Saturday, May 01, 2010

Pokemon Party

Toa of Boy wants a Pokemon Party for his birthday this year.

Ok, so I can make a 3D cake shaped and decorated like a pokeball and I can send out invitations that say "[Friend's name]....I choose you!!!!! To come to my birthday!" And I can make a pickachu pinata.

But other than that, I was rather stumped for Pokeman birthday party ideas. Pin the Tail on the Pickachu occurred to me, but I'm not sure how popular that will be with boys at the party.

Google. Google has the answer to every question. Forty-two isn't really the Answer, Google is.

From a google search then:
*PokéRinger Toss: For this Pokemon birthday party game, you'll need 2 stakes or sturdy sticks, large tossing rings or rope, masking tape or string.

Before the party, hammer 2 stakes into the ground a good distance apart. (Keep in mind the age of kids and their skill level when determining the distance.) If you find that the tossing rings are too heavy for your guests, you can make rings out of rope. Form rings that are about 10" in diameter, so they'll easily slip over the stakes.

Have the kids stand behind a masking tape or string, and invite the players to take turns tossing their rings around the stakes.

*Pikachu Stomp: It's best to play this Pokemon birthday party game outside. You'll need about 50-60 balloons and Pikachu sticker (or a small theme item). Before blowing up balloons, put a Pikachu sticker in one of them. During the game, the kids have to pop the balloons by stepping on them. A person who finds the sticker wins a prize!

Gotta Catch Them All:
Hide 32 Poke balls in the grass and have an Easter-egg hunt style game. Use permament markers to color styrofoam ball to look like poke balls.

And I really liked this one, but neither Toa nor Sweetling knew what a Baltoy was. We don't watch the Pokemon cartoon. In fact, I'm not sure Toa knows there even is a Pokemon cartoon. (Shhhhh....don't tell him!) So, I can't use the tag game below, but I think I'll come up with a more generic Pokemon version:

*Baltoy Bust: Pick one or more players to be Robots and everyone else is a Baltoy. When Robots hear the command "Get 'em", they must try to catch the Baltoy. If players get caught, they must go to a designated area called "the crying pen," where they must stand still, on one foot, until more than one Baltoy is in the pen. (Baltoy sleeps while standing on one foot, but it can't be rescued while sleeping.)

When several Baltoy are caught in the pen, they must stand with their legs spread out and pretend to cry until rescued. (Baltoy always cries in unison with others of its kind.) To be rescued, one of the free Baltoy-friends has to crawl through the captured player's legs. Keep playing the game until everyone has been caught, or it's time to move to the next game.

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