Saturday, March 26, 2011

party time!

Asher's birthday party kicked off with the kids decorating their capes and donning their masks. Let the fun begin!

After all were in their Super Friend gear, we headed outdoors to Super Friend training. First the kids created their own super hero by coloring and giving a name to their boy/girl hero.

We then headed to the obstacle course. Wish Asher got a great kick out of watching Elijah lead off for all the kids to see how to do it!

My original idea was to have each kid go through individually but they were too excited and just all raced through it together...which did make it much more fun! Sometimes it's better to have kids take the lead than plan ahead.

KB making her own design for Gotham City!

Jonas managing the back yard, ensuring that all of the friends are having a good time.

How do you manage this many kids to line up and take multiple pictures for you? You promise them cake right after it!!


Singing Happy Birthday!

An exhausted family at the end of a very fun party!

We love you sweet Asher and are so thankful for making our lives not only better but so much more fun!! You continually make us laugh!! Thank you for letting us all celebrate your four years of life with you!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

batman party theme

What do you do when your almost 4 year old requests a Batman themed party for his birthday? You start by Googling images of Batman themed parties to gather your ideas and then let then fun begin!! We started off with homemade invitations. We used free printables from this site.

You welcome all your Superfriends arriving to the party!

You have a Batman cake (made by your mom)!

You make a birthday banner using recycled comic strips for the letters.

You have food inspired by this Batman party. Our menu included: Penguin's Pizza, Robin's Raw Veggies, Catwoman's Claws, The Flash's Fruit, Superwoman's Pasta Salad, Mr. Freeze's Fruit Tea (for the superfriend's parents), Wonder Woman Water and Joker Juice.

You use your Batman toy for decorations.

You have a drink station for thirsty SuperFriends (thanks Deanna for letting us borrow your beverage dispenser).

You hang bats made from foam from your lights!

You create Gotham City! I had recycled a box and turned it into Gotham city, using black spray paint, a silver marker to outline the city, cut out windows and lined with recycled yellow tissue paper and then placed a small desk lamp behind to give the nighttime affect. My mom had covered Asher's present with large Batman symbols so I recycled one and used it above the city.

You give party favors! I again loved the ideas from this party and for the party favors I found yellow buckets (for the boys) and pink buckets (for the girls) and attached a bat symbol with modge podge and filled them with SuperHero Snacks (again, free printable from here).

I also made each child a customized cape and mask. The capes were made from felt and I used felt with adhesive for the letters on the back. Each child then had 4 stars they could use to decorate their cape.

This kids loved running around with their capes and masks as they did the SuperFriend training outside.

pink party birthday theme

We celebrated my neice's 5th birthday at the beginning of March (yes, I'm very behind in posting!). I made her cake for the pink party theme. This was my first attempt at making a bow. I learned a few things from it and hope to improve the next go around.

The birthday girl enjoying her cake!!