Throw the Ultimate Robot Party

Transformers Party

Suit up and get ready for an epic battle! The Transformers are back in action and ready to party. Invite Optimus Prime and all your other favorite Transformers over and we’ll show you how to create the perfect party setup. Awesome for a birthday or a fantastical escape from the every day.

Transformers Photo Booth

Transformers Party

Transform your living room into a battle-perfect photo booth using this backdrop made from cardboard boxes and our Transformers stencils.

What You Need

  • Printable Autobot Stencil (download here)
  • Printable Decepticon Stencil  (download here)
  • Printable Star Stencil  (download here)
  • Printable “VS” Banner  (download here)
  • 10 Plain cardboard boxes (20-by-20-by-20 inch)
  • White card stock (8.5-by-11 inch, 90 lb, 250 sheets per pack) view product
  • X-Acto Knife view product
  • Metal Ruler view product
  • 1 Glue gun and glue sticks view product
  • 1 Roll of clear packing tape (48mmx40m) view product
  • 1 Can of repositionable spray mount view product
  • Curling ribbon view product
  • Silver glitter view product
  • 1 Can of “Banner Red” Gloss Krylon spray paint view product
  • 1 Can of “True Blue” Gloss Krylon spray paint view product
  • 1 Can of metallic silver spray paint
  • 10 Red balloons (and helium) view product
  • 10 Blue balloons (and helium) view product
  • Your camera of choice

Instructions For Stencil Boxes

Transformers Party

Step 1
Assemble the cardboard boxes and seal the top and bottom with clear packing tape.

Step 2
Download and print the Printable Autobot Stencil on white card stock. Since these stencils are larger than 8.5-by-11 inch paper, there is some assembly required to fit the stencils to the 20-by-20 inch box. Cut out all four pieces of the stencil with your X-Acto knife and use the glue stick to assemble the pieces along the glue tabs.

Step 3
In an outdoor location, place your assembled Autobot Stencil face down on a layer of scrap paper. Spray a light to medium coat of repositionable spray mount evenly across the template. Then, position the stencil firmly in the center on one side of the box. Tip: It is important that the stencil is fixed smoothly to the box with no air bubbles or curling at the corners. 

Step 4
Apply the red spray paint across the entire surface over the stencil. Make sure to spray directly on the surface of the box in quick, even strokes, coating the entire surface fully.

Tip: You may allow 5 minutes of drying time and repeat this step once or twice to get even coats and full coverage.

Step 5
Repeat steps 2-4 with the Printable Decepticon Stencil and the blue spray paint. Allow approximately 30 minutes of drying time for both boxes.

Instructions For Silver Star Stencil Box

Step 1
Assemble the cardboard boxes and seal the top and bottom with clear packing tape.

Step 2
Download and print the Printable Star Stencil on white card stock.

Step 3
In an outdoor location, place your fully assembled Star Stencil face down on a layer of scrap paper. Spray a light to medium coat of repositionable spray mount evenly across the template. Then, position the stencil firmly in the center on one side of the box.

Tip: It is important that the stencil is fixed smoothly to the box with no air bubbles or curling at the corners. 

Step 4
Apply the metallic silver spray paint across the entire surface over the stencil. Make sure to spray directly on the surface of the box in quick, even strokes, coating the entire surface fully. Repeat this step on 2 other sides of the box, with all 8 boxes

Instructions For Assembling Photo Booth

Transformers Party

Step 1
Assemble your DIY Transformers Photo Booth by stacking the boxes with the Autobot and the Decepticon boxes on top.

Step 2
Split the balloons into two bunches and fix to the top of the boxes on the outer edges of the photo booth with packing tape.

Step 3
Download and print the Printable “VS” Banner on white card stock. Cut the letters out along the dotted lines. Use your glue stick to attach the small white “V” to the large red “V” and do the same with the “S” shapes. Cut a piece of curling ribbon (approx. 23 inches long). Tape the ribbon to the back of the “V” and “S” with a 1/2 inch of space between the letters. Use the packing tape to hang the “VS” Banner between the Autobot and Deception boxes.

