I recently hosted a Transformer themed birthday party for my son. He had a great time and was able to celebrate with all his friends. But compared to parties past, I kept this really simple. I didn’t have a ton of energy after my husband’s party the week before. I also realized that he really didn’t need all that. He only wanted his friends and a few cool toys.
Here are the details on how I made it happen:
I kept it very simple and created an invitation of my own. I downloaded the images in .png and the font from dafont.com. I printed hard copies for school friends because I didn’t have their parent’s email address but emailed it to family friends.
Again, I kept it simple. Because of where we hosted the party, we weren’t able to put things on the walls. I bought the wall hangings from Party City and posted them on the windows along with an Optimus Prime piñata that we placed on the gift table. We also used balloons and table confetti to add more pop to a simple room. The gift table also held the favor bags so when kids walked in, they were able to write their names on a favor bag to hold the goodies that they made during the party.
I splurged a little here. My son loves science so I booked the Big Thinkers, a local science after school program, to conduct a science party. Before the science show began, I let the boys play with these Transformer Battle Masters. They were a huge hit with the boys as well.
Our theme was Energy and we talked about how energy is created and transformed to power our homes. We all loved it. Our professor was incredibly engaged. They even finished with a finale outside with rockets!
I ordered a standard cake from a local grocery store but personalized it by adding small action figures that I purchased from Target. It saved me $8 from the store price and gave my son two more toys to add to his collection.
This was our Transformers birthday party.
Was it the most detailed I’ve ever done? No way.
Was it one that my son loved? Yes, just as much as every other one I’ve done.
Is that all that matters? Yep!
So tell me, do you go all out for birthday parties or are you a keep it simple kind of person? I’m already planning for next year’s, so I have a feeling I might be going a little more out.