Despicable Me Party Ideas


Today, we’re going to be talking about and sharing birthday party ideas based on one of our favorite animated movies from 2013. In fact, it was nominated for that year’s Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.

That’s right, Despicable Me 2! (Surely you weren’t thinking of Frozen. That’s just crazy talk.)


Those Minions are just so darn cute! They’re also getting their own movie, Minions, in 2015 and a full Despicable Me 3 sequel in 2017, by the way.

If you’re looking for Despicable Me party ideas, then our Despicable Me party supplies are definitely a great start for you. Plates, cups, napkins, and more are covered in those little guys! If you really want to go the whole nine yards though, check out our full list of Despicable Me party tips below:

Minion costumes make the party something special.


If you’re going to dress up the party setting in everything related to Despicable Me, then dress up the kids, too! The guest of honor can wear a special Minion costume on his or birthday. They’ll look just like the characters from the movies. Paper Minion goggles can also be handed out to every kid. Shop boys Minion costumes, girls Minion costumes, and more at our dress-up section.

There’s even a Minion costume for dogs, too!


Why not? Everyone say it with us – “Awwww!” Apparently, Despicable Me is so popular that is even has fans of non-human species. Dress up your best friend in this for the party, and the kids will love it even more than their own costumes! Click here to get your own dog Minion costume.

Make some Minion cupcakes.

Photo Credit: MySkoop

Photo Credit: MySkoop

This cupcake idea is so perfect, it’s like Twinkies (or your favorite generic equivalent) were specifically made the purpose of making mini Minions. To make and decorate your own batch like this, all you need to do is split a bunch of Twinkies in half and stick them onto some frosted cupcakes as shown. Use white round candies for the eyes, and either decorator’s frosting or a food coloring marker to draw the faces.

Create your own DIY Minion balloons.

Photo Credit: MySkoop

Photo Credit: MySkoop

Credit goes to MySkoop for yet another great Despicable Me party idea! This one couldn’t be quicker or easier. Just inflate some regular latex yellow balloons (with air, not helium) and use a black permanent marker to add faces. Be as cute and creative as you want – the kids can help out and lend their artistic talents as well. Bat around your Despicable Me balloons in a fun volleyball game, or just use them as decoration.

Play a game of Despicable Me Minion bowling.

Photo Credit: EmilieHandmade

Photo Credit: EmilieHandmade

This Despicable Me party game was created by Emilie at Plucky Momo. Visit that link for the full tutorial on how to make your own. She painted some empty soda bottles with blue and yellow spray painted, then made them look fully Minion with some paper goggles and marker mouths. A set of six is suitable for bowling pins – which child can knock the most over?

Are your little Minions huge fans of Despicable Me? Are you inspired to throw a Despicable Me birthday party to celebrate their next special day? What was your favorite birthday party theme when you were a kid, and what kind of party ideas should we come up with next? Let us know your thoughts and feel free to share your party pics with us on Facebook and on Twitter @BirthdayExpress – you can always email us too. Be sure to also check out our boards on Pinterest, where we’re always adding new sources of party ideas and inspiration.

Click here to view our complete collection of Despicable Me party supplies on Birthday Express.

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