My son turned 5 a couple of months ago. He is
in love with obsessed with Fix It Felix, Jr. from the movie Wreck It Ralph. He asked me to help him plan a party all around this little guy. Of course, there are not too many games nor decor for this movie, so that meant I had to – *GULP*- get creative!
We first started with the invitations. I found an image of Fix It Felix and created our own little invitation, complete with video game font:
Once we had the invitations sent, we had to figure out what in the world we would do with these boys! The first thing that came to mind was wrecking things. I mean, what 6 year old boy doesn’t like to knock things down?
We had some building bricks and so we used those to make our very own relay game. We set up the blocks into a pyramid – so 6 blocks for each team. Once they were set up “Ralph” (aka my 8 year old daughter) would knock them all down. Then, they would take turns being Fix it Felix, Jr and rush over to restack the bricks into the pyramid — 3 on the bottom, 2 in the middle and then one on the top. These were the types of bricks we used:
Once we finished playing that game, we moved onto another one — where they got to drop the bricks onto Felix. My husband cut down small pieces of wood, around 1″ x 2″. He sanded them smooth and spray painted them deep red. I took a piece of posterboard and then printed and pasted various Fix it Felix, Jr. faces onto it. The kids took turns leaning over the back of the chair and trying to drop the brick onto Felix’s Head (kind of spin on the drop the clothespin into the jar game). The kids had a lot of fun playing this one:
We then had to have cake. I asked my local bakery to make me a cake, which looked like a pie. After all, Fix It Felix, Jr is rewarded with pie when he does a good job! (We also added in some blue iced cupcakes, since we were dealing with little boys). My store, Price Chopper, did an amazing job making this cake look just like a pie:
I also made rice krispie treats, tinted red and cut them into small bricks. We then gave each boy a medal (just like Fix It Felix, Jr. would get), a wooden brick from the game, an edible brick and a balloon (from our decorations) — perfect party favors!!
They had a great time and my 6 year old told me that he had the best birthday party ever!! That’s all that really mattered to me, that it meant a lot to him. We had fun and did not spend a lot of money (which made mom happy). The little things mean the most and making up our own games and creating party ideas from the heart made all the difference.
If you have a Fix It Felix, Jr. fan, learn how to make your very own Fix It Felix, Jr. costume!!