Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Beyblade Birthday Party

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.
Battle Schedule
Playoff brackets
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.

10 comments:

  1. so cool! those beyblades are all the rage at my afterschool program too!

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  2. I was wondering where you found the bracket?
    Olena
    olenabailey@yahoo.com

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  3. we are throwing a beyblade party for my (almost) 7 year old and your ideas have been really helpful. Thanks!!

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  4. I as well am doing a BeyBlade party for my 7 yr old. I have made up a BeyBlade Bingo (BLADE), it actually turned out looking really cool and professional! my son is very excited. I am still trying to come up with another game idea other than the battles because not all of his friends have Beys to bring.

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  5. Anonymous.. if your child has enough beys he can loan them to friends that dont (just make sure u keep tab on them) the battles are the best part!!

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  6. What a great idea! My son (turning 7) wants a Bey party and this is perfect!! what great ideas and fun for them!! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. This is wonderful, all of the sudden my soon to be 6 year old wants a Bey Blade Party. I had no clue. Thanks!

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  8. Okay, I'm jealous of your Battle Schedule. I have racked my brain trying to figure out how to schedule a "regular" season of battles in order to determine who goes to the playoffs and then to the Championship game. Did you use a software program or did you just sit down and hand write out each boy against each boy and then just assign them to one of the 3 arenas? I have 21 boys coming to this party. The printable bracket from beyblade already assumes you know who's playing in the play offs. . . Any help getting this done would be great!

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  9. This was a very cretive idea and truthfully I would have never thought to do it.... You have seriously given me something to think on.....

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  10. This is AWESOME!!! I love all the great ideas, especially the trophy idea. Excellent!!! I will use some of the ideas for our upcoming son's birthday party. Thank you.

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