Superhero Birthday Party

Three months later, I just realized that I never blogged Joe Joe’s superhero birthday party. The plan was to keep it small, but to have a fun theme that he would appreciate. Since his favorite movie at the time was The Incredibles and there was a TON of fun superhero stuff on Etsy, we went with that.

I ordered all the printables from LeeLaaLoo on Etsy. {I’d definitely order from them again. They were super quick and there weren’t any issues with any of the printables. My only negative is that the cupcake wrappers were way too big for my cupcakes – not sure what that was about, but I really didn’t give it a lot of thought.}

the super awesome invitations

bad pic of a really cool banner

the instructions for the banner had you stringing the characters together with ribbon. instead, I borrowed the idea of sewing them together from my friend shel of paper lullaby which made it super quick and easy.

We had a really wide range of kid’s ages going on at the party since most of the kids were family and the rest were close friends’ kids. I always hate coming up with favors because I don’t want to give people a bunch of crap they don’t want or need. So in keeping with the theme, I decided to go with superhero capes. I made 10 of them for the party – kids ranging in age from 9 months {Luke} to 16 {my cousin Nikki}. They were surprisingly easy to make {now available in my shop} and everyone loved them.

Luke modeling his cape

I agonized a bit over what we would serve for the party because I wanted kid friendly food that would be appealing to everyone. In the end, I went with a few new dishes and some old standbys. Our main dish was grilled sausages and hot dogs. We also served my favorite mac & cheese. Our shining stars, though, were the snacks.

recipe

made by sal – pretty, right?

recipe

Of course, no birthday party is complete without cake. Because I’m all about simplicity, I went with cupcakes so there was no need for cutting or forks or even plates if people didn’t want them. We had yellow cake and devil’s food – both with chocolate fudge frosting}.

And finally, the birthday boy with two of his favorite people.

Joey with Great Gram

And with cousin AJ

It ended up being a great day. People seemed to really enjoy the food and the kids ran around like maniacs with their capes flying. All things considered, I’d say the party was a success.

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Comments

  1. says

    Adorable Capes! Looked like a great birthday party! I’m sure one of these years we will have a superhero party (I have two boys 2 years apart).

  2. says

    So who’s the Italian ~ that antipasto plate was perfect and brought me back to family holiday dinners that always started with a plate just like that! You rocked this party ~ capes for the little ones to take home was genious. No wonder it took you a bit of time to get this post up … you were recouping from all the work! Well done ~ can’t wait to see what you do for next year.

    • Jessica says

      Ha! My husband is the Italian. He also happens to be a chef at an Italian restaurant so he gets to practice his antipasto platter skills a lot.

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