12 Despicable Me Minion Birthday Party Ideas
Take yellow cardstock and fold it in half, then trim to 5 1/2” long by 4 1/4” wide. Then, round all four corners of the card (with the card folded) with scissors to make an oval shape: the minion’s body. Next, use a half-inch circle punch to punch the eye shape from black paper. Or, just free-cut a circle. The edges will be covered in glitter and won’t show.
Next, trace the shape of the yellow minion body onto a piece of blue cardstock with a pencil. Cut out the blue shape, and then draw the minion’s overalls onto the bottom half of the blue shape in with a pencil. Cut out and glue the overalls to the bottom half of the card with a glue stick. Adhere large wiggle eyes in the center of each black circle. Add a line of white glue around the edge of each black circle and sprinkle with silver glitter.
While waiting for the glue to dry, draw in overall buttons on the minion’s clothing with a black marker. Don’t forget the other details, such as hair and a smile! When the eyes have dried, glue to the minion body and cut two thin strips of black cardstock for goggle earpieces and add to your minion. Write the party info on the inside page of your card.
Set the scene for the party right from the start with this great minion door décor! Cover the entire front door with yellow butcher or Kraft paper. Then, cover the bottom third of the door in blue paper. Then, cut strips of blue paper to create his overall straps. Next, cut out large white circles for eyes. Strips of black paper become the goggle straps, and small black circles the pupils. Add a black paper smile to complete your larger-than-life minion.
For a fun twist on party hats, try this minion headgear, from Kristin Hayes on Pinterest. These are made by using a yellow foam visors, available at craft and discount stores. Orient the visor so that the rounded part faces up (upside down). Cut black foam into a strip that fits the width of the visor and glue across the middle. Then, cut out one or two black circles (depending on whether your minion will have one or two eyes) and glue on top of the black strip to resemble goggles. Top off the circles with large wiggly eyes, and then add in a few cut pieces of black pipe cleaners for hair. Wear on the head upside down, like a headband. For best results, glue the parts onto the visor with a hot glue gun.
These minion cupcakes are so easy because you put them together from prebaked cupcakes and Twinkies. Of course you could make your own cupcakes, or choose store-bought with white icing. Emilie of Pluckymomo added Twinkies for the minion bodies, white candy eyes and details in black frosting. Genius! Check out the full instructions at PluckyMomo.
Make mini minion marshmallows using instructions by Rock UR Party. These cute little guys could go home with your guests in a treat bag or become party food. These look difficult, but they are actually large marshmallows dipped in melted yellow candy melts. The overalls are blue fruit roll-ups wrapped around the bottom parts of the dipped marshmallows. The goggles and eyes are created with candy eyes and black frosting. Put these on a lollipop sticks or use them as cupcake or mini brownie toppers.
Or do you just want to decorate one cake and be done? Try this minion cake made from a sheet cake, by Betty Blogger Heather Baird at BettyCrocker.com. Cut off the corners of a rectangular sheet cake to make an oval minion body. After frosting in yellow and blue, make an eye by frosting a chocolate peppermint patty in white. An upside-down Hershey’s Kiss becomes the pupil. The goggles are made from chewy chocolate candy (such as Tootsie Rolls) rolled in silver sprinkles, but fondant would work just as well. The final details are made of licorice and black frosting.
Use some of the leftover supplies from the piñata to create these fun minion treat bags for collecting piñata loot. If you can’t find yellow paper bags, consider using brown or white paper lunch bags. Simply trace the bag shape onto a piece of yellow construction paper and glue the resulting rectangle onto the front of the bag. Then add the features with the brown and silver cardstock to make the eye and finish it with black sharpie hair! Full tutorial at Create-Celebrate-Explore.
Oh no! The minion bookmark is eating my math book! The bookmark is inserted on the corner of the page of your favorite (or least favorite) book. This craft would make a great activity for kids to complete during your party. For a smooth crafting experience, we suggest having all the pieces pre-cut and ready for assembly. The video tutorial will show you how to make this despicably cute craft step by step. You could even set up your laptop at the craft table and let the video teach for you! By the crafty crew at Cut Out and Keep.
Amy of Living Locurto made these minion candy spoons for Easter, but these would make great party favors. Simply dip blue plastic spoons into melted yellow candy melts. Once the yellow melts have cooled, add candy eyes and draw on features with black gel icing. You could simply wrap these up in clear cellophane and tie with a ribbon, or go an extra step and attach to a piece of cardstock with a cute saying for a fun party favor. How about: “You’re one in a minion!”
Jenni and Louise over at Pagingfunmums.com came up with this fun minion finger puppet craft. This could be pre-made to send home in goody bags or done during the party as an activity. Cut off the fingers of yellow kitchen gloves, and then use a thin black Sharpie to draw on minion features. So easy! Google minion pictures to get ideas for a variety of facial expressions. See how they did it at Paging Fun Mums.