Pokemon Birthday Party – the Goody Bags

Apparently when you are a kid, goody bags are an important part of a birthday party. (Or so I’ve been told.) We try to do pretty cool goody bags filled with things kids actually want. Oh sure, we could go to the dollar store and buy a bunch of “stuff”. But I know with my kids, that “stuff” just goes into the garbage can and it’s a waste of money. So we try to put things in goody bags that are fun or delicious. Best combination is fun AND delicious!

We made the bags out of the white lunch bags. Cool, right? I used spray paint to paint the bottom half red and then used a marker to do the line. I just love my circle punches. That’s how we did the circles (duh) in the middle.

We filled each bag with a Pokemon cookie

A Pokemon Survival Kit. (Here’s the best part about these kits. They were on sale for $1.49 at Safeway and Walgreens and I had coupons for $3 off 2 J&J products. That made them free! Yep,
free! We got 28 of them!)

aren’t they cute?

This might be the best part about the goody bags. Check out these personalized Pokemon cards I made for each of the boys at the party. I asked parents to email me a picture of their child beforehand so I could make them ahead of time. How cool is this, right? I found them here.

Check out the little picture in the top left corner. That’s my son when he was younger. So cute!

I found red and white gumballs at Michaels (and used my 40% off coupons to buy them).

And how can you have a Pokemon Birthday Party without giving out Pokemon cards? Not possible. I bought them on ebay. 100 cards for $12.00. Pretty darn great!

Look at these cute Pokemon writing pads I found on Amazon.com

And finally, each child will have a bag of Skittles to take home too. We’re playing Picku (that’s Bingo Pokemon style) and these will be the “markers”.

I hope they like them!

And now I have to say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my son who officially turns 8 today! EIGHT!!! Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday he was a little, tiny thing.

Thanks for letting me take a walk down memory lane =o)

Happy birthday, Sweetie!

I’m linking to the parties on my sidebar!

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  1. Very cute party!! You found some great deals. I love those white lunch sacks too. You can do a so many things with them.

  2. Wow – can I go to one of your parties? I loved the personal cards. You did a wonderful job!

  3. Super cute! What great ideas. Time does fly – I remember when my sixteen year old boy (fixing to be 17) was into Pokemon 🙂 Wow

  4. What a fun party… you’ve done a fabulous job with everything! That sounds like a fun party to be at…Thank you for sharing the pictures of your son… He is a handsome fella 🙂 Happy birthday to him!

  5. He is going to have such a great time at his party!! Love the goody bags you created, very neat!

  6. The goody bags are so cute – I love the personalized cards. And your son is even cuter – love the one of him in his cowboy boots!

  7. Wow!! I want to be invited to one of your parties!! What amazing goodie bags. Love the personalized cards and survival kits. Love the pictures of your adorable son.

  8. That’s a cool post !
    With lots of great deals :O)
    so… when are you going to prepare my birthday party? :o)
    You’re such a great mom!!!

  9. WOW!! This is fabulous! My son had a Pokemon party a few years ago and our favor bags were nothing like this! You did a fantastic job!

  10. Wow, tremendous fun! Great photos, too. Can’t help but smile reading your post! What a lucky guy! My boys would love this, too! Thanks for the link to the personalized cards. Awesome! Try this free pattern to make a felt Pokemon finger puppet: http://crackofdawncrafts.blogspot.com/2011/02/pokemon-pikachu-felt-finger-puppet.html

  11. Oh how fun is your blog. I have made the shells and octopus hot dog with my boys too!

    I would love for you to link this and more up to my linky party that runs Friday evening through Sunday night. You can find the button for the party at http://www.bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/

    Our last party, the first ever, had over 300 links so this week there will be a special give away just for linkers, hope to see you soon.

    Come strut your stuff!

  12. Such good ideas! I especially love the personalized Pokemon card. So clever!

    I love your pictures of your son growing up too. Very cute. Happy Birthday to you Little Man. 🙂

  13. Wow, you found some great stuff, especially the FREE survival kits! Happy birthday to your son~it’s great to be eight!:)

  14. So awesome!! You did alot more work for your poke-themed party than I did! I love the personalized card! I’ll have to tuck that idea away for the next one!

  15. Wow! You throw a great party.

  16. love this idea how super cute

  17. Very Cute! I almost wish our birthdays weren’t done so I could do this. I will have to remember this for next year though. With a house of 4 boys I’m always looking for boy inspiration!

  18. Love the ideas you have came up with. Thank You for showing us , they look great. What kind of spray did you use?
    Thank You

  19. Fantastic! Where did u get the printout for survival kit?