It was party time again recently and this time my six-year-old chose a Minion theme. On arrival they were given a Minion hat made from a builders hat with a pair of cardboard goggles attached.
Minions love bananas, so they had to be on the menu. My eight-year-old decorated each banana to look like a Minion.
My six-year-old did the same with the cheese sticks.
I found Minion shaped fruit snacks and we had a selection of fruits and snacks.
It was all topped off with a Minion beach party cake.
Whilst we were waiting for guests to arrive, I printed colouring sheets for the children. My daughter had requested cookie decorating, so we decorated mandolins ( a perfect shape for a minion) with blue and yellow icing, black icing to add detail and edible eyes to make a Minion cookie.
I laid out pictures of Minions and gave each child a piece of yellow and blue polymer clay to make Minions. They added black and white for the eyes. I love how they turned out and that they were all so different.
Pin the hat on the Minion
This was a pre-bought game and acted as a good time filler while I laid out the food.
Pass the parcel
A Minion themed gift was wrapped and then covered in multiple layers. The parcel is passed around a circle to music and each time the music stops a layer is unwrapped. In previous parcels we had an activity to complete in each layer but this time I simple placed a lollipop in each layer. The person to unwrap the last layer, gets to keep the gift.
A variation of musical chairs. Lay out the same number of laminated pictures of bananas on the floor as there are children. The children dance and move around the room and one banana is taken away. When the music stops everyone runs to collect a banana and the child left without one is out (but gets a treat as consolation). The last child left in wins a prize.
Balance a banana on your head and walk to the other side of the room. Complete it successfully and win a prize. This was a big favourite. We ran out of time for more games but below are a few more banana games you may like to try.
- Race to peel a banana wearing a pair of gloves
- Hide bananas for a banana themed treasure hunt.
- Stick pictures of bananas to a blow up palm tree and hold it high. Jump up and pick as many bananas as you can in a given time frame.
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