver an urgent message to you.

All the party detail were listed on the circular piece that was attached with the Bob’s arms (accordion folded paper).

Made with Heritage Makers on-line card and scrapbooking program.

Kari Pieratt: Heritage Makers Consultant
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Food:


Pizza with pepperoni to keep in the theme of circular gear shape food

Chex Mix:  Nuts and bolts

Small Ritz crackers: Gears

Computer Chips: Chips

Food labels made using Heritage Makers and stands are IKEA place card holders/napkin rings

 
Drinks:


Juice boxes in small beverage bucket labeled Robot Fuel



 
Desserts:



Cupcakes: Robot cupcakes inspired from family fun magazine

http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/rad-robot-cupcakes-984990/



Marshmallows Pops: Very easy to make these treats. Frost the ends of the marshmallows with regular frosting and then dip into a bowl of sprinkles. Insert the stick and you’re done!


Activity:

Build your own robot using pretzel sticks and 3 different size marshmallows. The kids got the biggest kick over the oversize campfire marshmallows.





 
Punch Box:


As fun as piñatas are, they are always a stressful time for me during a party.  A lot of kids with blind folds and swinging bats dying to be the first to get their hands on candy…it’s an accident just waiting to happen.  I found instructions on how to make a punch box and adapted it to make a robot. Each child took a turn punching out one of the holes and getting a prize. This avoids swigging bats altogether and each child ends up with an equal prize.

Design Inspired by http://blog.celebratethebigandsmall.com/2011/09/29/all-about-the-packaging-candy-button-punch-box-tutorial/


Decorations:



I purchased vintage robots from www.robotisland.com to place around the tables.

The flag banners were from Dollar Tree and the paper pinwheel “gears” I ordered on-line. I found robot and gear pattern paper to use as table centerpieces with balloons tied to large nuts for weights. I created assorted tags with robots and the number 6 to place around on the tables.



I purchased robot napkins from www.bigdotofhappiness.com .


I purchased robot ribbon from Hobby Lobby to tie to the serving trays, drink bucket and other things around the party.


Party Favors:


Robot Containers inspired by Family Fun Magazine http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/can-do-robots-674831/ I roamed Home Depot for about an hour collecting random hardware pieces to create the robot faces.  A few weeks after the party I discovered the local swap meet had several vendors who sold many hardware parts that would have been great to use for very reasonable prices.

I filled each container with a individually wrapped Rice Krispy Treat, robot pencil and stretchy robot (Michael’s $ section) a few Hershey Kisses and crinkle paper. I made a tag for each container saying “thanks for coming to my party” using Heritage Makers.


Party Attire:


 
I purchased a robot T-shirt for my son from www.cafepress.com I had a hard time finding a girly robot shirt for my daughter, so created my own from a white t-shirt and an iron-on pink glitter kit that can be purchased from www.joanns.com .

What do you think?  I just love all of her creative ideas!

You can find Marlis on Etsy and Facebook where she creates awesome capes and dress up clothes.  Perfect for Halloween!






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