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Skylanders Giants Party Preview

by Amy Bowerman

It was mid August when my husband and I took our 6 yr old out to lunch.  Our favorite lunch spot is “inconveniently” located right next to GameStop.  Of course little man asked if we could go into GameStop.  “Just to look,” I said.  We were looking at the Skylanders when one of the employees came over and asked if we would like to put the new Skylanders Giants game on hold.  Yes of course we do!  (I learned my lesson last Christmas)  That was the day little man decided he wanted a Skylanders birthday party.

I wondered how on earth I would ever pull this one off since Skylanders party supplies are few and far between.  Not to mention that my son’s “bar” for birthday parties is very high due to the Mario Party I threw for him a few years ago.  I never thought I could top the Mario Party but I think I just might “raise the bar” with the Skylanders party I have planned.  .  Get ready for a DIY journey to the Skylands where you can save Eon from Kaos and your wallet from overpriced party supplies!  Over the next few weeks I’ll be showing you how to create everything you need for a Skylanders bash with household items and a few trips to the dollar store.

Here are a few sneak peeks to wet your whistle…

Skylanders Party Ideas | @PluckingDaisy #skylanders #Party

Yes, there will be Chompies, Troll Bombs, Legendary Treasure, Trigger Happy’s Golden Guns and much, much more!   I’m quite proud of the Chompies and will be showing you how to create them and lots of other Skylander items in my Skylanders Party series.

I’ve been so busy making Chompies and Skylander party games I knew I wouldn’t have time to make invitations.  Not to worry I found an Etsy shop for that!

Skylanders Party Invitations

 

I fell in love with these ticket style Skylanders party invitations from A lil’ Frosting Shop.  The stickers are cupcake toppers (also from A lil’ Frosting Shop) that I ran through my Xyron and cut with a Fiskars Scallop Circle Punch.  Kristine is a pleasure to work with and has many fun options available for all your party needs so be sure to check out her shop A lil’ Frosting.

I wanted to include a note to the parents but couldn’t fit it on the back of the ticket invitations.  I found some cool Skylanders free printables at Houseparty.com that I was able to create Skylanders note paper with.

 

Skylanders Party Ideas | @PluckingDaisy #Skylanders #Party

 

I was planning on making masks for the kids so they could BE Skylanders but due to time constraints that idea went to the wayside.  Instead of masks, I found these awesome VIP pass lanyards from Reelpartyinvitations.com  These are such a nice complement to the ticket style invitations and will allow the kids to play a Skylander character without a ton of extra work for me!

The personalized Skylanders Giants T-shirt is also from Reelpartyinvitations.com.  They have many characters and styles to choose from.  I have to say I was blown away by the service I received from Reelpartyinvitations.  They were so helpful and easy to work with.  Not to mention my order arrived so fast it was like it was transported through the computer!

I gave little man his present a few weeks early so he could impress his friends with his Skylanders Giants Skills come party time!  Plus I was up with the birds hunting down limited releases and exclusive characters the day it came out and really wanted to see that smile on his face that always comes with a shiny new toy :)

Skylanders Giants | @PluckingDaisy #Review

Even though we already have the portal I bought the set that came with one anyway to get the extra Skylanders.  I’m so glad I did!   For $15 more than the “Portal Owners Pack” you get two extra Skylanders and the extra portal.  The new portal kicks the old ones butt!   Not only does it plug-in (which pays for itself in battery cost alone) but the whole thing lights up!  The new Giants Skylanders Light up as well and they are also offering a bunch of “Light Core” Skylanders that light up too!

The Skylanders craze has brought me back to the days of “Masters of the Universe” and I now know what my mother went through during the Cabbage Patch Craze of 83′.  This is where I have been “hanging out” the past few days…

Waiting for Skylanders...

Just me and the birds waiting for them to open the doors!  I’ll have more Skylanders fun coming at ya’ real soon so stay tuned!  If you are planning a Skylanders Party for your little portal master check out my Skylanders Party Pinboard for more tips and ideas!

*UPDATE*   View my Ultimate list of Skylanders Party Ideas HERE.

Ultimate List of Skylanders Party Ideas : DIY Games, Decor, and Party Favors. Plus the best places to shop for supplies! | Pluckingdaisies.com

Have a “Shiny new Toy” kind of day!

Amy*

 

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1 acacia April 22, 2014 at 9:55 pm

These ideas are amazing and a lifesaver!. Thank you. I have literally less than a week to put together a 2 in 1 birthday party half of which is pokemon and the other half Skylanders. You have saved my day and my soon to b 7 yr old thinks the TriggerHappy guns are amazing :) thank you!

Acacia

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2 Lacie Adams January 15, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Have you ever done a pinata using modge podge? Im making the melons now for bashing but it is taking forever. Im not even sure im doing it right;) thx!

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3 Amy Bowerman January 15, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Hey Lacie!

I have done a pinata with mod podge but I try not to because it is expensive and takes a little longer to dry. You can use the cheapo glue from the dollar store. How long have the balloons been drying for? You need to give them at least a day or two.

Amy*

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4 Renee October 29, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Amy, I have been away from my blogs for a spell, and returning to find a skylander party at Plucking Daisies has me reeling. Maybe if I start now I could host a skylander party for my gamer this summer. I will be following every creative post, for party ideas and shopping advice. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
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5 malia October 26, 2012 at 12:11 am

What an awesome party! You did a great job!
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6 Janj October 25, 2012 at 10:55 am

Extreme creativity here! Fabulous party time!
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7 Shahrul Niza October 24, 2012 at 10:15 pm

You are totally a super mom!. Love all the little details you have made, really awesome!. I remembered a friend’s sister Sponge Bob birthday party one year and I thought that was brilliant. And then THIS!. Jack must be out of this world happy :).
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8 Johnnie October 24, 2012 at 6:15 pm

I can’t take those monsters. Too cute. Laura is totally right. You are a stellar mom. He must be on cloud 9!
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9 Laura / Pet Scribbles October 24, 2012 at 5:43 pm

You are the best mom ever! Your little man must be so excited for his birthday party! I love the Chompies that you made – can’t wait to see how you made them! This is such a unique party theme idea: I bet you keep the other moms on their toes with your creativity! :)
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