|Sampling of the Decor|
I have yet to give in and host a 'friend' party for my little guy, because by the time we invite first cousins, the attendee list is already eight-little-people deep (and that doesn't include parental "dates.") so family it is.
|Captain Spears & |
his self-made "Clown Mask"
|Liquid Superhero "Juice"|
Yes, some repeats
I felt sad for Holden, and even more sad for them ... They had been looking forward to it as much as we had. (We ended up celebrating with them a few days later so it all worked out--as it always seems to.
So here's the run down from Pinterest and what I used for party planning:
- Invites designed and 'customized' by The Patty Cake Press and I had them printed at Walgreens..
- Cake by my friend Ashlee Prisbrey of Topsy Turvey Cakes.
- Capes from The Southern Institute, though I used 'puff paint" from the 80s for a make-shift screen print using a freezerpaper-stencil.
- Masks were a free printable from Party Simplicity
The event flow:
Guests arrived to 'superhero training' and picked out a cape and decorated their own mask.
|The AMAZING Cake:|
Yes, I know we mixed DC & Marvel
We returned upstairs for dinner (local free-range all beef hot dogs with vegan sourdough hogie-rolls for buns) and a collection of things Holden would eat ANY time: fresh strawberries, carrot sticks (no dip, just plain), seedless purple grapes, micro-brew (hfcs-free) rootbeer and Izzie sodas, and I even got chips for the occasion.
Holden and I had also made vegan chocolate cupcakes, because the kid loves frosting (though my frosting is never vegan), and I wanted to make sure our guests with egg allergies had a dessert option.
We did cake, ice cream and presents and it was a pretty perfect 60 -75 minute party.