12 November 2011

Daniel's Pokemon party

It's Daniel's birthday on Monday and he had a little party today. Just four of his classmates, and of course Noah, attended. I didn't go all out but his party did have a Pokemon theme. The invitations were free printables found on the internet:

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I had to try out this cute balloon idea I saw on Pinterest (here and here) - in these pics they look like they're hung too high but in real life they were fine. I didn't want them hung too low as I thought the kids would mess with them.

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The kids played a game where they had to stand in a particular spot and use Nerf guns to shoot at a picture of Team Rocket which I'd stuck on the outside of the sliding door. They each had two rounds of ten shots and the winner was the one with the most points - they scored a point if the dart was touching any of the characters.

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They also played Pokemon Bingo. I'd prepared individual cards and punched pictures of Pokemon characters. The kids laid out the circles onto the cards and as Grant drew the characters from a bowl and called them out they would cover the circles with clear glass pebbles. It worked pretty well and they enjoyed it.

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They also built some Pokemon characters (and other goodies) with Lego, and took turns on the Wii (four playing at a time) and DS consoles (two playing at a time).

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And of course they had something to eat and drink. The party was from 2pm - 4pm so we just served hot dogs and potato chips.

Oh, and I made an Oshawott cake, which is one of his favourite Pokemon characters. All in all it was a success and they all had a good time.

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5 comments:

  1. I've been trying to comment on your blog for a couple of weeks but it won't play! :-(
    One more try because that looks like they had a great time? How did you attach the balloons to the ceiling? Did you make the cake?
    Happy Birthday for Monday, Daniel.
    Jude.x

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  2. Hi Jude, thanks for stopping in. I know what you mean about the commenting, there is one blog I follow where I can never comment for some reason. Glad it worked for you today! The boys had a great time, I made the cake, and the balloons were attached with white sewing thread and a little piece of masking tape (in this country it's cream-coloured).

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  3. Hi Jen, what a great idea! where did you get the images of the pokemon characters for the bingo game?

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  4. I got them on Google - if you want plain black-and-white outline images just search for the image you want and add "coloring" to it.

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  5. Hi. I found a link to your blog on Pinterest. The team rocket nerf target activity is a great idea that I will definitely be using at my son's upcoming party. Thank you for sharing.

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