Now that venue was set, I got started on DIY as much of the party as I could. So let's go through them. I'll have little instructions here and there on how to re-create some of the looks.
First up is the invites. My idea was an article in the local Daily Planet (by the way I'm a big DC Comics, well comics in general fan so this was super fun for me too). I needed the invitations to be cute and match the theme. I found some costly ones on Etsy but again the key objective is to keep cost down. Anyone can re-create this one. Read below pics for the simple DIY instructions.You can add as much or as little as you like to have them look just right.
Next was the centerpiece. In this case I did one for the party/cake table. I kept it simple. The centerpiece also doubled up as a lollipop candy holder. Printed some cute superhero bubble bursts to help create this look. BAM! It was a hit.
The most work had to be the cityscape background. My idea kept changing from doing it black and white to painting the sky to paint to tape. By most work was just the fact I kept changing how I wanted to look. I google the image and basically drew some building lines on a board. I used a tri-fold board I outline my city and painted using acrylic paint and black marker to even out the lines. It helps if you use a ruler with the marker. This part you should really start weeks before the party because you need to give your paint time to dry. The hardest part was doing the windows. First I tried paint, which didn't work out so well. I ended up settling for yellow tape from Michaels. You'll see the finish product later.
The goodies bags I brought. They were too cute not to. Each goodies bag were pre-filled with a 5x7 coloring page, that I again printed online, 2 crayons, tattoo stickers, erasers, and a little toy. The napkins (from Dollar Tree) were folded with a napkin paper ring, which I got the printable from Etsy. It was easier for me to get them that way because in the set came bottle water labels. I use a glue stick from his crayon box to hold together. Slipped each napkin through and POW!
I'll stop talking now and let you enjoy the rest of the pictures. DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!! Here is the finish party look. Did I mentioned I had so much fun doing this. POP! Enjoy.
Homemade sandwiches. I kept it simple with ham, turkey an cheese. Condiments to the side. MEMORY BITES!
Check out the setting, that was the guests doing. Little party planners in the making. Each guest received a superhero training certificate. Check out the signees.
He takes his duties seriously.
The cake! A big hit with everyone. My cake girl did an amazing job. The holes are from the candles that the birthday boy made his wish from. (just in case you were wondering).
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