Bakugan Brawlers Birthday Party!

In an alternate dimension of Earth, an evil, power-hungry, and greedy Bakugan called Naga decides to take a powerful core called the Infinity Core. Taking it into himself causes it to explode, sending 2 parts, the infinity core and silent core to to earth. Both parts must be found and brought back together in order to restore balance and allow the Bakugan to once again live in peace. ~ O.K - What?!?! ~ Whether or not we get it our kids certainly are going crazy for it! This is sure to be the party theme hit of the season!
Invitations: This is a super cool idea your kids will love taking part in crafting! For a really unique invite, purchase some medium sized styrofoam balls from your local dollar store or department store craft isle. Cut the styrofoam balls completely in half and then core out a bit of each halves center. Keep the matching halves together for a perfect fit later. Be sure to use a very sharp tool to avoid shredding. Have your kids paint the stryromfoam pieces in their favourite Bakugan colours. With your computer, print out the Party details several times on one sheet of paper. Its important to use the least paper possible because we are going to now fold it 4X square to fit inside the cored out ball. When the paint is dry, poke 2 toothpicks (shorten if needed) into the bottom half and place your folded paper inside. Close the ball by gently pushing together the 2 halves together forming a circle again. Decorate the balls with lines and symbols to resemble your favourite Bakugan. Your child will have so much fun handing out these unique invites - almost as much fun as the kids will opening them!
Decorations: Make a Bakugan Character Wall. This will be a wonderful conversation piece for the guests and will also look great as decoration. Choose at least 10 Bakugan and download their enlarged images right from the official website. Print out as large as possible using coloured ink. Using details found online or right on their card, write out each biography. Their health, powers, their weaknesses etc. on a separate sheet of paper in a large print. What you should end up with is 10(or so) large coloured photos and 10 corresponding bios. Display all pictures with bios beside or underneath on one central wall. Use licensed Bakugan party decorations and coordinating yellow, red and black balloons and streamers to accent the Character wall and make it the focal point of the party room. Themed posters and toys would also be a great addition to the party room.
Games: Bakugan Launch - Test you launching skills. Every Brawler must have accuracy and skill to open and activate their Bakugan. On a flat surface place 4 cards about 2 inches apart. About 5 feet back, mark a launch line with a piece of masking tape. If you have plenty of Bakugan, place them in a bag and have each child randomly pick one from the bag as it becomes their turn. You can also request that each child bring their favourite Bakugan to the party. The Birthday child should always go first! Each child gets 3 launches. If you can get your bakugan to open, you advance to the next round. If not, your sent to the Doom Dimension. Keep going until their is only 1 Ultimate Brawler left! Bakugan Ball Toss - This is a fun challenge, and a challenging it is! Use 6 of those super bouncy balls. Set up a series of 6 pails or boxes of some sort. It is your choice whether to have them horizontally, diagonally, in 2 rows of 3 or clustered together. Whichever you choose, just make sure the pails are close together, about 2-3 centimetres apart. Purchase some Bakugan trading cards, enough for each guest to win 2 or 3 each. Mark a line about 5 feet back. Line the bottom of each pail with 1 trading card-make sure they are face down so the players cannot see them. With the birthday child going first, have him attempt to land the balls into the buckets. The balls must land in the bucket and not bounce out! When all 6 balls are thrown, the player may then collect his winning cards from the buckets where he landed the balls. Finding out which cards they won will be very exciting! Replace the cards, gather the balls and have the next child in line have a go! Keep playing until the cards run out or everyone has their equal share. Its not as easy as you might think! This may take 2 or 3 rounds - those balls are hard to tame!
Bakugan Pinata: Since they have not come out with any Bakugan themed Pinata lets make our own. A really simple way is to purchase a round beach ball pinata or even a sports ball shaped pinata and spray paint it to match your child's favourite Bakugan Ball. Another option is to make your own. To do this you can paper mache a beach ball. Make sure to cover the beach ball with a thin coat of Vaseline so it is easy to separate and remove. Another option is to use a punch balloon. That way, you have a built in hanger with the elastic handle - just make sure to blow the punch ball up until its completely round. The key is to use several layers of newspaper and glue to make the pinata very sturdy and give yourself several days of drying time. A good glue ratio is 1 part water to 3 parts white glue. The newspaper strips should be about 2 inches wide and about 9 inches long. When the ball is absolutely dry, use an exacto knife and cut a flap about 4 inches x 4 inches. Just enough room to pull out the beach ball or pop the balloon. Paint and decorate your Pinata , fill with candy and treats and reseal.
Activities: "Are You Smarter then a Battle Brawler?" Play a Trivia game based on the both the cartoon series and the card game. Prepare 5 questions ranking from easiest to hardest for each quiz player. Write the set of 5 questions on individual index cards and have the players choose their own set of questions out of a hat. Each question should get progressively a little harder so inform the players that they can stop at any time. Questions like "Who is Green?", "Who has Wings?" and "Who has Pink Hair?". Everyone gets a prize for playing of course, but the prizes you can win with each question gets progressively a little better too! If you get an answer correct you advance, if you get it wrong you loose it all! Well, maybe not all, have a basic prize that everyone wins with question 1. Make sure to offer 3 possible answers to help the kids and gear the difficulty of the questions to the age group attending.
Menu: So much work is involved with the setup of this party, go for the favourite food of Battle Brawlers - Pizza of course! Its simple and easy - especially if you order out. A fun idea for the snack table is serve all the food in ball shapes. You can have Meatballs, Cheesy Puff Balls, Gum Balls, Melon Balls - you name it! Let you imagination go wild and see if you can up with 6 foods to correspond with the 6 types of Bakugan. Your kids can tell you what those types are! A really neat drink idea is to make a Bakugan Battle Punch. The Brawlers get pretty worn out after a Brawl and this is the perfect pick me up! All you need is a punch bowl filled with Mountain Dew and some Strawberry or Raspberry Sorbet. Just before you are about to serve, add the sorbet and the kids can watch it fizz and froth. It tastes amazing too! For dessert you can make Bakugan Ball cupcakes. Use a your child favourite colour for the main icing. Have an icing pipe on hand to add some lines and symbols to resemble the Bakugan Ball. If you prefer a cake, use the same idea as the cupcake just on a larger scale. Use themed figurines to create a scene just like the expensive decopac sets sold in specialty stores. Now go and conquer!

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