Robots are a consistent favourite amongst little kids – especially in this technological age. Indulge their interest with a fun robot-themed birthday party with our tips and ideas.
Robot party theme invitations
On a narrow strip of black paper write the party details with a white or silver pen (preferably in a digital-looking font). Then use a hot-glue gun to stick the short side of the strip to the body of a bolt. Roll the bolt up in the paper so that it sits inside. Use a tiny silver spot sticker to hold the paper in place and deliver to your guests.
Robot party theme costume ideas
Something silvery and boxy! Try making this cute robot costume. For a quick costume idea, attach sparkly pipe cleaners on to a headband and shape into antenna.
Robot party theme decorations
- Think metallics, silver, nuts and bolts.
- Buy silver balloons and silver cellophane paper to create streamers.
- Raid the toolbox and dig out all the old, never-to-be-used nuts and bolts and washers and string them together to make a garland. Thread the string through a nut, tie it on, then through another one, spacing a few centimetres apart.
- Place the food trays and bowls on a paper tablecloth and use the plates and bowls as ‘body parts’ of a robot, drawing the other body parts around it on the paper.
- Serve food on silver-coloured plates and drinks in metallic cups with twirly straws that resemble pipes.
Robot party activities and birthday party games
- Tin-can robot station: using washed and cleaned tin cans (try sticking some thick duct or packaging tape around the rim to avoid cuts), make up a little table with an assortment of metal bits and bobs – screws, nuts, bolts, washers, as well as some wiggly plastic eyes and springs. Hot-glue small magnets onto each of the pieces and have the kids ‘create’ robots by sticking the magnetic pieces onto the cans.
- Robot freeze dance: let the kids do robot dancing, then ‘freeze’ when the music stops.
- Edible robot competition: lay out an assortment of foody things in various shapes – crescent apples, rectangle carrots, square bread slices, round sultanas and cucumbers etc and have the kids get creative and ‘play with their food’ to make robots.
- Robot races: first to the finish line walking like a robot (straight legs out to the side; arms stiff but bent at the elbow and moving up and down) wins.
Robot party food ideas
- Cupcakes – decorate with robot faces or cog shapes
- Funny face biscuits
- Spaceship cake
- Pancake pops
- Homemade LCM bars decorated with silver cachous
- Stick googly eyes to juice boxes
- Pocket pizzas
- Veggie sticks with dip
Robot party take-home party bag ideas
Stick robot-style eyes and a mouth on silver-coloured noodle boxes then fill with treats like mini-figures, silver-coloured pencils/pens, stickers, or mini tools.