I'm helping to plan my nephew's 3rd birthday party. The theme is movies, like Meet the Robinsons and Cars. I'm stuck for an invite idea. I'd like them to be unique. Any other ideas for this theme (i.e. cake, decorations) would be helpful.
At that age, I would stick with one particular kids movie. It would be confusing to a 3 year old to have several different ones.
If you did cars, you could have a car cake, car invitations, use a race cloth checkered table cloth, serve food inside a hubcap, have cars for a party favor, and if he has a car bed use it somehow.
On my sons 2nd birthday he wanted Thomas the train, Barney, Elmo and Wiggles. So I bought a 3D cake pan of Thomas the Train and decorated it. I baked 3 small loaf pan size cakes to have as the train cars. I decorated each individual loaf pan cake, one with Wiggles, one with Elmo and one with Elmo.
How about asking kids who come to the party to come dressed as characters from the movie? That would give the party a fun, costume-party feel to it and it would be more interesting than a regular birthday party.
If your nephew likes the movie "barnyard" it would be an easy and inexpensive theme to follow... simple construction paper decorations would even work... ex: in the main party room or play area make a construction paper fence maybe a barn for the background... hang some cut out clouds etc. find images of the characters on the web (use google images; barnyard) and cut them out to add to the fence. the cake could be simple barn made from one square cake and a second square cake cut diagonally and rotated above the square to form the roof...