Oct 23, 2012

7 Year Old Phineas and Ferb Birthday

B celebrated his 7th birthday in September {Yes, I'm aware of the fact that it's October and I am just now posting this.  I'm on Fall Break so I have time to do this now.}

This year he told me that he wanted to have a Phineas and Ferb party.  After I picked my jaw up off of the ground {He has had 4 Toy Story Themed parties in a row for his 6th, 5th, 4th, and 3rd birthdays}.  I jumped at the chance to implement new party ideas!

A little Phineas and Ferb background:
Phineas and Ferb are brothers who challenge each other to make the most of their summer vacation.  Each day they use their science skills, along with some imagination, to build new outrageous contraptions.  Mysteriously they are able to create and enjoy their new machines, without their parents ever seeing them, despite their older sister's best efforts to bust them.


Brent found a Phineas and Ferb font. I used the it to create the invitations and he used it to create the banners.



Thank You Notes:

**Email me at uniquelyerinnicole@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing invitations or thank you notes.**

Brent created this banner that we hung on the front door. 

He also created this banner.  We hung it in our front room because the guitar rock out session would be held there {more on that later}.

I ordered the tablecloths online.  B picked out the blue plates, napkins, cups, and silverware from the dollar store.

Recycled cans from fruit were used to create utensils holders.  I wrapped them with yellow scrapbook paper and added a green strip with a character sticker attached to it.  When the party was over I saved the cans.  The covers can be taken off and the cans can be re-decorated to match the next party theme.

I always like to put a Sharpie out next to the cups so people can write their name on their cups.

I ordered the party bags online.  B and I went to Party City and found some Phineas and Ferb party favors to fill the the bags with.

Members of our family wore these shirts that I created from a website I found.  I bought the shirts and transfer paper at JoAnns.

B's shirt says:  Happy 7th Birthday Brayden.  Brent's shirt says: Blast you Perry the Platypus.

I found the onesie at Target.  It was in a pack of 3.  The other 2 onesies had patterns on them so I used the solid color one.  There is a picture of Candace, Phineas and Ferb's older sister, on it with a caption that says: "Mom, Brayden's having a birthday party!{Candace is notorious for trying to bust Phineas and Ferb}.



We used recycled water bottles to create rockets.  The kids got to pick out nose cones and wings made from pieces of colored paper that Brent already had cut out.

They then taped them to the rockets.  I would suggest having multiple rolls of tape on hand for this activity.  We made it work with 1 roll, but it would have been easier to have 2 or 3.  It was also helpful to have other adults to assist the kids with the holding and taping.  {B is in this great, I'm 7 and I take goofy pictures phase, so please excuse his expressions in these pictures.}

After creating the rockets we took them outside to launch them.  We attached a cork to the needle of a bicycle pump.  Brent held onto the bottle and the cork while the kids pumped air into the rockets and launched them into the air.

After a few launches with the bicycle pump Brent got a great idea.  He tried launching the rockets using his air compressor.  The kids loved how their rockets flew higher!  {As each rocket was launched Brent added his Tim the Tool Man Taylor 'man' grunt.}

Rainbow Volcanoes

Once the allure of the rockets died down we moved on to making Rainbow Volcanoes with baking soda and vinegar.

I found the small containers, seen in the picture below, at the dollar store.  There were 10 of them in a package and they only cost $1.00 {I thought the price was right!}  I also liked that there were lids for the containers so I could easily prep them before the party started.

I put baking soda in containers so that each child got 2 containers with baking soda.  I used other containers to put vinegar mixed with food coloring in. Multiple kids were able to share a container of vinegar.

The kids used eye droppers to pick up the vinegar and drop it into the baking soda.  I found packages of eye droppers in the pharmacy department at Wal Mart.  Once the vinegar and baking soda met they created a chemical and it bubbled and fizzed like a volcano.  G was disappointed that his volcano didn't actually bubble over like a real volcano {Sorry to burst your bubble there buddy, but it's not that kind of a volcano.}

These are 2 of the baking soda pods after the food coloring vinegar mix has been dropped into it.  The kids loved watching the baking soda bubble up as the vinegar mix was dropped into it.

Rocking out with Guitars

Next, we decorated guitars.  I ordered these inflatable guitars.  I bought some permanent markers from the dollar store to decorate them with.  I was a little leery about giving the kids permanent markers, but surprisingly, they didn't make a mess at all.

When the guitars were decorated it was time to have a little jam session!  I ordered a Phineas and Ferb sound track for the kids to rock out to.  As an added bonus these stylin' glasses came in the box with the guitars.  The kids loved them!


I served snack foods that included: apples, bananas, cheese balls, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and Phineas and Ferb fruit snacks.


The birthday boy and his Perry the Platypus cake {Again, here he is with the goofy 7 year old looks . . . aggg how long will this phase last?!}

I used a 13x9 pan for the cake.  Perry's eyes are made from powdered sugar donuts and black jellybeans {I used a toothpick to hold the donuts onto the cake securely}.  For his hat I used mini Hersey's bars.  His feet and beak are made from orange Airheads.

We all had a lot of fun celebrating Brayden's 7th birthday in Phineas and Ferb style!  Now I'm onto planning Baby M's first birthday!


  1. oh my gosh!! what a fun party!! wow..you did an amazing job!
    my 2 boys have 2 friends that are brothers and there names are Phineas and Ferb!

    1. Why thank you very much!
      Brothers named Phineas and Ferb? That's awesome!

  2. WOW! I wish you'd be in charge of my kids' birthday parties...YOU ROCK!! Everything was just amazing...but those invitations are the cutest things I've ever seen. You are *really* talented!

    1. AWW You're so sweet, Thank you!
      I LOVE planning parties . . . kinda wish I could do it professionally.
      If you need help with parties I'd be more than happy to help, just let me know :)

  3. How cute!! I love everything.

  4. You've got everything covered down to the last detail. Amazing! I could never pull that off. The platypus cake? How awesome is that! You put Doofenschmirtz to shame with your "Birthday-nator".

    1. Ha! Ha! Birthday-nator! I totally needed to have some sort of -nator invention.

  5. Wow! Y'all take your themes seriously! I just turned 10 boys out into my yard and let them play football!

    1. Turning 10 boys out in the yard seem more practical . . . I'll have to remember that for next year!

  6. First, Happy B-day to B! Second, you have missed your calling, my friend and third, you just put me to shame. The twins' birthday just passed and I have no plans to do anything other than a family party which ended up being Sunday dinner with a cake. I should just hire you. :)

    1. First - He says Thank you, Mommy's blogging friend. Which was followed by, what's a blog?

      Second - Thank you! I really would love to plan parties professionally. I think it would be so much fun!

      Third - Your party was very special. You had so much help from your family and the twins loved it! I'd love to help anytime :)

  7. We love Phineas and Ferb - this party looks amazing!

    1. Phineas and Ferb are so fun, aren't they?
      Thank you :) It was so much fun!

  8. Wow! What an awesome party. You went all out with the theme. I bet he had a blast.

    1. Thanks! He really did have a lot of fun, which in the end, is the whole point!

  9. Oh wow- that's so creative!

    1. Thanks! I love finding new things to do for birthday parties.