It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No! It’s Super Caroline’s 4th Birthday Party!
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” might be a box office hit, but Caroline’s superhero themed celebration was a real showstopper! Going against the “Frozen” trend, the Batman-loving birthday girl went a rather untraditional route for a girl—including the desire to have blue as the main color. Mom, however, wanted to keep it non-commercial and unisex, so we threw in purple and yellow to make it as gender-neutral as possible. Everything from the comic inspired invitations to the personalized capes, Superman font banners to the caped crusader cake pops were custom created—and easy for anyone with a computer, a little extra time, and most important for a busy mom-- energy to do. My own son was the “fit model” for the toddler sized telephone booth made from an Ikea bed box. The sweets buffet backdrop, made from a big-screen tv box, was hand-painted to match the invite. The hero graphics were from Etsy and were used to create centerpieces, walkway décor, accents on all signage, and the cake topper. Upon arrival, kids were all given personalized capes, though some had already gotten into the spirit and came dressed in costumes. To keep the little heroes busy, they decorated their own masks, leapt tall buildings in a single bound at the photo station and tested their X-ray vision with a touch & feel game. The phone booth even managed to survive the 20 sugared up toddlers-- a super power in itself. The very opinionated birthday girl was so happy with her party, she’s already thinking about the theme for her 5th!
The Batman-loving birthday girl had her own ideas-- Mom & I just worked together to make it more gender-neutral.
Party Planning & Design/Custom signage, banners, invitations/Handmade Capes/Cake Pops/Photography: Sweet Pea Parties (www.sweetpeapartiesla.com)
Superhero Graphics: SweetSidePixels Etsy shop
There were so many fun items- the hand-painted sweets table backdrop that matched the invitation, the caped crusader cake pops and the telephone booth had to be my favorites.
Take advantage of nap time! Everything was DIY- Amazon boxes turned into buildings, flower pots got makeovers and became centerpiece containers, and big boxes were converted into a telephone booth and a backdrop. You can do it too!