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!

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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!

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 marthastewart.com

Valentines Day Sign Card from marthastewart.com

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 thehybridchick.com

Paper Heart Wreath from thehybridchick.com

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 thehybridchick.com

Bonbon-Filled Hearts from marthastewart.com

Bonbon-Filled Hearts from marthastewart.com

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 marthastewart.com.

Paper Mailbox from simplymodernmom.com

Paper Mailbox from simplymodernmom.com

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 simplymodernmom.com.]

Flower Petal Lollypops from marthastewart.com

Flower Petal Lollypops from marthastewart.com

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 marthastewart.com.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Holiday Treat Bag from Eat Drink Chic

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Hanukkah Printable’s from Evermine Occasions 

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Holiday Cash Holder from Lemon Squeezy

christmas candy labels

Lunch and Snack Labels from Moms and Munchkins

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Christmas Cupcake Wrappers from Design Dazzle

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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

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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

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Hanukkah Cupcake Decorations from Printable Party Kits

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Cookie Exchange Freebies from Joy Ever After

foldable christmas box

Foldable Gift Box from Pickle Bums

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Special Delivery from Santa Tags from Who Arted

believe banner printable

Believe Banner from At Second Street

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Pink Tree Printable from Claudine Hellmuth

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SONY DSC

Printable Christmas Signs from Printable Decore

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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

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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

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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

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 House Gift Boxes from Design Mom

snowman cupcake wrappers

Snowman Cupcake Wrappers from Mighty Delighty

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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!