I sent out a save the date via email and had every intention of making the actual invitations.
Unfortunately, time wasn't on my side and to stay sane I sent out an emailed invitation instead:
Notice the SuperMason logo? It became the focus of the rest of the colours & theme for the party.
I think I'm getting better at the whole birthday party thing... it was the 3rd one I've put together and they're coming closer to the vision I have in my head when I start. Here are some pics my step-father & sister-in-law took of the day. The ones we took were somehow lost in the transfer from camera to computer (ugh.)
|The treat table |
This didn't look exactly the way I wanted. It's a little sloppy
& too packed full of 'stuff' but I didn't have anywhere else to put it!
Gotham city skyline, Spiderman's web & Superman's belt topped with the SuperMason logo.
The M is actually covered in sparkly red sugar but it didn't show up in the pictures.
|The loot bags |
I 'laminated' comic book pages & sewed them into a lunch bag shape.
To keep the tops rolled down I painted clothes pins yellow & attached the 'Thank You' tag.
|Loot bags & cups for kids to take home.|
|The superhero dress-up station |
I sewed double-sided capes (red/blue & black/yellow)
for the kids to use to transform themselves into the superheroes of their choice.
Then I added accessories that I thought they might like to complete their look.
|Superheroes in the making.|
|After the kids became superheroes I encouraged them to find the hidden coins. |
Here's my little Avery with one of the coin tags.
I had a toy table outside with different 'prices' and the kids redeemed their coins for toys.
|The jumpy castle |
I bought this on Craigslist and the kids LOVED it.
We even re-inflated it the next day so my little ones could bounce one last time.
|My little superhero.|
| Pin the Spider on the Web|
This is the first game we played. Each section of the web was worth
different coin amounts to use to buy more toys.
Every round the 'winners' received a coin.
|Content or bored?! Not sure...|
|Time for cake!|