Plan The Perfect Birthday Party // Minions !

May 9, 2017 in #MomLife,birthday,crafty,creative,parenthood,party,pinterest

When I planned Ari’s third birthday party, I scoured the web for inspiration. He was dead set on having a Minions party. Admittedly, Minions isn’t my favorite movie. But who’s to argue with a (nearly) three year old?? Not I, friends!

In my quest for party inspiration, Ari rewatched Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, and Minions about a hundred times each (only a slight exaggeration). Turns out? There are a lot of different food-related Minions options!

Here are some examples from the first movie, Despicable Me:

  • Cotton Candy (from the amusement park scene)
  • Giant lollipops (as ‘unicorn horns’)
  • Cheetos (the caterpillar that never turned into a butterfly
  • Cookies (cookie robots!)
  • Lemonade (anti-gravity serum)

And even more food-spiration from Despicable Me 2:

  • Chips + Salsa (El Macho inspired)
  • Bananas (or banana runts)
  • Jelly (jelly sandwiches)
  • Cupcakes (from Bake My Day cupcake shop in the movie)

Throw in just a couple of crafts/games for kids, inspired by the movies, of course:

  • Make macaroni rockets by gluing elbow macaroni onto paper!
  • Use squirt guns as “freeze rays” during free play.
  • Use popsicle sticks, yellow + blue washable markers, and googly-eyes to make little minion ‘puppets.’

And don’t forget about posting the “Party Rules”!

Seriously, the party was such a hit! And I have to say, the endless food options made this party SO easy to throw together at the last minute! Of course, the last tidbit of party-planning wisdom I’ll share is this: Relax and have fun. Sure, we remember the details; but our children just remember the fun.

PS.Β The Minions have totally grown on me a bit… πŸ˜› Just don’t tell anyone.




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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Jess May 9, 2017 at 9:53 am

These are so great party ideas! I love how you labeled everything!


Derika May 9, 2017 at 12:52 pm

I’ve been scouting the web for first birthday inspo and this is it! My little munchkin loves the minions! He is mesmerized. His dad and I love descpicable me, so it’s only natural 😊


Genesis Alvarez May 9, 2017 at 1:08 pm

that’s great!! my brothers would love it


Jeanette May 9, 2017 at 3:43 pm

Cute with a Minions theme for a birthday party.


Eryn May 9, 2017 at 5:20 pm

My kids are both obsessed with Minions and I’ve been thinking about one of their birthday parties this year going with that theme. Thanks for sharing!


Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries May 9, 2017 at 6:45 pm

So fun! I love that the cheese puffs are caterpillars! πŸ™‚


Krysten May 9, 2017 at 11:25 pm

This is seriously the best birthday party for my son, he loves Minions! My husband would love it too, because he’s a child at heart.


Shannon May 9, 2017 at 11:36 pm

What a cute party! Good job!


Heydy May 10, 2017 at 12:06 am

Believe it or not, I had a minions party for my 21st bday πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜


Stephanie Cox May 10, 2017 at 8:25 am

We are huge fans of Minions. I am actually surprised we’ve never had a Minions party.


susie liberatore May 10, 2017 at 9:02 am

What a GREAT IDEA!!! I LOVEEE this!! thanks for sharing. Im planning my sons birthday right now.


Lacey May 10, 2017 at 9:18 am

This is the cutest idea ever. My daughter is OBSESSED with the minions. She went as one for Halloween. Her third birthday is coming up so I may have to consider this. I just have to muster up the strength.. I’m creative but run a business, work full time, and mother three children, so I tend to fall flat when it comes to big celebrations. Sad, I know. Thanks for the creativity and inspiration!


Rachel May 11, 2017 at 8:44 pm

I swear this one was easy — it’s basically all premade food! Haha! πŸ™‚


Samantha May 10, 2017 at 2:16 pm

These are all great ideas! The only thing that could make it better is if we figured out how to make the giant sombero hat full of guacamole! My son will be five this summer, and so far he’s had mostly Minion birthdays. I’m wondering if he’ll have another one this year! πŸ™‚


Rachel May 11, 2017 at 8:43 pm

OMG I thought THE SAME THING!! πŸ™‚


Brandi Anne May 10, 2017 at 2:40 pm

Everything looks awesome! My nephew loves the minions!


Alex Snider May 10, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Everything looks so cute! I love the cake! My almost 8 year old wants a Pokemon party this year, so I need to start planning!


Marla | Because I Said So Baby May 10, 2017 at 7:29 pm

That cake is absolutely amazing!


Amy Blake May 10, 2017 at 7:51 pm

Wow! Amazing job, I love the Minion Munch!


Silvia May 10, 2017 at 11:41 pm

OH my gosh how cute! This is a perfect minion party!


Patricia May 11, 2017 at 2:16 am

This is very cute!! I love the cake and would like some unicorn fur please!! πŸ˜‰ What a great party!


Alyssa Funk May 11, 2017 at 9:55 am

What a cute and fun party! My oldest would love this!


Cathleen May 11, 2017 at 1:53 pm

I love the party rules sign! So cute. You have some great ideas!


Samantha Kuzyk- Raising Twincesses May 11, 2017 at 7:14 pm

OMG! All the party food is soooo creative! You did amaaaazing!!!!! My kids looooove minions so I’ll totally have to make them some minion inspired snacks!


lesley sullivan May 11, 2017 at 10:15 pm

How adorable! I especially love the unicorn fur πŸ™‚


Kristen Miller May 11, 2017 at 11:01 pm

That cake is amazing! My 3 year old daughter absolutely loves Minions. She would go bonkers.


Jennifer Corter May 13, 2017 at 7:31 pm

Adorable! I love the “Minion Munch!” so cute!


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