As requested, here is the nitty gritty of my little guy's Beyblade Bash to celebrate his 9th birthday. The details for the invite are HERE. Armed with this handy dandy rule book and with the help of my boys we came up with the coolest party ever, if I do say so myself ;)
We set up our living room with the 3 battle arenas they had, and hung up streamers with Arena 1, 2 and 3 labels on them so the competitors would know where to go. I stayed with the primary colors, red blue and yellow.
The boy and I spent over an hour coming up with the battle schedule. We had a regular season - everyone battled each other, followed by the playoffs and ending with a championship game. The regular season was spread out over the 3 arenas. Each contestant battled in an arena no more than 3 times. Each battle also had a referee...contestants that didn't have a battle at the time and a Dad where needed. Battles in the same slot started at the same time so those that finished early could watch the other battles. AND each battle was best of 3 to make it more interesting. Here is my master schedule with the referees handwritten in on the side.
To make it smoother and easier for the contestants, each one also received a laminated copy of their schedule. Laminating was done using the Xyron 510 machine and its laminating cartridge.
The cake - the Bakugan colors were perfect so I had the bakery at Walmart make me a cake following the Bakugan theme without the toys and added my own. I cut out the Beyblade logo from a Beyblade toy package and added a real Beyblade on the cake.
Last but not least, I bought a trophy from Target's dollar spot and decked it out with a Beyblade print.
For more on the party, go HERE.