Since its initial release in 1996, Pokemon has proven to be a source of fun for all ages, with people continuing to celebrate its animation and characters all across the world today. Here are 25 Pokemon party ideas to help you plan the best Pokemon Birthday Party ever!
Planning a Pokemon Theme Party
As Pokemon is one of the most popular video game franchises of all time, there are no shortage of party ideas for this theme.
We’ve gathered some of our favorite Pokemon inspired recipes, party activities, and decoration for the best Pokemon party ideas. Pick your favorites, and you’ll be sure to have a memorable party filled with adventure!
Pokemon Party Decorations
Invitations are the perfect way to get the fun started. Here are a variety of free printable Pokemon birthday party invitations that you can personalize with the details of your special day.
Recreate the faces of beloved Pokemon characters on balloons. All you’ll need are colorful balloons and oil-paint permanent markers to draw the characters. Use Pokemon cards for inspiration!
You can make your own pokeball piñata at home with just a few simple craft supplies. Load it up with candy and you’ll have a fun party activity ready to go!
4. Dessert Table
Here is some inspiration for how you can put together a cute dessert table. We love how this table incorporates so many different Pokemon theme elements –– from desserts to decorations!
5. Pokemon Lanterns
Out of all of the Pokemon birthday party ideas we’ve seen, this one might be our favorite. Transform paper lanterns into your favorite Pokemon characters with some simple supplies. These simple decorations are guaranteed to catch everyone’s attention.
Pokemon Party Food
A Pokemon birthday party would be incomplete without cake! Your guests will love this fun and delicious cake, and it’s easy to make with a steady hand and piping tips. Be sure to check out this list of other Pokemon cake ideas.
These Pokeball cupcakes will make a great addition to your dessert table. They’re not only delicious, but also so easy to make with the help of fondant.
8. "Peep" A Chu
Turn yellow rabbit peeps into mini Pikachu treats with this simple and sweet recipe! These Pikachu Peeps are not only delicious, but also easy to decorate.
9. Snack Board
Snack boards are perfect for parties! Grab a variety of sweet and savory treats, fruits, and vegetables in themed colors, then arrange them in a fun design to personalize your snack board.
With just a little bit of food coloring, fondant, and frosting, you can turn classic rice krispie treats into adorable poke balls! These sweet treats are adorable and so easy to assemble.
11. Pikachu Cupcakes
Decorated with yellow frosting and paper toppers, these Pikachu cupcakes are almost too cute to eat! Use homemade cupcakes or store-bought cupcakes then print out free Pikachu wraps for the base of your cupcakes and Pikachu ears.
How cute are these Pokemon themed cookies! This homemade recipe walks you through step-by-step on how to make them.
13. Pokemon Pizza
Pizza is always a reliable and tasty party food. It’s also easy to customize pizza to fit with your Pokemon theme! This recipe uses pepperoni, cheese, and olives to create a poke ball, but feel free to get creative with your favorite toppings.
Babybel cheese and fondant will help you make the cutest cheesy snacks. These tangy bite-sized poke balls will be a delicious addition to your food table.
Pokemon Birthday Party Games
Bring Pokemon Go to life with this adventurous activity! You can find free printables for the scavenger hunt here. Kids will have a blast looking for their favorite Pokemon characters. After all, they gotta catch ‘em all!
16. Pokemon Bingo
Bingo is a fun and easy Pokemon party game. Find the free printable bingo cards with Pokemon characters here. See who gets 5 in a row first!
Get everyone ready to catch Pokemon by having them complete a series of Pokemon Training activities to become the ultimate Pokemon master. Check out all the games and crafts you can include in your Training Camp. Your party guests will love receiving their Pokemon trainer certificates, which you can find and print here for free!
Get the competition going with a bean bag toss game! You can make your own game board with a foam board, scissors, hot glue, and printable Pokemon art.
19. Pin The Tail On Pikachu
Instead of pinning a tail on a donkey, your guests will be pinning a tail on Pikachu! This DIY game poster is easy to make, and your guests will have a blast playing it too.
20. Pokemon Catapult
A Pokemon catapult is easy to assemble and makes a great interactive activity for kids. As you launch pokeballs into the air, have guests try to guess how far they will travel. Whoever guesses the closest can win a prize!
Create a fun “punch” party game with plastic cups, cardboard, tissue paper, and glue. Hide some fun Pokemon goodies in each cup, and each punch will be a special surprise!
22. Pokemon Trading Card Game
Pokemon cards are so fun to collect and trade. Have your guests bring some of their favorite trading cards to trade or play the game.
Pokemon Party Favors
23. Pikachu Hat
These cute paper hats will transform your party guests into Pikachu look-alikes. Kids will love this fun and simple craft!
These candy balls made from melted chocolate are perfect for you to display on your dessert table or to give as party favors. Fill them up with M&Ms for a fun surprise!
25. Party Favor Bags
Put together the cutest custom party favors with drawstring bags and the free downloadable images here. Once you’ve decorated the bags, fill them up with Pokemon cards, mini Pokemon characters, and more!
26. DIY Pokeballs
You can make your own pokeballs by decorating round plastic capsules and filling them with mini Pokemon figures. Spread them out and send everyone on a Pokemon hunt, or give them away as party favors.
This DIY craft recipe will teach you how to turn plain yellow bags into Pikachu goodie bags. These bags will be perfect for holding party favors.
Pokemon Party Supplies
Will you be incorporating any ideas into your special day? Here are a few extra supplies to make throwing your next party easy.
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Pokemon Party Ideas
- 2-3 cups strawberries cleaned
- 2-3 cups blueberries cleaned
- 4 large apples peeled and sliced
- 1 cup large marshmallows
- Get a large, circle serving tray or dish. Place a small bowl in the center of the tray and fill with marshmallows.
- Arrange the strawberries on the top half of the tray, then the blueberries in a "line" through the center of the tray, and then sliced apples on the bottom of the tray to look like a pokeball.