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21 Top Pokemon Go Birthday Party Ideas

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With the new release of the Pokemon Go app, the Pokemon craze has been revitalized and a whole new generation of Pokemon lovers has emerged.  Pokemon parties will once again be trending and we’re helping you plan for the fun with this roundup of 21 top Pokemon party ideas!  From DIY Pikachu balloons and pokeballs to tutorials for making candy pokeballs and Pikachu peeps, you’ll choose to come back to this list of ideas over and over as you plan your own celebration!

Pokemon Go Birthday Party Ideas


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Pokemon Party Dessert Table

1. Pokemon Party Dessert Table :: Craft That Party — No matter what age you are celebrating, guests will love this colorful Pokemon dessert table that features Pokemon inspired treats—like paper Pokeball topped cupcakes—and favors! Replicate the backdrop by gluing yellow paper plates together and attaching a Pokeball sign customized with your guest of honor’s name and age! 

Modern Pokemon Party Invitation

2. Modern Pokemon Party Invitation :: Brenda Bird Designs — This clean and simple invitation design is modern and fresh! Let guests know that you “choose” them to help you celebrate!

Pin the Tail on the Pikachu

3. Pin the Tail on the Pikachu :: Debbie M., as seen on Catch My Party — 

This is a Pokemon inspired spin-off of the classic “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” party game. Blindfold guests and give them a little spin before setting them loose to give Pikachu his tail back.

Pikachu Cupcakes

4. Pikachu Cupcakes :: The Carver Crew — DIYing Pikachu cupcakes is easy with a few simple ingredients:  cupcakes, frosting, candy corn, red gumdrops and Junior Mints. Add Junior Mints for eyes, halved gumdrops for cheeks and frosting coated candy corn for the ears.

Pokemon Training Camp

5. Pokemon Training Camp :: Frog Prince Paperie — Get party guests going with these exciting training exercises!

DIY Pikachu Balloons

6. DIY Pikachu Balloons :: Myzotte — Permanent markers transform ordinary yellow balloons into adorable Pikachus!

DIY Pokemon Balls

7. DIY Pokemon Balls :: Frog Prince Paperie — Make your own Pokemon Balls in 10 minutes! Perfect party favor and a great place for guests to store all the Pokemon they catch at your party!

Pikachu Cups

8. Pikachu Cups :: Ruffles and Stuff — Boring party cups no more! These yellow cups got a Pikachu makeover with help from some markers!

Pokeball Cake Pops

9. Pokeball Cake Pops :: The Cake Poppery — Cake pops are the perfect shape to be transformed into pokeballs! Dip the top red and bottom white and add that signature black detailing!

Pokemon Macarons

10. Pokemon Macarons :: Cake Works — Macarons just got even more amazing with Pokemon faces added using edible markers!

DIY Pikachu Pinata

11. DIY Pikachu Pinata :: Smelling Oranges on Winter Afternoons — Add a piñata to your party games by DIYing a Pikachu using crepe paper and paper mache! This tutorial will walk you through the details!

DIY Candy Pokemon Pokeballs

12. DIY Candy Pokemon Pokeballs :: My Cupcake Addiction, as seen on Cake Journal — Imagine a chocolate piñata explosion in your mouth, and that is what you’ll have by DIYing these candy Pokeballs!

Pokeball Marshmallows

13. Pokeball Marshmallows :: Cynthia L., as seen on Catch My Party — Who doesn’t love marshmallows? These Pokeball marshmallows, dipped in red candy melts and topped with white chocolate chips and chocolate detailing are easy enough that older children could even help make them!

Pokemon Cake

14. Pokemon Cake :: Erivana Cakes — Fondant details like famed Pokemon trainer Ash and a Pokeball cake topper make this cake amazing!

Pokemon Billiards

15. Pokemon Billiards :: Made by Marzipan — Guests will love trying their hand at Pokemon billiards! Using a golf ball, they must try to only knock the DIYd Pokeball out of the taped ring, leaving the ping balls inside the ring.

Pokemon Toss Game

16. Pokemon Toss Game :: M Lou is Pink, as seen on Flickr — Little guests will love tossing whiffle balls through the Pokemon covered game board!

Pikachu Cake Pops

17. Pikachu Cake Pops :: Tali, as seen on Cakes Decor — These Pikachu cake pops, complete with their signature ears, are the perfect bite sized dessert table treat!

Pikachu Peeps

18. Pikachu Peeps :: Frog Prince Paperie, as seen on Catch My Party — Yellow Easter bunny Peeps and edible ink markers pair to easily make these Pikachu Peeps a great addition to a Pokemon dessert table.

DIY Pokemon Paper Lantern

19. DIY Pokemon Paper Lantern :: Rose’s Notes — Who would’ve thought that a little red spray paint, black electrical tape and a black cardstock circle could transform white paper lanterns into Pokeball party decorations?  

Pokemon Character Headbands

20. Pokemon Character Headbands :: Forever Stitchy — Help guests get into character with these DIY felt Pokemon character headbands! They are the perfect party accessory and a great take home Pokemon party favor.

Pokemon Party Favors

21. Pokemon Party Favors :: Debbie M., as seen on Catch My Party — Party favors disguised as Pikachus? You betcha! Yellow paper bags with cardstock features have never looked cuter!

Pokemon Bookmark Kids Craft Idea

BONUS :: Pokemon Bookmark Craft :: Red Ted Art


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Jennifer Carver

As the mother of 4 children, 3 of whom are busy boys, much of Jen's free time is spent at the ball field, brushing up on video game terminology and building Lego towers. Jen is the owner and creative mind behind Banner Events. With a passion for event planning & party styling and an obsession with the little details that take an event from ordinary to extraordinary, Jen wakes up every morning excited to get to work.