A Ryan’s Toy Review Party theme is a great way to create a fun and activity-based party! Read on to see how I incorporated Ryan’s YouTube channel inspiration into a toy review birthday party my daughter and her friends loved.
Where to Start
My daughter and I cozied up and watched a few of her favorite videos on Ryan’s YouTube channel. Afterwards, we wrote down a lot of ideas that we could use at her party. It seems that Ryan is really into slime, mystery eggs (mystery anything really), super heroes, squishies, science experiments, game challenges, and video games. Based on these key themes, you can build up the party elements that work best for you.
The Toy Review Party Plan
The primary objective for us was to pack the party with as much fun as possible. There were so many games and activities we wanted to try to incorporate into a 3-hour party. I decided that I would try and layout a plan using my google calendar and let me tell you, it was one of my more brilliant ideas! Using this feature, I was able to add a reminders which helped keep the party on track and we were able to do all the fun things we planned.
Welcome to the Party
Food and beverages were up first. We encouraged guests as they arrived to grab a slice of pizza and a cup of natural color changing Lemonade (using Butterfly Pea Flower ice cubes). I also put Ryan’s YouTube channel up on the TV so guests could watch. It will help those who don’t know about Ryan to get an idea of what the party is all about. This was also perfect to allow time for all the guest to arrive.
Pass the Peck
Peck the penguin is one of my daughter’s favorite characters from the Ryan’s World collection. I purchased a Peck squishy and used that for a game I named “Pass the Peck” which is just fancy for “hot potato”, where Peck is the potato. It was a hit! At the end of the party the kids asked if they could play it one more time. Since this was a group of 3-6 year olds, I made sure to have a prize for everyone (the dollar store is an excellent place to get these).
Toy Review Party Themed Activities
Each kid had a place setting at the table with a mystery egg and a rainbow hairbow with their names on it. Inside the egg was all the supplies needed to complete the Toy Review party activities. Without further ado, here is what we did and how we did them.
Slime is featured heavily on Ryan’s channel and kids seem to love it! I know my daughter does. I went to Michael’s and got a 6-pack of 8oz clear plastic jars, clear glue, sequins, glitter, food coloring, and small foam balls. Basically, all the ingredients needed to have a “make your own slime” station. The night before the party, I filled each jar with ¼ cup of clear glue and a ¼ cup of water. I also made the slime activator in a separate glass jar and pour ¼ cup of that into each kid’s slime creation at the party. The activator for 6 jars contained 4 ½ teaspoons of borax and 4 ½ cups of water.
Water Bead Stress Ball
Next each kid made a water bead stress ball. 24-hours before the party I added the water beads to 3 16oz plastic bottles of water. In the mystery egg I put one clear balloon for each kid. We put the balloon over the top of the water bottle and squeezed the water beads into the balloon, then tied it. Each water bottle made 2 stress balls.
The last activity before present time was Ryan’s World Sticki Mix-Upz. It’s a puzzle where you mix and match all the sticker squares until you complete the mystery puzzle.
Let Them Eat Cake
We went all out for the cake thanks to my mom. It was the ultimate surprise mystery cake. 5 layers of rainbow yummy goodness with a gumball filled center! It was the hit of the party.
Toy Review Party Decorations
This time around for decorations, we went simple since the focus was on playing games and making stuff.
The color theme we used was rainbow so I took the opportunity to mix match colors of the plates and napkins.
I found a rainbow tablecloth and it was perfect!
I hand drew and cut out some of the Ryan’s World characters to round out the theme. I also added some balloons around the house that complimented the party ambiance.