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Monday, January 20, 2014

Jeshua's Superhero Birthday Party

Jeshua turned five this past week and we celebrated with a Superhero Birthday Party!

My favorite place to decorate for parties is our fireplace mantle in our living room. We have a pretty small house, so our guests hang out in there or the kitchen for most of the party.  For Jeshua's Superhero Party I sewed a pennant banner from turquoise and yellow fabric and some of my husband's vintage comic books (I asked first!).  I found the fabric and ribbon at Hobby Lobby.  The frames I already had so I added vintage superhero pictures I found online.

Guests were invited with an invitation designed by my sister.  I lined the envelopes with some polka dot paper I already had and added some comic book confetti.

For food I served cake, fruit with dip, cookies and mac and cheese cups.  We had kool aid and water to drink.

I had grand plans for the decorations on this table but our house was hit hard with the flu and it just didn't happen.  I filled three apothecary jars with curled paper and sprinkled some comic book confetti on the table.  You can check out my Superhero Party Pinterest board for more inspiration. :)

My mom decorated the cake for me.  Note to self:  take the cakes out of the pan the night before so they don't stick (and make a huge mess!).  (I used this recipe -- so easy and tastes way better than a box mix!).

For games, we attacked "bad guys" (the green balloons), drew our own comic books and played superheroes.  I found the blank comic book pages online, stapled them in a piece of card stock and covered the staples with washi tape.  We picked up a helium tank at Target (it's the cheapest place around here) and it's enough for all three of our birthday parties for the year.

We also had a photo booth where we could show off our best superhero poses.  I had the skyline printed as an engineering print at Staples for $5.00.

Guests went home with a goodie bag filled with superhero toys, fruit snacks and stickers.  I found the blue lunch bags, toys, stickers, fruit snacks and yellow washi tape at Target.

We had a fun day playing superheroes!

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