I am excited to finally share this super birthday party that I created for our kids. Their birthdays are only a week apart, so this year I decided to do one big party at our local gymnastics club. Both kids are into superheroes right now (What preschooler isn’t?) so the party theme was a no brainer. Plus, what superhero doesn’t need gymnastics to learn all those super moves?!!
The inspiration for all the party décor was from my husband’s comic book collection. When I asked him if I could use some of his comics for party decorations he gave me a horrified look. There was no way he was going to let me cut up his precious comics! So off I went to the flea market and the antique mall in search of cheap comics to use and, to my surprise, there is no such thing as a “cheap comic”. In desperation I managed to convince my husband to let me use 8 of his comic books that were not in pristine condition and I think his heart broke with each cut of the scissors!
All superheroes need a mask to hide their identities and wristbands filled with magic powers, so I made a set for each guest that we handed out at the beginning of the party. I decided to be like Mr. Incredible and forgo the cape!
(I used some awesome free printable tags found here.)
I saw this idea of using a picture of the birthday boy (and girl) here and knew I had to make it for the food table. (I was also inspired to decorate the cake like the one in the link, but it was a bit of a disaster and I will not be posting that photo!)
In addition to the masks and wristbands, each guest had a colouring craft to take home with them as well as a fun Slapwatch. My husband also cringed at the favors wrapped in the comic book covers!
The kids had a great time at the party, at least that is what I was told as I didn’t have time to take notice!! Next year we will be back to having small parties in the backyard!