For Little C’s Despicable Me birthday party she requested 2 things: a piñata and the “pin the tail” game.
This is the Minion piñata we made:
We played “pin the tail on the fluffy unicorn”
and blasted a spaceship with a nerf gun
I got the idea HERE (via Ucreate parties)
You can download the pdf of my version of the spaceship HERE
This is how we put the spaceship together:
We reinforced the spaceship with some cardstock then stuck a piece of wood in the back.
We put the whole thing into an empty baby bottle and covered it up.
It worked great, the baby bottle made the spaceship topple over as soon as the spaceship was hit.
What made the party even more fun is that all the guests went all out with their outfits.
The girls all wore ballet outfits/tutus
We even had our very own Mr Gru (check out the scarf my friend Alma made from 2 pairs of old sweatpants – perfect)
Mr Gru drinking his juice box
Little C wore an Agnes costume, of sorts. She did not want to wear her hair in a high ponytail on the top of her head like Agnes does in the movie because she thought she “looked too silly” :)
For snacks we had “moon cupcakes” with fluffy unicorns on top.
a big bowl of “caterpillars that will never become butterflies”
and robot cookies
To make the robot cookie, we simply used a wire clothes’ hanger and twisted it as shown below and placed a cookie on top.
The piñata provided much entertainment, firstly because it was pretty difficult to break without assistance.
and secondly, because it can also be used as a hat
The children fished their party favours out of a cardboard “box of shame”
Party favours included a “moon-shaped” pencil case full of rocket crayons
After the fishing, it was just fun to hang out in the “box of shame”