Wow-- I didn't realize how much time has passed since I posted a project. We've been on Spring Break for 2 weeks and I've been busy with decorating projects and my son's 9th birthday.
Matthew chose a "Despicable Me" party based on the Universal Studios movie. While there was no stamping involved, I thought I'd share it because it is "crafty" and the kids just LOVED it.
When I got started on this party I was so surprised that there was NO DM party merchandise in the local stores. Actually, the only DM thing we found anywhere was a DM card that played "Boogie Fever" when opened.
But--I saw these poster-board Minions at Obsessively Stitching and they were the starting point for our party (please check her site for more great Despicable party ideas!!). My mom made 3 different sized Minions to decorate the area around our dining table (party headquarters).
Next was the cake. I first considered making these adorable fondant minions from a spoonful of sugah -- but there just wasn't enough time. In the movie, Mr. Gru wants to steal the moon with the help of his Minions. So-- I chose to use frosting to make one Minion looking up at a big silver moon--inspired by this theatrical release poster.
The boys loved the Despicable Me treat bags. Since Matthew only had his best friends over I could spend a little more on each bag.
-Minion Stick (Yellow Glow Stick from dollar store)
-Minion Goggles (from dollar store)-- or you could get the glasses with the big nose attached to look like Vector
-Shrink Ray Gun (candy/squirt gun)
-Vector's Video Game Remote (Wii Klik Candy Dispenser)
The boys took the silly straw and goggles out of the bags for the party. They wore the Minion "goggles" during the party:
We used the straws in their "Vector Juice" that we served with pizza:
Although the boys couldn't wait to get their hands on Matthew's new LEGOS, we did manage to play a party game. I modified a "Minute to Win It" game and called it "Minion to Win It". I used chocolate chip cookies (since Vector bought cookies from the little girls) and the kids had a minute to move a cookie from thier forehead to their mouth without using any hands.
There are some more great party game ideas on The Party Animal Blog. I had planned to play the "Most Annoying Noise" game but we just never got to it. Instead, the boys spent some time dancing to "Boogie Fever" and "You Should Be Dancing" which are on the Despicable Me soundtrack. Very fun!