After hosting so many kid’s parties I decided it was time we threw ourselves a party. Mums and dads need to have a little fun celebrating their birthdays too. Ian and my birthdays are a day apart so we joined up with some friends for a ‘totally awesome Rubik’s Cube Party’! I didn’t intend to add this party to my kid’s party blog however it was such a fun party that I wanted to share it with you and I think it would also work for a kid’s party.
How does a Rubik’s Cube Party work?
Guests arrive dressed in the six colours of the Rubik’s Cube; red, orange, yellow, white, blue and green. During the course of the party, at designated times, all the guests swap one item with the goal being to be dressed in one colour at the end of the night. Just like solving a Rubik’s Cube!
This party was heaps of fun. Everybody joined in the antics coming in their array of Rubik’s Cube colours. Guests who didn’t know each other soon had a talking point chatting about their colourful outfits. Laughs and memories were created as guests swapped clothes.
Gerardine’s Rubik’s Cube Party Tips:
*Let your guests know not to wear clothing they want to keep, they probably won’t be going home in it!
* Accessories are awesome so use jewellery, glasses, ties, scarfs, hats, sweatbands to add some fun props to swap.
*This is a great time to pop down to the Opportunity Shop. Look for items that are bright ‘block’ colours without text or patterns.
*If you plan ahead and wear the colour you want to be at the end of the night as your bottom layer it makes swapping clothes easier.
*Don’t let your guests swap whenever they want. Let them know at the start of the party you will announce when it is time to swap an item. They could however plan who they will swap with and start to negotiate it ready for the swap time.
*Be prepared for a fun, laughter filled party.
To break up the party we held an informal quiz of 80’s trivia questions with party guests winning mini Rubik’s Cubes for correct answers.
The dance floor was grooving to 80’s inspired music. Throughout the evening we spontaneously paraded costumes and had some ‘dance offs’.
Prizes were awarded for the ‘best dressed on arrival’ and the ‘best dressed at the end’.
We captured some fun colour group photos throughout the evening and again once everyone had ‘transformed’ into one colour. My favourite shot of the night is the fantastic ‘blue’ photo.
Rubik’s Cube Party Food:
Guests could graze on a table platter of cheese, breads, meats and other grazing table pieces. We also had pulled pork and coleslaw sliders to fill any hungry tummies. Our sweets were fantastic Rubik’s Cube themed biscuits and cupcakes from Cupcakes Galore and More.
Our birthday cake of course was a cool Rubik’s Cube made by Cupcakes Galore and More.
Rubik’s Cube Party Decorations:
This theme made decorations so easy! I didn’t want to fuss over decorations like I do for my kid’s parties. Being primary colours it was cheap and easy to source and create decorations. I found the perfect bunting at The Warehouse in the Rubik’s Cube colours and a few packets of balloons created two big organic balloon garlands in the Rubik’s Cube colours. I made a giant cardboard box Rubik’s Cube which hung in the middle of the party room. It became a fantastic photo prop and provided a few laughs. Disco lights set the scene for some 80’s moves. We wrote out Rubik’s Cube trivia on our kitchen blackboard. Did you know the Rubik’s Cube was ‘invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik. As of January 2009, 350 million cubes had been sold worldwide making it the world’s top-selling puzzle game. It is widely considered to be the world’s best-selling toy. The world record time for solving a 3×3×3 Rubik’s Cube is 4.22 seconds, held by Feliks Zemdegs of Australia set on 6 May 2018.’ from Wikipedia.
If you are looking for a fun party theme I can definitely recommend a Rubik’s Cube party. Not only for adults but kid’s and teens would love this party theme too. If you decide to host your own Rubik’s Cube party let me know, I’d love to hear about it.
Invitations and Cake table posters: Design Queen
Cake: Cupcakes Galore and More
Cupcakes and Biscuits: Cupcakes Galore and More
Balloons and Bunting: The Warehouse
Costume Props: Look Sharp