For Logans 9th birthday we decided to go with the Minions theme. Its something he enjoys and thankfully is very easy to find. Since we didnt want to have to worry about the weather with an outside party we decided on having the party in the board room at our local Comfort Suites hotel. The room wasnt huge but it was big enough for all of us to fit comfortably. I searched on Pinterest for months to come up with some fun, unique ideas for decor. My favorite piece of decor is the tall Minion my mother in law made. It was definitely one of the most talked about pieces. She used a cardboard box that she picked up from the local Wal-Mart for free. She used
yellow wrapping paper, black construction paper and a blue poster board. The huge googly eyes came from Hobby Lobby.
I wanted to do something fun for centerpieces so I got some Bucket Containers from Oriental Trading. They look like paint cans and come in a set of 6 ( so i ordered 2 sets). Since Easter had just passed I was able to get bags of jelly beans for 50% off and used those to fill the containers. I got some cute chalk board labels from Hobby Lobby and wrote "Thanks for coming to Logans 9th Birthday" and put small minions stickers on each side. These made amazing center pieces and treats for the kids as they left. I also got a lot of the things I needed for the treat bags from Oriental Trading. I didn't want the bags to be filled with junky little toys that get thrown away as soon as you walk out the door. So i got a 16 pack of the Shimmering Binoculars, one pack of a dozen Magnifying Glasses (only $3.99) and a dozen of Whistles (sorry parents). Ofcourse we also had to have the paper Minion goggles which i got from the local Dollar General.
I was able to find all of my Minion Theme table covers, dinner and dessert plates, napkins and balloons from Birthday Express. We also got a Pinata from there which i filled with small party favors I got from Wal-Mart, and ofcourse the adorable Minion Cupcake Stand and Minion baking cups.
The Minion lemonade stand was an idea we found on Pinterest. We used card stock paper to cut out some goggles and glue it on.
Another cute idea we found on Pinterest was Minion juice boxes. I used the Hi C juice (2 of the 10 count boxes for $4 at Food City). You can use card stock paper, or maybe even regular construction paper may even work, get some small googly eyes from the Dollar Tree and black yarn for the hair.
Last but certainly not least was the hand made birthday banner. Although I wish I could, I cant take credit for this masterpiece. My mother in law found the idea on Pinterest and decided to make it. Its made completely with card stock paper and a piece of yarn to tie it all together. In my opinion, this birthday sign is so much nicer than the ones you buy in store, and its something I can keep and add to my sons memory box.
All in all the party was a huge success. We had a lot of family and friends come celebrate Logans 9th birthday with us. I'd like to thank everyone for sharing the day with us, and a big thanks to Birthday Express and Oriental Trading for the amazing products and being apart of my little mans day.
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