Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Super Hero Birthday Party

William is 4! This year, he wanted a Super Hero Birthday Party...and since he likes Superman and Spiderman and Batman .. and he couldn't decide between them - we decided to have a Super Hero School where our friends could learn how to be like Superman, Batman, and Spiderman. We invited the boys in William's preschool class and our two next door neighbors...so we had 8 little boys in all. Each boy received a personalized super cape, mask, arm bands, and t-shirt. We had some fun games and activities, a wonderful cake thanks to DreamCakes, and tons of fun with our family and friends! Here are some highlights:
William's Grandmother painted this adorable Superman Sign for a cute photo op. Before the boys...
Loved his cake - the bottom layer is chocolate (his fave), top two layers were white, butter cream icing with a fondant Super William cape down the side.
The jumper was his big birthday gift from grandparents! Thank you ... thank you.. thank you.
This was the Kryptonite Catch game... we told the boys that Superman needs to be saved from Kryptonite...and the green balloons were suppose to represent Kryptonite...they had to fill their "lead bags" with Kryptonite in order to save Superman.
This activity was learning how to spin a web like Spiderman. The object was to hit the moving red balloon...but they had more fun aiming at William's sister, Conner Beth!
The Stolen Cake
As we got ready to sing Happy Birthday, two villians ran through the kitchen a "stole" our cake. (I had secretly moved the real cake into the laundry room and replaced it with this cardboard replica made by sister.) Then, we instructed the boys to save the party and the cake by stopping the villians with silly string! What fun! This was William's favorite part of the party - he had no idea it was going to happen.
Thanks to our villians - who are sweet girls in real life, Conner Beth and our neighbor, Megan.
Our birthday boy with the real cake! :)
Party favors - I painted little wood pegs from Hobby Lobby to look like those old fashioned Fisher Price guys. Each one has a Super Guy - personalized to look like the little boy attending the party...and then three other randoms imaginary super heroes.
Our party gang!

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6 comments:

Julie said...

What a party! Everything was so cute, and I am loving the party favors! How do you come up with these adorable ideas?

Brian (aka BD) and Elizabeth said...

Wow! Love the cake being kidnapped & learning to shoot a web at the balloon! I have 2 boys who would love this! Thanks for sharing.

Sara said...

Where did you get your pattern for your capes? Are they just Velcro around the neck? I would love to do personalized capes like that for my sons party...such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing all your great stuff with us.

Kameron said...

Sara -
Thanks! I just used a newspaper, folded it and kept drawing off a pattern and cutting until I found something that worked. I made a little "strap" to go around the neck that I attached Velcro to so the boys could take it on and off easily. I have to admit, of all the things we've made for parties or brought home as a party favor, William has used this so much. His friends even wore them to school months after the party was over. Best $5 I've ever spent! Thanks - hope your capes turn out...

skyblujo said...

What a great party! I LOVE your painted party favors! Do you happen to have more close ups of them?
What did your party favor tags say?

skyblujo said...

What a GREAT party!

Do you have any more close ups of your party favors?

What did your party favor tags say?