Do your little ones love to follow the adventures of Pikachu and Ash? Maybe they love to watch the TV show, play the video game, or trade the cards? Then throw them a unique party with our Pokemon Party Ideas! We have ideas for everything from invitations to activities that will make it as easy as possible to plan the perfect party!
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Planning & Invitations
Your first decision will be where to host your Pokemon Party. If you host the party at your own home, you can be a little more creative with decorations, activities, and food that fit your theme. However, many choose to host the party in a different location, such as a restaurant or recreation center. For a Pokemon Party, you may want to base your location on your child’s favorite Pokemon product. If he or she loves the video game, hold the party at an arcade. If your child is more into the movie, attending the movie theater or renting a projector and watching the movie outdoors might be more fun. For additional ideas, see our When & Where to Have the Party article.
What Do I Need For the Party?
You can stick with the basics, or add other items to fit your theme. For example, for a Pokemon Party, you may also want to consider renting or purchasing the following:
- Pokemon Trading Cards
- Pokemon DVD, Video Game, or Board Game
- Pokemon Masks
To help you with your shopping, take a look at our Suggested Party Supply List. You may not need everything on the list, but you can use it as a guide.
For additional party planning tips, our Party Planning 101 Guide includes cake ideas, party etiquette tips, a printable guest list, and more.
Pokemon Party Invitations
If you have the time to make your own invitations, here are a few ideas to consider:
- Draw your child’s favorite Pokemon character on the front of a side-fold card. If drawing isn’t your strong suit, cut his or her favorite character out of a coloring book and paste it on the front of the card. Write all the party details inside and decorate with Pokemon stickers.
- Give each guest a Pokemon identity to assume at the party! Let them know who their chosen character is by pasting that image on the front of their invitation. Write “You are invited to [birthday child’s name]’s Pokemon Party… And You Have Been Chosen to Come as [character name]!!” on the inside of the card, along with the rest of the party details. Send your invitations with a name badge and an identifying costume accessory (such as Pikachu’s ears or Ash’s cap) to wear to the party.
- Punch a hole in the corner of a card-style invitation and attach it to a sheet of Pokemon stickers or a small Pokemon figurine.
- Cut round circles out of white card stock and color half of the circle red to resemble a pokeball. Draw on the details with black and silver marker. In the white space, write the party information. For a different take on this, purchase Styrofoam balls at the craft store and color one half red. Write the party details on the white portion of the ball and hand-deliver to your guests.
- Include creative wording for your party details, such as:
Alexander chooses you!
We gotta catch ’em all!
Join Jerry, Ash, and Pikachu,
You’re gonna have a ball!
Decorating your party space in combinations of red, yellow, and blue is a great way to start decorating for your Pokemon-themed party. For more specific ideas, consider these options:
- Cut large circles out of construction paper and decorate them to resemble Pokeballs. Secure them to the walkway leading up to the party entrance. Paste one on the front door that says, “[birthday child’s name]’s Party! Welcome!”
- Find photos of Pokemon characters online and copy them to a Word document. Increase their size so that one character fills up an 8 1/2″x11″ piece of paper, and print them out. Either paste them all together on a strand of ribbon to create a large banner, or tape them to the walls individually around the party space.
- Tie groups of three or four balloons together and tie them to the backs of chairs. Anchor them with balloon weights and set them near doorways or in the corners of the party area.
- Create simple centerpieces by taping four Pokemon trading cards together to create a box and adding red, blue or yellow crinkle paper inside.
- Decorate Styrofoam craft balls to resemble pokeballs and hang them with fishing line from the ceiling.
- Print out photos of your child’s favorite Pokemon characters on 8 1/2″x11″ paper and laminate them. Use these as placemats during snack time or when serving the cake.
For this party, you can keep it simple by serving traditional party food, and simply adding tent cards with theme-specific names to each dish. For example, “Pikachu Pizza”, “Sandshrew Salsa”, “Charmander Chips”, “Meowth Milk”, “Weedle Watermelon”, etcetera. If you want to be even more creative with the food, here are some additional ideas:
- Bake round sugar cookies and decorate them with red, black and white decorator icing to resemble pokeballs.
- Make layered jello treats and serve them in clear, shallow, plastic cups. To make jello layers, make the first layer and let it set, then add the second layer. Layer yellow and red for Pikachu colors, red and dark purple for pokeball colors, orange and blue for Charizard colors, etcetera.
- Use cookie cutters in the shape of Pokemon characters to cut out slices of cheese and serve with crackers. If you don’t have Pokemon cookie cutters, use generic cookie cutters that resemble Pokemon characters, such as a turtle shape for Squirtle, a butterfly shape for Butterfree, and a cat shape for Meowth.
- Use cookie cutters to make Pokemon-shaped jello jigglers, pancakes, and watermelon as well.
- Serve soda, water, fruit punch, chocolate milk, or regular milk with silly straws.
- Make a Pokemon cake by baking a round cake and frosting half of it in white frosting and the other half in red frosting. Draw the separating lines with black decorating icing. Or, for a more traditional approach, bake a 9″x13″ cake and decorate it with Pokemon figurines.
Party Favor Ideas
Put a smile on your guests’ faces by sending them home with party favors that fit your theme. You could give one large favor, such as a Pokemon DVD or game, a Pokemon backpack, or movie tickets; or combine smaller favors such as wrist bands, candy, stickers, and Pokemon cards in a nice favor bag. If you have enough Mylar balloons decorating your party space, consider allowing each guest to take one home as well.
To save time, consider our popular personalized favors. Choose from bag tags, zipper pulls, magnets, buttons, and more, all personalized with your guests’ names or a personal message from you!
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Games and Activities
Test your guests’ creativity by asking them to create a unique character.
How many of the Pokemon characters do your guests know?
Let your guests create Pikachu Ears they can wear during the party!
Use Pokemon stickers instead of numbers in this version of Bingo.
Your partygoers will be awestruck when their arms begin to raise without any effort.
Engage your guests in an exciting – yet safe – battle with our balloon swordfight game.
Print out copies of our coloring page and let your guests decorate them.