Friday, July 30, 2010

Robot Party

The Robot Party was such a great idea, and one that the kids loved! I have seen and continue to see a lot of creative children's parties around the web and blogs, but as we were planning the Robot party one of the things I wanted was to do was to allow the children to be the creative ones, and creative they were!!

A little over 2 weeks before the party we sent out the invitations.

As soon as the boys decided on a Robot Party theme, we began to save containers to use as the "body" of the Robots. We collected everything from plastic Peanut Butter jars to empty soup cans and even old electronic boxes. This took several weeks to get enough for all the kids so beginning right away was a smart move.

What's a Robot without parts? We got our hands on some old computer parts, stripped them, and kept some of the components. We made a few purchases at the local Michael's; buttons, jewels, feathers, pom poms, googly eyes, and even silk flowers. We had quite a spread for these little creative minds.

After employing a few parents to "man" the glue guns, we were ready for building robots!

The table spread halfway through the robot making process

After Robots, we had cupcakes and sang to the boys.

I used a punch to make the cupcake toppers. A quick and easy idea for someone (i.e. me!) whose creativity falls short when it comes to cake decorating.

Homemade frosting . . . Yum!

My little 3 year old is still not sure about that "Happy Birthday" song! While my BIG 5 year old is ALL smiles & giggles!

This was a super fun & relatively inexpensive birthday party. All the kids were happy with their Robots and were visibly excited while making them!

1 comment:

Lydia said...

The cupcake toppers are so cute. What a fun idea.