I had no intentions of throwing a party for my son this year. The plan was to visit a very popular kids museum in Baltimore, have cake and call it a day. Until one night as we were leaving the gym, Noah tells his friend:
My birthday is coming up so you are coming to my party right?
Well before I could even correct this statement, Noah’s friend jumped in excitement to tell his mother.
So I joked about it on Facebook and before I knew it I was planning a party less than two weeks away. Aside from last-minute pressure, Noah wanted a PJ Masks party. Most people don’t even know who they are because it is a new cartoon on Disney Junior. In fact, it hasn’t even been airing for a year yet. So with this comes one little problem…
There aren’t any licensed party products available for purchase… NOTHING! Anything you see on Pinterest is all handmade through Etsy. Which is nice but I didn’t know how many kids we could invite and there wasn’t enough time to put in an order. Either way I still thought out the details thoroughly. I actually watched a show in its entirety to pick up on the lingo and super powers.
Long story short: PJ masks are kids that go into the night in their masks and PJamas to save the day from bullies and mean people.
Since it was 80 degrees out, I had plans for an outdoor party full of activities that would represent each of the main characters but mother nature wasn’t in the mood for my plans. I don’t know how we went from planning this party in 80 degree weather and the day of it was barely 62. Even worse, it rained the day before. Everything in me wanted to cancel but I knew this is what Noah wanted so we had to go through with it. As defeated as I felt, my son still thought this was the best party ever. All he wanted was to see some friends. And if it weren’t for my friend Natifia, I wouldn’t have a picture to show for it. So here it goes…
This was our invitation. It was electronic and I made it on my computer.
Our main attraction was a bounce house provided by Clown Town Entertainment. Their price was reasonable and service was super accommodating. The owner touched based with me up until the morning of just to make sure we still wanted the bounce house considering the weather. As you can see, we stuck with it. This bounce house represented Cat Boy’s “Super Cat Leap”.
To represent Gecko’s “Super Gekko Muscles” we had a piñata. The most relevant symbol we could find was a star which was cool because PJ Masks fight evil in the night. We used toddler bats to swing with because of their age but there wasn’t any luck with (or without) the blindfold. So the adults had to break it of course. lol
Not shown were Soft Tip Lawn Darts we had to represent “Super Owlette’s wings and vision” – since you need the right speed and precision to play. I only paid 5 bucks for them at TJ Maxx.
Due to the weather, everything else was held inside:
I purchased some basic masquerade masks from party city in the character’s colors and some decorative items from the dollar store so the kids could personalize their masks.
One thing you can get on PJMasks.com are printable crafts. Luckily they were available for National Super Hero Day (April 28th) which was only a couple of days before his party. I simply downloaded the PDF masks, had them printed on heavy stock paper, cut and added some popsicle sticks as handles. The night before Noah and I took an extra table-cloth from the dollar store and made a nighttime photo backdrop with some cotton balls clouds and star stickers. I wish you couldn’t see the lines from the folds but that’s what you get for under three bucks. LOL at least we had fun making it!
At the end of the party, I solidified each child’s super hero status with a certificate (also found on the website) and bubble wands. 🙂
All Noah really wanted was a PJ Masks cake. Since I was struggling to make this theme come to life, it was important for me to have a cake designed. Unfortunately all the bakeries were booked for the weekend. However, my Cousin Dionne saved the day with a yummy photo sheet cake that had both pictures of him and the main PJ Masks characters. Based on this smile the cake was perfect for him and didn’t cost a fortune.
THIS. IS. FOUR.