Birthday parties can be a ton of fun and have a ton of character without costing a ton of money.
My son’s recent Pokemon party was a blast… and it was fun to plan too. With vibrant colors and images to work with, I came up with some fun and affordable ways to put a huge smile on his face.
They can work for your party too. And save you a ton of money!
Start off the excitement with Pokeball birthday party invitations.
Click here to get a blank version that you can write in the date, location and RSVP info.
Pokemon Name Game
Party guests have a blast looking for their Pokemon name using the first letter of their first name and their birthday month.
Click here to download and print this Pokemon Name Game Print.
Keep Calm And Be A Pokemon Trainer
You don’t even need a birthday party to love this sign. Print it out and put it in a frame for your child’s room.
Click here to download and print for free.
Pokemon Card Trading Spot
Create a place for party guests to trade Pokemon cards. This table was always full at our party.
Click here to download and print the Pokemon Trading Card Spot sign.
Kids love Bingo… and they love it even more when you incorporate characters that they love.
This Pokemon BINGO game was a huge hit at my son’s party.
We bought a cheap Bingo set, complete with ball cage, from Toys R Us and matched up the ball numbers with the characters.
You could also just cut up the character sheet, fold up each piece, and draw them out of a hat.
Click here to download the Pokemon BINGO Game Set that comes with 7 game boards and the master character sheet.
I always have a photo wall at parties. The kids love them and the adults love them too.
And they’re super easy and cheap to create. For this one, I tied a piece of string between two light fixtures and draped red and white crate paper over it to make the backdrop.
Then I found some super cute props on Etsy that I printed on cardstock, cut out, and glued on cake pop sticks.
I also added some silly glasses, headbands and a selfie stick. Plus this photo wall sign.
You can download and print the photo wall sign here for free.
DIY Hacks & Easy Theme Ideas
1- Buy red and white plastic tablecloths the same size
2- Cut each one in half
3- Tape one red half and one white half together with black duct tape
4- Put a round, white paper plate in the center and tape all around it with the black duct tape
Pokemon Character Balloons
1- Buy solid color balloons in the colors of your favorite Pokemon
2- Tape on characters’ eyes and mouths
I found the features online and printed them on sticker paper with my Cricut. You could print them on regular paper and tape them on.
Pokeball Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake
This pull-apart cupcake cake took about 37 cupcakes, but that will depend on how big you want it.
Ice each cupcake with red, white and black icing in the pattern of a Pokeball and spread the icing to cover all the surfaces as if it was a cake.
Pokeball Food Platters
1- Choose red, white (ish) and black food and arrange in a Pokeball shape
We used strawberries, cauliflower, and blackberries on one platter and pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and black olives for another. There are lots of options.
Pin The Tail On Charizard
The kids had a blast with this game! I found an image of Charizard online and photoshopped off his tail.
Then I printed the body onto four pages to make it bigger and printed multiple tails on another paper and cut them out.