Step 4
Let your kids choose whether they want to be an Autobot or a Decepticon. Grab their swords and let the epic Transformers battle begin. All you have left to do now is grab as many fun pics as you can with your camera or smartphone!

Transformers Swords

Transformers Party

These noodle swords are the perfect battle weapon and photo prop: they talk a mean talk but won’t hurt when they flop (on somebody’s head)!

What You Need

Instructions

Step 1
Use scissors to cut the swim noodle in half. Then scrape any excess foam out of the middle to make the inner curve smoother.

Step 2
Cut the corners off one end so as to make a “sharp” pointed sword shape.

Step 3
Cover the noodle in white duct tape, pulling the tape vertically along the noodle and folding it over the edges. Use the red tape to line the edges of the noodle vertically from top to bottom. Run a single piece of tape down the middle, cutting a triangular slit at the bottom.

Step 4
Download and print the Printable Sword Sheaths on white card stock. Cut out the sheaths with your X-Acto knife and metal ruler.

Step 5
Slide the bottom (non-pointed side) of the noodle through the slits of the sheath so it is sitting at the base of the “sword”. Leave approximately 1/2 an inch of sword sticking out of the bottom of the sheath.

Step 6
On the back side of the sword, fold the sheath tabs down and fix it to the sword with the red tape.

Tip: Make sure there is enough room for a hand to rest between the sheath and the sword comfortably before you tape the sheath.

Step 7
Wrap two pieces of tape around the base of the sword below the sheath and prepare for an epic battle!

Transformers Smash Cake

Transformers Party

What’s a party without cake? Celebrate with this insanely awesome Transformers smash cake. It tastes just as good as it looks!

What You Need

Instructions

Transformers Party

Step 1
Frost the sheet cake with white frosting. Cut the cake in half horizontally (to make two cakes).

Step 2
Download and print the Printable Autobot Cake Stencil on 8.5-by-11 inch paper. Place the red sugar sheet on your cutting board. Then place the paper template on top of the sugar sheet and use the painter’s tape to secure the template to your work surface.

Step 3
Use your X-Acto knife and metal ruler to cut along the dotted lines of the template. Be sure to cut through the template paper and the sugar sheet for clean lines.

Step 4
Remove the paper template to reveal the Autobot design carved into the sugar sheet. Take the sugar sheet and place it on top of one of the cake halves. With a sharp knife, cut around the outer edges of the sugar sheet design.

Step 5
Finally, ice the exposed edges of the cake with white frosting.

Step 6
Repeat steps 1-5 with the Printable Decepticon Cake Stencil and the blue sugar sheet. Wash it down and fuel up after with these printable stickers and fun drinks.

FUEL UP! Drink Label Printables

Transformers Party

What You Need

Instructions

Transformers Party

Step 1
Download and print the Printable “FUEL UP!” wrapper on the sticker paper.

Step 2
Use your ruler and X-Acto knife to cut along the crop marks.

Step 3
Peel off the sticky backing from the sticker paper and position the label centered vertically on the can.

Tip: do not refrigerate the beverages until after you have labeled them. Condensation will prevent the labels from sticking properly.

Transformers Party

Refrigerate and enjoy!

Transformers Party

This post is sponsored by Target. More Transformers, More Than Meets the Eye: Blur the lines of fantasy and reality with your favorite Transformers at Target.

  • http://www.thispicturebooklife.com/ Danielle

    Fun fun fun!

  • http://www.cococakeland.com Coco Cake Land

    heehee – i love the FUEL UP soda can wrap. ^__^

  • GlitterCoated Lenses

    the details for this party are amaze! The cake, the soda cans, the swords…I’ll def have to remember this for some day when I have kiddos of my own!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Hi Glittered,

    Thanks for the kind compliments!

    xo,

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Hi Lindsay,

    Thanks!!!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Hi There,

    Thanks so much! Yahoo! Let’s do the robot!

    xo,

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Exactly!