When it comes to kids birthday parties, popular movies are always….popular.
When it comes to movies, my son is a HUGE Godzilla fan. He loves all the classic movies, where the monsters are played by actors in suits. He has even had not 1 Godzilla birthday party, but 2.
With the new movie coming out this summer, I thought it was the perfect time to share some of our favorite Godzilla party ideas for kids.
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Do you have your own Godzilla fan at home?
These kids party ideas are perfect for celebrating the “King of Monsters.”
Godzilla Party Ideas for Kids
Start off with the perfect cake idea.
Then find some fun homemade games for your child’s party, and of course, ideas for party favors to thank each of your guests.
Godzilla Birthday Cake
Cupcakes are perfect for kids’ birthday parties.
For one thing, they allow you to serve up cake much faster than having to cut a large cake into pieces. They eliminate the need for silverware, and they help you avoid the whole, “His piece is bigger than mine” drama.
To make your Godzilla cake, start with your favorite cake mix, using the option to make 24 cupcakes.
Once the cupcakes are baked and cooled completely, cover 22 cupcakes with Black Decorator Icing. I used the decorator tip and kept the icing a bit bumpy to give the “King of Monsters” a little texture. You could also use black fondant for a super smooth look.
Cover one cupcake with white frosting. Add a small dot of black icing in the center to form an eye.
Arrange the 23 cupcakes on a table or large tray as shown to form the shape of Godzilla’s head. (If your cake mix made 24 cupcakes, now’s a good time to taste that extra one…for quality control purposes, of course!)
Once the cupcakes are arranged, cut 2 blue triangular spikes from construction paper. Tuck them under the cupcakes at the back of the monster’s head. Add some blue paper flames shooting from his mouth to complete your Godzilla cupcakes.
Godzilla Party Games
Every great kids birthday party has fun games.
Squirt guns and water balloons are always big hits for warm weather parties. Give them a monster twist by creating targets with some of the monsters you find in Godzilla movies.
You can easily find pictures of the monsters online. Print them out and hang them to use as targets. You can even laminate them to make them last a little longer.
Or, if you are feeling artistic, grab some large pieces of cardboard and draw your own monsters. Attach them to posts and create a fun monster battle site.
Kids will have fun squirting the targets with water guns, or get a pack or two of blue water balloons for them to toss at the monsters. (Blue, like Godzilla’s breath weapon, of course!)
Another fun monster party game is “Build a Monster.”
For this game you will need:
Before the party, twist pipe cleaners to the headbands to create antennae. (They could also become eye stalks during the game.)
Cut out a variety of eyes, mouths, and noses from the construction paper.
To play the game, divide kids into groups of 2-3. Each group will have 5 minutes to turn one member of their group into a monster.
Each team should have one roll of crepe paper.
They will start by wrapping colorful crepe paper around their future monster. They can wrap it around the player’s arms and chest, around their legs…wherever they wish, but they must use the entire roll.
Then they can add antennae, as many eyes, noses, and mouths as they like. They may even come up with a few of their own ideas — like using masking tape to create “claws” or taping eyes to the tops of the pipe cleaner antennae.
When the 5 minutes are up, be sure to snap a picture of each group’s creation.
Party Favors for Godzilla Birthday
For a fun and simple DIY party favor, print out several pictures of Godzilla breathing fire. (We used this Gozilla Coloring Page. )
Then wrap clear plastic wrap around sticks of blue rock candy and tape the candy to the picture to make it look like Godzilla’s fire.
Your child may even want to write, “Thanks for coming!” to create a fun thank you card to give guests.
Looking for more favor ideas?
Try colorful monster finger puppets (AKA Godzilla monster friends) or mini stuffed monsters.
Whether your child is a long-time fan, or is inspired by this summer’s movie, these Godzilla party ideas for kids are sure to be monster hits.
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