Transformers Birthday Party Ideas

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Planning birthday parties, particularly for children, can be daunting as you continue to try to out-do yourself year after year. Choose a theme, such as Transformers, and let the rest come together. Choose invitations, decorations and activities that will keep the children busy and spark their imaginations. Serve a cake and send home little gift bags that continue the theme, and everyone wins.

Invitations

  • Purchase Transformer invitations at your favorite party supply store or create your own. You can use basic white cardstock to print your invitations on. Use Transformer stickers to add color and identify the theme. Another option is creating the invitations by hand. If your child is old enough, consider having him help. Purchase a template; or create your own using cardboard in the shape you want the invitation to be, such as an Autobot mask. Used colored carstock in purple, red or the correct corresponding color.

    Wording can include Transformer lingo, such as:

    "You have been chosen for battle.
    Report date: (party date)
    Report time: (party time)
    Base location: (party address)
    If you choose to accept this mission, report to: (RSVP name and number)"

Decorations

  • Decorate using posters, signs, streamers, large inflatable characters and balloons. Change light bulbs to red and purple bulbs for the party. Include a pinata of your child's favorite Transformer.

Activities

  • Keep the children occupied by creating Transformer themed games. For instance, print out as many Transformers as you can find in both of their forms. See which child knows the most.

    A large poster featuring one or more Transformers can be hung on a wall at the children's level. Blindfold them with a cutout of the robot's face and have them try to stick it in the correct place. This would be the Transformer version of Pin-the-Tail-on-the-Donkey.

    For younger children, let them color pictures of their favorite Transformer. Puzzles can be supplied for the kids to put together. The number of pieces and difficulty level should fit in with the ages of the children.

    Create a mission for the kids to work on together as one team or as separate smaller teams. Either hide various clues around the party location or have them create a "task" before they can get their next clue. For instance, small games or stations can be set up where the kids get their next clue after completing that task. Play classic games such as tug-of-war or host a water balloon toss. Another option is having the kids complete "missions" representing aspects from the movie or cartoons.

    Missions could include bombing Barricade. The kids throw water balloons at a picture or poster of Barricade. Keep Megatron frozen by having the kids scoop up ice and run over to a tub or container where a Megatron toy could be lying, in a relay fashion. Have the kids find blue energon spheres. Place many beads in the bottom of a plastic container. Fill the container with water and dish soap, so they can't see the beads. Have them fish out beads until they find a blue one. Ultimately, the children should find the Allspark Cube, which could be a box filled with their favor bags.

Entertainment

  • Keep the kids entertained as they are dropped off or waiting for their parents by playing Transformer cartoons. Rent a few DVDs if you don't own any. For sleepovers, play the Transformer movie as well as the cartoons. Keep the Transformer soundtrack playing low for background music.

Cake and Favors

  • Decorate a cake with the symbols of the Autobots and Deceptocons or use a toy Transformer, such as your child's favorite, as a cake topper. Serve the cake and any snacks on Transformer themed paper goods. Or, use basic red or purple or both.

    Pass out goody bags for the guests with candy, Transformer key chains, puzzles, pencils, Allspark cubes or transforming robot toys. These can be generic or official Hasbro replicas.

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