When you’re looking for timeless ideas for a kid’s party, look to the future. Whether it’s a first birthday or an 8th birthday, or just about any age in between, a robot themed party is perfect for little boys (and even non-frilly girls too!).
Simple Robot Cake Ideas
Every birthday party needs a cake! You can easily turn a simple square cake into a robot head by cutting simple from fondant for the eyes and mouth. Fondant can be purchased from many craft and stores – and there’s also a ton of easy fondant recipes online if you’re feeling more adventurous. For the antennae, insert pretzel rods into a donut holes and insert them into three sides of the cake. It’s an idea simple enough that even the kids could help you decorate and no special skills required.
Themed Party Food Menu
If you are planning on serving a meal, I absolutely love the idea of having a pasta bar for a robot party. Serve several types of pasta and name it after robot gears. Offer up a choice of Alfredo or Marinara sauce as robot gear grease. Include different shredded cheese as toppings as a jolt of robot energy.
Fun Robot Crafts, Games and Activities
Of course no party is complete without games. You have to burn off all that youthful energy somehow. Assemble a bunch of nuts, screws and other small spare parts and have the kids make their own robots. They can glue them to small boxes or even tin cans. Change the classic game of pin the tail on the donkey to pin the gear on the robot. At one party I attended, the mom had a freeze dance set to robot inspired songs. The kids had to do their best “robot dance” and when the music stopped, they froze.
Budget Friendly Robot Party Gears
The robot theme lends itself to some easy and cute party favors. Put a scoop of Chex Mix into glassine bags and label it “Robot Gears.” There are also really cute robot shaped bubbles that would be an adorable – yet inexpensive – idea when tied with a simple favor tag.
If you’re looking for a great resource to help you plan a robot party, check out this post that includes 30 real robot birthday parties. I hope that wherever your party planning takes you, this gives you plenty of futuristic ideas to pick from!
What’s your favorite idea for a robot birthday party?