Mad’s Despicable Me Party

I’m not going to lie, I’m kind of happy to have this party behind me. It wasn’t my favorite theme, even though it was pretty easy to throw together, but the kids loved it so I guess my opinion doesn’t really count. 😉 (I have, however, already talked Susannah into a fun, girly theme for her birthday!) I don’t even know how this girl is already five. How do I not have any babies anymore? I’m half sad/half ecstatic about that fact and not sure which side will win out in the end.

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Probably my favorite element of the party: the door sign.  Thank you, Gru for voicing my sentiments exactly.  😉 **Update – I’ve had many requests for this printable and while (sadly) I did not save the original document, one of my kind readers, Erin, recreated it to share with all of you.  Many thanks, Erin!  Click here for the printable.
(Inspiration was from this site.)

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The first batch of cousins.  Sadly, I didn’t get a group photo of the entire set with Billy and Audrey.  They were all too busy playing to sit still for something as boring as a picture.  🙂  It was nice having Heather and Caleb here for the party, especially since it was Mad’s specific request this year.


Dr Nefario is my second-favorite character from the movies so he made an appearance or two.  🙂

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The most popular item of the day: the Box of Shame.  Even a few adults got in on the action…   PicMonkey Collage

I seriously wanted to just buy some little cupcake flags or something, but Mad wanted a minion cake so I gave it my best shot.  Don’t laugh.

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There were a few people who hadn’t seen the movies, so they definitely didn’t understand about the caterpillars.  😉

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He just cracks me up.  The kids went wild for this concoction.  It was crushed up freeze pops mixed with Sprite.  *gag*  They loved it though, especially since they got to drink it out of tiny test tubes.

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Third time’s the charm….the kid has no lung capacity at all.  I think this is the first time Billy hasn’t done the honors for her.

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Scary minion goody bags to take home their shirts, ray guns, and anti-gravity serum.

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The littlest minion of them all.


Mad says this was her favorite birthday so far. Did your kid have a favorite party theme?  Did you like it too? Parties I link to: Craft-O-Maniac, Sew Can Do, C.R.A.F.T., Skip to My Lou, Chef In Training, A Bowl Full of Lemons,Sugar Bee Crafts, Funky Polkadot Giraffe, Todays Creative Blog, Mandy’s Recipe Box, My Girlish Whims, Handy Man, Crafty Woman, Sew Much Ado, Ginger Snap Crafts,The Crafty Blog Stalker, A Glimpse Inside, Tidy Mom, Thirty Handmade Days, Tatertots and Jello, Flamingo Toes, Six Sisters Stuff, Naptime Creations, I Heart Naptime

56 thoughts on “Mad’s Despicable Me Party”

  1. I want a minion party for my birthday. 28 is a big deal. LOL I loved everything. You did so well. We never go that far out for parties. Mainly just the cake. But Harley didn’t want a party this year. She said she was too old and just wanted a day of fun with the family. So that’s what we did. Hudson however….. Probably something having to do with superheros. But that’s ok with me.

    1. Oh my goodness…too old for a party already?! My kids plan theirs alllllll year long. 😉

  2. You are INCREDIBLE creative!!! Enjoy these years! My girls are now 13 & 15 and I miss these themed parties where things seemed to be a little less costly. Thanks for sharing!! Does anyone have good birthday party ideas for teenage girls?? 🙂

    1. Thank you! I have a few years to go before I have to come up with teenage parties…thank goodness! 😉

  3. Do you have any printables for these (agnes’ caterpillers, freeze ray guns, door sign, etc)? My son is having a Minion party in a few weeks and I’d love to use some of these ideas. Thanks!

    1. Julie, I wish I had kept the printables so I could share, but I think I deleted them. I will search a little more to make sure and I’ll let you know if I come up with anything. They were easy to create, though. (I used Picmonkey to make them.)

      1. Were you able to retrieve the cool Party Rules sign? I have looked on Etsy and the ones I found were not as cute! I would order it from you if you made it available!!

        1. Sorry Carla, I did not save them or I would share them with you. (I created them on Picmonkey – they weren’t hard to make.)

  4. Oh, and where did you get the freeze ray guns? I can’t find water guns that look like that. Thanks!

  5. I was wondering if you were able to find the printables for the party rules. We found a different one but my son is in love with yours and I’m not good with a computer or crafty :} I have my fingers crossed!! Thank you, kerry

    1. Unfortunately I didn’t save them or I would gladly offer them to you to use. They were not hard to create (I used Picmonkey).

  6. What sites did you go to to print all the signs? I LOVE this and you did an incredible job. My girls are turning 8 and 11 next week and they want Despicable Me party.

    1. I made the signs myself, and unfortunately didn’t save them or I would offer them to you. They were fairly simple to create (I used Picmonkey).

  7. Wow, this is a impressive party you put together! Thanks for sharing your door sign, we will be using it for my little girl’s 4th birthday on Saturday.

  8. Hi love all your ideas! Where did you find the shirts and goody bags? Did you make them? Super cute!

      1. Thank you soo much! All your ideas are super cute! Can you just come to our house and do the same set up? LOVE the shirts ! Better than anything I have seen to purchase !
        I’m using almost all your ideas for my daughter’s 11th birthday in July! Thank YOU!

  9. Thank you for all your minionparty ideas, very inspiring. I translated Gru’s party rules into Dutch since the Dutch 5 year old cannot read English 😉 Can you tell me wich fond you used for the lettres?

    1. I’m so sorry, but I don’t remember…it’s been too long. I used picmonkey, I think, which is very easy to use and you can choose your own fonts.

    1. OK, so I know this is very late to your blogging, but I am throwing my son a Minion party and want to know how you printed your labels to your food? The “Dr. Nefario etc with his pic” “Agnes Caterpillars” etc. I am computer savy, but am having a hard time figuring this out. I also don’t want to pay some one to do this, when I know it’s just a grasp away. Thanks so much!

      1. Hi Sara, I think I just made them into Word docs, printed on cardstock and attached with double-sided tape. It’s been a while so I don’t remember exactly, but I’m pretty sure that’s what I did. Hope that helps.

  10. Thank you SO much for this post (and the link to the “Just a Few Party Rules” sign). Using a lot of these ideas this coming weekend! Blessings!

    1. I twisted streamers and taped at the top and bottom, then used tape to attach the balloons. 🙂

  11. Thanks for the great idea to use the balloons and streamers. They will be perfect for a Golden State Warriors party. Regards gladys

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