Hooray for a successful birthday party!!!
That's totally how I feel :)
I love putting on a good party but goodness, these past few weeks have been ca-razy with all kinds of chaos.
I'm still shocked that I was able to get everything done.
The actual party went by in a whirlwind, which it always seems to do.
You spend weeks preparing for it and then it's over in .2 seconds.
Or so it seems :)
I thought it about time to show some of the superhero fabulousness that went on at little man's fifth birthday party this past weekend!
Are you ready for some super awesome pictures???
I hope so- cuz I've got lots of 'em!!
I'll be sharing more indepth parts of the party throughout the week.
I totally had to take yesterday off from posting to prepare for my finals this week.
So expect some fun printables, food tips & some of the ideas I used in the next few days :)
Aren't you super excited???
So! Onto the fun...
I so LOVE how the food table turned out- it had been rolling around in my head for a while now.
My favorite thing ever is my cabinet door backdrop.
You know I love me some cabinet doors.
Plus I can use them over and over again so they weren't a one-time thing!
I don't know that I quite have a tutorial for them but if you're dying to know, I can definitely figure out how to get one together :)
I had this vintage-y pan lying around in the garage and it was perfect for announcing where the 'power fuel' could be found.
Because all little superheroes need power fuel to keep going, right?
I used some magnetic letters from the dollar store covered in washi tape.
I'm doing a whole post later this week on the food so keep your eyes out for it :)
But this was totally little man's idea, having the Joker Juice.
I got all the amazing straws & cupcake liners from there.
Plus you get the printables for the straw flags.
I just added fun superhero words to them and printed them out. Easy peasy.
I made a cute printable banner to string from the cabinet doors and I love love how it turned out.
Nothing easier than pressing print and having an instant cute banner.
Don't worry, the download for it may be popping up soon :)
I made up the DIY cupcake stands in my head from random materials (tutorial coming soon)
and then used the cute cupcake liners from Hey YoYo on the cupcakes.
The cupcake toppers are my printables as well.
I love making them- they're super easy and customizable.
These were one of my 'night-before-the-party' projects I whipped out.
I made the rag runners for each of the tables and it was super easy, but a little time intensive.
Totally worth it though!!
Random picture of Super-Bentley!!
Little man insisted I make him a cape when I was making a bunch one day.
So we added a "B" to his and he surprisingly loved wearing it :)
Probably because he knew little man totally wanted him to wear it.
He loves that kid.
We had a table set up to greet the little heroes as they came in.
I just wrote 'welcome heroes' on a chalkboard I had and propped it up on the table.
And of course you can't forget to leave with some superhero swag.
Their treat bags were on the front table so they could grab one as they left.
I'll share the super-secret details on what was in them later this week!!
(so I guess that means they're not really super-secret, huh?)
I also set up a table in the backyard with all kinds of superhero costumes.
We had several masks and I made about six capes from some clearance fabric I found.
Nothing fancy, but they kids LOVED them.
Lots of bad guy fighting went on in little man's fort- which we dubbed the "Joker's Lair".
Even the dads got in on it.
They had just as much fun as the kids.
I couldnt' get very decent pictures of our poor trampoline but it was the hightlight of the party.
When our safety net got ripped to shreds, I decided to utilize the poles as targets for a "Captain America Target Practice' arena.
I put a bucket filled with mini nerf guns and ammo out there and the kids went to town!!
Little man didn't even want to stop for presents- haha.
Tutorials for the targets are coming later too :)
My sweet superhero :)
He had to be Batman of course!!
I definitely ended the day feeling like it had been a super success!
(Are you tired of me saying 'super' yet?)
Little man said it was the best party ever and that was enough for me to know all the craziness was completely worth it :)
I can't wait to share all the fun details with you throughout the rest of the week so definitely keep checking back- I'll have some fun freebies for you too!!
So you know you don't want to miss it!!
What do you think?
Do you think it was a super success as well???
Do you think it was a super success as well???
My Superhero Party Free Printables Found Below: