Monday, March 19, 2012

MotorMouth's Sonic the Hedgehog Birthday Party


Motor Mouth's latest OBSESSION is Sonic the Hedgehog. 
It took a bit of work but we managed to put together a special party for him for less than we would normally spend on his cake.

J made the above graphic. J took a pick of Motor Mouth and added Sonic.
He asked Motor Mouth what his favorite Sonic scene was = Street Scene. Voila!
This was posted on our TV and iPad and was shown between photos of Motor Mouth from birth to now.


Sonic Food Table
- Popcorn
- Water Bottles
- Cupcakes (notice the swirl patterns..?)
- Funions
- Blue Corn Chips
- Skittles
- Hummus (nothing to do with Sonic but J made from scratch)
- Sonic plates and napkins from Party Express

Sonic colors are blue and yellow.
Not many blue foods but there's blue corn chips!!!
How perfect is that.

Sonic Gold Rings
Sonic is always trying to get gold rings. 
Yellow is one of Sonic's signature colors.
And Sonic loves onions.
How perfect are Funions?!!


Sonic Bottled Water
I peeled the labels off mini bottled water bottles then 
used home printed shipping labels to the front


Sonic the Hedgehog Popcorn
Not only did I steal this idea from my friend, Dr. C., I also borrowed her popcorn holder!
It's just a box with wrapping paper and square holes cut out
but it saved me time!!!
I found a Sonic graphic, printed it on card stock and taped the edges. 


Chaos Emerald Skittles
Yummy and easy - Open bag and pour!


 Sonic Cupcakes
Box of cake mix, $1
Divide into equal parts and use a LOT of food coloring.
You want to get a really vivid blue and vivid yellow
We put yellow icing on the blue cupcakes and blue icing on the yellow cupcakes
J put them in a swirl pattern on a platter (covered with red tissue paper)


Pin the Tail on Tails
Motor Mouth free hand drew Tails from Sonic.
The boys were blindfolded and pinned a "tail" on Tail 



 
Sonic the Hedgehog Take Home Gift Bag
Contents:
- Blue Canvas Bag
- Custom Sonic the Hedgehog Coloring Book
- Chaos Emerald

 Canvas Bag
3/$1 at Dollar Tree
 Custom Coloring Book Cover
Motor Mouth is a great artist so I had him freehand draw an original cover for each of his friends.
He found Sonic poses on the Internet then drew them himself.
The front and back covers are card stock.
I saved (hoarded) free binding comb samples for years.
And, I just so happen to have access to a binding machine...
 I Googled "Free Sonic the Hedgehog Coloring Pages"
Then I printed it b&w 4-up on regular paper

Chaos Emeralds
Sonic is always collecting Chaos Emeralds
I found these small bags at Michaels, 175/$2.99
"Emeralds" were $1 at Dollar Tree in a pack w/jewelry beads
I wrote up and printed the inserts using regular paper

 Edible Chaos Emeralds
We could only find Easter Skittles so I covered the 
easter bunny with a Sonic and friends label


Gifts are never the goal
The Chicago Widneys are a social group that enjoys being with friends


I hope some of these ideas can be implemented at your Sonic the Hedgehog party. It's fun to see how creative other people are and how ideas are translated for different environments and people. If you do use some of the ideas, I would love to see what you did. Please comment and/or include a link so I can see your pictures. Have fun creating!

7 comments:

Kathie said...

This is great! Can I pin your "spread" picture to my pinterest account? I would love to keep track of the ideas you used for this party.

WIDNEY WOMAN said...

Absolutely!!! What a great compliment to be pinned!

Kathie said...

Sweet! For people I don't know I just pin but for those that I "know" even just a little I like to ask/warn and make sure they are ok with it. :)
http://pinterest.com/pin/201113939579895686/

Daniele said...

This is great! About the popcorn... Is the image printed at an angle??? Thanks :)

WIDNEY WOMAN said...

Daniele,

Yes, the image is rotated at a 45 degree angle. Thanks for asking! Good luck.

Simone

Carol said...

Hi,

I cant seem to find the canvas bag for the goodies bag, do you remember on what department at the dollar tree you find them?

thanks! great job.

Ces said...

Thanks! I needed an easy-to-prep "Somick the blue egg-dog" for my son's 4th birthday in a few weeks! You've given me a great start.