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Retro Toy Robot Party



Hand drawn 1940’s inspired toy robots adorn the card and are collaged on top of a spacey moonscape background, and out of this world look for your Robot party. Check out B.Nute’s Retro Robot Party invitations on etsy for details.



Find those old robots in the attic, and get some cardboard boxes out to decorate... it’s robot time! Below are some decorating ideas for your Retro Robot party.

Birthday Theme Party Ideas  >  Retro Toy Robot Party

1. Retro Robot Personalized Banner

Any space fan will love this retro toy robot banner personalized with his name hanging in his room! This banner features hand drawn robots (based on 1940's and 50's vintage toys) colored and collaged onto a distressed, space inspired background. This matching banner can be purchased on bnute.etsy.com.

Vintage-style toy robots appeal to young and old, so this party kit is perfect for a space-loving boy, or a grown up who loves to just be a kid. Each robot has been hand drawn in the style of vintage 1940’s and 1950’s toy robots. Then colors and textures have been added to make this design retro-worthy!


If you throw a Retro Robot Party, send us the pictures! We’d love to include them on our website to show everyone the fun that was had!

Calling all robots... time to gear up for a retro party full of nuts, bolds, gauges, screws, levers and space age fun! Below are some decoration and menu ideas for your Robot party - a perfect match for that retro feel.


Mylar Wrapping Paper - If it's silver, and shimmery, it's perfect for the look of the party. Wrap the front door, hand strips on a wall, for a mirror/metallic wall look, or use as a table runner or on the buffet. Metallic silver mylar wrapping paper is a must.

Retro or Space Age Fabrics - Go online or to your local fabric store and pick out some retro fabrics to add to the space. These can be turned into a table cloth, place mats, napkins or just stretched on canvas and hung up in the party space. Here are two examples of retro fabrics: Retro Robot Fabric and Jetsons Fabric.

Retro Robots (of course) - Definitely head online or to the store and pick up several retro robot toys to put around your party space. The come in so many different colors, shapes and sizes, the kids will love to play with them.

Bubble Wrap - Wrap empty gift or shoe boxes with bubble wrap and stack around the buffet table or on the center of the eating table for a textured, space age look.

Flexible Heating Ducts - Cut these metallic gems into different size segments (say, 1', 1.5', 3/4', etc) and hang from the ceiling to give a robot factory-like look. Or, just drape long tubes around the party space. These can also be great for using for dress ups for the kids to put their arms and legs into to walk like a robot. You may want to duct tape the cut edges to they aren't sharp.

Hardware Store Items: Nuts, Bolts and More- Your local hardware store may be just the answer to your decorating needs for this party. Fill jars up with nuts, bolts, screws, and springs and set about the party space. Also, pick up some dials, gears, and gages to add to the look.

Old Computer Circuit Boards If you can get your hands on some old computer circuit boards, these would be great for decoration. You could even frame a piece, or better yet, some pictures of circuit boards and prop on the buffet table.

Tin Foil Pans - One tin pan may seem strange, but how about stringing several in a row to make a "tin pan" bunting... or place different sized tin pans artfully on a mylar covered wall to pretend to be computer gauges, dials and gadgets.


Here are just a few menu ideas to match your Robot themed party.

Nuts & Bolts - Well, this one is a given! Who doesn't like a nuts and bolts snack mix, and it fits the theme so well!

Computer Chips - Set out a bowl of chips, and there you have it-- computer chips! Any flavor will do, but better yet, the veggie chips that have green in them will look great!

Space Cheese Balls - A bowl of cheddar cheese balls are delicious pick up food, and tasty too.

Robot Fuel Smoothies - Blend up some fruit smoothies and call them different types of fuels - Jet Fuel, Robot Lubrication, Gear Moving Fuel, etc. The kids will love them, not only because of their name, but also because they taste so good!

Assorted Parts Skewers - Fruit skewers balled or in small shapes are healthy and great for the theme.

Cork Screw Pasta - You can't go wrong with a big bowl of rotini or cork screw pasta. You could just have it plain with butter and cheese, or make a pasta salad for the crowd.

Chocolate Milk in an "Oil Can" - Fill some tin cups with chocolate milk for some "oil" for the robots. Put some funnels near the cups to add to the look.


Looking for some ways to entertain the kids at your Robot Party? Look no further! Here are some Retro Robot Party free printable art activities and ideas to fill the time with at your upcoming party!

Free Printable Retro Robot Coloring Pages

Set out some crayons, markers and other art supplies, print out these coloring pages, and have a coloring contest! Coolest robot or Ray Gun design wins!

