Theo doesn't really have a lot of favorite friends at school, but will pretty much play with everyone so we went ahead and invited the whole class and were glad for the ones who could come. He kept saying he wanted to take cupcakes to anyone who couldn't make it, but I convinced him that we would send rice krispie treats to school instead (since the cupcakes had a tiny piece of peanut butter for the iris). We even got to invite a few last minute church friends when they ended up calling a too-cold-to-go-to-school day, which meant the kids in our town went to school for one day the entire week. And it was a two-hour delay. Don't get me started on that though.
My husband used some table cloths, construction paper, and foil to make a door minion. Cutest thing ever, and I can't get myself to take it down.
Balloons, crate paper, and this simple minion centerpiece rounded out the decorations.
After watching the movie, and again after eating lunch, we played a few games.
I used a few pieces of felt to sew together Gru's scarf so we could play "Gru Says" (like Simon Says). We told the rest of the kids to act like Minions, and whoever was wearing the scarf got to be Gru. In my experience, kids at this age can't get enough of this game.
Photo Op: The kids enjoyed posing in the "box of shame".
Food: I kept it simple here, and just did pizza, carrots, and strawberries. And juice boxes. But there are some really great minion themed food out there. We did make these bags to serve popcorn out of during the movie.
this site to print off the eyes and g's that I used in most of the crafts.
Cake: I looked at so many designs on pinterest, but thought this one was the most do-able for us. I made them all on my own, and thought they turned out pretty good (though half the kids just ate the frosting and marshmallows off the top).
For his full-size birthday cake, to have on his actual birthday, Brian didn't need any of my pinterest finds, as he made this on his own. It was too precious, and Theo was very excited for his minion cake.
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