Pokemon stuff is still around, but it's influence is dwindling so items are getting harder to find. Harder to find = more expensive. So I did what any mom would do in the face of promising her child the party of his dreams. I made as much as I could and scoured the internet. Party City and Toys R Us are the only local stores that had ANYTHING.
I started 2 months early, and boy am I glad! I made these pokeballs for a pokeball toss. Amazon was a great resource for prizes and a Pin the Scalchop on Oshowat.
Collected pictures of all the kids coming to the party and made each one a personalized pokemon card thanks to this web site: Make your own pokemon cards I also made made the bags (so easy).
I was extremely pleased with the end result.
I also found an amazing artist who is willing to email fans his art for free when you contact him. I had his art printed on a piece of tin and displayed it behind the cake. Josh is an amazing artist and you can contact him through this link Pokemon Poster
It was a lot of prepatory work, but my son had a great birthday.