Since the arrival of Pokemon GO and release of the Nintendo Switch, Pokemon -- the beloved franchise of battling monsters, has made a huge comeback with kids again.
Pokemon-themed birthday parties are all the rage these days, but what can you do to set your kids birthday party apart? Well, check out these awesome Pokemon birthday party ideas... you can thank us later!
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Pokemon Birthday Party Games
1. Pin the Tail on the Pokemon
Blindfold each mini Pokemon trainer, give them 4 or 5 spins, then set them free to pin the tail on the Pokemon! Whoever gets it closest wins a Pokemon prize!
Pin the tail on Pikachu (buy on Amazon)
Pin the flame on Charmander (buy on Amazon) <pictured below
Pin the tail on Squirtle (buy on Amazon)
2. Chansey's Egg Race
At every Pokemon Center, you'll find Nurse Joy and the Pokemon 'Chansey'. It's a cute, pink Pokemon that helps heal others and has a little egg in a pouch on it's stomach.
Have the kids play this game just like a classic egg race where they balance an egg on a spoon. Be careful just like Chansey -- take care of the egg and don't let it fall!
Use a household spoon and a real egg -OR- try this colorful wooden 'egg race' kit and skip the mess!
3. Psyduck Says
Play this game just like 'Simon says'! Tell the kids you're going to use 'confusion attack' (don't worry, they'll get it) on them and try to make them mess up!
4. Water Type Gym Battle
A perfect summer activity, or for those of you who are lucky enough to live in warm areas... Have some water balloons on hand and call for a water type gym battle AKA water balloon fight -OR- a water balloon toss.
Check out these 60-second water balloons for easy setup
5. Pokemon Piñata
Have the kids pretend to be a Farfetch'd as they use 'pound' attack on the piñata with their leek!
Pikachu piñata (buy on Amazon) <pictured below
Pokeball piñata (buy on Amazon)
Another Pokeball piñata in case the first one is sold-out (buy on Amazon)
Pokemon Party Favors
6. Reusable Pokemon StrawsBuy on Amazon (click here to buy) Okay, real talk. Are these not the COOLEST straws you've ever seen?! Pair them up with some colorful sodas or juices at your party for that extra WOW factor!
7. Pikachu Necklaces
Buy on Etsy (click here to buy)
We've never seen anything like these cute 1" metal Pikachu necklaces, so we had to include them! Super cool, don't you think?!
8. Pokemon Temporary Tattoos or Stickers
Another goody bag staple that can't be left out. The stickers are especially great for decorating school supplies like notebooks and pencil boxes! SCORE!
Pokemon temporary tattoos (click here to buy on Amazon) <pictured below
Pokemon stickers (click here to buy on Amazon)
9. Pokemon Shoe Charms
Buy on Amazon (click here to buy) These cute little charms are perfect for Croc-loving kids, but you can add them on normal shoes, too! Just tie them to your laces.
10. Pokemon Trading Cards
Kids LOVE collecting Pokemon trading cards because they're fun to battle with and trade!
We suggest getting a booster pack for each goody bag, but that can be pricey. A cheaper alternative would be to buy a stack of random cards and pop a few in each bag. Just make sure they don't get bent or creased!
Pokemon Birthday Party Decor
11. Pokemon cupcake toppers
Buy on Etsy (click here to buy)
Single-sided on white lollipop sticks
12-13. Pokemon Balloons
Brighten up any space with these colorful Pokemon balloons! We personally think that it's nice to have both sets at your party for variety, but choose whichever best fits you!
14-17. Pokemon table settings
These adorable and affordable Pikachu place settings are a no-brainer for any Pokemon birthday party!
Pikachu plates (buy on Amazon)
Pikachu napkins (buy on Amazon)
Pikachu paper cups (buy on Amazon)
Pikachu tablecloth (buy on Amazon)
Pokemon Birthday Party Invitations
18. Dragonite, Charizard, Pikachu, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Eevee Pokemon Invitations Buy on Amazon (click here to buy)
Set of 20 one-sided cardstock Pokemon invitations
19. Bulbasaur, Pikachu, Squirtle and Charmander Pokemon Invitations
Free printable (click here to download)
Comes in a JPEG format that you can print and write on
20. Pikachu, Squirtle & Charmander Pokemon Invitations
Buy on Amazon (click here to buy)
Set of 30 cardstock invitations with envelopes
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