Monday, January 7, 2013

Superhero Birthday Playdate

My little guy turned seven in December and we celebrated with a
I'm totally sold of birthday playdates.
We invite friends from one social group and keep it low key.
The other thing I love is hosting them at a park,
because then there is built in entertainment for the kids.

The kids played and colored for the first little bit,
while munching on pizza and other snacks.
We had it about an hour after school, so I knew they would be ravenous :)

I found some fun villain coloring pages they could color so they
could practice being superheroes when they got home.

One of my favorite activities to do is to blow up a giant picture
of the child and play pin the _____ on ______.
At the Tutu & 'Stache Bash it was pink the 'stache on JT.
This year is was pin the mask on Superhero JT.

JT got a kick out of the giant picture of him.
I print it at Costco for about $10 and then laminate at Lakeshore Learning.

The kids loved the game and I like seeing where all the kids put the pins.

Next we did a Superhero obstacle course relay.
It consisted of a tunnel to crawl through, a "building" to jump over,
a villain to shoot with a Nerf dart, and a rocket to launch.
The Stomp Rocket wouldn't work, so we skipped that part.

I broke the kids into two teams - the six year olds versus the seven year olds.
They had to put on a Superhero disguise and then run the obstacle course.

And then come back and tag the next person.
It turned out really well.
I had plans to make it more elaborate, but it turned out it was perfect
for this age/group of kids.

Then it was present time.
I like to snap a picture of the birthday boy with the friends and the gift.
It makes a great visual and an even better thank you card!

Next up were the amazing cupcakes from Lady Cupcake's Corner.
I am lucky enough to be related to Lady Cupcake herself and she is amazing.
I always email her with my wild and crazy ideas and then say - can you do it?
And she always can!

The Superhero cupcakes turned out so cool!
We had Captain America, Batman, Spiderman and Superman.

JT's favorite was the Spiderman.

I made Superhero masks for each of the kids to take home.
(Tutorial and pattern coming this week!)

I'm still kicking myself that I didn't get a group picture of all the kids
with their masks on.

So you'll just have to settle for these solo shots of my Superhero Kids!

Be sure to come back later this week for the mask pattern and tutorial!
And check out the Angry Bird Birthday, as well as the Barbie Birthday
playdates we had last year!

Party Details:
Giant Personalized Pin the Mask on the Superhero: Printed at Costco and laminated at Lakeshore Learning
Cupcakes: Lady Cupcake's Corner
Invitation: Designed by me in Photoshop using graphics from Zenware Designs and Kate Hadfield Designs


dancin' momma said...

Love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jaime said...

It was SUPER fun!

*katie said...

I am LOVING this! My twin boys turn 6 at the end of the month and I woke up last night (with my 5 month old...I'm up way too much still) kinda stressing over the birthday party! This will be PERFECT!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

Everything looks so great! He makes the best faces, you totally need to save that poster picture for his wedding haha. and those cupcakes are so so cool

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

What a super cute party! I adore the little eye masks for the kids.

nicole. said...

Did you ever post a tutorial for the masks??? SOOOO cute. I want to do this for my sons party this weekend.

nicole. said...

Do you have a template?


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