Make an easy Minions party that looks great! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of #HallmarkAtWalgreens
We have a very special birthday coming. Blake is turning three! One of his favorite things to do is walk around making Minion noises and we recently took the whole family to see Despicable Me 3. So it felt all too appropriate to put together a truly easy Minions party.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. When it comes to parties for kids, I don’t believe in spending hours painstakingly creating some Pinterest perfect decor. I try to make things look nice, but it’s all simple and comes together quickly. For kids, it’s about the experience. Do they feel celebrated and loved? What can they get their hands on? Are they allowed to do something that’s out of the norm and therefore extra fun?
Kayla was my helper in putting together this party and at eight years old, she’s old enough to express her feelings and voice her opinions on where things should go, what they should say and which Minion she should get first dibs at adopting. She was a big fan of the “adopt a Minion” station where kids can pick a little plush Minion to play with and take home as a favor.
Kayla was also all too happy to help write out a birthday card for Blake. We found this Minions Hallmark card in Walgreens and knew it was “the one” right away. Not only was it full of Blake’s favorite characters, it came with a temporary tattoo. I don’t know about your kids, but my kids are all about a card that comes with something extra. Stickers, temporary tattoos or a funny sound effect is all it takes to turn a card into the ultimate present.
Kayla got to work writing out her message to Blake while I got to work setting up our little party. When she showed me what she had written I have to admit I got a bit choked up. The past year has revealed the highs and lows of siblings with a large age gap.
As Blake becomes old enough to actually play with Kayla, bickering, fighting and hurt feelings have become a part of daily life. Along with that has come surprise hugs, I love you’s and moments of pure bliss as they collaborate to build forts, play soccer and make large scale messes around the house. Seeing her write those words on her own made me think that in spite of all the craziness going on in our home, perhaps we’re doing something right as parents.
I used a plain white pegboard as an easy backdrop. You can find them in home improvement stores and most will cut them to any size you want free of charge. For some hands on activities I added a Minions-inspired version of the game Kerplunk. You take turns pulling out the sticks and try to be the player who makes the least amount of Minions fall. Kids as young as Blake can grasp the concept and play with older kids like Kayla.
For an extra dose of fun I added a few fart blasters. After all, no Minions party would be complete without a fart blaster. Yes, they’re a bit noisy but the amount of child and adult giggles they produce is worth it!
For a simple treat I iced some cupcakes with yellow frosting. If you’re feeling extra creative you can add marshmallow or candy eyes. With so many Minion things already going on I figured I could get away with these and the kids would be excited about cupcakes no matter what.
With a couple of small gifts for Blake and a very meaningful card for Kayla we were all set. An easy Minions party for Blake filled with simple but fun things for the kids.
Hallmark has an amazing selection of birthday cards for kids at Walgreens that feature their favorite characters from new summer movies like Despicable Me 3, Cars 3 and Spiderman as well as Disney, Hasbro, and Mattel characters. And, many of these cards have a little something extra. and many have a little something extra. Grab a card, let it be your inspiration and you can put together a small but meaningful celebration in no time!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walgreens. The opinions and text are all mine.