If you’re planning a birthday party featuring the Minions or a movie watch party, check out these Minions Party Ideas for inspiration.
Minions Party Ideas | Minions Birthday Party Ideas
Raise your hands if you’re fans of those cute little yellow Minions! For this blog post, I put together some ideas on how you can create a Minions party. Whether you’re having a movie night or celebrating a birthday, there are so many fun ways to have the Minions help you with your party.
When is the Rise of Gru coming out?
The new Minions movie The Rise of Gru was supposed to come out in July 2020. However, with the current status of our country, this movie was pushed back to July 2nd, 2021. And while we have to wait another year to find out how Gru got started and how he met the Minions, we can still celebrate by having a movie night watch party.
I planned to have a Minions birthday party when the new movie was to be released this month, but we decided just to have an outdoor movie night with a double feature.
- Grab the Minions, Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2.
- Despicable Me
- Despicable Me 2
- Despicable Me 3
- Minions Movie
New Minions merch now available
With the new Gru + Minions movie coming out, you can find quite a few new pieces of Minions merch in stores. Walmart has Minions plushies and several new types of toys available now. This includes Minions themed food snacks, such as Nabisco Minion sugar cookies, Teddy Graham crackers, Oreo minis, Ritz Bits, Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, and Minions Cookies from Nabisco which were specially made for the new Minions movie. How cool is that?
Minions Party Supplies
I was able to find Minions themed party supplies at Walmart and Party City. You can also order online from those stores, as well as Oriental Trading and Amazon. Etsy is also another spot where you can order themed decorations, especially food + snacks.
At Party City, I was able to purchase plates, cups, napkins, garland, and everything I needed for a Minions themed party. They even had Minions themed popcorn buckets.
Party City also carries additional accessories such as the Minion goggles and plastic hats. These are great for party favors. The themed snacks from Nabisco are also a party favor for guests. Or create a movie bucket idea using the Minion popcorn bucket and adding a few snacks along with the popcorn.
I just happened to have a blue ombre dresser, which worked perfectly in my Minion themed party. I wanted to give the impression that there were Minions everywhere, so we took some of the plushies and stuck them in the drawers. I think it turned out great.
Minions Balloon Garland
I’m a big fan of adding balloon garlands to party ideas. They are the perfect pop of color to any type of party, and since they are popular and trendy, you can find balloon garland kits for any kind of occasion. Putting together a balloon garland is relatively simple, but it is tedious. You have to blow up each balloon manually or use a pump, then assemble the balloon garland. When I created my first balloon garland, it took me more than an hour to put it together.
However, there are a few tips I’ve learned along the way. Initially, I used a manual pump to blow up my balloons, and that turned out to be the longest + hardest part of this whole process.
Then I got a piggy. Using an electronic balloon pump changed the game, and I was able to blow up my balloons in no time.
- Electric Balloon Pump Portable Balloon (currently use) This piggy is super affordable, and it’s small enough for me to take it anywhere. It also comes with a 1x balloon tie tool, 2x 16ft tape strips, and 2x 100 dot glue.
- I also recommend a helium tank by Balloon Time. (This is next on my list) If you’re looking for a helium tank, this one by Balloon Time is affordable and has good reviews.
Balloon tape is necessary. Using balloon tape to create your balloon garland will save you so much frustration. Instead of using string or trying to tape the balloons to a wall to create an arch, the balloon tape saves you the trouble.
Unless you want to get creative and put together your design, you can find balloon kits with everything you need to create a balloon garland. I ordered a Blue Yellow White Balloon Garland & Arch Kit for Minions Party, which came with 100 latex balloons and balloon tape. I also stopped by Party City and picked up 24″ yellow + blue balloons. I also grabbed a Minions balloon to add to my garland ( I taped him to the middle of the white background).
Assembling the Minions Balloon Garland
When it comes to putting the pattern together for the balloon garland, you can follow the idea shown on the package of the kit. Or you can come up with another pattern. There’s no wrong way to assemble the garland, just as long as you like how it turns out. For my Minions balloon garland, I didn’t have a consistent pattern. I rotated the colors yellow, white, light + dark blue, and incorporated a few of the 24″ balloons to put this garland together.
Balloon tape for the win
Once you blow up all your balloons, then start assembling your garland by threading the end of the balloon through the balloon tape hole. For the next balloon, insert the balloon on the opposite side of the other balloon. I also like to leave about two holes between each balloon. If you want to create a tight balloon look, then put a balloon in every other hole. If you’re going to create a looser, flowing balloon look, then leave about three holes between each balloon.
Minions Party Board
We love party boards and have shared quite a few themed ones: Toy Story, Dr. Seuss, Angry Birds. Themed boards are so fun to put together, but we recommend only doing candy ones for special occasions. This Minions party board is ideal for a birthday party or movie night idea.
For this board, we incorporated a lot of blue, yellow, and white snacks. If you’re not a fan of having candy on your board, you can substitute the candy for fruit and healthier options. (Bananas, blueberries, pineapples, granola bars)
Here is what we have on our board:
- Blue licorice
- Blue peppermint sticks
- Creamy lemon rolled wafers
- Yellow Rock Candy Lollipops
- White Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- Minion Chocolate Lollipops
- Minon Sugar cookies
With the Rise of Gru Minions movie being delayed by a whole year, the merchandise, including snacks, was still released in July. You can find the following Minion themed snacks at your local grocery store.
- Teddy Graham Crackers
- Oreo Minis
- Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
- Ritz Bits
- Minions Cookies from Nabisco
I also used a local baker to make the themed Minion cookies featured on this party board. Since I don’t have the skillset to create these fun designs, I order from local bakers and sellers on Etsy to add themed snacks to my party boards. You can find similar bakers on Etsy that will create these same cookies and ship them to you.
Minion Birthday Ideas
For birthday parties, here are more ideas to check out for the best Minions party.
- You can have a Minions carnival party; this is such a cute idea.
- Use Etsy to find Minions personalized invitations, as well as other ways to personalize your party.
- Have a nautical Minions party. This idea has to be my favorite.
- Dress up your drink dispenser with this idea + punch recipe. This blog post also has a few game ideas + printables.
- Here are some Minion recipes to try.
- Find more Minion birthday ideas in this post.
- These Minion Pumpkin Cupcakes are super cute and a fun way to add some themed food to your celebration.
- DIY Minions Party Crayons
- You can search Pinterest to find more ways to throw a Minions themed party.
Minions Free Printables
Keep the kids busy with these Minions printables. They are free to print, and fun activities for your birthday celebration or before the movie night watch party.
- Help the Minion get the banana with this Minions maze printable.
- Minions Word Search Printable
- Minion coloring pages
- Minion Trace and Color
Minions Movie Night
If you’re looking for something fun to do while in quarantine, have a Minions movie night. You can find the Minions movies on Netflix or order the movies with the links I shared above. You can find links to the food + supplies I used for this party listed throughout the post. And while we wait another year for the new Minions + Gru movie, stay safe and healthy!