Create a mad Mr Men world full of funny characters, colourful chaos and crazy games. A brilliant theme for both Little Misses and Little Misters so throw yourself into your very own Misterland with a Mr Men party.
Mr Men Fancy Dress: A good idea is to ask each guest to come as one of the characters and most will only need to bring a prop or dress all in one colour. Add appropriate facepaints to each character when they arrive to get them in the mood. Little Miss Magic needs her wand and Mr Topsy-Turvy carries his walking stick upside down. Then there is Little Miss Scary, Mr Strong, Little Miss Splendid and Mr Funny who is always clowning around. Maybe avoid Mr Rude and Little Miss Late though!
Mr Men Invitations: Why not get creative and make your invitations out of coloured card? Choose a girl and boy character, for example Mr Happy and Little Miss Naughty and cut out circles of yellow and purple card. Draw on faces and you could even stick some yellow or brown wool for hair. On the back write all the details such as time, date, dress and location. If you’re pushed for time you can buy Mr Men themed invitations.
Party Decorations: Excite the little misters and misses about entering a new world with a homemade ‘Welcome to Misterland’ lawn sign and some colourful Mr Men balloons on the door. Once inside it is all about bright colours and the Mr Men themed banners, party blowers and tableware will all create a fantastic setting. If there is a seating plan you could write the characters’ names onto coloured balloons and tie them to the chairs. For example, write ‘Mr Tickle’ onto an orange balloon with a blue hat. Alternatively, dye hard boiled eggs the right colours, draw on faces and put at each setting with a name place alongside. The kids could even eat them too!
Mr Greedy’s Food: Mr Greedy eats giant sized food whereas Little Miss Tiny has a small appetite so why not do large and small versions of everything? In bright bowls and dishes you could have chipolatas with cocktail sausages, tiny cherry tomatoes, mini pizzas, and baked new potatoes. Bowls of giant smarties mixed with normal smarties, Babybel, tiny cupcakes and a big cake will carry on the theme all the way till the end. Mr Greedy lives in Roly Poly House so why not have some slices of yummy roly poly going round at the end too?
Mr Men games and activites: These ideas will either build up an appetite for your Mr Men feast or burn off some energy afterwards. Make sure you have lots of room either indoors or outside and then shout the name of a Mr. Man or Little Miss and the children have to move like him or her: Mr. Slow – move slowly, Little Miss Somersault – do a roly poly, Mr. Jelly – shake your whole body, Mr. Muddle – walk backwards, Mr. Bounce – bounce (on a bubble mat), Mr. Small – crouch and move, Mr. Strong – move flexing your muscles, Mr. Tickle – wave around your
arms in a crazy way, Mr. Happy – move around with big smiles on your face. If the party is winding down Mr Lazy can become a variation of sleeping lions.
Another great game is the Little Miss Giggles game. With the little misters and misses sitting in a large circle ask one to say or do something silly. Whoever laughs is out and has to sit in the middle of the circle. Whoever sits in the middle of the circle has to start acting silly (making funny faces, etc) but make no noise. Now the next person gets to say or do something silly while those in the middle act silly. Whoever laughs at this person or the people in the middle are also out. The last person left is the winner! Little Miss Bossy Says instead of Simon Says is another idea.
Mr Men Party Bags: Everyone will be desperate to take a little bit of Misterland home with them. You could choose to personalise the bags for each character or choose from some of these ideas: Mr Funny would love a joke flower squirter, Mr Bounce could have a bouncy ball, a smiley popper for Mr Happy, a fab wiggly straw looks like Mr Tickle’s arms, some popping candy for Mr Greedy, a woopee cushion for Little Miss Naughty.
A Mr Men book each would be a generous gift. The Mr Men themed bubbles and party bags are an easy option too.