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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Oscar Party Food

It’s Oscar season!  Which means it’s time to look into our Oscar party food options!   I have scoured the web looking for the best there is out there and here is what I’ve found.  Today I am showing off some classic movie going snacks all dressed up in their Oscar best!

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Oscar Tuxedo Dogs

These Oscar tuxedo dogs look delicious and very festive. They come to us from Better Homes and Gardens and sound incredibly easy to make.

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Gold Star Dessert

Time for dessert try something easy by just adding these cute gold star sprinkles to your sundae bar.  Hey the Oscars are on Sunday night and you’ll be seeing lots of stars tonight!  Obviously it works.  This cute idea was brought to us by notmartha.org.

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Popcorn and Candy Bar

What movie theme night is complete without a popcorn and candy bar? This beautiful display comes to us from drivenbydecor.com.  Pick up some spoons or scoops and some popcorn boxes to create this look for yourself!

 

 

 

 

Top Five Winter Event Ideas

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Have a Hot Coco Bar

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photo credit: Home Talk

Decorate your winter wonderland table using natural winter elements like pine and wood, and serve up this adorable hot coco winter display.

 

Play Outside

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Photo Credit: All Women’s Talk 

Have some fun outdoors with your friends in a nostalgic setting. Throw around some snow balls, build a snow man, and go sledding before you head inside to that gorgeous hot coco bar to warm up. You can even hand out snow man kits to your guests so they are prepared.

Have a Beer or Wine Tasting Party

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Photo Credit: Yutacar

Stay indoors with some delicious craft beers or some wine.  No need to go outside during the cold winter months when you could be sipping all of these delicious treats! Pick up a beer or wine kit to add to the fun!

Have A Comfort Food Party

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Winter is great for comfort food.  Warm stews, grilled cheese and tomato bisque,  or a hearty casseroles. Have a potluck and ask everyone to bring their favorite winter comfort food to share.

Host a Cookie Decorating Party

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Photo Credit: Jennifer Pallian

Stay inside and enjoy some sweets!  Make sure you have a cute take home container for everyone to bring their delicious pieces of work home with them.

 

 

 

 

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!

 

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Candy Bar Holiday Printable from Our Best Bites

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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

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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

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Christmas Labels for Treats from Lia Griffith

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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 

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Hershey Kiss Printables from Amanda’s Parties to Go

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Christmas Ornaments from Fellow Fellow

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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

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Foldable Gift Box from Pickle Bums

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Special Delivery from Santa Tags from Who Arted

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Believe Banner from At Second Street

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Pink Tree Printable from Claudine Hellmuth

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Printable Christmas Signs from Printable Decore

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Christmas Carol Napkin Rings from Mom and the Blonds

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Christmas Cash Envelope from Kelleigh Ratzlaff

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Merry Christmas Tags from Amanda’s Parties to Go

free christmas keep calm printables

Keep Calm and Carol On Printable from Craftily Ever After

 

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Printable Advent Calendar from Yellow Bliss Road

free printable baking tags

Cupcake Labels from Anders Ruff

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Christmas Printable Bunting from Love Mae

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Holiday Bottle Labels from Botanical Paperworks

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Santa Kit Printable from Lily Gene

 

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 Green Christmas Printables from Mirabelle Creations

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Hanging Holiday Stars from Botanical Works

 

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Holiday Cheer Printable from Today’s Creative Blog

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Holiday Garland from Whisker Graphics

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Holiday Gift Tags from Pretty Providence

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Holiday Invitation Cards from Anders Ruff

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Holiday Party Printable Collection from Pizzazzerie

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Letter from Santa Printable from Over the Big Moon

 

 

 

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Paper Reindeer Tags from Eat Drink Chic

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Printable Christmas House from Paper and Glitter

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Printable Christmas Ornaments from Wild Olive

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Traditional Printable Ornaments from U Create

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Retro Type Christmas Tags from Simple as That Blog

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Santa Papercraft from Mini Papercraft

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 House Gift Boxes from Design Mom

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Snowman Cupcake Wrappers from Mighty Delighty

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Christmas Wrap Printable from Shhh My Darling

 

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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!

Everything you need for a Gilmore Girls Binge Party for the Upcoming Revival

Nov. 25th is coming up so quickly!  If you’re re-watching all of Gilmore Girls to prepare or for the first time (I’m talking to you my little cousins) you better get on it! Thanksgiving is pretty much my favorite holiday to begin with and now I’m getting my favorite show revived during the holiday weekend I’m pretty much in heaven right now.  Now since I plan events for a living I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to celebrate the joy that is Gilmore Girls so here we go!

Here is a list of all of your revival party binge supplies:

FOOD/DRINKS

  • Strawberry Pop Tarts create a beautiful display of Strawberry Pop Tarts with one apple in the middle. https://www.instagram.com/p/BIndDHIBBmu/
  • Mallomars– Writing out happy birthday was never tastier.
  • Coffee- Not only is it a Gilmore Girls staple but it’s also useful to help yu stay awake through all 4- 90 minute episodes you will be binging on! And you should drink it in this mug of course!
  • Pizza- A LOT of Pizza
  • Chinese Food- Let the smorgasbord begin
  • Indian Food- Because what goes better with  Chinese and Pizza than Indian food.
  • Taco’s
  • Mac and Cheese– The Oranger the Better
  • Burgers and Fries- If you can serve them in a Luke’s Dinner Bag even better!
  • Red Vines- No party is complete without them. And what ever other junk food you can stack up.gilmore-girls-food
  • Doughnuts- “I’m starving. I’ve had nothing but doughnuts for two days.” — Rory
  • Dessert Sushi– Make it yourself and have a yummy treat just like the Gilmores! And I agree Dessert Sushi is way better than regular Sushi.
  • Cake yummy delicious cake. Rory: “OK, our house is burning down, and you can save the cake or me. What do you choose?” Lorelai: “Well that’s not fair. The cake doesn’t have legs.”
  • For more Gilmore Girl recipes you can always pick up the Unofficial Gilmore Girls Cook Book. 
  • And one thing you should never have!  SALAD.

DECORATIONS ETC

  • Print your own No Cell Phone’s Sign for free from Luke’s Diner Click Here for the PDF version or download the image below, print, and hang up! It’s standard 8 1/2 by 11 paper.No Cell Phones Image from Gilmore Girls

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  • Print this Al’s Pancake World Logo to put on all of your delivered items.

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  • Get the complete Gilmore Girls 7 series box set… Though if you have netflix you really shouldn’t need it.
  • Put out books everywhere to make it look like Rory has been there.
  • Envelopes and paper:  Have all of the guests make a prediction as to who Rory will end up with- Jess, Dean, Logan, a new person, no one.  Seal them and open when you’ve finished the show.
  • Fly your Yale Pennant proudly

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