Mr. Roboto

Friday was a crazy robot filled day in honor of our little buddy's third birthday. Nathan and I had a blast making all-things robot - this was definitely our favorite party to put together so far. Since it's easy for kids this little to get overwhelmed, we tried to keep the party a little smaller this year, and it worked out well. Alex had his best buddies there, including our neighbors that he idolizes (4 brothers - 2 sets of twins!).

The day started out with some great gifts...the highlight being roller blades from my parents.
He also received a stuffed robot from Auntie Lynn and Uncle Butch that he immediately named "Ro-buddy". And also Harold the Helicopter
We brought Alex to school with cupcakes for his classmates, so his whole day became one long celebration. While he was gone, Nathan and I were busy setting up for the party. We made just about everything ourselves using these little robot digital files I bought to make the wall decals for Alex's room.

Here are the invitations:
The banner on the front door:

And the "ro-boxes" that served as favor boxes. Nathan's office had a lot of used boxes waiting to be recycled, and - given our track-record of incorporating cardboard into parties - he brought them home knowing he would figure out something cool to do with them. . . After a little thought and experimenting with our 'proto-bot', here is how they turned out.

Inside each one, we included a bag of "nuts and bolts" (trail-mix),

a CD with all of Alex's favorite songs (in case you are wondering what 3-year-olds are listening to these days):
And a "power bar" - a customized candy bar, thanks to my dad!

I also made place-mats with each kids' name on it. After designing them I just printed them out and laminated them. Easy peasy!
Here is the little birthday boy
Do your best robot, Alex!
For activities, we gave the kids some marshmallows and toothpicks and they made little marshmallow robots.

I don't have a good picture of this, but we gave each kid a power-button sticker to put on their hands. This was their "on/off" switch. If someone pushed it, they had to say "powering down" and freeze until someone pushed it again and turned them back on. They got a kick out of that...

Here is the robot cake I made, following these directions:

After cake & ice cream, everyone went outside to see a special guest - a robot that came to deliver a couple presents just for Alex. The robot was Gary who decided that he wanted to participate in the robot madness and made this costume - it was AWESOME.

What a great time! Alex had a blast, and we still can't believe he is three already! Thank you to everyone who helped to make this such a special day for him.

4 comments for “Mr. Roboto”

  1. Gravatar of DanielleDanielle
    Posted Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 10:14:11 AM

    What fantastic ideas and what a fun Robot party you had. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Gravatar of RachelRachel
    Posted Monday, May 03, 2010 at 8:33:54 PM

    Awesome party! Great ideas and looked like so much fun!

  3. Gravatar of RaeannRaeann
    Posted Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 3:59:22 PM

    Great party, and great photos! It's fun to see "boy" party ideas because I often feel like there's tons of girls stuff and not a lot of boy stuff. These are GREAT ideas!

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