Is your child a big fan of summer vacation? Do they love watching Phineas and Ferb? If so then for their next birthday party you may want to go with a Phineas and Ferb summer vacation themed birthday party. Even children whose birthdays are in the winter can enjoy a little taste of summer vacation when you plan a Phineas and Ferb themed party. To help parents plan the perfect party here are some suggestions on everything from invitations to party games.
Make your own invitations by cutting out surfboard or beach ball shapes from colored card stock. One on side write this popular catch phrase from the Phineas and Ferb cartoon,”Ferb, I know what we’re going to do today…”. On the other side write,” Party at your child’s name’s house”. Then provide party details. You could also order have customized Phineas an Ferb invitations from a site like Etsy or Ebay.
To decorate your Phineas and Ferb themed birthday party use easy to find summer items as part of your decor. Small beach balls and swim rings could be hung from the ceiling, Boogie or surfboards be propped in corners along with balloons in orange, white and blue. You could also print off pictures of Phineas and Ferb from the Internet, glue on sheets of colorful card stock and use to make a birthday banner to hang from the ceiling or on a wall in the party room. Tables can be decorated in blue, orange and white with coordinating cups, plates and utensils or you can order Phineas and Ferb themed ones from Discount Party Supplies www.discountpartysupplies.com beginning in October 2010
Serve summer favorites such as hot dogs, chips and dip, watermelon and deviled “platypus” eggs. To make drinks fun and summery add little cocktail umbrellas to glasses of punch.You probably won’t be able to find a Phineas and Ferb cake at your local bakery so you can either make your own if you are good at drawing or you could purchase a set of plastic Phineas and Ferb action figures to put on top of a store bought or homemade cake. Toys R Us has a set of four three inch figures for $14.99 that could easily be used as cake toppers.
Games and Activities
Every party needs games to make it fun and keep the kids occupied. Here are four Phineas and Ferb summer vacation themed activities that kids are sure to love.
Pin The Tail On Perry
To play this game make a large Perry the platypus on poster board and cut out several orange platypus tails. Put tape on the back of each tail. Blindfold each child when its their turn and have them try and pin Perry’s tail in the right place. The winner is the person who comes closest to where it should be.
To play this game divide the guests into teams and give each a list of items to find. Try and make the lists summer themed with items such as a water gun, sunglasses, Frisbee, sand bucket, shovel etc. the winner is the team who finds all of the items on their list first. To make the game easier gather all of the items on both lists and scatter around the house or yard prior to the beginning of the party.
Have guests come in beach attire and bring a towel if you plan to play this fun summer time game. To play put on some party music and select a person to hold a garden hose that has a stream water coming out. Children try and duck under the water hose stream without getting wet. The winner is the last dry guest.
Water Balloon Fight
Water balloons are a fun summer activity that party guests will love. To play split the group into teams and have them throw water balloons at each other. There is really no winner of this game, its just a fun activity to do. to make engaging in a water balloon fight easier fill the balloons with water prior to the birthday party and store in an ice chest or large container. After the fight is over have guests help you pick up the broken balloon bits and give a prize to the person who picks up the most.
You can play summer time music such as the Beach boys at your Phineas and Ferb Party or Disney has several Karaoke Phineas and Ferb Cd’s that you could purchase and play during the party. The Cd’s feature Phineas and Ferb singing popular songs from each episode. I found the Karaoke Cd’s on Amazon for less than $ 10.00 each.
Small skateboards, bubbles, mini beach balls, water guns and sunglasses inside a small plastic beach bucket would make a nice party favor for guests to take home. You could also purchase Phineas and Ferb stickers to stick on the plastic beach buckets.
These are just a few ideas I came up to get you started planning a Phineas and Ferb summer vacation themed birthday party with but I’m sure there are many more ideas you can come up just think about summer vacation and use it to draw your inspiration from.