Usually when you see party themes that consist of popular television characters, you expect those commercial decorations that you buy by the 12-pack at your local Walmart. But Rebecca from Fresh Chick Design Studio (via Creative Hostess) used the trippy series, Yo Gabba Gabba, as inspiration for her son's 2nd birthday and it makes the colorful, dancing, creepy creatures somewhat bearable (let's face it, parents either love or hate that kids' show).
As intimidating as this colorful party may look, you can create it very easily, without spending a ton of money. The whimsical blue and yellow dahlia-like decorations hanging from the ceiling can be made out of something as simple as tissue paper. Martha Stewart has a great how-to on creating these hanging charms.
Muno, Foofa, and Brobee make their appearance on the cupcakes through fondant cupcake toppers found at Two Sugar Babies. I love this idea because it makes them look professional without having to buy a whole set of professionally designed desserts.
And what's more colorful (and enjoyed by kids) than candy? Just fill various sized clear containers with brightly colored sweets, and slap on some cute ribbons and labels. There are some adorable Yo Gabba Gabba-themed labels on Etsy. And the kids can take the candies home as a parting gift ... great way to kill two birds with one stone (unless little fingers find their way into the bowls beforehand).
She managed to grab the gumball machines right after Easter, so she only paid $1 for each, but you can find them online for around $3. Add in a few balloons here and there and you've got a party that's exploded with color, with just enough Yo Gabba Gabba-ness to make the kids happy, but not too much to make the parents want to drop their kid off and run in the other direction.
For activities, the Yo Gabba Gabba gang teaches through dance and music, so dancing is a must. Have a dance-off for the kids or play a dance version of "Simon Says" aptly called "Plex Says" and order the kids to do dances such as the disco and the robot.
This party sounds more fun than the party in Brobee's tummy.
Are you a fan of using TV shows for party themes?
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