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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Plants Vs. Zombies Birthday Party

My soon to be 8 year old son is hooked on the Pop Cap game called Plants Vs. Zombies.  Of course when it came to plan his birthday party, he wanted a PvZ party.  There are no party goods for the theme, there aren’t even any toys related to the game, at least not sold in the U.S.A.  This mom had to get creative.  I got a few ideas from Pinterest, ordered some items like action figures, small plush toys, and key chains for goody bags and they all had to ship from Hong Kong.  Luckily, the items arrived in time.  We hung up green streamers, balloons, and had lots of Easter grass everywhere.  My goal was to offer as many of the fruits/vegetables/plans that are mentioned in the game.  Starfruit and cherries are not in season right now at the grocery store, along with marigolds, but I am proud to say that I was able to assemble a wide variety of items for my smorgasbord.  I bought peanuts (tall nuts) and walnuts (wall-nuts), squash, mushrooms (doom shrooms), snap peas (pea shooters), several melons (watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew) and that was fun!  I had little candy eyes that I purchased at bakersnook.com and I used frosting to adhere eyes to all my fruits and veggies. My son really wanted Kentucky Fried Chicken, so along with that “meal,” all my fruits and veggies, and cake with ice cream, I had a party plan!  The boys played Plants Vs. Zombies on the iPad, the computer, and we had relays outside with the stuffed toys.  The goody bags included Easter grass, the PvZ key chains, plant stickers, little dirt pots with seeds, pop rock candies, and cherry zots (for my version of cherry bombs).  It was a fun party, and even more fun to brainstorm our own ideas instead of buying up a theme at the party store!

 

 

posted by bezina at 2:52 pm  

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