DIY Super Hero Themed Birthday Party


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. 


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


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.


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!


5 Great Valentines Day Kids Craft Decorations

If you’re celebrating valentines day with some little ones this year.  Why not do some fun crafts to get them in the holiday spirit!  Here are a list of our favorite kid crafts that you can use to decorate for your celebration!

Valentines Day Sign Card from

Valentines Day Sign Card from

Create this card or large sign by making signs out of construction paper, doilies, and adhesive letters from any craft or office supply shop or Amazon. Photograph your child holding the signs, then tape the pictures to construction paper and fold the card accordion-style.

Paper Heart Wreath from

Paper Heart Wreath from

This adorable craft is made with printing photo paper but you can always use scrapbook paper or card stock to complete this adorable look.  You just need a little weight to the paper and then of course the ribbon to tie it off.  Check out instructions here at

Bonbon-Filled Hearts from

Bonbon-Filled Hearts from

These candy filled hearts are yummy and an adorable addition to decorate for valentines day.  All you need is some card stock, a pencil, a hole punch, some ribbon, and of course candy! For instructions please check out

Paper Mailbox from

Paper Mailbox from

Make and put out your very own Valentines Day mailbox for each family member to put their valentines in! Get the pattern and instructions at]

Flower Petal Lollypops from

Flower Petal Lollypops from

Put out a bowl of lolly pop flowers hand made by your kiddo’s to celebrate the holiday! Learn how to make this cute craft at

5 Winter Tablescape Ideas

It is still winter for a little while longer even thought it’s been in the 50’s and 60’s here in Virginia! So I thought that this week I would show some of my favorite winter tablesapes! Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments or if you have one to share make sure you put yours there as well!

Rustic Organic Table Setting From A HGTV Fan


I love a natural place-card holder! This pinecone place-card holder and a bare branch, painted white, as a sculptural centerpiece are a perfect addition to the brown and green tones uses in this tablescape to represent a winter feast!

Rustic Chic from Style Me Pretty


The cranberries, crystal, and gold accents are all beautiful accents to the rustic wood table they are on.  I love the use of fruit and vegetables as accents in decorating.  Natural accents always  a great touch!

Naked Table Adorned with White and Gold from Style Me Pretty


If you have a gorgeous wooden table why would you hide it beneath a tablecloth? This beautiful table is accented with gold touches and white flowers to bring out some lovely winter hues.

Linens and Nature from Kara Rosenlund


Using dried greens, walnuts, olive branches and linens to create this comforting winter tablescape really bring out the winter hues.  And the hanging vintage wine bucket add something special to the design.

Lanterns and Greenery from Liz Marie Blog


Again showing off a gorgeous wooden table is the way to go.  Accented by a linen runner, natural greenery and these beautiful lanterns is a beautiful way to bring the feeling of winter warmth to your table.


50 Free Holiday Party Printable’s


It is the Holiday season. And to help you get into the spirit we’ve pulled together a huge list of free holiday printables!  Free printable’s to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years and more!  You’ll find tons of creative ways to add a personal touch to your holiday celebrations.

This post has generic, winter themed, Christmas, and Hanukkah printables to help you celebrate!


