Pokemon Birthday Party- Part 2

If you have already read our part 1 of this post (find it here), you would know that Hunter had a ball at his first ever themed party, and I went a little crazy with it all.  Here are some tips and ideas on party food, birthday cake and how I made my budget friendly thank you gifts.

I still have some leftovers of cupcakes and decorated cookies in my fridge from the party, because party food is always fun to both make and eat, so I really went to town with it!  Here’s what I made-

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Pokeball Pizza 

I saw these on Pinterest and loved the idea of them.  They are very easy and flexible- you can make your own pizza bases, use bread, rolls or a pre-made base.  I cut out circles from a pre-made base and covered them in tomato sauce.  I had planned to put half salami and half  cheese, but the salami I bought was too spicy so we ended up with half cheese, half sauce, but the kids still liked them!  I put a sliced black olive in the middle to make them look like a pokeball- success!

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Jigglypuff Jelly

This was super easy.  I simply made jelly in clean baby food jars in different layers (though that’s a more complicated option and not really necessary). This is a ‘choose your difficulty’ food- you can make it as fancy and complicated as you want; add lollies to the jelly, cream on top, layer different jellies or just make plain jelly.

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Pokemon cupcakes

What’s a party without cupcakes!? I made my own cupcake toppers by printing and cutting out pokemon pictures from this blog, and then cut them out with a circle scrapbooking cutter, and larger plain circles from card.  Then it was as simple as sticking them together with glue and a short skewer between the card circles.  The actual cupcakes I whipped up with a simple recipe in my thermomix, ditto for the buttercream icing (which I made blue).

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Oreo Pokeballs

These were by far the most complicated food I made!  I saw so many people make these I figured they must be easy (wrong).  I grabbed a packet of oreo biscuits, melted some white chocolate, shoved a skewer between the biscuit halves and  the biscuit promptly fell apart.  This went on for longer than I care to tell, then I gave up and made a total mess and painted/ dipped them in the white choc, sprinkled red non-apparels (100s & 1000’s), (because my red melting choc didn’t melt and instead formed a congealed, grainy mess), drew a black icing line and put a white candy circle in the middle, chucked them on a plate and threw up my hands.  Hunter loved them and they looked better than I thought they would when I had finished, so it wasn’t too bad, but I don’t think I’ll repeat the process again!

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as for the rest of the food, the kids had chips, cordial, marshmallow slice, strawberry skewers, decorated biscuits, frankfurt sausages and party pies and mini sausage rolls

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For Hunter’s birthday cake I took an easy option and made a pokeball cake- it is simply a round cake, with a crumb layer of buttercream, and then red, white and black fondant icing.  It looked fantastic and Hunter loved it so that’s all that mattered!

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 Another easy option in a Pokemon theme is to make a rectangular cake and make a Pokemon battle, or gym with figurines, or simply stack 2 cakes (round or square), cover with any icing and place Ash and a few pokemon on top.

Thank you gifts

The thank you gifts were pretty simple- some foam bouncy pokeballs, lollies, and some stickers .  I made the thank you bag toppers in Microsoft word with the Pokemon font generator and a few pictures.

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All, in all it was a pretty successful party (though I couldn’t have done it without my friends who showed up and helped corral the kids and clean up).

Hope this helps if you are throwing your child a Pokemon party (or any party for that matter!)

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