Corona Virus Event Postponement Checklist

If your wedding, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, corporate event, or even family reunion was canceled we’ve made a checklist for rescheduling your event. We know this is an extremely stressful time for everyone out there right now and rescheduling your big event is just another stressor in your life. So we hope that this checklist will help you out in some way.

Stay safe everyone, and may your event be everything you dreamed it could be even if it is a few months later than planned.

Woodlawn Spring Wedding

This past spring I had the pleasure of working with an amazing couple as they became husband and wife. They had an absolutely beautiful wedding at the Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Right House in Alexandria Virginia. This historic house has extensive grounds with multiple beautiful locations for a wedding to be held. This ceremony was held in front with the historic home serving as a lovely back drop. Cocktail hour was held in the fountain garden. While the reception was held in a beautifully appointed tent outside. The venue has paired up with Arlington Virginia based catering company Design Cuisine which created a delicious array of foods for the event.

This event was adorned with beautiful flowers provided by Eight Tree Street. Who were there throughout the evening to make sure the flowers were just right and to move flowers from the ceremony to the cocktail hour and reception site!

We were also lucky enough to have TC Beauty providing hair and make up. The fabulous band Rollex providing entertainment throughout the evening. A delicious and beautiful cake provided by The Happy Tart. And amazing photographer Stephen Bob Photography providing these beautiful shots of the night. Here is just a sample of his work from the evening.

It was an absolutely fabulous night!

Halloween Printables Sale!

Halloween is coming up fast and I have some great discounts for my blog viewers! Save 10% off orders over $5 with the code Halloween. I am also running a whole shop sale for 15% off when you spend $8 automatically applied in the shop!

Check out our fun halloween items in the shop!

DIY Super Hero Themed Birthday Party

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Last year my son wanted to have a superhero themed birthday party so I decided to DIY the whole thing! Here are just a hint of what made the party such a success.

Superhero Training Course

The first activity on the agenda was a super hero training course that the kids could all complete at their own pace. I brought out items like tunnels, wood for beam walking, and I made little buildings to leap over using black wrapping paper over boxes I was recycling covered in little white paper windows.  I also made cute signs put them on card stock and stuck them in the ground using using skewers.  I also gave each guest a superhero training checklist  to complete as they went around each activity and at the end of the event each child got their own superhero training camp competition certificate. 

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Superhero Party Activities

The majority of our guests were around 3 years old but there were a few younger guests as well as parents around and we didn’t want to exclude anyone from participation.  So we brought out a variety of other activities. Cars and Bikes to ride on, a ball pit tent full of balls, superhero smash and of course corn hole.   All given appropriate signage to stay on theme.

Of course we did also have one other special activity, cape and mask decorating! For this activity we needed a couple of supplies:

We left all of the materials out on a plastic table cloth with instructions for parents to help their child create their very own superhero masterpiece!

Other activities I considered but cut:

  • Make your own shield
  • Spray the bad guy (though all the kids did chase my husband around he may have appreciated being sprayed with water given how hot it was)
  • Treasure hunt

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Superhero Party Decorations

I created A LOT of decorations for this party from a comic book story of my son saving our cat as a superhero rolled into cones and then filled with veggie sticks, to the buildings wrapped in black paper described earlier, a super cute birthday sign printed on card stock, water bottle labels, table tents, superhero table cloths, napkins, and then of course these amazing superhero stats cards!  I love them I took details about each child and created a mini superhero for each of them with their stats!  Everyone loved them!

I also created chocolate candies which I wrapped in wax paper and sealed with these superhero themed stickers.  The candy molds said pow and bam and I also had some stars.

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There was a lot of prep work involved but everyone had a great time and my son loved it so much he wants a superhero theme again and to do all the same things… I’m working on convincing him that something different would be better.

Happy party planning everyone and if you need any tips leave a comment and I’ll get back to you or check me out in my etsy shop!

DIY Superhero Smash or Hulk Smash for your Superhero Birthday Party

My son wanted a superhero themed party for his 3rd birthday so I got to work trying to think up some fun superhero activities. One of those activities was the Superhero Smash.  Some people have made them and called them Hulk Smash. Here are the instructions to create this fun activity for yourself!

Materials: 

  • Large flat box
  • Plastic Cups or Bowls
  • Tissue Paper
  • Ribbon or Rubber Bands
  • Wrapping paper
  • Prizes
  • Decorations

Instructions:

  1. Cut wholes in your box where you want your cups or bowls to go.  Draw a circle of your cup bottom in the spot then cut an X slightly larger over the X.  Push in the triangles and see how your cup fits in.  Do this again a few more times so that everyone attending can have a prize cup.
  2. Cover the box with your chosen wrapping paper and then cut the wholes again.
  3. Place the cups in all of the wholes to make sure everything fits properly.
  4. Decorate the box as you see fit.  I chose to cut out superhero’s and a title.
  5. Place the prizes in the cups.
  6. Cover the cups with a thin piece of tissue paper and secure with ribbon or rubber bands.
  7. Have fun at the party!
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