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How to Throw a Portal 2 Party

My boys love to play video games so I get a chance to be creative and make my own party decorations when their birthdays roll around. I threw a Portal 2 Party for my husband’s 26th birthday a few weeks back and I wanted to share with you how I did it so you can do it too!

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Aside from my boys being gamers I would consider myself one too. One of the games my husband and I love to play together is Portal 2 and since we recently went through the co-op together, I thought this would make the perfect party theme.

If you are a Portal fan you know they don’t make any party decor (they totally should) for this game. So I searched the web and came up with ways to make my own decorations. The first place I visited was Oriental Trading. If you have followed my site for some time now you know I talk about them often. The reason being is because I love the variety of products they offer at affordable prices.

For the party I ordered a variety of orange and blue products such as tablecloths, streamers, balloons, plates and favor bags. I also ordered some glass shot glasses and some plastic test tubes. I used the glass shot glasses to make these Portal 2 Shot Glasses and gave them out as party favors. These were randomly placed into the test subject bags with handwritten test subject numbers on the front. Our guests loved these! You can see the full tutorial on how to make these Portal Shot Glasses Here.


test subject bagsI used the plastic test tubes to create chemical tubes from the game. I used my husband’s initials and his age for the image. The image was made in word and printed it on a cardstock then hot glued them to the test tubes. The candy was just orange jelly beans I found at a local party store. I actually got several great ideas (including this one) from Nothing But Country.

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I then made signs to place around our house which includes the combustible lemons shown in the collage image above and the image below. Again these were simply made using word, printed and then placed into a photo frame found at Dollar Tree.lemons signMy favorite decoration of all for this party was the combustible lemon grenades. This idea came from Epbot. They have a great tutorial on how to make these and they cost less than $3 to make! I actually found everything I needed to make these at Dollar Tree (aside from the aperture logo, I made a stencil using my silhouette machine).

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This party was so fun to throw and I cannot wait to do another one. I highly recommend purchasing items for your Portal 2 Party at Oriental Trading. You will get the best items for your party at the best prices. I do also want to thank Oriental trading for sponsoring many of the party decorations for this party.

If you have any questions regarding any of the items I made please feel free to email me as I am always happy to share! I do want to mention that I do not have any of the files anymore. I highly recommend checking Etsy or you can totally make some in Word. 🙂

Disclosure: I was given free products from Oriental Trading to use at my party and help facilitate this post. This does not influence my personal opinions. Regardless I love shopping at Oriental Trading and highly recommend them.

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