To say that Little J likes the Minions would be an understatement. This kid is OBSESSED. It is Despicable Me everything in this house. More importantly, he is obsessed with Gru, the main character. I think we own every single book/toy/shirt/shoes with a Minion theme. So it only made sense to throw him a Despicable Me-themed birthday party for his 2nd birthday. Like usual, I went over the top. I pulled out my trusty Cricut Explore Air and crafted my little heart out. Here’s a sampling of his dream party!
Minions Birthday Party Ideas
This is the birthday invitation I made for Little J’s Minion birthday party. I simply email a photo to family members so it was easy to create. I just used a few various images found around the internet. The font is called Las Vegas and is the perfect Despicable Me font! The ‘you are invited’ font is called Pump and it resembles the Minions movie title font.
I couldn’t resist decorating the door into the basement like a giant Minion. It was ridiculously simple to make and used items I already had. I bought rolls of tablecloth sheeting from a party store – 1 in yellow, 1 in blue to cover the food tables and used those to make the Minion. The eye is a large pie plate from the dollar store, a giant googly eye from a local craft store and some black duct tape. Voila! I also used a bit of scotch tape to attach the sheeting.
This banner was a labour of love. I used my Cricut Explore Air to assemble everything. My house doesn’t lend itself well to horizontal banners so I need to get creative for parties and make vertical banners. It’s made with cardstock and some Minion ribbon. If you don’t have the patience for the Minion on the rocket, you can make the rest of the banner quite simply. It’s a circle of denim-patterned paper (but regular blue will also work), a circle of yellow, a circle of silver paper and a circle of white paper. It looks like a Minion!
These Minion vases could not have been easier to make. I’m sure you have some tall vases kicking around your house you could use (don’t we all?). I bought some basket stuffing from the dollar store in blue and yellow. The hair is simply a black pipe cleaner bent in half. The goggles were also from the dollar store – it’s a package of 8 masks from the party section. I put a piece of black tape behind the eye holes to give the appearance of pupils and taped it onto the vase.
Silly me forgot to take a picture of the larger cupcakes I made for Little J’s party but I managed to snap a photo of the mini cupcakes I made for a little get-together we had with friends a few days prior. These are made from a boxed cake mix and a container of vanilla icing that I added yellow food colouring too. They were very easy to make. The eyes are candies from the baking section of my local craft store. So easy! And delicious.
While it’s not the best representation of a Minion, I’m sure you can get the general idea from the formation of the pineapples & blueberries in my fruit tray. It was a fun little twist to add to an otherwise basic fruit tray.
My mother (sitting down in the photo) loves to crochet. She especially loves to crochet things for her grandbabies. A lot of love and effort went into making this gorgeous Gru blanket for Little J and you can see just how happy he was with his blanket! He likes to lay it on the floor and snuggle with Gru. And yes, I totally dressed him like a Minion for his birthday party 🙂
Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.