Free Printable Retro Robot Coloring Page by B.Nute productions

Free Printable Design Your Own Ray Gun Coloring Page

Instructions for Making Retro Robot Party Coloring Pages

1. Select each link above, and print out the coloring page on an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper (in landscape mode). 

2. Place on a table with crayons, pens and other art supplies.

3. Let kids have fun!

Printable items are copyright protected, and provided free of charge by B.Nute productions for personal use only. B.Nute's printables can not be sold, altered, or provided for download on any other site. For questions or inquiries, please contact B.Nute productions.

More Robot Party Art Activity Ideas

Make a Cardboard Box Robot

You've probably seen great cardboard box robots on kids at Halloween. Well, this is also a perfect activity for a robot party! Get several cardboard boxes, lots of glue and supplies and have the kids make several robots. Afterwards use the costumes for impromptu photos or robot relay races!

Make Robot Antenna

Kids will love these antenna, and make great photo ops as well! Head to your local drugstore or super store and pick up a bunch of inexpensive plastic headbands. Next stop, the hardware store for springs, and last stop to the art store for either pom poms, or small styrofoam balls. Now, have kids (with adult help) hot glue the springs to the headband, and put the balls or pom poms on the top of the springs. Kids can paint the balls as well if they like. Now put on and walk like a robot!

Decorate a Robot Inspired Frame

Head to the art store and pick up several inexpensive wood frames. Paint them all silver. At the hardware store, buy some nuts, bolts, screws, springs, gears and small similar items. At the party, set out a table with the silver frames, hardware and lots of glue and have kids create a collage on their frames. Make sure to take many pictures of the kids at the party, so they can put it in their new frame.

Make a Retro Robot

There's an art kit on the market perfect for this party-- a Windup Workshop Robots by Creativity for Kids. This was even written up on Family Fun as one of the Toys of the Year!


It's a known fact that robots love to play games! Below are a bunch of ideas perfect for keeping your robots moving and happy at your Robot Party.

Robot Scavenger Hunt Game

Print out these scavenger hunt cards and have kids hunting for robot parts! Hide a screw, a dial, a gear, an antenna, a spring, a nut around the party space. Make sure to have a computer somewhere that can be found as well as possibly as some appliance or items with a meter or gage. Once everything is hidden well, hand out these cards and let the kids hunt. Place them in teams if it's easier. For the first team to finish have a prize... Or just have a prize for all that finish!

Free Printable Robot Party Scavenger Hunt Game

Instructions for Making Robot Party Scavenger Hunt Game

1. Select each link above, and print out the page on an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper (in landscape mode). I suggest a card stock to give the cards some weight.

2. Cut out scavenger hunt cards.

3. Hide items on card, and have kids hunt!

Printable items are copyright protected, and provided free of charge by B.Nute productions for personal use only. B.Nute's printables can not be sold, altered, or provided for download on any other site. For questions or inquiries, please contact B.Nute productions.

More Robot Party Game Ideas

Robot Dance Contest

Put on those electronic tunes and have the kids do their best robot dance moves! Give prizes for most creative, best move, most robot-like, etc. Here are some great robot-inspired tunes to play:

  1. Mr. Roboto by Styx

  2. Robot Parade by They Might Be Giants

  3. Become a Robot by They Might Be Giants

  4. Weird Science by Oingo Boingo

  5. She Blinded Me with Science by Thomas Dolby

  6. The Jetson's Theme Song

Robot Relays

Get 2 robot costumes out (i.e., decorated card board boxes, antenna, and pieces of heating duct -to be used as robot arms or legs). Split the party into teams. Each person needs to put on the costume (when it is his/her turn) and run or robot walk your relay course. After he/she is finished, he takes off the costume and passes it to his next team member to put on. First team to finish wins!

Pin the Part on the Robot

Cut out large rectangular shapes from construction paper. One for a body, 2 arms, 2 legs, a head, antenna, hands, feet, etc. You can be as creative as you'd like with your robot design with the construction paper. Place the body on the wall. Now blindfold each child and hand them one body part. Have them place it on the wall with a small piece of double stick tape on the back. Kids will love the look of the mixed up robot once complete!

Retro Robot Windup Race

Purchase several windup toy robots, draw a chalk "course" on your driveway, and have kids race the robots. Which robot is fastest? Which is slowest? Which walks in the most straight line? Have fun by giving the robots names and having them cheer on their favorite one!



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1. Retro Toy Robot Goodie Bag Tags

Any robot enthusiast will love these tags to string on gifts for a signature out-of-this-world look. Tags are 2 sided, one side with retro robot imagery (4 images per set); 2nd side is either standard “To:/From:” text or personalized text of your choice. These goodie bag/gift tags can be purchased on bnute.etsy.com.