Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Birthday Party – Willy Wonka

Oct 25, 2012 | Kid Birthday Parties, Parties By Theme


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Taylor’s 5th birthday party theme was inspired by a book we read aloud together.  “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” was a great read and kept her very engaged and excited each night as we read a chapter.  After finishing the book, we watched the movie (the newer Johnny Depp version – it’s much closer to the book.)  Then, we decided it would make the perfect theme for her upcoming birthday party.

The Invitation (Golden Tickets, of course) Purchase Invitations Here

The Character Inspired Food and Games

The Cake

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Party Favors
Printable favor tags and thank you tags (not pictured) available in the shop.

18 Comments

  1. Hi! I love your willy wonka cake but can’t see the recipe. Is it possible for you to send it to me?? I love your blog!!

    Thx- wendy

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    • Confession… I used the boxed cake mix and pre-made chocolate frosting for this cake. I did make the buttercream frosting for the grass. I can’t remember which recipe I used but you can find several on my Pinterest page (here). I colored fondant for the letters. Hope that helps!

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  2. Hi,
    Where did you personalize the candy bars from?

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    • I offer the printable design. It’s 2 pieces – the ticket with party details and the outside cover – both personalized for your party. It’s $20 for both designs and they are delivered as printable PDF files that you can use to print and assemble your own bars. I don’t have them listed in my shop yet but if you are interested in ordering, please contact me here.

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  3. Hi, I just sent you an inquiry about purchasing the wonka invite templates, but also do you have the other templates you used for sale, like the treat bag labels and the signs for the egg room, etc?

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  4. Hi, I was wondering what the children found in the eggs? Thank you

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    • I put “WIN” labels in some of the eggs and if they drew an egg with one of those labels they got a piece of candy. If they got an empty egg, they just tried again.

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  5. how did they make the blueberry pies?

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    • It was a container full of blue water marbles and some pie tins. They just played in the water marbles making their own “pies”.

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  6. Where can I download the printable to the party favor labels?

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    • I don’t have them listed in my shop but I sell the digital file for $5 – which includes all of the labels you see in the picture. I can also customize these if you would like something in particular for your favors. Customized would be $10 for up to 6 items and I would just need to know what titles you want. If you are interested, send me your email address and I’ll send a PayPal invoice.

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  7. I was wondering where you found the grass used underneath the chocolate fountain

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  8. Hi. How the children play the Violet game? Just wondering what they were usung to pop the balloons … I love the idea but not sure hoe to execute it! Thanks

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    • I had an adult at this station with a push pin. The kids used the pin to pop one balloon. Each balloon had candy inside. Have fun!

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  9. How did you make the Wonka Vision photo booth? When you printed them did you edit with the Wonka Vision tag on the bottom?

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    • I made the photo booth out of foam board and added the “wonka vision” in vinyl on the board. The guests sat behind the foam board for their photo. After I took the photos, I cropped out the extra background area.

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