Reid’s Robot Birthday Party
I can’t take credit for this super-cute robot birthday party. My friend Erin did 99% of the work, but she had some great ideas I wanted to share. Her 3 year old is totally obsessed with robots, especially Wall-E and the Iron Giant, so this really was a perfect theme for him (and basically every other 3 year old). Who doesn’t like robots?! It was simple and very DIY, but still full of fun.
Erin had the party at her mom’s, because she has this gorgeous patio and a big yard for the
robots kids to run around.
My contribution to the party: A Happy Birthday banner. I downloaded free robot fonts from dafont.com and printed the letters on scrapbooking paper (it comes in that size).
For activities, Erin had a Robot Work Station with balls, tubs and those grabby robot arms from Target:
The grabbers were a HUGE hit with the kids.
She also had a bean bag toss to “feed” the robots energy:
But my favorite activity was the make your own robot station:
Those are just paper bags spray painted silver with a paper plate glued to the front (for a “dial”) and holes cut for head and arms. The kids decorated with peel and stick foam shapes and robot shaped crayons.
And here are the robots in action:
Besides the very active robots, we had some robots guarding everything from the front door to the food:
Erin didn’t really have a theme for the food besides “stuff kids and grown ups will eat”, but I made her a few signs to tie it together with the party:
And all the kids went home with goodie bags that contained robot crayons, robot painting pages, robot stickers and a robot eraser.
Thank you Erin, Mitch and Reid for sharing your special day with us!