Do you know a tween who loves Five Nights at Freddy’s? Have you actually talked to a tween lately? ‘Cause ALL of the tweens in my orbit LOVE it. I’m not sure why, but there is something about the storyline and a purple person and a golden Freddy and trapped children… and I kind of zone out and not really hear anything they are saying after a certain point.
My nephew’s twelveth birthday is in about a week. He was over this weekend and we decided to throw him a little family party to celebrate. I know how much he loves Five Nights at Freddy’s so I thought it would be cool to put together a party for him. The problem? I waited until the last minute to make this decision. I had no time to order anything and nothing is sold locally. (I only found party supplies online at Birthday Express.) My only option was to recruit my daughter and her two friends to help me figure out how to pull off this party.
And we did it. In less than a couple of hours. Now I’m going to share with you how to host a Five Nights at Freddy’s Birthday Party for your tween in three easy steps.
What do you do when it is too late to order a custom made cake? Buy pre-made store bought cupcakes of course. Then you buy these Freddy figurines by Funko and smoosh them down into the frosting. Add candles and you are ready.
How do you decorate for a birthday party when you have no idea what anything is supposed to look like? Google images. We searched for the Five Nights at Freddy’s party room and went from there.
Hang some Five Nights at Freddy’s posters on the walls and “people” garland from the ceiling to complete the look. (Non-animatronic Santa is not necessary, but an animatronic one might add to the festivities.)
I used folded silver tissue paper to make the people chain for the garland. We taped the chains together to create a long garland strand (which I impaled with tacks to hold them to the ceiling, seemed appropriate).
When dealing with the delicate palette of tweens, it is important to stick to the mild, unassuming foods they most enjoy — hot fries, Takis, tortilla chips with the hottest hot sauce you can find, pizza rolls, chicken nuggets, and french fries.
Done! Based on this smile (from the kid who refuses to smile in all photos), I call this party a success!