Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hudson's Superhero Party





I started planning Hudson's Superhero party pretty early...I was pregnant and knew that I wouldn't have a lot of free time as my pregnancy came to an end, and as we had a new baby in the house. I really love being creative and enjoy being crafty when it isn't something that is rushed. So I had a lot of fun putting everything together for his party over the last several months.
I started by making some capes for the kids to wear, however once I realized there would be about 25 kids at the party I decided to just make a few extras for them to wear in pictures. I used templates on MarthaStewart.com of lighting bolts, stars, ect. for the capes. Then i made masks for each kid to wear and take home with them. I made them out of the stiff black felt you can find at a craft store. I used a colored soft felt on one side of some of them to add a little color. You can also find the elastic at a craft store with sewing supplies to hold the mask on.
I ordered the invitations, cupcake toppers, favor tags, and food labels on Etsy from Kottage on 5th. Inside of the favor bags I gave the kids superhero fruit snacks, pop rocks, glow in the dark bouncy calls, superhero stickers, a superhero shaped gliders, and star shaped silly bands. I ordered all of they toys for the favor bags from oriental trading.
We had the party during lunch time, so we had Port of Subs cater it, with "Hero Sandwiches" and for the kids I made "Hero Sandwiches on a stick". I found this cute idea on Disney's Family Fun website here. I also found the idea to make two tone colored peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with white and wheat bread on the same website. You use a cookie cutter to cut out a shape from a piece of white bread and wheat bread and switch them. We also had a fruit tray and put some grapes on sticks for the kids. We served Mojitos for the adults and fruit punch aka "Powerful Punch" for the kids. For dessert I made cupcakes, cinnamon sugar popcorn (recipe posted below), "Super Striped Jello", and white chocolate covered pretzel rods aka "super sticks".
We had a bounce house for the kids to play with, a play dough table, water tables, and the photo area for the kids to have their pictures taken. I love how the pictures came out with the backdrop! Melissa Young captured the day perfectly! Hudson had such a great time with all of his friends and I think all the kids had a good time! It was a fun day, can't believe he's is already 3. Happy Birthday Hudson!


27 comments:

  1. This is SO CUTE! I saw you on catch my party. Darling! I love the photo booth! I am your newest follower!

    <3

    Risa

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  2. Saw this on Catch my party! All the details are wonderful! I am a AZ gal as well. With Joy, Carey

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  3. What a wonderful party theme and so well put together! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. How did you do the photo backdrop? It's Super cute!!

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  5. Thanks, we made it from grey foam board. I cut it down to different sizes and tried using glue to hold the pieces together, however we ended up using tape to hold it better. We also used a piece of wood going across the bottom to keep it from tipping forward. Then we used double sided tape to attach yellow paper squares for windows. The clouds are cut from white paper, the moon is cut from a round piece of Styrofoam. Then our photographer had the black backdrop and crates for the kids to stand on behind the foam board.

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    1. Where did you buy your grey foam board?

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  6. thank you so much for sharing this! what a fun party. I found you on tip junkie and needed some fun ideas.

    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh my goodness! I love this! My boys would DIE!!

    I'd love to have you link up with my linky party at The Southern Institute! It's open Monday-Saturday night and I pick a featured blog each week!

    http://www.thesoutherninstitute.com/2011/07/creative-me-monday_31.html

    Have a great weekend!

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  8. Katelyn - What an amazing party!! I couldn't find your email - but I would love to feature it on my blog if you are interested!

    Kelsey
    www.everyday-is-a-celebration.blogspot.com
    kelsalexandra(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. Katelyn-

    Love all those photographs...pinning you to my birthday party file at pinterest...

    I love that your superheroes are not branded...the capes are a nice touch as are the star sandwiches!

    If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday. Hope to see you there!

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  10. Awesome details!!

    We are hosting a "party" event on our blog next month and would love to feature you and this party. If you're interested please email us jandmseyecandy@hotmail.com using "party week" in the subject line ;) Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Kristine
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

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  11. This party looks so much fun. Great pictures :)

    We have a link-up party going on - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you'd link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-2-and-features.html

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  12. Love your party! I also love that you had a photographer there to capture all the moments.


    I'd love for you to stop by this Thursday and link to our Crafts for Under Twenty Somethings party! We love Themed parties, and even add any that are linked up to an ongoing party directory. Hope you'll stop by!


    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  13. Thanks for linking up at Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner and adding to the fun. The party for this week is going on... hope to see you there again :)

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-4.html

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  14. such a fun party idea. i love all of your creative details. your pictures are adorable.

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  15. Love all of your ideas! So crazy as I was looking for ideas for my own son's party I happened on your blog. My son is also Hudson, loves superheros, and insists on having jello at his party! So glad I found your blog!

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  16. did you toast the bread b/f pressing in the cookie cutter?

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  17. I love your idea and that you preplanned it all so far ahead. It looks like it turned out great. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Where did you get the poster printed?

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    1. I had the banner printed through Vista Print. They usually have lots of promo codes you can find online too.

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  19. hi, did you attach the moon and the clouds to the photographer's backdrop? Trying to figure out how you did that.

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    1. Yes, the moon and the clouds we just simply taped to the photographers back drop, which was black butcher paper. I think we just used duct tape, which held up outside in the shade almost the whole day. Towards the end of the day the moon started falling off. Moon was made from Styrofoam and clouds just cut out of paper.

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    2. Hi there,

      How big was your back drop? What are the approx. dimensions?

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  20. I love this party. I'm in the middle of planning my son's 5th Super Hero birthday party. I hope you don't mind if I use some of your ideas for inspirations!

    Great job!

    http://southerngirlshana.blogspot.com

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  21. So beautiful.... Many thanks you give me a lot of inspiration to organize my son superhero birthday.

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  22. this is awesome I am planning my daughters 2 birthday now and I love the sandwhich on a stick idea... super cool!!

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