Whether you love them (like most kids) or find them a bit exhausting at times (like a mom who has seen the movies a few too many times this summer), those energetic little yellow buggers from Illumination Entertainment’s massive family movie trilogy, Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, and Despicable Me 3, are definitely entertaining to your kiddos and their friends. And if your family has a birthday or special occasion coming up, then you’re in luck, because those little yellow minions make for some amazing themed party ideas. Here are some of our favorite Despicable Me party ideas, to give you inspiration!
Making your own minion-shaped party invitations is an adorable way to get your guests excited about your party. And making them together with your kiddies will be a great bonding activity. All you will need is yellow, blue, and black construction paper, a bit of black yarn, googley eye bubble stickers from a craft store, a black marker.
First, cut the yellow construction paper into a vertical rectangle with rounded corners. Cut a simple overalls shape out of the blue construction paper, and paste it on the yellow body. Then cut a strip of black construction paper, paste across the forehead, and finish off with either one or two googley eyes (kid’s choice, depending on their favorite minion). Then glue on a few bits of black yard as hair, and draw on a smile.
Candy minion marshmallow pops? Yes, please! Inspired by this awesome recipe tutorial from Tablespoon.com, this quick and easy treat will impress both kids and parents at the party. You’ll need yellow candy melts, lollipop sticks, marshmallows, blue fruit roll-ups, and white and black icing tubes.
Simply melt the yellow candy melts in a glass bowl in the microwave, according to package directions. Stick the marshmallows on the lollipop sticks, dip fully into the melted candy, and then allow them to cool and harden a bit. Use your white icing tube to dot one or two big eyes on each minion, followed by a pupil, a forehead band, and a smile with the black icing tube. Cut strips of blue fruit roll up, and stick on the bottom edge like their iconic denim overall pants. Enjoy!
The best party favors are cute, fun, and also useful. And the new Despicable Me Lip Balm with Bouncy Ball set from Townleygirl covers all the bases! At only a dollar and 49 cents, you can stock up on these useful (and yummy) berry flavored minion lip balms, and have enough for all the kids and parents and your party. Plus, the bouncy ball will keep the fun and energy high even when it’s time for the guests to go home. And if your special occasion is a birthday party, it’s a great idea to give your little guest of honor an extra special party favor along the same theme. We love the Despicable Me 3 Lip Balm Set with Banana Bag carrying sack. Multiple balms shaped like adorable minions come complete with a matching carrying bag that is seriously styling and worthy of any special occasion treat.