Unless you've been living under a rock, you know the Pokemon mania of the early aughts is revived once more. Pokemon Go is sure to get your kids ages two to 22 asking for a Pokemon-themed birthday party this summer. And because we know you're all busy mommas, we've rounded up the easiest of easy ideas, most of which require a pen, glue, printer or a little cash.
1. Modern party invites
Pokemon invites can get tacky fast, but these modern invites are pretty — and you don't even have to make them yourself. Buy here.
2. Pikachu cups
Okay, even if you're not an artist, we think you can pull this one off: grab some yellow cups at Party City and pull out the Sharpies to make a handful of super cute Pikachu cups.
3. "Charmanderin" oranges
This mom is clever, punny and gives us something easy to copy. We love her! Charmanderin oranges are about as simple as it gets...and will trick kids into eating healthy snacks, even at a party.
4. Trainer bags
Heck, you don't even have to fill the bags with anything and the kids will go crazy for them. Our easiest version includes grabbing some tote bags in the Target dollar section and gluing on a felt red ball.
5. Pokemon party favor bags
White lunch bag, red construction tape, a few Pokemon cards...done!
6. Pokemon display table
So this may look like it requires some effort, but if you take a closer look, you'll see that this table is mainly a cheap table cloth, blown up balloons and some printed out Pokemon characters. We can handle that.
7. Pin the tail on the Pikachu