Pokémon has been around for over twenty years, and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing in popularity: Pokémon Go has 147 million monthly users, and the newest franchise addition, Pokémon Let’s Go, has already sold millions and millions of copies. And it’s popularity spans the age gap, resulting in everything from Pokémon birthday parties to Pokémon weddings.
Whether you’re planning a party for your gamer friends or your Poké-fanatic child, check out these awesome tips and tricks to throw an awesome Pokémon party your guests will remember.
Pokémon Party Decorations
If you want your party theme to stand out, you’re going to have to decorate to impress. Here are our top decoration ideas for your Pokémon party.
Check out These Adorable DIY Decorations!
So, first things first, you’re going to need some cute invitations! You can create some easy-to-make pokéball invites, or you can make your invite into a Pokémon card that has all of the party’s information. You can also outsource to Etsy: many shops specialize in making party invitations.
For decorations, you can make mostly anything into a cute pokéball. Why not make a pokéball paper lamp or pokéball party table covers?.
You can also draw on simple balloons to make a variety of adorable Pokémon. And don’t forget to make a cool party banner!
And finally, don’t forget your party favors: decorate gift bags to look like pokéballs or Pokémon. Fill them with your own DIY pokéballs filled with candy or Pokémon figures! And give out official Pokémon trainer certifications so they’ll always remember the great time they had.
Or, You Can Just Buy Them!
DIY not your thing? There are several stores and websites where you can buy your own decorations.
Party City, Walmart, and Target all have a vast in-store and online collection of these party supplies. You can pick up Pokémon-themed plates, napkins, cups, and decor. If you prefer to buy online, Amazon and Oriental Trading both offer similar items at a cheap rate.
Pokémon Party Snacks and Desserts
Your guests are going to need to eat, so why not choose themed snacks and desserts to make your theme stand out even more? If you’re not looking for themed dishes, check out our other article on tasty dishes instead.
If you want to offer some healthy snacks, you can try making a pokéball fruit tray with strawberries and bananas or veggie tray with peppers and cauliflower – they’re really easy to make! For a fun main dish, try making a pokéball pizza – half cheese, half pepperoni.
You can follow this guide to make pokéball pops, which look cool and are relatively easy to make. Or try making some adorable pokéball sugar cookies.
Of course, there are non-pokéball options! Re-purpose some yellow bunny peeps into your own Pikachu snacks. If you’re feeling particularly crafty, you can try to make your own pokéball or Pikachu cake pops.
Or, you can just make up cute names for some regular snacks and make a Pokémon-themed snack bar.
And of course, the center of the party: the cake. If you know your guest of honor’s favorite Pokémon, there are plenty of amazing guides out there.
Or maybe you’d rather hand out cupcakes instead? You can use fondant to make any Pokémon into an adorable cupcake decoration. You can also make pokéball-themed cupcakes: either make each one look like a pokéball or display several white and red frosted cupcakes together to make one giant pokéball.
Pokémon Party Activities
And, of course, this is a party, so let’s be sure to have some fun!
Make your own version of pin the tail on the donkey: pin the tail on the Pikachu! Or try a variant, pin the flaw on the Charizard.
Are piñatas more your style? You can make or purchase a Pokémon piñata – try Pikachu or a pokéball piñata.
You can also play Pokémon variants of normal games. Try Pokémon charades, Psyduck says, or a neat Pokémon treasure hunt! You can also make your own Pokemon Bingo game.
Arts and crafts can also be a hit, depending on how creative party-goers are. You can offer construction paper to make these Pokémon bookmark corners and Pikachu ears, or put out origami paper so guests can make an origami Pikachu.
But honestly, this is a Pokémon party, so you could probably just get away with setting up some TVs and letting everyone play the games. Did you know the new Pokémon Lets Go game has co-op? Maybe you can get everyone together and take on a legendary Pokemon like Zapdos – check out this guide for all you need to know.
Be the Very Best Party Planner (Like No One Ever Was)!
We hope you loved our Pokémon party guide! Go out there and “impress them all” with your new ideas. And if it’s a party for your child, be sure to check out this list of birthday wishes for kids of all ages!