The paper Transformers from Paper Robots 1999 were the inspiration for the custom designed invitations and handcrafted decorations.
For the table centerpiece, Optimus Prime and Megatron were suspended in mid-air above a 3-D paper backdrop of New York City Harbor. The banner with Camden's name was designed to look like chrome wheels. Get instructions on how to make the it here. The same wheel motif was repeated throughout the party space.
Frank, Camden's Uncle and Transformers Subject Matter Expert (T-SME) was the mastermind behind the witty names for the food and drinks (like Allsparkling fruit juice and lemonade with Energon cubes). The food tent templates can now be downloaded for free here, here and here.
Our friend, Loan, blew us away, yet again, with a 2-tier red velvet Bumblebee Transformer cake. If that wasn't impressive enough, she also made a banana and caramel Decepticon cake with a Soundwave Transformer fondant figure for Uncle Frank(atron), whose birthday falls just a few days before Camden's.
These Kabaya Transformers kits from TF Source came with pieces to assemble Optimus Prime, Star Saber or Henkei Convoy, a piece of gum, and instructions printed on the box in Japanese.
There was also an activity table to build your own robot using cardboard materials, and Make Do parts and connectors. These beautifully handcrafted stools by Lighthouse Woodworking in Winchester, VA were the perfect size for the kids.
The boys had the most fun playing with the Transformers toys. Did you know that Hasbro makes Star Wars and Marvel Transformers Crossovers?
Using boxes and pieces of cardboard, my husband, the "Cardboard Master", constructed an Optimus Prime that actually transforms into a truck! How cool is that? Everyone still remembers the functioning yellow bulldozer that he built for Camden's Under Construction theme party last year. The Autobot lollipops were made by simply pouring blue vanilla flavored candy melts into a robot mold, then popping them into the freezer for about 10 minutes.
The birthday boys sporting their Transformers shirts. Happy Birthday, Camden and Frank!
Photography: Rebecca Watkins / Printing: Brick Wall Printing and Graphics
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