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31 Coolest Pokemon Birthday Party Ideas to Help You Catch ‘Em All

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Are you looking for some cool Pokemon birthday party ideas? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Find my favourite ideas for throwing a pokemon-themed birthday party that will please any upcoming Pokemon trainer. From decorations and food to games and activities, it’s going to be a celebration of epic proportions!

Pokemon birthday party ideas

Planning The Best Ever Pokemon Birthday Party

If you’ve got a young Pokemon fan in your household (or a grown-up one), then you may be on the lookout for the best Pokemon party ideas.

After all, what could be more exciting than celebrating your child’s special day with all their favourite characters?

When it comes to planning the perfect Pokemon birthday party, it can be as simple or as elaborate as you choose. That’s the best part of theme parties for kids (or theme parties for adults) because you can choose how much theming goes into your celebration.

For example, you might go all out with decorations, food and games or keep it more low-key with just a few simple elements or the red, black and white Poke ball colour scheme.

No matter what way you go, your guests are sure to have a blast!

Free printable birthday party checklist

Pokemon Party Ideas For Kids

Now let’s get to the fun stuff – planning your Pokémon birthday party!

You can have a completely DIY Pokemon party on a budget with handmade decorations and food, or add in some pre-made decorations and store-bought snacks to make things easier on yourself. This Pokémon party planning guide has a combination of both.

Here are some of my favourite ideas to get you started:

Pokemon Party Food

What’s a party without food? When it comes to your Pokemon party menu, you can get as creative (or not) as you like.

For example, you could make Pikachu cupcakes, Poke ball sugar cookies or a simple fruit platter in the shape of a Poke ball.

Pokeball Cupcakes

Pokeball cupcakes

These Pokeball cupcakes are the perfect Pokemon party food with super cute decorated cupcakes that the kids will love!

Pokemon Ice Creams

Pokemon ice creams

These Pokemon character-inspired ice creams could not be cooler! Literally! They look amazing, featuring Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle ice creams.

Pokemon Cake Surprise

Pokemon cake surprise

How cool is this cake! Create your Pokeball surprise cake and load it up with little Pokemon toys or candies for an extra surprise for the party guests.

Pokeball Rice Krispie Treats

Poke ball rice krispie treats

These Pokeball Rice Krispie treats are a fun twist to your favourite sweet puffed rice treats.

Pokemon Fruit & Dip Platter

Poke ball fruit and dip platter

Keeping with the Pokeball food theme, this fruit and dip platter is a great grazing option for your party food table. The kids will love dipping their fruit and marshmallows into the sweet dip in the centre.

Pikachu Peeps

Pokemon peeps

Around Easter time, stock up on Peeps and give them Pokemon twist with these Pikachu peeps.

Pokeball Cookies

Pokeball cookies

These Pokeball cookies are another great addition to your dessert table for a Pokemon party.

Pokeball Cheese Snacks

Pokeball cheese snacks

For something less sweet, turn some Babybel cheese into cute Pokeball cheese snacks. These look fantastic and are very creative.

Pikachu Ice Blocks

Pikachu ice blocks

For summer parties (or anytime parties, since there’s never a bad time for a frozen treat), these Pikachu iceblocks are sure to be a hit with kids.

Chocolate-Covered Pokeball Strawberries

Pokeball strawberries

These strawberry Pokeballs are a fun combination of chocolate and healthy fruit that all ages will love.

Pokemon Party Decorations

Decorations help create the atmosphere at a birthday party.

If you’re looking for some easy and inexpensive Pokemon party decorations, consider using items you already have around the house in creative ways.

For example, you could use streamers and balloons in the Pokemon colours or carefully draw on balloons to make them look like odd-shaped poke balls.

Here are some simple decorations for a Pokemon party:

Decorative Pokemon Tins

Diy pokemon pencil pots

These DIY Pokemon pencil tins are perfect for holding cutlery, straws and other items on your party food table, being both functional and decorative. Plus the kids can use them in their bedroom to store pencils and pens after too!

Pokemon Pumpkins

Pokemon painted pumpkins

If you are celebrating around the fall season, or even if you’re not, these Pokemon pumpkins are super cute and make adorable party decorations.

Pokemon Party Games & Activities

No birthday party is complete without some fun games and activities to keep everyone entertained. There are plenty of ways you can turn classic kids’ party games into a Pokemon party game with a few little twists.

  • Pin the tail on Pikachu
  • Pokeball and spoon races balancing ping-pong balls
  • Pokeball throwing contest (paint tennis balls to look like Pokeballs)
  • Pokemon scavenger hunt – hide clues and treasures around the yard or house

Pokeball Catapaults

Pokeball catapault

Make your own Pokeball catapults and challenge the party guests to see who can make their Pokeball land the furthest. This is a fun game idea that you can do with small prizes for the winner of each round.

Pokeball Making

Styrofoam poke balls

Get the kids to decorate their own foam Pokeballs that they can then play with around the yard. Gotta catch em all!

Pikachu Rock Painting

Pikachu rock painting

This cute Pikachu rock painting tutorial would make a fun make-and-take party activity if you are looking for craft ideas to do with the kids. You can pick a few of the other easy Pokémon characters to paint other than Pikachu too and create some stick-on accessories to finish the look, such as Eevee’s ears or Charmander’s tail.

Pokemon Bookmarks

Pokemon bookmarks

Get the kids to sit down for a quieter activity, making these super cute Pokemon bookmarks to take home. They could also work well as party favours instead.

You can also set up activity stations or do a Pokemon craft activity with the kids as a fun gift they can take home with them after the party.

You can easily adapt some of these great party activities and party games too, by giving them a Pokemon party twist or keeping them as they are, along with these fun balloon games too.

Pokemon Party Favours

And last but not least, don’t forget the party favours!

You could put together little goodie bags with Pokemon-themed items like stickers, temporary tattoos or a packet of Pokemon cards. There are plenty of great ideas that are alternatives to candy goodie bags!

Here are some ideas for Pokemon birthday party gifts for guests:

Here are some more cool options for Pokemon party favour ideas:

Pokemon Party Bags

Pokemon party bags

These printable Pokémon party bags are such a simple craft that can be made with the free template. Use them to fill with treats or to scoop up the goodies that fall from a pinata.

Pokeball Hot Cocoa Bombs

Poke ball hot chocolate bombs

Send the kids home with a fun Pokeball-shaped treat with these hot cocoa bombs. Drop them in warm milk for instant hot cocoa. So fun!

So, there you have it! Some great ideas for throwing the coolest Pokemon birthday party ever. Just choose what works best for you and your budget and get started on planning the celebration of a lifetime. Whether your child is just starting out on their Pokemon journey or they’re a seasoned trainer, they’re sure to love all these fun ideas put together, especially for them.

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