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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Birthday Party Ideas and Themed Supplies
How to Plan a Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is really one of the internet’s first real success stories. Posted on FunBrain.com in 2004, the original novel by Jeff Kinney was read twenty million times before it was released as a hardcover book in 2007. The book has since gone on to be named a New York Times Bestseller, and it’s also been adapted into a film of the same now – so we think it’s safe to say that kids (and adults alike) simply love this story!
If you have a son or daughter (or even an adult friend) who’s a fan of the books and movies, you might be considering throwing them a birthday party with a Diary of a Wimpy Kid theme. If so – you’ve come to the right place! Check out some of the most inspirational and creative ideas from all over the web, to help you make this party unforgettable for your loved ones.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Birthday Party Invitations and Ideas
If you’ve ever planned a birthday party before, you’ll know that the invitations are crucial. After all, they’re the first thing related to the party that your guests will set eyes on! They also contain information regarding the time, date and venue of the party, so it’s important to make sure they’re just right.
If you’re short on time and sticking to quite a small budget, there are a multitude of cost-effective downloads that you can use as your invitations. This Etsy seller has created a great Diary of a Wimpy Kid party invitation template which can be purchased and downloaded. Once you have the template, you can print out as many copies as you need without any extra payment – quick and budget-friendly!
If you want to get a little arty and make the invitations yourself, get yourself some textured yellow paper that could pass for cheese. Write on the crucial details – date, time, place – and then punch holes in the invitations to make it appear even more cheese-like. Die hard Wimpy fans will love it, and it’s a really great way to add some creativity to the party.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Birthday Party Decorations and Ideas
Most of the illustrations that appear in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series are traditional line drawings – so you can use this as a starting point when it comes to planning your decorations. Here are some tips:
- Grab some transparent film or overhead projector sheets and print out (or draw) characters from the book on them. You can then stick these anywhere – walls, windows, tables, doors – anywhere that might add some interest to your décor!
- Most of the book is black and white, so why not use this as a general colour scheme? Monochrome parties look great – you could even ask guests to dress in black and white to keep the theme consistent.
- Buy some white balloons and use black marker to draw Wimpy Kid characters on them. Kids can even take their favourite characters home as party favours if they want!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Birthday Cake Decorations and Ideas
The birthday cake is the focal point of the most important moment in the entire party – that special moment when the lights go down and the cake is brought out with candles lit. Everyone sings Happy Birthday and the birthday boy or girl makes a wish while guests take pictures, cheer and clap. For parents, and the others who have put a lot of effort into the party, it’s a big moment – and it deserves a very special cake!
Why not try a cake like this, in the shape of the original Diary of a Wimpy Kid book cover? The beauty of cakes like this is that they don’t have to be super neat – you can afford it to have an authentic ‘home-baked’ style that isn’t 100% perfect.
If you really want to make something show-stopping that will have your guests awe-struck, check out this incredible cake design! The gravity-defying dessert should not be attempted by those who don’t have serious cake baking and decorating experience. If you know someone who could potentially make a cake as dazzling as this, get them involved in your party and watch your guests’ jaws drop!
For something a little simpler, simply bake a sponge cake, cover with white icing or frosting and then use black fondant or marzipan to create an illustration on the top. It’s simple and effective, so if you don’t have the time or funds to allocate to a crazy cake, this is the perfect alternative.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Birthday Party Food and Drink Ideas
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is the quintessential tale about middle school life. So when it comes to serving up food for your party, you already have a great theme! Think back to middle school and all the junk foods that were readily available – pizza chips, pretzels, hotdogs, burgers and more.
Cheese also plays a big role in the books – why not include a child-friendly cheese plate as part of the food table? Okay, your younger guests might not enjoy being bombarded with brie and blue cheeses, but you can adapt the cheese board to ensure it’s suitable for kids. Throw some string cheese on there, some triangles of cheese spread and some sandwich-friendly cheese slices for that authentic middle-school style!
These sweet biscuits are easy to make and decorate – simply use an oval or circular cookie cutter, cover with yellow frosting or icing and then embellish with a black line drawing of any characters in the book. Easy!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Birthday Party Favors and Ideas
Most parties nowadays demand that the host provides favors for all guests – it’s a polite way for them thank guests for taking the time to attend the party. But if you’re planning a Diary of a Wimpy Kid-themed party, you might be a little stuck as to what you should provide as a favour. Here are our suggestions:
- Why not hand out notebooks for your guests to start their very own diary? This is a cost-effective way to create lovely party favours that guests are sure to keep. You could even have the birthday girl or boy write a personal message in each diary for their friends and family members to take away!
- This Diary of a Wimpy Kid t-shirt inside a branded popcorn box is a great favour – and we’re sure parents will be grateful that their kids have a novelty t-shirt that they can wear to get dirty from now on!
- If you’re not sure of what to give your guests, a good old loot bag never failed to impress. These eBay loot bags are packed with goodies that your guests can enjoy, from chocolate and candy to party poppers and balloons. Snap them up today!
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Birthday Party Games and Activities
Every good party host has to put on some form of entertainment for their guests, whether it’s a fun party game, a hired entertainer or a craft station. Are you stuck for ideas for your Diary of a Wimpy Kid-themed party?
Why not play Pass the Booger? The concept is the same as Hot Potato, but you can use gloopy green slimy material to imitate the booger that Fregley chases Greg around with. Kids will love this one – they might even believe that it’s a real booger!
You could also play Four Corners, where you hang a picture of a different character in each corner of the room. As you play some music, your guests must walk or dance around the space, and when the music stops they run to a corner. One of the adults (preferably someone who’s hiding their eyes!) shouts out the name of one of the four characters, and whoever is standing in the corresponding corner has to sit out. The game continues until there’s just one person left – the winner!
If you like crafts, you could set up a craft station for the children to get involved with. Some of them might want to create their own comic or draw their favourite character from the books – be sure to provide plenty of white paper and black pens for this activity!
Pin the Booger on the Finger also makes a great game at a party like this, and the supplies aren’t too easy to come by! The concept is the same as Pin the Tail on the Donkey – all you need is a large drawing of a finger and something green and jelly-like that you can use as a booger! If all else fails, you could simply use a crumbled ball of green paper or foil. The guest that pins the booger closest to the finger, wins!
So there we have it – everything you could ever need to host a Diary of a Wimpy Kid birthday party for your loved ones. Think we’ve missed anything? Let us know in the comments!