Thursday, August 13, 2009

Super Hero Birthday

We celebrated Owen's 3rd birthday last week with a superhero party. It was a team effort to make the whole thing happen...what with a newborn around and all.


First, Mark and I put together some activities for our little heroes in training. They decorated super hero masks and completed an obstacle course testing their agility, courage, and speed.

Then they practiced their super powers by shooting balls and rockets into floating hoops in the pool.

When all activities were completed, each guest was presented with an authentic, handmade, his or hers, super-duper cape. Lest you get too impressed with my ability to make homemade invitations AND capes, you must know that my mom sewed every single cape while she was here helping out with the baby.

The capes were amazing! Even on the littlest of heroes.

And we ended the celebration by serving lunch and super hero cupcakes. It all came together quite nicely (with even more help from friends who prepared food and took turns holding Gavin during the party).
And a special thanks to our photographer, Caleb, for supplying us with all these photos. It allowed us to enjoy the party even more!

11 comments:

Britanny said...

DANG! That is some serious creativity. I just have zero when it comes to kids birthday parties. You did an awesome job. Well done! Even more impressive that you had a newborn around during the whole thing. Supermom!

turleybenson said...

Wow.
Amazed.
Speechless.

Abby said...

Adorable. Every last bit of it.

Brenda said...

So happy that it all turned out so super! Fun to see the darling cupcakes and creative activities for the little heros.

Kimba said...

Bridge, it was amazing. That's all there is to it! I had several people contact me wanting more info. It was so fun, and I did not mind holding Gav ONE BIT. :)

Lisa Best said...

Wow Bridgette!!!! What an awesome birthday party for Owen :) Adorable.

It's us! The Powell's said...

Ahh...can I hire you for Dean's birthday in October?

Bridget said...

Hello! This is a small world. I am planning my twin boys 5th b-day...superhero party that is. I love your ideas because I am using simular things...the funny thing is my name is Bridget Solomon. Again what a small world it is!!!

Heather said...

I love the cupcakes. Would you be willing to divulge how you did the capes?

bridge said...

For the capes I started with a red plastic cup. I simply drew a cape shape out of the side of the cup and used the base of the cup as the collar of the cape. I cut it out and bent the cape outward to get the "flying" effect.

Heather said...

Genius! Here I was thinking I was going to have to figure out to make Fruit Roll ups fly, and come up with a sticker that is edible.