Minion Party Ideas

Minion are everywhere, film, TV series, and iMinionn the playground so it comes as no surprise when they ask for a Minion themed Party!

It is easier than you may think to have your own great memorable party at home (or in a hall) that your child and their friends will remember for years to come.  And to make it even easier, in this blog we will cover what you need to think about and give suggestions on how to theme a perfect Minion Party…

Things to think about in advance…

  1. Venue and guest numbers

The size of your venue will depend on the number of guests attending.  I have given large parties of 30 or more guests in a hall, and also smaller parties in my own home.  There does seem to be a trend of inviting their entire class, but sometimes it is nice to celebrate with their closest friends, and smaller parties are far easier to manage.

Tip: If you would like a smaller party but are worried about playground politics simply send your child into school with small treats for their classmates on (or near) their birthday so no one feels left out.

For your first party don’t be too ambitious with guest numbers. Remember you do not want to get stressed out, if you are happy the children will be too!

  1. Date, time and duration of your Minion Party

Minion-GirlsBirthday parties are not necessarily held on their actual birthdays and are more commonly held at the weekend.  However I have had a couple of parties after school that have been fantastic, although you may need to leave work early to set it up.

Think about meal times when arranging your party.  It is common to have food at the party. If the party spans over lunch or tea-time ensure you have plenty of filling food, otherwise Minion snacks will suffice.  But it is helpful to other parents if your make it clear that it is only snack food so they can plan their meals.

2-2 ½ hours is typical for a birthday party.  This should give enough time to get through your games and have something to eat.  It is also not too long so younger minions will not get over-tied.

  1. Send the invites

I recommend between 2 and 4 weeks in advance of the party. Any earlier then parties can be forgotten, and later than plans may already be made.  Don’t forget to include:

  • Your child's name and birthday age.
  • Who to RSVP to
  • Your address and phone number.
  • The date, start and finish times of the party.
  • Are your guests expected to come as their favourite Minion character?
  • How to get to the party venue.
  1. Party Food

As stated earlier, the types of food you can serve will depend on what time the party is. It is not hard to theme your party food. You could simply label food e.g. Salsa and Dip could become ‘El Macho’s Salsa and Dip’.  Printable labels can be found on our Pinterest Page.  Don’t forget to colour theme your food in Yellow and Blue.

Here is a few suggestions to help you start to theme your minion party food, but also check out our Minion page for loads more ideas.

Snack party food Meal party food
  • Cupcakes.  Use themed cupcake cases and decorate your cakes with Minion yellow, blue (and purple!)
  • Carrot and Cucumber sticks or crisps placed in Minion Cups or Treat cups.
  • Minion themed Jelly – choose yellow and blue Jellys
  • Don’t forget Agne’s Caterpillars (cheese puffs)!
  • Eggs cut in half can be turned into minion faces using olive rings!
  • Use food dye to dye Marshmallow Crispy Cakes yellow and/or blue to become Minion Crispy Cakes
  • Bananas can by coated in chocolate or you could dray minion faces on them. Alternatively, simply serve them in a bunch!
  • Pizza.  If you would like to theme the pizza, simply rearrange thetopping, for example you can make a Minion pizza by arranging the toppings into a minion face or banana shape!pizza
  • Sandwiches – these can be cut into shapes using cookie cutters.
  • Chicken nuggets and Fries placed in Minion cups/treat bowls.
  • Sausages can be turned into Minions – see our Pinterest page for more details!

Minion Birthday Cake

Birthday cake

We have plenty of designs for Minion Cakes on our Pinterest page if you want to make one yourself, or if you know a good cake maker.  Supermarkets also stock themed birthday cakes.

 

 

  1. Party Games

It is easy to theme traditional party games.  Here are some ideas and you will find more on our Pinterest page

Keeper of the Gate:  A blindfolded guest has to defend the gate by touching intruders as they pass.  If you have our Minion Party in a Box there is an inflatable banana to help the keeper.

Minions Party Game Minion Party Game.

