Planning a Transformer Themed Party
Aug 24 2007


I have noticed that since my post about our son’s Transformer birthday party, that I’ve had a lot of people view the blog using search terms like “transformer party, how to throw a transformer party, transformer party ideas, transformer party stuff, etc.”  There are more people out there looking for ways to put on a Transformer themed birthday party than I would have imagined!  So I figured I’d share with the world how I went about hitting the stores last minute planning his party.

I first went to HEB plus and oddly could not find any transformer party stuff.  I spoke to my best friend a week before the party and she said she could get the stuff for me at a HEB store near where she lived if I couldn’t find it here.   I think they didn’t have it because the store near us is undergoing a serious layout/design change.  I did find 24 packs of HEB brand crayons for 15 cents each!  Yes 15 cents each!  I couldn’t believe it so I bought 30 packs.  I also ordered his transformer cake, a fruit/veggie tray, and some small bottled waters from HEB plus.

That same weekend, we rushed into a Party Pig (oh I love that name.  I chuckle every time I say it) on our way somewhere (I can’t recall where) and they were out of the transformer stuff.  I just learned that Party Pig was acquired by Party City (which explains why I can’t find a website for Party Pig).  Party City is where I ended up finding what I wanted two days before the party.  I got transformer themed:

  • table cloths
  • cake plates
  • big cups to hold the party favors
  • napkins, and
  • a pinata

I also got:

  • #5 candle and some extra candles
  • a bag of Smarties candy
  • pinata stuffing stuff (plastic straws, yo-yo’s, and other miscellaneous plastic stuff – my husband and son put the Smarties in the big cups before I could tell them those were meant for the pinata….at least all the kids got one.)
  • coloring books (dinosaurs and sea animals) for something like $5.95 for 8 books!  They made great party favors.

My husband and son set up the big cup favors and put a package of crayons and a Smartie into each of them.

On the day of the party, I went to HEB plus to pick up the cake, veggie tray, and a bag of ice (for the water bottles and Gatorade Propel water – no red juice was allowed).  I wasn’t sure if the cake would be enough so I also picked up 2 dozen already prepared colorful cupcakes and it was a good thing I did!

The kids swam for about an hour, then we had cake, and then we let the kids hit the pinata (of course no blindfolds at this age).  We had to make sure no little ones were in the way of any big swinging sticks.  We forgot the stick at our house, so the people at Emler let us use the handle part of a broom they had!  Thank goodness.

The kids had a blast.  I had fun even though as hostess I didn’t have to get in the water.  My husband went in so he could watch our 2 1/2 year old.  Personally, I thought it was one of the more successful birthday parties we’ve held primarily because we went home with NO leftover cake and only 4 cupcakes (i.e., less for me to be tempted to eat)!

I hope this info is helpful for all of you trying to plan a transformer party for your kids!  Our son also got a ton of great transformer gifts (his favorite one is a cool medium-sized Bumble Bee that makes noises and shoots out his hands), but that will probably have to be the subject of another post.  😀

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9 Comments on “Planning a Transformer Themed Party”

  1. 1 Carole said at 10:54 PM on August 26th, 2007:

    Sounds like it was a blast!

    For future reference, if you have a bit more time to shop for party supplies, I’ve had great luck with — they have almost everything, and they’re CHEAP!!! : )

  2. 2 Aruni said at 9:57 PM on September 1st, 2007:

    Thanks Carole. I will definitely check them out! 🙂

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  4. 4 Dawn Brook said at 10:16 AM on September 19th, 2007:

    I just read your blog because I was looking for some games ideas, for my son’s 10th birthday that is coming up and I thought I might suggest a website. It is I have been using them for 10 years now, and not only does it save time, but it saves money and the hassle of running around trying to find supplies. You can get all kinds of themed parties for all ages there, supplies, good-boxes, and so much more. Just a suggestion. Thanks for your great blog!

  5. 5 Sondie said at 8:16 PM on October 8th, 2007:

    Just so others know….in case you are doing a party for younger ones….the pinata has strings at the bottom to pull. Once all of them are pulled the candy and such will fall out. We are having a transformers party for my 5 year old two weeks from now and have that same pinata!

  6. 6 Aruni said at 8:24 PM on October 8th, 2007:

    @Dawn – sorry for the late response to your comment…we’ve been making a lot of changes around here and I didn’t check this post until Sondie just commented right now! Thanks for the link to birthday express. Thanks also for stopping by.

    @Sondie – I had no idea it had strings at the bottom! I think after the kids hit it for a while one of the adults pulled open one of the sides. That’s good to know for future pinatas…I’ll have to check for the strings. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

  7. 7 Tom Keenan said at 11:13 AM on January 14th, 2008:

    Pull-string pinatas are a great activity for kids parties, but I find girls and boys still prefer to bust the pinatas open, rather than pull strings. Another great site with pull and trad. pinatas is, The prices are discounted well below what you’d find in local stores.

  8. 8 Kellie said at 3:50 PM on May 31st, 2008: is a great place to order custom personalized Transformers invitations. I used them for my son’s Transformers themed party. You design them online. I was able to pickup my invitations from Wal-Mart the same day that I ordered. I hope this helps someone.

  9. 9 Jasmin Mejia said at 10:14 PM on January 3rd, 2009:

    I ordered my little boys invitations from they have the DIY and they even upload it for you. Oh I almost forgot there is another website it is