What can I say? I’m a child of the 80s, therefore, when a birthday party design calls for video game decor, my graphics scream Atari! My nephew was celebrating his twelfth birthday last week, and I just knew this would be a perfect theme for him.
On the day of the party, I brought over everything we needed to make a radical tablescape for this video game birthday party! Starting with that crazy stretch material tablecloth, (which totally makes the table look like a game controller, right?), the backdrop is a 3’x4′ piece of foam core, spray painted black with paper “alien” cut outs from our printable kit taped on top. I had some leftover neon colored string from another party that, when strung crisscross over the tablecloth, looked like laser beams!
Acting as risers, plexiglass boxes were lit up with battery operated wire lights in our party colors. We placed water bottles with matching printable labels on one side of the table, and mini printable popcorn boxes on the other.
Pizza would be served later at the party, but while we waited for all the guests – and for the main event to begin – fun snacks were available for everyone. My daughter made jello in our party colors, served in inexpensive plastic tumblers. Little paper cups filled with pretzels and fruit kabobs rounded out our pregame fodder.
The main event for our birthday boy was an awesome surprise! We didn’t tell any of the kids what was in store for them. The video game truck pulled up and we called everyone into the front yard… you can see the look on Adam’s face here – a cross between disbelief and I’m-too-cool-to-jump-for-joy. Am I right?
Those kids played, and played and played! I’ve never seen so many Minecraft-Mario Cart-Lego Star Wars loving faces all in a row! After the truck and all its video games pulled away, the kids put on swim suits for a quick dip, and took a moment to shovel in some pizza. Then, of course, we ran inside for sweets and the happy birthday song. The birthday boy’s sister made cupcakes – which we promptly covered in personalized printable wrappers and toppers – and Bella’s Bakery made chocolate cake pop “joysticks” and chocolate covered oreo “tokens” that were snapped up before you could say “high score”! Yum!
Phew! And to wrap up the party? Candy party favors of course!
And now, drumroll please, this party kit is available for you to DIY your child’s Video Game Birthday Party together! Just stop by our shop, and download your party PDF today.
There are so many great pieces included…
Invitation (fits A7 envelope) +
2” Round Cupcake Toppers +
Cupcake Wrappers +
Favor bag Toppers +
Cupcake topper Silhouette shapes (3 aliens, 1 blaster)
Water Bottle Label
Jar Labels +
Mini Popcorn box +
4×6 Signage +
Large Silhouette shapes (3 aliens, 1 blaster)
Pennant Banner +
Front Door sign +
Full Sheets of Patterned paper (2 styles)
.svg files for 3 aliens
Those items listed with a “+” symbol are personalizable by you! Just download acrobat reader (free from adobe) and type in your custom party information.