This year Seth decided he wanted to have a Birthday Party with a Kirby theme. We normally just have a small gathering of family and friends not a big shindig, but this year we decided to have a big party. Mainly because with a new baby on the way we knew things would be changing and we wanted to do something extra special for Seth.
I wanted to post the birthday ideas for you to review because when I was looking for Kirby Birthday party I really had a hard time finding things like decorations, favors, invitations…You name it and it was like searching for a needle in a haystack, ya’ll. So…I thought I would share with you what I did to make Seth’s 8th Birthday Kirby Party fun and memorable.
Invitations: I handmade them. It took a long time because I worked on the invites in my free time, which who has a lot of free time, right? I went to the craft stores and purchased card stock, and blank greeting cards, sparkly markers, and a circle cutter, I used our Mac to create the actual wording for the invitations. I think they turned out well.
We wanted the guests to have time to enjoy the Amphitheatre Game Room, where they have Wii and XBox available on HUGE movie screens. The venue also had a pool table, Air Hockey, Basketball, and other fun things for everyone to enjoy.
During the party we were able to use the Video Voting Game System as well. Each guest sat in a theater seat with a remote voting device. We then asked questions with Seth’s party theme and about Seth for the guests to answer, it was multiple choice. They used the voting remotes to answer the questions. Everyone loved playing the game.
We also played an obstacle game, and each guest had to complete a different task to complete the obstacle. One task was walking on the words “SETH IS 8” then they had to crawl on pink “Kirby” bubble wrap without popping the bubbles. Prizes were awarded to all players.
Everything for both of Seth’s Kirby parties were handmade, because we could not purchase Kirby themed party items. Or, we used stars and other general items that helped to enhance the theme of Seth’s Kirby party. I found most of what I needed at The Dollar Store, Michael’s Craft Store, JoAnne Fabrics, A.C. Moore Craft Store, Target, and of course Walmart! I planned and planned for this party, I used a designated folder to hold the contents of the Party Planning ideas, items I needed to purchase and receipts. It was very helpful to take with me when we decorated for Seth’s 8th Birthday Party. I plan to use a Party Planning folder or binder for all other future events, that is how easy it made our lives. Perhaps I’ll blog about the Party Planning Book at a later date. Thank you for reading this blog, I hope this gave you some great ideas if you decide to have a Kirby party too! We had Seth’s party at The Amped Up Amphitheatre (the same location we have our church services – shameless plug). http://www.2ampedup.com or http://www.safehavenchurch.info.
Have a great evening!