Two of my three boys have a birthday in October and it’s been a tradition to celebrate their birthdays with one big party. This year the boys wanted a TRON themed party combined with Cosmic Bowling and a sleepover with all of their friends.
Tron Legacy is not a new movie, so it was difficult to find coordinating party supplies, but luckily Disney Family still had a whole section on their site dedicated to Tron for inspiration. A major challenge was to mimic the environment of the grid without making it a glow in the dark party because good black lighting can be costly. We decided to utilize LED lights and also replaced our regular light bulbs with black lights. Fortunately, stores have stocked up on both holiday lights and black lights for Halloween and Christmas.
Kevin Flynn’s house in the Grid was a major inspiration for the dessert table along with the Recognizer cardboard cut out I found on Amazon.
I utilized rope light and light cycle toys to capture the light cycle game sequence from the movie.
I decided to have a simple dessert table for several of reasons:
1. The kids were going to be with us overnight and I didn’t want 9 kids overly excited from the sugar rush;
2. Time – because my husband’s 40th bday was last weekend I just didn’t have a whole lot of time to prepare a large buffet of goodies and
3. Cost- since we were taking all the kids Cosmic Bowling I needed to stick to a modest dessert table budget.
Cereal treats identity discs dipped in blue chocolate.
Blueberry Jello in shot glasses.
Sugar cookies from Casey’s Confections.
The donuts also reminded me of Identity Discs.
I also made a Fondant Light Cycle using a template from the Disney site. I also found these Tron characters on the Disney site, I enlarged them and printed them on card stock for decor.
We also served an assortment of candy including chocolate bars, chocolate nuggets, gumballs and licorice. And chocolate covered pretzels with “Flynn’s Arcade Snacks” toppers.
Cupcakes with identity discs which I made from Wilton sugar sheets and a scrapbook punch.
And of course the Cake.
A local bowling alley has glow in the dark bowling on the weekends and it was the perfect activity to continue on with the Tron theme. The kids all had a great time bowling the night away.
Overall the party was a huge hit with my boys and their friends. We had a great time celebrating 2 very important birthdays.
Happy Birthday Tristan and Gavin!
Thanks for visiting!
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