Despicable Me Party

Aaaah, the relief.  Crazy October officially finished today with Elliot's 5th birthday party.  Yesterday we had the last of the school fetes (but I'll post on that later).
The purple minion pinata. Photo now because it could go all wrong once he's up on the tree. #5yroldpartymadness #despicableme
Elliot had a 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.
#despicableme #5yroldpartymadness #cookierobots
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.

23 comments:

  1. Agh I love that cake! So cute! Congratulations on finishing up your crazy month.

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  2. That looks like a great party! I love the cake & pinata. Well done on surviving Crazy October!

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  3. Love it!! I've just started planning a 3 year old party (Lego) and a 5 year old party (space or Planes) that will be in the next 2 months. I'm exhausted thinking about it...

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  4. Nice work. Back to some selfish sewing then I hope!

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  5. Looks like a fantastic party! I like the smartie idea ... will have to save that for my cake disasters!

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  6. Wow, love it - but you must be shattered after this and the fete!

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  7. I think the cake looks adorable and the pinata too! I bet the kids had a great time. I loved the first movie (haven't seen the second yet). I admit to using the line 'the physical appearance of the please makes no difference' on L now and then! I hope you have time to relax and do some selfish sewing before the holiday craziness starts!

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  8. I love that film! And I´m sure the kids had a terrific time! You are such a great mum planning and preparing the birthday parties with such care!

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  9. Maider....MasustakNovember 4, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    The cake looks incredible and yummy! It seems that it was a funny party!!!

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  10. This looks like so much fun- epic work!

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  11. Thanks Amanda. Boogie fever always makes everything alright!

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  12. Thanks! The cake wasn't so great, but it was fun!

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  13. Oh Merche, I bet you do the same with your two! How fun are the films!

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  14. Oh yes! I must use that line with my boys... although I don't get the physical appearance of the please as much as I should. Do see the second one. It is good. Yes! to selfish sewing November!

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  15. I am!!!!!... but I have managed to fit a pair of Iris shorts onto that denim I won from you so I've got a bit of energy back.

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  16. You bet. It's a dedicated month of selfish sewing!!

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  17. Good luck with them. Lego parties are so fun!

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  18. I feel like I only barely survived but I'm out the other end now, so it's back to being all about me!

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  19. looks wonderful! I love all the details - you did a great job. I'm sure the kids didn't even notice any imperfections on the cake!

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