Who’s ready to party? Now that fall is here, it’s a great excuse to get outdoors and enjoy the crisp autumn air. If you have a little one who loves Minions – you’re in for a real treat! Today I’m sharing clever Minion party ideas to do outdoors, including an easy DIY bean bag toss game that your kids will love! Seriously, my boys can’t get enough of this minion party game, so keep reading for details.
Clever Minion Party Ideas
This is a partnered post with MEGA™. All opinions are my own.
DIY Minion Bean Bag Toss Game
Doesn’t this Minion bean bag toss game look adorable? Don’t be intimidated – it’s completely doable! Just follow the easy steps (with pictures) below to make your own.
What you’ll need:
- (2) 1/2 inch plywood that are 2 foot x 4 foot
- (2) door hinges
- (2) 3 foot chains
- (2) 2 foot 1 x 2 strips
- Jig Saw
- 1 black and 1 white foam board
- A quart size of Behr exterior paint in Unmellow Yellow
- A quart size of Behr exterior paint in Jazz Blue
- 1 1/2 inch foam pouncer and a paint brush
- 2 buttons
- Wood glue
Draw a minion face on 1 piece of plywood. I used the paint cans to form perfect circles for the minion eyes.
Use the jig saw to cut out the minion mouth, then sand it so it’s smooth.
Screw the 1 x 2 strips to the inside of the plywood, and attach the door hinges. Finally, add the 3 foot chains to the bottom of both pieces of plywood. This will prevent the boards from slipping.
It’s time to paint! Begin by outlining the minion’s mouth with “jazz blue.” Then use the foam pouncer and “unmellow yellow” to create a pattern for the minion. The kids can easily help with the step too!
Let the paint dry before applying the “jazz blue” for the overalls. Again, use the foam pouncer to create a cool look with the paint. Don’t forget to add a pocket to the overalls in yellow, and attach 2 buttons with wood glue.
Using the foam boards, cut out 2 white circles for the minion’s eyes, and 2 smaller black circles for the pupils. Next, cut 2 strips for the goggles and an assortment of skinnier strips for the minion’s hair. Attach the foam pieces with wood glue.
Once everything has dried, you’re ready to play! The first time my boys saw the finished bean bag toss game, their jaws nearly hit the floor. They couldn’t believe how cool it turned out – and later how much fun it would be!
Outdoor Party Games
Minion Bean Bag Toss Game
The bean bag toss game is something kids will enjoy over and over. I got the “aw mom” complaints when I told the boys it was too dark to play any longer. They played all sorts of challenges like who could get the most in 1 minute, to who could get it in the minion’s mouth from the farthest away. It’s really a lot of fun!
I captured this bean bag mid flight – and it was a score!
Once the party’s over, this Minion bean bag toss game can be used year-round by the kids.
Minion Scavenger Hunt with Painted Rocks
Before the party, have your little ones paint minion rocks. Make sure to number the back of your rocks to keep track of how many you have. On the day of the party, hide them throughout the yard and send the kids on a scavenger hunt to locate them all.
Minion building toys by Mega Construx™
When the kids want a break from running around, have a table set-up with Mega Construx™ construction toys.
Kids LOVE building bricks! Mega Construx™ has the best assortment of Despicable Me building toys, like this Luau Dave Build-a-Minion that doubles as a working coin bank! Geared towards kids ages 7 and up, buildable Luau Dave has more than 650 pieces and stands over 10” tall with poseable arms.
Did you know Agnes is having a toy sale? Don’t worry, her fluffy unicorn isn’t going anywhere, but she has plenty of other toys to sell! Inspired by the Despicable Me 3 movie, this adorable Agnes Toy Stand includes a spring-loaded arrow sign, 3 buildable figures, and of course toys! It’s geared towards kids ages 5 and up too.
We also recommend the Mega Construx™ Gru’s Water Motorbike, also for kids ages 5 and up. This motorbike set includes a buildable Gru, minion, and motorcycle with spinning propeller and post launcher.
Minion Party Food
With all that play, the kids will surely work up an appetite! Here’s a few minion party food ideas.
Grab this easy Minions Snack Mix recipe at Thrifty Jinxy!
And these Minion Cake Pops will be a hit with all the kids too! Grab the easy recipe via the link.