I let my son pick his own theme for his party this year. He started talking about having a PJ Masks cake, in December… So I had to make it for him. I didn’t want to try anything too elaborate this year, but I still think the cake and the party turned out great.
If you don’t know, PJ Masks is a newer show on Disney Junior. It features three friends that turn into superheros at night. My son’s favorite is Gecko, so I made that the main theme of the party and decorations.
I did electronic invitations again. This saves me so much on ink and postage. I can also make the invitation more colorful because I don’t have to worry about printing it. I did make a less colorful version and mailed it to anyone that doesn’t have Facebook.
I made some parking signs. I like to hang something on the mailbox for the day of the party, so I decided to designate parking between villains and heroes. Most people park in the back, so I made that the villain’s.
Because the party was to take place at the HQ I put a picture of the totem pole HQ from PJ Masks on our front door.
This year I made a few games. I thought my son and his cousins were old enough to enjoy them. The games were really simple. Our version of “pin the tail on the donkey.” Smash Romeo’s Lab (using the pogo-dozer.) *You would have to watch the show to understand.* And steal Luna Girl’s luna magnet. I used some tape to tape the luna magnet loosely onto the picture and the kids had to use a large sticky hand to grab it. I laminated all the pieces so they were more durable and reusable. They had fun with the games, I even left them up for a week to continue playing.
The cake table was modeled after a screen on the show. I made Gecko’s mask the cake. I made it three layers so each of them had their own layer (Gecko, Catboy, and Owelette.) It shouldn’t have been so hard to make a three layer cake, but for some reason it was. I learned to cut the layers into the shape individually. I did a dirty ice to help keep the crumbs away. Then I finished with some nice green icing. The cake was cute and tasted pretty good too!
I cut out and laminated some masks and made a wrist thing from felt. Everyone was encouraged to come in their pj’s. Even some of the adults participated (but they weren’t too fond of having their pictures taken!)
His shirt is just a green tee-shirt with a felt Gecko mask stuck on. I put a “3” at the top of the mask (in place of Gecko’s head thing.) It was really easy to trace the shape onto the felt and then I used heat-n-bond to stick it on. His sister’s shirt was the same idea with Owelette’s mask.
I think everyone had a good time. My son sure did enjoy himself and all the attention. He loved having “Happy Birthday” sung to him.