Beyblade Party Supplies have arrived and are here to provide your beloved blader with a fantastic birthday experience! There is something so whimsical about spinning tops. They draw you in at any age and at any time. Beyblade may be the latest top obsession in elementary and junior high schools across the nation, but these crazy metal fusion tops bring out simple, classic enjoyment in kids, parents and grandparents alike. Let the coolest toys in town help you host a super fun and memorable party!
I suggest these handy Beyblade invitations, if you have the time to send them out by snail mail. Another simple option, assuming that your guests’ parents are not opposed to using email to communicate, is to create an “evite” through www.evite.com. Just find a great picture of a blader or a bunch of beyblades, and upload it as the picture on your invitation. Then, in your message, say something like, “Bring your favorite battling beyblade to [insert your child's name here]‘s special competition arenas and ‘Let it rip!’” Tip: have a few extra built beyblades on hand at home, just in case someone forgets theirs or if one malfunctions or breaks during the party. Also, invite the adults to stick around for the party, since they might want to play with the beyblades as well. Really!
Decorations for your Beyblade party should involve bright, primary colors like yellow, blue and red. Try ordering blue and red streamers and twisting them together before hanging them across the room. Also, for a nice touch, order some Beyblade balloons with beyblade designs on them, like the one pictured above. Use any extra beyblades you have as centerpieces. Use a solid color for your tablecloth and plates, like red or blue. If you have any red and blue decorations left from a Fourth of July or Captain America party, then definitely bring them out and reuse them. Also, play Japanese music or anime type music in the background to build the excitement of the party.
GAMES & ACTIVITIES
Of course, the whole point of a Beyblade party is to hold a tournament or two. Set up at least one beyblade arena ahead of time, and go to your local dollar store to pick up a trophy for the winner. When the kids are ready for the tournament, explain the rules of the game and stick around to take video or to referee, in order to make sure everyone gets along. A simple way to hold a tournament is to set up two arenas. One can be a practice arena, and one can be the tournament arena. Once the first two kids start out, each kid can then play the winner. If your guests want to be professional about it, go to the official beyblade website and download proper tournament instructions for them to follow. When the kids have finished their tournament and a winner is crowned with the centerpiece trophy you bought, something fun to do is to have a kids vs. adults tournament. It will be really fun to see how excited the both the kids and adults get! But there are other related activities that your guests will certainly enjoy when the tournament is over. For example, try playing “Hot Beyblade,” for example, which is exactly like “Hot Potato.” Play some music, have your guests stand in a circle and pass around a beyblade. When the music stops, the person left holding the beyblade is out. The last one standing gets to keep the beyblade as a prize. Or you could play, “Pin the Beyblade on the Arena,” which is pretty simple. Print out a picture of an arena, and give each blindfolded guest, in turn, a picture of a beyblade to stick as close to the center of the arena as possible. Just a few extra ideas if there is extra time at the party.
Your guests will be so focused on their beyblade challanges that they probably won’t want to sit down for a proper meal. Therefore, you’ll need to come up with yummy finger foods to satisfy the kids in between battles. I have several ideas for you to choose from, depending on how much time you have for the party food. Mini pizzas would be great for the kids, as they are always a favorite at my house, and they also kind of look like beyblades. All you need to start are mini bagels, sliced in half. On each half bagel, put a little canned pizza sauce, some mozzarella cheese and any kind of cooked spicy sausage or pepperoni (I like to cook up Portuguese sausage) you have at home. Then, stick the mini pizzas in a 400 degree oven on a non-stick cookie sheet to cook for about 10 minutes. I found another great idea for filling finger food on www.houseparty.com. Simply buy a bunch of footlong sandwiches from Subway, and cut them in to pieces for the kids to enjoy. Or, to completely simplify things, just order a few pepperoni pizzas! But even if you just order pizzas, it’s a good idea to have fruits and veggies to go along with the meal. I recommend putting out grapes, strawberries, and cubes of melon for them to snack on as a fruit platter. Do a veggie platter with carrots, tomatoes, peppers, celery and cucumbers with a ranch-type dip.
The easiest thing to do is to find out if Costco or Wal-mart have any beyblade birthday cakes. Those stores usually have good deals on really large cakes. Or you could even get a plain birthday cake, with Bakugan or Pokemon colors, but tell them to leave out pictures and decorations. Then, just add a few actual beyblades to the top of the cake. But if you really want to make a cake from scratch, either buy a special beyblade cake pan from an arts and crafts store, or bake two round cakes, and cut one up in the shape of blades that you can stick to the other round cake with icing. Then, decorate. The result would look something like the above picture. It will be time consuming, but satisfying. I, personally, like the Costco or Wal-mart option.
Send partygoers home with a beyblade each, if you can afford it. If not, you can find all kinds of fun Beyblade party favors, and you can put them in these cool Beyblade Favor Bags. I promise that your guests will be talking nonstop about when to have their next big tournament as they leave your fun-filled, action-packed party!
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