To start, N wanted a Super Hero party. I started to get cracking. He IS my nephew and I do want to make him happy. We just did a favour table lay out, and photo booth. Sounds simple enough but it took me a month to put this together believe it or not. I'll explain why later. First, here's the finished layout, and I will take you through what I found and put together. Given that I had no pictures of the party room, I think I did quite well just improvising.
Which party can do without a banner? I got this colourful Superhero Logo Banner that went well with the colour scheme from a french mummy blogger. If you're looking for other ideas, you could take a look at what she did. She documented it really well. And she has a lot of great ideas, as well as party printables that she shared on her post. The more primary colours, the better.
I was initially wanting to decorate the backdrop with a print out of the skyline of a cluster of buildings. Then decided against it. First, it would be such a chore to print. Second, I wanted something more 3D that would pop. So I finally decided to create the skyline myself using cardboard boxes that I had wrapped in white paper and painted some blue and red. As I was searching for what I could use a the back drop, I found this gorgeous but oh so simple Paper Alphabets (thank you world wide web and all you talented people who share your brilliance with people like me!). It is SO simple, yet when done right, can be a real statement piece. Especially if you have the whole alphabet on a wall. It's actually a great decoration idea for the children's room. And you can take it off if you want to change it later on.
BOOM! Their masks are detachable! Can someone say "WOW!" ??!! But it's not just that. It's also the detail that is involved in these dolls. Each one of these babies took me 3 hours to make. And I made 5; Thor, The Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, and Batman.
|Iron Man's helmet and chest plate are detachable.|
I'd wanted to keep one hero after the party, both as a souvenir and also to remind myself never to do something that crazy every again (alone). Fortunately or unfortunately, the kids loved them so much that they were gone before you could say "SHABAAM!". Of course, because they were kids, some of the paper dolls got crushed. Iron man kept losing his chest plate, and I think I even witnessed someone pulling out Thor's sacred hammer. The horror! Just smile. 3 freaking hours per doll was nothing. Of course this would happen. What was I thinking? - That they would put them high up on their top shelves in their rooms and admire them ever so once in a while? Of course they would fight the heroes like they were made of solid plastic. Just. smile.
Kidding. I'm glad they had fun none the less.
These wonderful labels and props for the photobooth come in a full set here. The larger labels were used to decorate the buildings, and the smaller labels were used as treat wrappers. I have no picture for the props.. Wanna know why? Because they were placed on top of the big white buildings at the photo booth where no one could see them. So no one used them. Note to self, I need to set up a stand next time for the props to be visible. I do that for the previous parties, but for some reason, I just forgot to for this one.
The superhero logos here were stuck on chupa chups lollies. It makes a great presentation. The site where I found these logos, they were used as cupcake toppers. And it was really nice that way too.
Every kid loves to play pretend, and it just would not be complete without these superhero masks.
I had initially intended these posters to be the background for the photo booth. But thought they would be better as a favour bag. Simply because they give such a good message.
Invite and Thank You Cards
Of course. Never forget these.
HAPPY 5TH MY DARLING NEPHEW!