On Sunday we threw a birthday party for our new 7 year old! Alice and I had talked last year about throwing a supergirl party but between having a two month old baby and a 45 year old invalid (Scott had shoulder surgery 2 days after her birthday with the knee surgery to follow 2 months later) there ended up being no 6th birthday party for Alice.
Feeling a bit guilty over the non-party last year, I decided to make it up for her by going way overboard this year. I started by finding these absolutely adorable superhero invitations after searching the internet for literally hours.
These were from sarah + abraham.com. It was a very easy site & I loved all the ways you could customize the invitations. I was really impressed with how quickly they had the invites in the mail — just a day after I ordered them. And the site has great promotions on their facebook page!
I really don’t like all the little goodies from birthday parties that generally end up (in our house at least) broken and headed for the landfill within a day so I thought superhero capes might be the way to go instead. I looked into buying them on etsy but the price was too high for as many as I needed so instead I sewed them all! Mind you, I haven’t sewn anything besides paper in probably a decade! Most of my spring break at my parents’ was taken up with a sewing machine, cute prints and pompom fringe! Here’s one of the little girls from the party modeling her cape.
I made them all with a different pattern on the inside so they are reversible.
Here’s our supergirl doing her best to be the director.
Here’s all the superheros together (have to tell you no dirty deeds were going down at our house with all those superheros on patrol!).
I can’t decide which one is my favorite cape…
The unusually HOT weather made it so 12 children didn’t need to destroy my house and we could have the party outside. But I had set up everything in the house. Here’s the display that greeted guests when they walked in the house.
And here is the kitchen & all the yummy treats.
Alice wanted to show off her treats.
(Please ignore how the banner fell down in the center of the table)
Those are cake pops I made in the polkadot pail.
The kids got to decorate the masks that I made for each of them. Most chose not to wear them & Alice’s became a headband.
Scott came up with about 6 different games to play like a beanbag toss (through Alice’s middle).
Pin the emblem on Alice
We thought the games would take up about an hour — more like 20 minutes! But I think the kids had fun.
They enjoyed the strawberry & red velvet triple layer cake
But strangely I think the pirate booty & the lollipops were the biggest hit of the day.
Jack had fun helping out and playing DJ until the allure of basketball across the street took over him - about 30 minutes into the party.
And Charlie helped us out by sleeping through most of the party. Of course, we found out a little later in the day, that was because he was coming down with a fever and croup!
Once he woke up he enjoyed showing off his newly acquired walking skills with a little assistance. He was also showing off his favorite face to make at the moment.
All in all the party was a success and I think our little super girl felt like she had conquered the world!