As I explained earlier our son who is 14 wanted a Portal (video game) themed party this year. Not an easy task as their aren't "party decorations" of any kind for this theme. SO everything was done from scratch! My husband chipped in by creating the t-shirt images, which I in turn used pieces of to create labels for the other party items. Without further ado...the party picts!
Since most of the video game takes place in a warehouse, I thought shelving and a brick background made for a more industrial feel.
Since we are still living with my parents, we had the party at the park. Turned out to be a great idea so the kids could run around and drop "Propulsion Gel" everywhere! LOL
These are my Pedal boxes, which I found out work PERFECT for cake pops!! I placed a cupcake liner in the bottom of each box and set a cake pop inside. When the lid closes it allows for the stick to poke out. BRILLIANT! ALL of the adults loved taking this favor home with them.
were perfect for holding orange Skittles. Yes we picked through a one pound bag just to get all of the orange ones out.
I found these awesome blue bottom, clear topped balls at Party City for only .99 each. The are like the plastic balls you get prices in from those gumball machines. We made t-shirts for each of the kids and put them inside these balls as party favors. Great idea for teens, since the small trinket stuff just doesn't go over well. You know...too cool for that kid stuff! LOL
Here are the cake pops all boxes up and ready to hand out at the end of the party.
I made "Propulsion Gel" AKA Flubber. Here is the recipe, which was super easy and made just enough for 8 Glad containers full. EVERYONE even the adults had fun playing with this goo!
Repulsion Gel AKA Mountain Berry Powerade.
Last but not least, my birthday boy with "GladO's Cake". The cake you are promised at the end of your mission in the game is a Black Forest cake, but since Ty isn't a big fan of cherries I made a three layer chocolate cake and decorated it to look like the cake in the game. I think he really liked it.
Now onto planning birthday number 2 of the summer....Aly's surprise party!
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