We just celebrated my son’s 8th birthday. I can’t believe I have an 8 year old!! He wanted to go see the movie MegaMind, so we thought we’d make a fun theme out of it for his birthday party. For his costume, he’s wearing a blue craft foam visor upside down for Megamind’s head, and I cut out a black goatee from black paper. Doesn’t he look just as mischievous as Megamind?!
He invited a few friends to go see the movie, then back to our house for pizza and cupcakes. Here’s just a few of the fun things we did to celebrate with MEGAMIND.
Invitations: Using a half sheet of blue cardstock paper, I cut out a giant egg shape for Megamind’s head, added big googley eyes, and drew on his other face features. On the back side, I typed up the party details and we passed them out to his friends.
Decor: We blew up a bunch of blue balloons and had them scattered around the house. We drew Megamind’s face on each one for a fun effect.
Party Bags: Inside blue plastic party bags, I added a small blue frisbee (which I called a flying saucer), a spacey bouncy ball, a blue packaged snack, and a blue spacey glow stick! It’s all about the color blue with Megamind.
Cupcakes: I couldn’t resist creating these cupcakes, not after making the invitations and balloons. I frosted each cupcake with white frosting. Then using a blue frosting writer, I traced Megamind’s head and filled it in. I smoothed it out with a frosting spatula. Then with a black gel writer, I drew on his face features. This is my sad attempt at freehand drawing! :)
For his eyes, I had to add small googley eyes! I had too. BUT big DISCLAIMER: do not eat plastic eyes! I made sure to tell the kids not to eat them, then watched each one take them off before they ate their cupcake. You could replace these with m&m’s or other candies. Or if you make a large cake instead, you could do one pair of large googley eyes too.
Happy Birthday, my big 8 year old boy!! I hope it was a MEGA birthday!
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Very creative! It’s nice to know that even at the age of 8, boys can still appreciate the effort that their moms put into making their birthday parties unique and memorable!
You are my go to birthday mom. So creative you are. Looks so fun!
Great idea! And fairly simple too! (compared to what sometimes we moms do to ourselves!)
Super great cupcakes, and thank you for the “no eating plastic eyes” disclaimer :)
marie, you rock.
Are you kidding me with this? Where does your brain go to sleep at night? I need some of this creativity!
Wow! What a fabulous idea!