Pokemon Party

I did it! I threw an at-home birthday party and I didn’t go over the top!

Now, in the past I have made promises to myself and the general public to take things down a notch, but then I’d get swept up in the big birthday party planning wave and next thing you knew I had repainted the house and bought a miniature pony farm to go with the theme.

But not this time!

Leo chose Pokemon for his theme. Here’s a picture of the decorations.

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Oh, right…I didn’t PUT UP any decorations!!! I’m so chill!

I had to squish all the thematic food to one section of the island instead of it stretching from from end to end. Go me! I resisted the urge to cut honeydew to look like Bulbasaurs or assemble the blueberries into Blastoises.

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I didn’t even make homemade Peeps—I used the store bought kind! (Kevin named these guys “Peepachus.”)

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I couldn’t help but make a cake, of course. I mean, the whole reason I had kids is so I could bake cakes for them.

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Surprise!

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For party games, I sent the boys on a scavenger hunt. And if the clues happened to be rhyming poems, that was purely incidental.

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They did Pokemon energy sorting with Skittles, using plain, unmarked, drugstore plastic cups.

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And they played Pokemon Pong.

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(I wish I could be there the day my boys are at college and someone pulls out the red solo cups and ping pong balls and they say, “Oh, Pokemon Pong! I love Pokemon pong!”)

(Also, yes you do see a couple decorations in the above picture, but the sign was borrowed and crepe paper doesn’t count.)

I promise I’m not writing this post facetiously—this party was super scaled down, despite the well-meaning parent who kept exclaiming, “This is so amazing! I can’t believe you did all this! You are so amazing!” I wanted to say, “Pipe down! You’re blowing my cover!” But I figured a few compliments wouldn’t hurt.

Despite  the lavish praise, I had a lot of fun.

And I think these guys did, too.

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WHAT’S COOKIN’ 2NITE:
Heart-shaped calzones
Regular-shaped Salad
Heart-shaped sugar cookies

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