Saturday we celebrated my baby boy, Andrew’s 4th Birthday by having a Super Hero Party!
It was a great day! When planning the party, I wanted it to still be fit for a 4 year old while incorporating licensed characters into the decor since kids really do flip for Spider Man, Captain America and more! Plus, with the new Avengers movie out, there is a ton of options for decorations.
First to set the theme of the party, we sent out adorable invitations with mom, dad, sister and brother dressed up as Super Heros to each of our guests. I LOVED these! I was able to order a whole party of printables on Etsy. My FAVORITE place to order a lot of things!
I absolutely love having a table filled with food, desserts, candy, decorations and of course a picture of the Birthday Boy. It just adds a little something to the party. Plus, it’s not hard to put together. With whatever theme and colors you are using, add plates, napkins, tablecloths, servings dishes and more to create a cohesive color scheme. Easy peasy. And, with using Etsy printable decorations – it makes the table even more special.
For the kid’s food table, we went with Super Hero Subs on a stick (that adorable idea came from this fun party and from Disney’s Family Fun website) fruit kabobs with fruit dip covered in Birthday sprinkles and little bags filled with Veggie Straw Chips that we glued our “thank you for flying by my party” labels on. We ordered a sub tray for the adults from Jimmy Johns, pasta salad and chips. It was a perfect menu, for a back yard lunch party!
We also had lots of sweets! Cupcakes, Oreo Dessert and lots of candy!
Since we were going with a Super Hero Theme, we needed Super Hero Costumes for everyone! After checking out the prices of pre-made capes online at a minimum of $18 a piece, we decided we could make those suckers at a fraction of a cost. I mean, how hard could it be, right?!
Well, it was so easy and VERY affordable to do! We made 11 capes out of felt PLUS this door decoration for around $15 TOTAL! AND we had felt left-over to make more or to do crafts with. I will be sharing a tutorial on making capes soon! Be on the lookout!
We also purchased Super Hero masks to be decorated from JoAnn Fabric in the kid’s craft section and Batman, Spiderman and Ironman rubber bracelets from the Party City to round out our Super Hero costumes. The kids LOVED them and they looked adorable! We made capes for all the kids from 12 months up to 7 years old. So. Much. Fun!
For fun, we rented a castle bounce house. Best money spent! The kids literally bounced in it from noon until 7:30 P.M. They got out to eat and drink and would go right back in! The adults even had a little fun in it. I, however, being 8 months pregnant, only got in and stood up and then hopped out for fear of falling again! haha!
It was a really super day! The kids had a blast and once everything was set up, I was able to sit back and relax. Ella and Andrew are already trying to talk us into renting another bounce house for a week. I think it would be totally worth it!
*Be on the lookout for several how-to posts on having the BEST Super Hero Party EVER! AND for more photos….check out All Things Mamma on Facebook in the Albums.