Despicable Me party this morning and for those of you who haven't seen either of the movies, do. They are fun and cute. They were animated in France which Ben says is why the movies are so good.. I think the soundtrack is wonderful, but I am a fan of Pharell Williams, so perhaps a little bias.
As with most parties these days there are resources galore available on the internet and I did my fair share of internet research for this party. The highlight of my research efforts was my 'purple minion' pinata, idea borrowed from Tonya Staab. It isn't nearly as good as hers but the kids loved it. They especialy liked the hair and when that fell off there was a mad scramble for the kids to get it and pretend to be purple minions.
As usual the cake didn't live up to the vision in my mind, but I surrounded it with smarties in a hope to hide the dodgyness. I also quickly gave the kids jelly (yellow and blue for the good minions or blue and purple for the purple minion) which distracted them and the adults.
Party food was all displayed using minions. My personal favourite was the cookie robot.
Of course we also played a few games - the best was the simple game of Boogie Robots inspired by this scene in the movie. The kids (and me too) really got into this (really just Musical Bumps - dancing and when the music stops you have to sit down). The kids showed some great boogie style.