My littlest one turned six and asked for a Pokemon Birthday. If you played Pokemon Go in the last year few years, then you might have a clue about these little Pocket Monsters, but if not; it’s basically a fun anime style show about catching Pokemon, training them, and battling them against other Pokemon.
*Scroll to the bottom for what I bought, or printables below*

I do a birthday every other year for my kids. So, each year we have one party, but they they have to wait two years between them. I absolutely LOVE throwing parties. It brings me and my boys so much joy, so for as long as I can utilize this creative outlet, I will continue to do so. Click here, to see some of the past parties that I’ve thrown. Throwing a Pokemon themed birthday party is a great gender neutral party, that everyone can enjoy.

pokemon party
poke ball cake

I didn’t have a recipe or “template” for this cake. My LO had just said he wanted a poké ball. My front fondant was too heavy, and kept falling off, it looked so cute, the night before, but c’est la vie. I used marshmallow fondant, red on top, covering half, white on the bottom, and covered the overlap, with the black “belt” piece.

This year was no exception. As affordably as I can, I basically go all out. Because I like high end touches, without high end prices, I end up crafting and baking a lot more than most people are probably willing too. But I love it. The wind was insane, and we were waiting to see if it would rain up to the final hour. And the marshmallow fondant on this cake, gave me a run for my money, but we tweaked it all out in the final hours.

catch em all game
This was a fun game I put together, where kids tossed Pokeballs to “catch” the Pokemon.

Throw Your Own Pokemon Party

Printables: Scavenger Hunt Icon (I put my own scavenger sheet together, please download from Google docs here and here. I glued the characters to long sticks and placed the sticks around outside for kids to find. Enough for each child to find all the Pokemon on their sheet
Free Printable for the tops of the Goody Bags, printable Coloring Sheets and printable DIY Pokemon Cards
And here’s the link to the Pokéball Cookie Recipe that I made.

Where to Shop for a Pokemon Birthday Party Supplies

Party goods: Plates and cups, pikachu balloons, poke balls with monsters inside
Piñata on Amazon, or Party City (cheaper) , Pin the tail game
Catch the Pokemon Game: White Bins , toss the Pokeballs into the white bin, Tape Pokemon to the bins, so they can pick who they want to “catch”.
Our Clear Goodie Bags with printables included: the Pokeballs, Pokemon cards (small packs from Dollar Tree, could also just include a few cards) and Squish Toys
Pokemon Shirt or this Pokemon ball option

My Pin Board of Ideas if you’re just starting to look for inspiration. Hope you enjoy!

pokemon birthday
pikachu balloon
Happy 6th Birthday, my not so BABY BOY!