Who knows Wild Kratts? Anyone? It is a show on PBS Kids, and it ROCKS! It is fun, it is educational, and, most importantly, it is NOT ANNOYING. (Yes, I did just rank that over educational. Haha!) Seriously though, my kids love this show, and my son knows the most amazing, random facts about animals thanks to this show. Check it out, you won’t be sorry!
I tend to go a wee bit overboard for birthday parties. (Did you see my daughter’s Disney Princess Bippity Boppity Boutique Birthday Party that I posted last week?) My parties are not professionally-coordinated-by-a-team-and-belong-in-a-magazine awesome by any means, but I love to spoil my kids, and I also love to throw creative parties for them because my mom always did that for us. She threw Pinterest-y parties before Pinterest even existed! She was the real creative queen in our family. I miss her.
Anyway, I actually did have a team working with me on this party . . . my sisters, husband, and dad. Happy little 1 am helpers who think I’m insane. Haha. They are probably right . . . Thanks to their cutting of gazillions of “Creature Power Discs” the party was a roaring success! Let’s check out the décor.
The large Creature Power Discs for the table’s banner came straight from PBS Kids. You can find them HERE. And, yes, those are real branches that I frantically cut off of a bush in our yard at the last second. I have problems . . . 😉
You can find a tutorial for how to make my super professional Tortuga Cake HERE. (I kidding about the professional part . . . obviously!). 😉 We also threw together grape kabob caterpillars and froze plastic bugs into ice cubes. That was a HUGE hit with the kiddos!
I decided to go all out and make the kids each Creature Power Suits vests. I used the no-sew Creature Power Suits tutorial from Mom Endeavors that you can find HERE. It didn’t take as long as I thought it would, but, then again, I had a team of mostly-cheerful helpers. 😉 The creature power discs were printed HERE (same as the banner). We laminated them and hot glued some Velcro onto the back of each of them. Each kid got one during the party and then took home a bag of four more. Cute gift bag tags found on PBS Kids HERE.
As the kids arrived each one got a Creature Power Suit Vest and then we watched the show for about 15 minutes while everyone trickled into the party so that the kids who hadn’t seen it would be familiar with it.
Even the tiniest attendees got outfits! Aunt Sarah has problems. 😉
Time for games! We did stations so that we could split up the large group.
At one of the stations we used the small disc printables (HERE) for a game where the kids guessed the animals using clues. Basically, one kid grabbed a disc and without looking at it held it up to their forehead. The other kids gave clues about the animal and the kid holding the disc had to guess which animal they were holding. After each kid had a turn my sister turned them loose and they all played at once.
Another station was animal musical chairs. I can’t claim this idea. You can find it HERE. Super fun!
Of course we had a face painting station!
Last but not least, an animal races station! Get out those wiggles!
Time to eat! What a fun party!
If you liked this party then be sure to check out my other parties HERE. You may especially enjoy the other parties that I have thrown my son in the past: