Nugget’s party was this weekend and I think it was a big success. The food was fun and delicious, the kids had a great time, and I think I successfully pulled of my last at home party for him. I wanted to share all of my details of putting the party together to give other’s ideas for a future superhero birthday party.
Here’s the main spread. I was really happy with how everything pulled together. I ordered the tablecloth, plates, and napkins from Birthday Express and his banner from Etsy (it was an instant download that I had printed myself). Even though we’re more of a Marvel family (with the exception of Batman), I liked the idea of a comic style, classic superhero theme instead of just a Marvel or DC theme. For food risers, I wrapped boxes of varying heights in black and bright blue paper, then cut out yellow windows and glued them so they looked like buildings.
I made an Iron Man chili cheese dip which was amazing – this was one of the first foods that was completely gone. I got the idea for the recipe here.
The Captain America fruit plate was almost too cute to eat. I wanted to use bananas, but was worried they would brown so I used marshmallows instead. The dip in the center is a yogurt dip with honey and brown sugar.
Thor’s Hammers of cheese cubes and pretzel sticks were really easy to make and was a great finger food.
I made Hulk Smash Jello by putting green Jello into clear plastic shot glasses. The night before I drew on the faces with a sharpie – I thought they were crazy cute. The kids really liked the Lassos of Truth (Twizzlers) and the Kryptonite (rock candy).
I figured I had to supply some vegetables, so carrots and celery sticks were turned into Hawkeyes arrows.
I ordered the black boxes and stickers from Amazon to create the Pop! Corn – these were great to tide the kids over until the pizza arrived.
Here’s my cake. I spent a loooooong time putting it together. I spent hours cutting out fondant buildings and icing it and my son loved it, making the time spent on it well worth it. I used a Spider-Man Funko Pop as a cake topper and also added a Hulk and Iron-Man Funko to the table for a little extra decorations – plus they upped the cute factor.
For games, I had the kids practice their web shooting skills with silly string. That was a huge success and I feel like all parties need silly string. I set up a plastic Spider-Man table cover for them to aim at, but after a while it was way more fun to just shoot it at each other.
I also had the kids diffuse “bombs”. I put small pieces of candy, stickers, or a little prize inside of each balloon and blew them up. The kids stomped on them and got a prize. They thought it was hilarious and I’m sad I didn’t get more balloons.
Had to have our piñata – it’s Spider-Man vs. Spider-Man!
Poor Spidey – I thought this was too funny not to share.
I was so happy with how his party turned out. I’ve done a themed party for him every year and I think this one will officially be our last. He’s turning 5 next year and I figured we’d let him have a “big boy” party outside of the house. I’ve loved planning his parties every year and am happy his last one at home was so awesome. Happy 4th birthday to my sweet boy!
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