Activision’s Skylanders absolutely exploded during last Christmas 2012 with the release of Skylanders Giants. Stores such as Walmart completely sold out of this popular game that combines character figures with a portal that allows players to battle their characters on popular video game consoles such as Xbox 360, Playstation 2 and Nintendo Wii. Predictably, Skylanders party supplies will be releasing in the form of cake decoration kits and cupcake rings. Hopefully in the future we’ll see a release of Skylanders themed tableware, favors and decorations.
Skylanders Party Supplies
Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders: Giants proved to be very popular. Now, there are a few Skylanders Party Supplies available for your next Skylanders Birthday Party!
What Is Skylanders?
Revival of a Popular Video Game Character Spyro
Skylanders is actually based upon the popular video game character named Spyro. Toys for Bob – an American video game developer - was tasked with reviving Vivendi’s old Spyro the Dragon franchise. And, after going through several initial ideas they came up with Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure. Based upon the results, the decision to go with a kids friendly version featuring the integration of figures and video game consoles instead of a more mature Spyro game was the right one.
A sequel named Skylanders: Giants was released back in October 2012. This version of the game features giant figures that are considerably bigger than the figures from the initial Skylanders launch. The larger character figures are also much bigger and more powerful than the other characters in the Skylanders video game portion of the game.
Skylanders: Spyro’s Universe
A spinoff Web game of the popular Skylanders franchise is currently in beta. The game is called Skylanders: Spyro’s Universe and will feature online multiplayer gaming. Check out the official Skylander’s Spyro’s Universe webpage.
Skylanders Themed Party Supplies
Make That Next Birthday Party a Skylanders Birthday Party!
Currently, there are only two available official Skylanders party supplies themed options: Skylanders Cupcake Rings and Skylanders Cake Decoration Kits. There hasn’t been any mention about a full line of Skylanders themed party supplies, but you can bet that it’ll happen if Skylanders continues to grow. Until then, here are some ideas for party supplies to help bring Spyro and the rest of the Skylanders universe to your next party:
Skylanders Cupcake Rings
Featuring various characters from the Skylanders games these cupcake rings can also be used as party favors. Each pack comes with 12 cupcake rings and are available at under $3 per pack.
Skylanders Cake Decoration Kits
Help decorate your cake for a Skylanders birthday party by using one of the Skylanders Decoration Kits. These kits come with a round plague and two stand-up characters, both featuring the Skylanders Giants.
Do-It-Yourself Skylanders Decorations
Louise E. over on Catch My Party had a Skylanders 4th birthday party, and some of her ideas for a DIY Skylanders theme turned out perfect. For a look at how she put together some ideas for the Skylanders party check out her Catch My Party Skylanders 4th Birthday Party page.
White and Blue Solid Color Tableware and Decorations
If you don’t have the time to put together your own Skylanders themed tableware and decorations then both white and blue, tableware and decorations help match the Skylanders theme perfectly.
There are plenty of places, such as Etsy, that feature Skylanders printables that you can download and print out that’ll help you bring your party to life. Be sure to head on over to Etsy or do a Google search for Skylanders printables.