It’s birthday party time! I love throwing birthday parties for my boys. It’s a special day that is all about them, and…ya know I love a good theme!
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My oldest son has hit the video game stage. Right now, his current fav is Splatoon from Nintendo. It’s a great fun game for the whole family to play too — if you want to find out how to find good games for kids, be sure to check out this post.
So, of course, when it came time to ask him, “What kind of birthday party do you want?”. The immediate answer was “Splatoon!”.
The trouble is Splatoon is not exactly a theme you can just run to the store and buy for a quick set up.
If you have any Splatoon fans in your home, I hope this will help ease some of the pain in planning a birthday party for a theme that does not exist in party stores.
Splatoon Birthday Party
First, we needed an invite. I made up the below invite and had them printed off on 4×6 photo paper at Walgreen’s for a few dollars.
If you like the above invite, and want to use it for yourself, please do! You can find a basic blank invite here that you can add your own details to.
Now, we needed some party decor.
I was loving these huge silver mylar number balloons from Oriental Trading.
Also, the paint splatter backdrop which went perfectly with our Splatoon paint theme.
Adding in some colorful plates, cups and napkins. I also put these great sunglasses on the table for kids to take.
All that is left is the goodie bags. Some people are no-go on goodie bags, but I just can’t give them up yet. I love giving something to the kids that attend. However, I am not a fan of junk toys and trinkets that just find their way into the crevices of my car.
My son helped me think of some fun ideas that fell in with Splatoon, but would be good gifts to friends. And — well — I think my kid nailed it.
We started with these great paint buckets from Oriental Trading.
Finally, filling up that beautiful bucket. My son said we needed some kind of paint to go with Splatoon, so he thought bath paint. Great idea kid! We know a lot over here about fun bath time ideas.
We made up some bath paints and put them in dollar store containers. I dressed it up with bright fun washi tape. At the dollar store I grabbed a bag of cheap sponge brushes and tied them to the handle of the paint buckets.
To make bath paints:
¼ cup of body wash (we used sensitive, no tears)
¼ cup of cornstarch
3-4 drops of food coloring until reaching desired color
1-2 Tablespoons of water to reach desired consistency
Finally, we completed our birthday party goodie buckets with some chocolate Splatoon Coins and paint splatter tattoos.
What would it be without another FREE printable. I used sandwich size zip baggies. I folded over the top and stapled on these bag toppers.
There it is! The makings of a great Splatoon Birthday Party.