Going strong since 1996, Pokemon is one sensation that’s not going away any time soon. And with the upcoming release of Pokemon X and Y, there is sure to be a surge of kiddos who are begging for Pokemon birthday parties this year.
To meet this demand, we just added a slew of Pokemon party supplies to our store, including plates, cups, napkins, decorations, and lots of fun favors. Our party planners also pieced together some party planning tips to help you breathe some creativity and fun into your child’s Pokemon birthday party!
Pokemon Birthday Party Invitations
Our Pokemon birthday party invitations are bold and will gear the kiddos up for the party! They feature Pikachu and Pokeballs in a primary color palette of red, blue, and yellow. The invitations are postcard style, so turn them over to reveal spaces to write all of the party details:
If you’re the crafty type, then check out these DIY invitations by Craft, Interrupted. She made her own pocket-style invitations in the shape of Pokeballs for her son’s seventh birthday party:
These would be easy to replicate yourself with red, black, and white card stock, a printer, some glue, and a little creativity!
Pokemon Birthday Party Decorations
For the party decorations, focus on a color palate of primary colors with white and black. Naturally, also be sure to include as many Pokemon characters as you can. Begin decorating the party space with solid-colored basics, such as twisted yellow and blue streamers, red balloons, and black honeycomb tissue paper fans. Accent the party space with our Pokemon party supplies, including the Pokemon Crepe paper, Pokemon 12 Inch Latex Balloons, Pokemon Swirl Decorations, and the Pokemon Jumbo Letter Banner.
For the tables, cover and brighten the tabletops with our Pokemon Plastic Tablecovers and use the Pokemon Table Decorations Kit for the centerpieces. On some tables, make your own centerpieces by filling glass apothecary jars with your own DIY ping pong Pokeballs! To make these, take basic white ping pong balls and use red and black permanent makers to color on the Pokeball design, as demonstrated by Just a Frugal Mom:
We also love these other decoration ideas from Just a Frugal Mom, which would be easy to replicate yourself:
Pokemon Birthday Party Food
Keep the Pokemon Trainers fueled with these tasty ideas:
- For the main course, bake a large Pokeball pizza! To make this, make a basic cheese pizza, and use black olive and pepperonis to replicate the ball markings.
- Mix up a fruit salad using the primary colors featured throughout your decor. For example, you could use watermelon, blueberries, pineapple, and green grapes. For a fun touch, put the fruit on skewers instead of making a salad.
- To drink, make up a batch of Pokemon “Berry Juice,” which is used in the game. You can also serve “MooMoo Milk,” which is a healing item in the Pokemon games.
- For dessert, bake up a cake shaped like a Pokeball or Pikachu! It’s also easy to ice any number of desserts like a Pokeball, including cookies, cake pops, and cupcakes, as demonstrated by Maxabella Loves:
Pokemon Party Activities
To keep the kids entertained, set up a series of activities to complete to become a Pokemon trainer. These training activities are inspired by the game and adapted from Craft, Interrupted. They can be modified depending on the age of your party-goers:
- Catch a Pokemon — For this activity, set up a scavenger hunt full of clues and challenges. At the end, have the prize be a Pokemon figurine for each guest.
- Care for your Pokemon — Now that each guest has a Pokemon, they must care for it! Help each guest earn badges by playing our Pokemon Oshawott Party Game, which is a spin off of Pin the Tail on the Donkey.
- Teach your Pokemon moves — Set up some physical activities to have the kids teach their Pokemons moves. Use our Pokemon Flying Discs for a throwing challenge and our Pokemon Bounce Balls for a hand-eye coordination challenge. Another fun idea is to set up an obstacle course for this portion of the activities. Equip the kids with our Pokemon Sweat Bands and our Pokemon Drink bottles, because they’re sure to work up a sweat!
- Battle your Pokemon — A pinata is a battle must! Make your own Meowth pinata filled with candy and Pokemon party favors.
Once each guest is a certified Pokemon trainer, make it official with our Pokemon Confetti Award Ribbons.
For more ideas, be sure to check out our Pokemon Party Ideas Pinterest board!