Today I’m excited to feature this fun robot birthday party by Candace of lilypaul designs. The party has bright colors and lots of clever DIYs, perfect for a first birthday party. Candace offers custom party styling services in the Tinley Park, IL area.
As soon as her son Owen was born, his big sister Grace started calling him “Owenator.” The nickname reminded Candace of the Terminator movies and there was theme for his first birthday…robots!
Candace says, “I knew I wanted a bright color palette and came across the robot printable collection from BluGrass Designs on Etsy which set the tone for the party.”
You can’t have a robot party without robots, so Candace got to work building over 25 robots to fill the picnic tables! Check out the pool noodle and slinky! Jess of Lovely Party Things created the gear printables used to decorate the fronts of the robots and the robot costumes for the kids. You can get them here.
Candace says, “I also scored a Robot photo prop on clearance at Oriental Trading for only .97 cents!”
Like me, Candace loves polka dots, so she added those with balloons, napkins, and wrapped boxes for the dessert table.
Crafty momma Candace also created a basic robot template and made Owen’s first year picture banner for added décor.
Guests munched on robot-themed treats including: Nuts and Bolts popcorn mix, Memory Cells puppy chow, Fuel Pack cupcakes, Robot Suckers, Robot Krispie Bots, and Liquid Fuel juice jugs. For the littlest crowd, Candace included a Micro Bot Station of Goldfish, Veggie Straws, and Cheerios.
To keep the little bots busy, Candace had a “Build a Bot” station where her guests built and decorated their own robots — love that!
In addition to their personal robots, each guest received their own robot costume and went home with goodie bags filled with robot stickers, pencils, notebooks, painting pages, robot candy, and stretch robots.
Thanks, Candace for sharing your party with us!
- Party styling and photography: lillypaul designs
- Customized printable collection: BluGrass Designs
- Robot cupcakes: Carrasquillo Creations
- Robot gear printables: Lovely Party Things
- Robot photo prop and suckers: Oriental Trading