candy bar poem

Candy Bar Holiday Printable from Our Best Bites

cherubs printable

Cottages and Snow Cherubs from Wings of Whimsy


Holiday Treat Bag from Eat Drink Chic


Hanukkah Printable’s from Evermine Occasions 

cash pouch

Holiday Cash Holder from Lemon Squeezy

christmas candy labels

Lunch and Snack Labels from Moms and Munchkins

christmas cupcake wrappers
Christmas Cupcake Wrappers from Design Dazzle

Cookies and Cocoa Christmas Party from Catch My Party

christmas cookie labels

Christmas Labels for Treats from Lia Griffith

christmas cube advent

Christmas Cube Advent from I Heart Nap Time

christmas present tag printables

Christmas Present Tags from Hazel Fisher Creations


Hot Chocolate Party Printable’s from A Pair of Pears 

christmas hershey kiss freebie

Hershey Kiss Printables from Amanda’s Parties to Go

christmas ornaments

Christmas Ornaments from Fellow Fellow

christmas props layout

Holiday Photobooth Props from Oh Happy Day

christmas subway art printable

Christmas Subway Art from Landee See Landee Do


Hanukkah Cupcake Decorations from Printable Party Kits

cookie exchange

Cookie Exchange Freebies from Joy Ever After

foldable christmas box

Foldable Gift Box from Pickle Bums


Special Delivery from Santa Tags from Who Arted

believe banner printable

Believe Banner from At Second Street


Pink Tree Printable from Claudine Hellmuth



Printable Christmas Signs from Printable Decore

noel napkin rings

Christmas Carol Napkin Rings from Mom and the Blonds

free cash envelope

Christmas Cash Envelope from Kelleigh Ratzlaff

free christmas gift

Merry Christmas Tags from Amanda’s Parties to Go

free christmas keep calm printables

Keep Calm and Carol On Printable from Craftily Ever After


free printable advent calendar

Printable Advent Calendar from Yellow Bliss Road

free printable baking tags

Cupcake Labels from Anders Ruff

merry christmas printable bunting

Christmas Printable Bunting from Love Mae

free printable bottle labels

Holiday Bottle Labels from Botanical Paperworks

santas letter

Santa Kit Printable from Lily Gene


green christmas printables

 Green Christmas Printables from Mirabelle Creations

hanging holiday stars

Hanging Holiday Stars from Botanical Works


holiday cheer printable

Holiday Cheer Printable from Today’s Creative Blog

holiday garland peace joy

Holiday Garland from Whisker Graphics

holiday gift tags

Holiday Gift Tags from Pretty Providence

holiday invitations

Holiday Invitation Cards from Anders Ruff

holiday party printables

Holiday Party Printable Collection from Pizzazzerie

letter from santa

Letter from Santa Printable from Over the Big Moon




paper reindeer tag

Paper Reindeer Tags from Eat Drink Chic


Printable Christmas House from Paper and Glitter

printable ornaments

Printable Christmas Ornaments from Wild Olive

printable traditional ornaments

Traditional Printable Ornaments from U Create

retro type christmas tags

Retro Type Christmas Tags from Simple as That Blog

santa papercraft

Santa Papercraft from Mini Papercraft


 House Gift Boxes from Design Mom

snowman cupcake wrappers

Snowman Cupcake Wrappers from Mighty Delighty

ssh my darling

Christmas Wrap Printable from Shhh My Darling


bon bons printables

Christmas Bon Bons from Tiny Me

Are you celebrating the season with one of these fun holiday printables? Tell us how you use these free printables to create a personalized holiday!

Holiday Party Must Haves

Now that you are stuffed from your Thanksgiving Feast and your Gilmore Girl party binge. It’s time to start planning your next event! Winter is on it’s way and that means holiday parties are right around the corner. Here is your list of holiday party must haves and tips to make your party a great success!



  • You don’t need to run out and buy an entire stores worth of holiday decorations for your party.  You can turn your home into a beautiful winter wonderland by using things around your home and getting a little creative.
  • Create a candy bar from jars you have around your home filled with yummy holiday candy treats.  Include some cute take home bags for everyone to take a bit home with them.
  • Place ornaments around the house not just on the tree.  Spread them out for some holiday cheer.  Or if you’re having a sit down affair you can always run out and buy some plain glass bulbs and write each guests name on one and use that as their place card!
  • Use left over ribbon and tie it around items in the house; candles, lamps, door handles, any where they would look cute can work!
  • Don’t forget to dress up the bathroom.  Adding a fun holiday soap or writing a cute holiday message or putting snowflakes on the vanity are all cute ideas to dress up the loo.
  • Don’t be afraid to use a little glitter here and there!  You can take an ordinary candle or vase and add some beautiful silver glitter to the bottom to give it some holiday cheer.  Or use it in some little jars around the table.
  • Use pinecones from your front yard and dress them up with some fake snow, glitter, or gold/silver spray paint to help create a perfect winter wonderland look.



  • Play some fun games.  For example you could do trivia games, holiday themed scategories, name that tune, name that holiday movie, pin the noes on the snowman. Play as teams for group bonding.  Games are a great way for guests to get to know one another or to become closer.
  • Create a Photo Booth with fun holiday props.  You don’t need to rent one if you have a Fuji Instant Camera or if you have this fun app on your iPad.
  • Give out prizes to guests for random things, like finding something you’ve hidden in the room or to whomever has the most pennies on them.
  • Play lots of holiday music using a holiday CD or a music streaming channel app like Pandora.
  • Have a holiday movie playing in the background on the TV.  Even if you have music playing it’s fun for guests to glance over and see a little Home Alone action on the TV.
  • Hold a contest for most holiday spirited sweater or ugliest sweater works too.
  • Coordinate a cookie exchange for the party.
  • Organize a gift exchange like a White Elephant Gift Exchange.
  • Create a DIY S’mores and Hot Coco Bar.
  • Have a ornament decorating station both kids and adults will love to take home their own ornament.
  • If kids are coming make sure that you have kid friendly activities or that all guests can partake.



  • Lighting is an easy and less expensive way to dress up any party.
  • Soft lighting with candles and dim lights is always a holiday party favorite.
  • When in doubt add white twinkling christmas lights.
  • Turn glass candleholders into stylish accessories by covering them in decorative fabric.

Holiday Party Must Haves


  • DIY it and add entertainment by having a cookie exchange or a cookie decorating party, S’mores, or Hot Coco Bar.
  • It’s ok to make your holiday party a pot luck.  Really it is.
  • If you are planning on doing the cooking decide what type of party you’re having; full sit down dinner, hour d’roves and desserts, snacks and treats, or some other combination.
  • There are a million holiday food blogs out there so I am not the winning location for that information but I will say make sure that if you are having a vegetarian at your party you have enough food to fill them.  Don’t make them starve with a couple of rolls and veggies…

Holiday Party Must Haves


  • Incorporating your favors into your party is always a fun idea.  Like doing the ornament place card or the candy bar mentioned above.
  • Unless you know that all of your guests share the same religion.  Keep your favors secular.
  • DIY it with some of these amazing ideas from HGTV.
  • If you have kids coming to your party make sure you have some kid friendly favors for little ones to take home.