A Super 4th Birthday!

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A super hero themed party for my Batman Obsessed four year-old.

Design Inspiration

It started with my son's love of super heroes and homemade invitations... The party came together after spending some serious time on Pinterest gathering ideas. The big projects for the party included a "picture booth" prop that was inspired by a vintage comic book cover, goody bags which included handmade crayon rolls, bunting made from super hero post cards (available here), cake toppers, and Elliot's "4" shirt. I started working on the projects early so that I wouldn't be overwhelmed. On the day of the party all I had to do was pick up balloons, hang the decorations, and order pizzas!

Decorating Style

When entertaining I like to use decorations, favors, etc. that are creative and unexpected.

Project Details

Photo Booth Prop:  I painted over the dinosaur prop I created last year and added a second hole so that two kids could be in the picture. Its made out of a thin sheet of particle board, and the holes for the faces were cut using a jigsaw. Goody Bags: The bags, squirt guns, monster finger puppets, and stickers are from Target. I found the Marvel super hero fabric at Hancock Fabric. A great tutorial to make similar roll-ups can be found here. "4" Shirt: Every year I make a number shirt to correspond with the party theme. The cake: I got the idea for the cake on Pinterest. More details and instructions for all of these projects can be found on my blog, www.namesakedesign.blogspot.com.

Favorite Items

I love the "photo booth" prop. It was the most labor intensive project, but was worth all the effort to see the kids lining up for their chance to be a super hero. 


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    I like the picture booth prop. It’s something kids really enjoy. I also like the superhero buntings. No doubt the boys loved the party. Boys really love superheroes.

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