Big Hero 6 Party


Just in case it wasn’t obvious to you, the 3 kiddos above are superheroes. They are smaller in size than their favorite Big Hero 6 characters – Wasabi, Baymax and Honey Lemon – and they don’t have the ability to fly on an armed marshmallow man, but they are brave, kind, smart and amazing kids who possess their own superhero powers.

We celebrated the superhero in them, and all their friends at a Big Hero 6 party this summer. After all, it is one of our favorite animated movies. Even Jessica’s girly, sparkle-loving, princess-adoring daughter loves the kids superhero action film.

So, we invited family and close friends to join us for outside, yard games and a special drive-in movie showing for a Big Hero celebration.

It’s all in the details, so here they are…

DIY Honey Lemon-ade Stand

While Gabriella was all-in for a Big Hero 6 theme, something had to be pink and colorful, and well, girly. She wanted to dress like the scientist character, Honey Lemon and host her own Honey Lemon-ade Stand. Jessica created her stand with a DIY balloon arch made with a Balloon Time helium tank above her new, red Wayfair table adorned with ribbon.



Drive-In Movie with DIY Cardboard Box Cars

The DIY cardboard box cars were the hit of the party. Each kid had his/her own car at the Big Hero 6 drive-in, along with a ledge to hold their popcorn and candy. Since the party was in the daylight, we opted for a drive-in movie theatre in the garage. There was a bonus we hadn’t even considered – while the kids were at the DIY drive-in movie, the adults enjoyed some kid-free time upstairs.

The cardboard cars were made with cardboard boxes, duct and packaging tape, white paper plates {wheels}, black paper {wheels and grill}, green paper {license plates} and red paper {break lights}.






No drive-in movie is complete without a concession stand. We transformed packaging styrofoam into a backdrop with colorful wrapping paper and photos of the Big Hero 6 characters.




Yard Games

Before the kids sat to watch a movie, they played various yard games to release their boundless energy.


We transformed our favorite Bucket Ball game into Baymax Bucket Ball. The game was played with the same rules, but players tried to shoot the ball into Baymax buckets filled with water, instead of plain, white buckets. To make the Baymax buckets, we simply cut circles from black card stock, and taped them with a large piece of clear packaging tape. The tape also made the eyes waterproof.


Another fun game was Go Go Tomago Disc Toss. We bought hoola hoops, and hung them with rope in-between large trees. Players tried to score points by throwing the ‘Go Go frisbee’ into the hoola hoops.



It’s not a party until you break open a piñata. Jessica bought a soccer ball piñata, and retrofitted it with red, fringe tissue paper and black eyes to make it a Baymax head.



Kids went home with white pint containers with DIY baymax shirts inside, balloons and their cardboard cars.



Jessica’s hubby carved a DIY microbot for authentic Big Hero 6 decor. He made it from packaging styrofoam and the kids helped us by painting it black.


Red lollipops were also a detail in the movie we re-created with wrapping paper sticks {spray painted white} and red plates glued to the top.


Invitations were custom-made by Jenna, of course. We went with a modern, clean approach and added a playful Baymax balloon. You can buy the invites here.



Invites: Fleur de Lis, a paperie
Balloon arch: Balloon Time Helium Tank


DIY Lemonade Stand with Balloons


The fact that Jessica only has to plan one party per year {yes, all three of her kids were born in July} saves all of us, especially her husband, a lot of sanity. She tends to over think everything, and loses lots of zzz’s trying to fine tune every detail. One of our favorite creative details from this year’s party was the DIY lemonade stand.

Nothing symbolizes a party more than balloons. We haven’t seen a lemonade stand made with a balloon arch before, and we think it’s sure to boost this summer’s lemonade sales!

Thanks to our friends at Balloon Time, we created a balloon arch for our Big Hero 6 Honey Lemon-ade Stand, and it was the coolest lemonade stand on the block!


We made the arch for our DIY lemonade stand the morning of the party in about 45 minutes. We have never built a balloon arch before, nor had we inflated our own helium balloons. The Balloon Time helium tank was incredibly easy to use, and before long, our amateur arch status bumped up to experienced.

We will share more details and photos from the party soon. However, the DIY lemonade stand can be seen on Momtastic, where Jessica shared all the easy-to-follow details on how to set up the balloon stand using a Balloon Time helium tank, as well as the benefits of hosting a balloon stand with your kiddos. It’s a must read, y’all.



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