It is that time of year where we become saturated with birthday parties. Not only were my boys born in November and December, but a close group of friends (9 of us to be exact) all have kids born within one month of each other. It’s a very exciting time of year!!
My older son will be turning 5, and his request this year…Optimus Prime.
I couldn’t convince him that a Minion Birthday Party would be cooler than transformers!
So, I am starting early with my planning. Here is some inspiration I found to get started, I’ll be sure to share my finished party with you too!
It seems every year his Halloween Costume coincides with whatever type of birthday we are having. Makes sense…you plan around their favorite things. I ordered this costume from costume express. He asks every day, “How many more days until Optimus gets here?”
Something to note: I was bummed to see they are offering discounts that they were not 1 week ago, but then I realized they also raised their prices as well…marketing tactics!
I like to bake my own cakes, for a couple reasons. To keep costs down and because there is something about making the cake that makes you feel like you are doing something really special for that person.
I think I could do something similar to this. I don’t use fondant, but could probably get store bought fondant for the flames and the accessories. Or I could maybe do something similar with cupcakes.
I ordered these customized party invitations from Party City…sorry for the poor picture quality, I think they do that on purpose so you can’t make your own.
I also ordered basics like plates, napkins etc. from Party City.
Now I have to start my research, as I don’t know much about transformers. We have a couple books, and a lot of the figures, but I think the television cartoons are too old for him yet, so we don’t allow him to watch. He still knows everything there is to know about transformers, as my husband is constantly telling him the stories and playing with him. I do know that he wants a treasure hunt, so I think we will be hunting for the “all spark.”
While battling the Evil Megatron and his Decepticons along the way
We’ll be playing a fun game of Pin the Autobot Shield on the Robot, also found at Party City.
And some other inspiration:
I love the gears as decorations!
I also like to give out small gifts instead of a bag full of junk…no offense to those of you that do treat bags. But most of what you can afford in bulk is not of great quality. So I am shopping around for some cool party favors.
I will be sure to share the final party plans in November!