This year for Christmas, Santa brought the video game Skylanders. It is actually a really fun game and my son has loved playing it all year long! So when the discussion of his birthday party came up, without hesitation, he decided he wanted a Skylanders party. If any of you have stumbled across this post while looking for Skylanders birthday party ideas, you already know, there just isn’t much out there yet. But I am always up for a challenge and I am thankful my son is very creative and he has these wonderful ideas that make the party planning fun!
I really had a lot of fun creating this party theme and for those of you whose children are wanting a Skylanders party, I hope you find lots of inspiration in what we created for “Skylanders Cole’s Adventure”!
We welcomed all of the “Young Portal Masters” with our door sign.
Chipboard letters covered in moss hung in front of our Dessert Candy Table.
The hit of the party was our Portal of Power Cake! I made it myself! My best friend from college came to town and helped me…we had wine & cut stone one night…thank you Shelley! It was a two layer lemon cake covered in fondant cut to look like stone. In the video game, the portal of power is how your characters come to life in the game. And you become the portal master.
These amazing cut wood platters are from my friend’s dad!
I wrapped glass drink bottles with birch, tied it with burlap rope, added a glitter “8” and a fun party straw!
The goal of the video game is to go through different levels to find the eternal sources of the different elements. Once you find and restore all eight, you have restored the “Core of Light” which brings light and life to Skylands. For the party, we played 8 different games, one for each element in Skylanders. As the kids finished each game, they “restored” that specific eternal source. They each received a “Core of Light” party favor at the end of the party which were 8 gumballs in each of the 8 elements colors in clear gumball tubes.
Planning the dessert table was really fun! If you have played the video game, then you know that there are sheep that run around Skylands. You can use your attacks on the sheep but they never die….it is really quite fun! My favorite character is Stump Smash and when he smashes the sheep, they are flattened….only for a few seconds, then they pop back up and keep running around…so we had to have Smashed Sheep Cupcakes!
These fondant sheep cupcake toppers are the cutest! They are from LesPopSweets. Liz was such a pleasure to work with!
We called these Chompie Truffles! They are the only dessert I splurged on and were Godiva Pistachio Truffles…the adults enjoyed these just as much as the kids.
We did have other food at the party besides our desserts! The party food was really easy! In the video game, the characters gain energy by eating food that is available in certain places in each level…the foods are pizza, watermelon slices, cupcakes, noodles, etc. So we picked a few of the foods and served them at our party!
Our party favors were “Core of Light” favors. These were really fun to create…just take large gumball tubes, fill them with large gumballs of each element color and apply element icon stickers on the outside of the tube on top of each gumball. I cut leaf shapes out of green cardstock and my son created the stamp for his “thank you” message!
It was a great party! We’ll see what we can create to top this next year!
To watch a fun video of images from our party, visit our portfolio page! UPDATE: When we created our party, there were no party supplies available but now there are so many great items available to make your party a hit! Check out what’s available now!
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STYLING & DESIGN: AMY FROM AMY’S PARTY IDEAS | PHOTOGRAPHY: AMY FROM AMY’S PARTY IDEAS | ELEMENT ICON CUPCAKE TOPPERS: LIV CREATIVITY | SHEEP CUPCAKE TOPPERS: LESPOPSWEETS | WOOD PLATTERS: MR2WOODWORKING | BIRCH SHAVINGS, BIRCH BOWLS, MOSS: SAVE ON CRAFTS | ROCK CANDY, CHOCOLATE SILVER ROCKS, GUMBALLS: OH NUTS CANDY NUTS CHOCOLATE & GIFTS | GUMBALL TUBES: AMAZON | METALLIC CREPE PAPER (USED ON GOLDEN CANS & LEAF VINE BACKDROP): CARTE FINI | GREEN CREPE PAPER: CARTE FINI | WII REMOTE CHOCOLATE MOLD: CK PRODUCTS | PARTY STRAWS: HEY YO YO