Several months ago I had started planning a Wild Kratts 4th birthday party for Noah because that was his obsession at the time. Then a month or two ago he found a new show that he loved; Transformer's Rescue Bots. It's basically a Transformer's show geared for younger kids so they do more rescuing and less fighting. The main characters are Heatwave a Transforming fire truck, Chase a transforming police car, Boulder a transforming construction vehicle and Blades a transforming helicopter. Ever since Noah saw this show it was love at first sight, and as soon as his friends started showing up with Rescue Bot toys he became even more enamored with the characters and show.
I tried and tried without success to talk Noah into a different type of birthday party but he was set on Rescue Bots. So Rescue Bots we did. Since the show is fairly new there aren't any Rescue Bot party decorations on the market, but two transformers characters (Bumble Bee and Optimus Prime) also make appearances on the show so I found plates and napkins with those transformers on them. The rest of the decorations were simple and I designed and printed them with clip art from the internet.
For the favors I made felt masks of the characters. An artist I am not, so I had Jeremy draw and design the templates for me and then I took it from there executing and sewing the masks. Noah loved them all!!!!
For the food I came up with a bunch of Noah's favorite foods that I don't ever buy that I could use to represent the Rescue Bot characters so they would be special for the party. So we had oreos for Bumblebee's wheels, and twizzlers for Heatwave's hoses, carrots for Blade's blades, red and blue m&m's for Chase's sirens, and cheese balls for Boulder's boulders.
For activities I had the show playing, some coloring sheets out and basically let the kids play and have a free for all in the backyard and house. I think that everyone had a good time (kids and adults alike) and I know the birthday boy had a blast and was super excited!