Pin the tail:  Included in our Party box is a minion themed version of this traditional game. Simply blind fold your mini minion, give them a spin and enjoy them trying to put the eyes on the right place.

Odds and evens: name each side of the room, e.g. Minion is even and Purple Minion is the odd side.  Music plays.  When the music stops the guests choose a side of the room to stand.  If they stand on the minion side they shout banana, the purple side they make rude noises. The dice is then thrown, if it lands on an odd number the evens are out and vice versa.  An inflatable dice is included in our Minion Party in a Box.

Follow the leader: Make different minion sounds as part of actions and sounds that the group has to follow.

Escape the purple minion:  Either and adult or the party girl/boy has to stand in the middle of the room.  Guests line up on opposite walls.  The idea is the guests have to get to the other side of the room without being touched by the purple minion.  If they are touched they either become a purple minion or are out.  Last one remaining is the winner.

  1. Music play list

Handy to do in advance is make a party music list with your child. Mix well know tracks from the film with whatever your kids are listening to at the moment.  Don’t worry if the songs repeat. Check for explicit lyrics (a mistake I made once, luckily no-one noticed!) and ensure you pick the radio edit version!

  1. Party Plan

If you have bought our Minion Party in a Box then you will have a suggested party day plan and lots of games instructions. Minion-GRIf you have not got one, write yourself a little party plan and be sure to know which games you will be playing and how the games are played. This really helps with the flow of the party and helps stop those moments when you mind goes blank!

Tip: If the kids are having fun be relaxed and have fun with it. It does not matter if you do not get through all the games you have planned or they are not playing them exactly to rule as long as everyone is having fun.

  1. Guest Safety

Have think about how you will set rules and ensure guest safety. If there are places in the house or hall you do not want guests to go I suggest a notice on the door (or before stairs) stating ‘sorry, Minions must keep out!  Have a great time at our party!’  Also have a plan about how you will deal with over excited children (for example have some calmer games on hand)

  1. Help!

You can’t be everywhere at once. It is best to have a helper, maybe someone to concentrate on the food whilst you entertain the children – play to your strengths.

On the Day of the party:

      1. Make your house look presentable. I always remove items that have a lot of value or are sentimental to me just to be in the safe side.
      2. Decorate your party rooms.  If you have purchased our Minion Party in a Box you will have everything to hand!  Put up the banners, hanging decorations and some balloons.  Lay the party table with a cloth, plates, cups and napkins, plus any centrepiece you have made or bought.  If you have purchased a Minion Party in a Box you will have all this, and the Blu Tack to hand.  Don’t forget to decorate the garden if the weather is nice, and also put up a party is here door banner or sign.  If you do not have one pop balloons on the door.
      1. Prepare food ready to go out on the table.

MinionRAt the party – Top tips

      1. Have your plan ready (but don’t panic if you stray from it, have fun!)
      2. They are not listening!?! Try turning down or off the music, this will tendto get their attention. Failing that, pick someone with a loud voice to call ‘who wants to play another game? Then come and sit on the floor and I will explain…’
      3. If they are not playing the party games how they are meant to be played look around, who is upset? If most are enjoying themselves let them finish but perhaps not give a prize saying ‘that was a good practice, but to win a prize play like…’
      4. Don’t worry if you have not done all the games you wanted to play, it is a good sign that the kids have enjoyed what they have been doing.
      5. Clean as you go – quickly picking up wrapping paper, food waste etc as you go makes the clean-up at the end so much easier.
      6. Pictures are a great lasting memory but sometimes they get missed if you are busy. Having a Photo booth area can help ensure you get lasting memories of the party, and they make great thank you cards.
      7. Getting party/loot bags out at the end of the party is a good way of letting he children and parents know that the party is winding down.

Have a fantastic party.  Creating memories for you and your child make doing a party yourself one of the best things you can do!

Minions_01 - Copy Our Minions Party in a Box comes for up to 8, 16, 24 and 32 guests!

Have your seen our Minion Party in a Box?  With filled party bags, games and prizes, as well a dining and decorations, they are packed full of everything you need for the perfect party.  Simply add food and guests.

 

 

 

 

 

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