We had a couple of welcome activities set up…so the boys would have something to do as other guests were arriving. The boys loved the simplicity of a large container of Legos.
I’ve been building up to my son’s birthday party for a while. In August, I posted about the inspiration behind the party. Here are the nuts and bolts of the big day!
Tables were set up with wind up robots, balloons, confetti, talking robots from Robot Galaxy and robot-topped candy.
The second “welcome activity” was to decorate a banner for Tyler to keep after the party. I loved seeing the boys coloring, drawing….just being creative.
The main activity that the party centered upon…was building robots. With the help and creativity of retired (though still quite young) elementary school art teacher, Jessica, the plan was to give the boys a basic box and all the goodies they would want to create their own robo-masterpieces.
Check out the robo-results!
Next up – Pin the “batteries” on the Robo Boy.
One final activity before we headed to the table for cupcakes and ice cream…each boy colored and decorated a robot page. Jessica, then, cut the robots into thirds…turning the combined pages into a flip book for Tyler to keep.
At last, it was time to refuel the little robots. Sweet Lisa’s, in Cos Cob, CT created these adorable cupcakes.
Right after I loaded the boys up on sugar, the Transformer made an appearance…and they all went nuts.
The Birthday Boy and his robotic hero!
Before we knew it….it was time to wind things down. Each guest went home with a robot party bag, filled with a robot pencil sharpener, Ugly Doll to hang on their backpacks, wind up robot and a little candy!
My little robot slept quite soundly that night. And, so did I!
How do you like to build a party?