Watch out - here comes Freddy Fazbear! My son and his friend’s are addicted to playing Five Nights at Freddy’s on the iPad. I’ve even played the FNAF game with him a few times and it’s definitely creepy! This kid is not afraid of anything though, so I wasn’t surprised when he asked to have a Five Nights at Freddy’s themed birthday party. We invited all his cousins in addition to his friends from school, so I didn’t want to make anything TOO scary. Our FNAF party struck the right balance between cute and creepy hehe.
The party had to be in the basement, of course, and we tried to turn it into an arcade like in the Five Nights at Freddy’s game. So we had a ring toss and a few other game stations set up, and the kids could win tickets for playing. Then we had tons of Five Nights at Freddy’s party favors, candy, and other prizes set up on a table like a real arcade counter and kids could exchange their tickets for treats. They loved it!
We also ordered some pizzas and had birthday cake. I found all the Five Night’s at Freddy’s plates, cups, and napkins I’d need on Walmart.com, so it was pretty convenient to just order all that online.
Overall, everybody had an awesome time (especially the birthday boy!) and none of the littler kids got too scared to have fun, so I’m happy :)
What People Ate
Freddy's is a pizzeria so we HAD to have cheese pizza! And we got a really cool Five Nights at Freddy's birthday cake made, too. We used the FNAF theme party plates, napkins, and cups I got from Walmart to dish it all out and everyone was excited to see their favorite characters on table. We also had lots of party snacks that we served in these old school striped popcorn boxes that you might remember from arcades back in the day (we got those from Walmart too! Score!).
What arcade is complete without game prizes? We found plenty of great Five Nights at Freddy’s party favors and ideas at Walmart.com and we made our own prize station. In addition to the favor bags we gave everyone that were filled with pencils, bouncy balls, and sticker sheets, kids got to trade their raffle tickets for more candy and toys to take home.
Activities / Games
Creating an arcade for the party was a whole lot of fun. And we handed out tickets to redeem for prizes at each FNAF party game station, too. My husband and I put together ring toss and we used glow stick necklaces as the rings. The basement is pretty dim (which was ideal for the Five Nights at Freddy’s theme!) but using glow sticks helped brighten things up. In the spirit of Five Nights at Freddy’s, we had the kids put their sneakiness to the test during a game of “Mother May I?” And what better way to capture all the fun than with lots of photos! We create a DIY photo booth backdrop for the kids to pose in and we bought Five Nights at Freddy’s photo booth props for the kids to pose with. Luckily there’s also tons of Halloween stuff up online already, so we got some spooky inflatable party props to go with the photo booth, too. Overall, there were plenty of fun things for everyone to do so everyone could have fun!