Saturday, June 09, 2012

{superhero birthday party}

I had SO much fun with the boy's superhero birthday party. Thanks to a lot of inspiration and ideas from Pinterest, I came up with a super {pun intended} fun cake and candy table, lots of superhero decorations around the house, and their very own gotham city to pose with for pictures. 

When guests arrived they were greeted with a super 4 on the front door {made out of posterboard and lots of these!}...

A special message on the chalkboard...

And a superhero bunting going up the stairs...

And then the real fun started with the cake and candy table! I used lots of inspiration from my Pinterest board for the cupcakes and candy bar...

The cupcake toppers were a DIY project using clipart, a circle punch, 
scrapbook paper and lollipop sticks...

I love these striped of my favorite touches...

The fireplace was all decked out with lots of DIY touches including superhero
bunting, another big polka dot 4, and their very own super shield...

The shield was another posterboard project, with some more of the
round label stickers around the edges and glitter stars.

The gift table received more of the super treatment...

And now for one of the boys' favorite things...their very own gotham city!

I took a huge cue from this pin to make the city, and the boys had fun helping me arrange all of the windows on the buildings. This was made completely with dollar store posterboard, and the background is a roll of wrapping paper. 

Guests were given a big basket full of masks, signs, and superhero shields {made out of paper plates and glitter stars} so they could strike a pose...

And we had a lot of fun with it...

It is actually still up on our wall as I'm typing this. :) I think it will be making
the move to the boys' playroom so they can keep enjoying it.

So that was their party! It was by far my favorite of their birthday parties so far. Not sure how I can top it next year, but I'll sure try!

Linking up with...

Shaped by Grace

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One Pork Chop 1:48 PM  

Mandy - everything is ADORABLE!

Mandy @ This Girl's Life 10:40 PM  

Thanks so much Nat! :)

Beth 10:37 AM  

Wow! It all looks so fun! You did an outstanding job, MB! I know the boys LOVED it!

Laura, Hoosier Life Hoosier Wife 10:41 AM  

Fabulous Mandy! I love it!

Lisa 10:43 AM  

This is awesome! Good job!!

Carla 10:05 AM  

LOVE! You did such a great job with all the details, Mandy!

Christie 11:58 AM  

LOVE THIS!! It looks like so much fun :)

Just Jaime 7:58 PM  

So cute! I love the Gotham City! Great job!

Anonymous 5:02 PM  

I just love your wonderful pictures and ideas, so creative. I have a few questions, where did u get the great straws? Where did u get the cool comic book word pin ups, did u make them or download them from a site? did u make the cool banner with super hero comic book pictures from a real comic book or did you buy pages? I would love to reproduce some of you wonderful ideas.

krystina 7:45 PM  

love it! pinned it <3

vivaciousJD 10:17 AM  

You are so creative, Mandy! I bet the boys had a BLAST!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. 4:39 PM  

That looks like so much fun for everyone, not just the little guys!

April 9:28 PM  

Cute party! Love the Gotham city.

The Lovely Mrs. P 5:02 PM  

Stopping by to let you know I am featuring you at tomorrows linky party

Faith 1:28 PM  

wow! how stinkin' awesome is everything!!!!! what a great and fun and creative party!!! belated happy birthday to your boys!!!

Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} 6:35 PM  

This party is AMAZING!! My boys would totally love this!! I want to do a Gotham City wall just for fun! :) This would be a fun idea for a summer birthday party!! Thanks so much for linking up to our Summer Lovin' Link party!!! Have a great weekend!

Printabelle 9:03 PM  

Love the superhero theme! Everything looked fantastic!

solattatee 3:21 PM  

Love this!
Wheredid you get the paper plates!?? Second site ive seen them blogged on and no where on google can i buy them!

Mandy @ This Girl's Life 5:02 PM  

@solattatee - the plates are from Walmart! :)

Sam Howard 6:29 AM  

Awww, very nice photos and it seems like a fun birthday celebration. a suggestion here, I think printable birthday invitations are very nice alternative for personalized invitations so you can come up with your own free designs.

tiffany lynn photography 10:54 AM  

LOVE everything. Where is the Super Hero Bunting from? thanks!!

Kaycee L0ve 2:22 PM  

I love your party! I'm actually thinking about throwing my boys (3 & 1). Where did you get the super hero bunting from? That's probably one of the hardest things I couldn't find!

Mandy Ford 2:47 PM  

@Kaycee - I actually made the bunting and it was super easy. I did a google search for vintage superhero images, printed them, and then cut them into the pennant shapes using my paper cutter. Then I just used my hole punch to punch holes in all of the corners and strung ribbon through. Hope this helps! :)

Kaycee L0ve 5:29 PM  

Thank you Mandy! I found your pinterest board and it's so helpful. I totally have a girl crush on your life!

Jamie Alanna 4:02 PM  

This is amazing!! I want to do this for my son's 5th bday next year. Love it!!
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Zoe Mor 7:27 AM  

great stuff! how did you make the captain america shield? tks!

Catherine Holt 6:08 AM  

Love the Gotham city photo backdrop. The kids would have so much fun with this, and it looked amazing :-)

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