The Fixies: Top Secret also known as Fixies or Fiksiki is an animated show about tiny mythological creatures unknown to humans that live inside machines, appliances, and devices, carefully maintaining and repairing them with tool-filled backpacks.
What's great about this cartoon is that kids can easily learn how things work in their daily lives. The characters explore objects such as scales, mirrors, vacuum cleaners, thermometers, etc. They describe mechanics in simple, easy to understand ways with great visual effects.
No wonder children are quickly attracted by the cartoon and of course, wish to see The Fixies characters at their birthday party. Read on to find out what steps you need to take to prepare a great looking The Fixies party decorations and make your kids an unforgettable surprise!
Here is what you need to know, have and do before the party to make it unique, successful and memorable:
First, you need to think about the basic colors for the party. Why? Because then it will be easier to pick suitable The Fixies party supplies such as balloons, plates, cutlery, etc. Obviously you don't want some of your decorations to look like they don't belong here 🙂
It would be wise to choose colors that relate to The Fixies theme and look great together. Fortunately, this step is simple as we just need to see which ones are used in the show itself. Oh, my...but it's a cartoon and it's full of colors so hard to tell which ones to use!
No worries here, let's take a look at the characters dressed in blue (Nolik), orange (Simka, Toola), green (Papus, Verda), pink (Masiya). These colors will look great together and you can see it on the pictures below. By the way, it appears each Fixie has its own story and you can learn more about everyone on their official website.
Presents may be not the only exciting thing for a birthday hero you know. How about a big sturdy The Fixies banner with those little creatures wishing “Happy Birthday” and your child's name on it?
Just look at the picture above and imagine how your child would feel? When kids enter the room and see the banner, they are simply amazed! I can't describe feelings they get seeing party place decorated just for them.
Getting back to reality, it is important to think about securing and placing your banner first. You can use adhesive hangers, nylon ropes or, if you are lucky and have a stand, hang a banner onto it with a pole pocket or with zip ties through the grommets. A good place for this festive element is behind the party table but may be anywhere in the room for kids to see it clearly.
For our party we used a 4 ft (1.22 m) by 4 ft (1.22 m) backdrop that we designed and printed ourselves. You can get this backdrop with premium printing and free shipping here.
For the event we used the following The Fixies party supplies:
All those items you can find in The Fixies Party Kit designed by PartyKidShop. Moreover, all graphics are at 300dpi resolution so you get high-quality print outs.
So by now you should have downloaded all the necessary party supplies. The next step you need to take is to find a reliable place to print. Fortunately, there is no need to waste time looking.
If you are in the US or UK, you can purchase printed and shipped The Fixies backdrop personalized just for you child. For the rest of the world, go with the digital version to get it printed at your local print shop.
You may either try a local print shop like Staples, Office Depot OfficeMax, FedEx Office etc. Or order banner printing online on sites like Vistaprint, BannerBuzz, BestofSigns etc. The process of uploading images to a print shop shouldn't be complicated. However, if you are uncomfortable doing it yourself, please contact their customer support for assistance.
Important thing to note. When contacting a print shop, make sure to ask if they can print your files as sometimes they may refuse you due to copyright reasons. Their answer may vary from place to place but just in case ask them beforehand to be on the safe side.
Also, it would be great to find a table setting matching the Fixies theme. Unfortunately, at the time of writing I couldn't find any ready-made table settings available on Amazon, eBay or Etsy.
So instead, I suggest ordering plates and cutlery in matching solid colors. Keep in mind that you need to use the themed colors that we chose in the first step! Otherwise, it might look strange if you decide to go random.
What will you do if your little birthday hero with guests get bored? Nobody wants that for sure, it’s a party after all!
In this case, think about how to entertain the kids. As an option, for The Fixies birthday party you may invite professional entertainers like we did. Everyone enjoyed spending time with huge Nolik and Simka. Professional mascots know well how to make children forget this annoying “I'm bored”!
Another cool thing is to get helium balloons in The Fixies theme colors (from this step). Put them to the sides of the party table to make it look more colorful. By the way, you can use balloons not only for decorating. Give them to party guests when they leave. This will extend positive feelings to everyone even after the event.
You should have already received your printed materials if you ordered them online. Or, maybe you just returned from the printing shop with printed Fixies on sheets of paper. So it is time to cut out and glue all the items for the party.
First, take sheets of paper, one by one, and cut out of them all the objects. Then take a regular glue stick and use it to make popcorn boxes and caps for your birthday. Now we need to take the bottle labels and glue them to water or juice bottles. With a hot glue gun, you can attach toppers to wooden skewers, and tie bows from the ribbon to it. Or you can use clear glue tape if you don't have a glue gun at home.
Finally, we have the Fixies party supplies assembled and ready for use!
So the Fixies party day has come, the day your child has been waiting for so long! It's time to decorate the place and make sure everything looks perfect. Give yourself enough time for the decoration process before the party starts. We leave about two to three hours to do it without rushing.
It's wise to start with larger elements and then move on to smaller ones. Usually we start with placing a party banner, which becomes the main element of the decor. Then move to attaching your birthday garland to the party table. After that place on the table water bottles, juice and sweets that you ordered from your local baker. It is convenient to place colored balloons to the sides of the party table.
Thank you for reading the guide and getting way down here. Now you should have a bigger and clearer picture about how to prepare The Fixies party. Once you go through all the steps above, pat yourself on the back and move on to welcome party guests and have fun!