Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Minion Party!

Dora invited some friends over to watch a Despicable Me 2 for her birthday. It was a casual thing - invites went out by text message and we had about three days to plan, but we still found some cute ways to decorate with the theme. 

We decided to give movie-size boxes of candy for favors. I wrapped each box up with scrapbook paper and made tags for each one.

The food and drink labels were inspired by this Etsy listing and I made the cup wraps using this Minion vector art. The typeface is Las Vegas Jackpot (enter the code to download – watch where you click, some of the download buttons are ads).

There are so many way cute ideas for this theme to be found! I can't stand the f-word, but this line from the movie is too perfect not to share! The idea came from this DM party. And one of the dads was amusingly able to read this line perfectly in Gru's voice. 

We stopped at Party City to pick up a few officially licensed items … tablecloth, napkins, and temporary tattoos. We filled in with Minion-yellow cups and plates, and purple and yellow balloons, which Dora decorated to look like the regular and amped-up Minions from the movie.

We even did theme-y food: purple and yellow chips, purple grapes, yellow, mango … plus, I thought those butter puffs looked like Minions! (There was also a special version of Cheetos snack mix that supposedly turns your tongue purple … while it would have been on theme, I can't imagine that the chemical that makes food start out orange but come out purple can be any good for you.)

Dora and her friends had a great time eating pizza and watching the movie, followed by an ice cream sundae bar. A fun afternoon! 

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