Transformer Roller Skating Party {Recap} |We Got the FUNK

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Transformer Roller Skating Party {Recap}

A couple weekends ago we gathered our friends and close family and had a roller skating birthday party for my favorite 5 year old.  He had asked to have the party at our families roller skating rink back in January so we had been practicing and preparing for him to have a good time with his friends. The party was a success so I thought I would share our personal photos and show you How to Create a perfect Transformers Party!

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Decorations:  

A party is boring without the decor!  I have decided that my Silhouette Machine is pretty much my go to party making device.  SAVED SO MUCH MONEY and created everything from his shirt to his centerpieces. 

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For his party table I ordered the Transformers table cloths, plates, cups, masks and napkins off of Oriental Trading company and snagged free shipping plus 20% off.  Get those emails folks you can really save!  Seating for 24 people for less than $20.00!

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My kids always have a special shirt to wear.  Sometimes I make it, other times I pay.  I really wanted to try out my Silhouette Machines dark heat transfer setting and it worked perfectly.  I created the image in photoshop, then imported it into my silhouette software and traced it.  I set the registration marks, made sure to keep the image normal (not reversed) and printed it on our home computer.  Then I inserted the heat transfer print into my silhouette and it cut it right out!  Ironed it on a shirt and BOOM perfection!

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We were at a skating rink, people would be getting thirsty and want some snacks.  We had pizza, lemonade and cake too, but I thought this little refueling station would be perfect for our guests!  It was a HIT!  We got water from the rink, I made stickers with my Silhouette and the "refueling station" sign as well and decorated the water bottles.  My best friend and I also spent the weekend before, MAKING all those chocolate robot suckers.  Folks, I should have taken photos of that day, you would have cracked up. 

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I knew that I wanted my table to stick out and really be themed.  There was 3 other parties that day and I wanted my guests to know where to go.  I made centerpieces (again using my Silhouette) and then set the table up.  Each kid also had either an Optimus Prime or Bumblebee mask.  The idea would be that they could "Transform & Roll Out" 

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I made sure to include little signs giving them a hint to Transform!!!

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The two most expensive parts of the party were the balloons and the cake.  BOTH of which I purchased with coupons.  We snagged the cake for $25.00 and the balloons for $10.00!  Now of course we did get to use the skating rink for free.  I love saving money!

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We LOVE Target cakes.  Their whipped frosting is heavenly and although I can easily bake and decorate a cake, I just did not have the time and the boy REALLY wanted the toys on this cake.  

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Party favor bags are fun, I went completely transformer themed.  Inside were coloring sheets, pencils, tattoos, a chocolate robot sucker and a paddle ball.  I snagged these bags and a couple of the items inside in the Target clearance bins and hardly paid a think for them!


Of course there was skating...of course the pictures are blurry because they were moving, but the kids all had a blast!  Oh and look there is my IN REAL LIFE blogging BFF Censie from Building Our Story!


Oh and party people and a NEW BIKE and fun and a sassy, sassy, princess who just couldn't stand the fact that life is not all about her. 


Hope you enjoyed celebrating with us!  We had a great time, great friends and family and I really enjoyed making his party so personalized.  I think I have a new hobby! 

I managed to throw this party for a total of $150.00, had we needed to rent the rink it would have been right under $300, which for 30 guests is pretty awesome!

How do you save money when party planning?

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