Let’s talk BEN 10. Either you know, or you don’t and until last week, I didn’t. My nephew is turning nine in just a couple of weeks and he asked if I could help plan his birthday party. Being the self proclaimed “most favorite and coolest aunt”, I absolutely agreed. Then he told me he wanted a BEN 10 party and I spent the next few days learning about the longest Cartoon Network original series to date. Beginning in 2005, BEN has been an animated series following Ben as he saves the world from alien invasions. I’m not here to turn you into a BEN 10 fan, we’ll assume you’re visiting this post because you’re looking to throw the ultimate BEN 10 party with inexpensive party ideas. I quickly went from that aunt that knew nothing about BEN 10 to that aunt that threw the ultimate BEN 10 party. Thanks to Oriental Trading Company for sponsoring this post and sending all party supplies. All free printables were printed at home on my HP Envy 7640 printer courtesy of the #HPSmartMoms ambassador group.
These Ben 10 Invitations from Amazon (affliliate link), made it easy for my nephew to invite friends to his birthday party with the expectation of some awesome alien fun.
The party table backdrop was made with my favorite inexpensive party display – two plastic tablecloths taped together across the top then cut into strips. For the BEN 10 party we used a Lime Green Plastic Tablecloth and a Green Plastic Tablecloth.
As a thank you for attending, each guest received alien slime popcorn and their own vile of alien slime. Individual alien slime popcorn bags were made with plastic baggies topped with BEN 10 alien slime popcorn bag toppers printable. Simply print from your home computer on cardstock, cut, fold, then staple along the top of the bag.
Alien Slime Popcorn recipe
- popped popcorn
- green melting chocolate (like this affiliate link)
Pop popcorn in popper. This is much less expensive than purchasing microwaveable popcorn if you have a popper at home. Melt green melting chocolate and pour over popcorn. Mix and refrigerate until chocolate is solid.
Serve in Mini Lime Green Popcorn Boxes decorated with BEN 10 cupcake toppers printable printed on Avery Permanent Print-To-The-Edge Brown Kraft Round Labels (affiliate link).
The party activity was the biggest hit of the event. Every ultimate BEN 10 fan needs a BEN 10 Omnitrix Illuminator (affiliate link) but that’s reserved for the birthday boy. His guests had fun making their own with a BEN 10 watch craft. The DIY Slap Bracelet and Crayola Markers were the ultimate BEN 10 party activity. Every guest had their own BEN 10 Omnitrix to play with during the party and take home.
Party food was simple. Cupcakes, Alien Slime Popcorn, Heatblast Hot Dogs, Max Macaroni and Ben Burgers were all the food we would have had at a backyard barbecue with fun BEN 10 party themed names. I printed these fun food cards to add to the party table:
- Alien Slime Popcorn card printable
- Heatblast Hot Dogs card printable
- Max Macaroni card printable
- Ben Burgers card printable
While you’re shopping at Oriental Trading Company, go ahead and pick up the rest of the party supplies you need to avoid another trip to the store and keep it an inexpensive party! I also ordered Lime Green Plastic Forks, Black Luncheon Napkins, Black Round Dinner Plates and Black Plastic Dessert Plates.
Happy ninth birthday to my awesome nephew! Do you have a BEN 10 fan that would love an ultimate BEN 10 party too?