I have been posting about the Superhero party we had for Kares. Here is the first post. Here is the link to the decorations (under $12 for it all). Here is the link to the superhero themed food we served. Here are the superhero party favors.
This post is about how we entertained over 20 children under the age of 6!
The biggest help was a BOUNCE HOUSE! We got a great deal on ours, but I know this can be a big expense. They didn’t have any superhero themed ones so naturally when you ask a 5 year old girl what she wants…Disney Princesses! It kept the little superheroes out of the house and entertained for hours!
My favorite part was the photo booth we had for the kids. I wanted to do something that would be a little different and memorable. So I set up a place for them to fly!
This was pretty easy. I bought 4 yards of blue fabric on sale for $1 a yard. Then bought 2 yards of white felt (hindsight I didn’t need that much) to make the clouds. I made a small area for the kids to lay on (I used a part of my couch chaise lounge, but a box or cushion would work too). Then I used thumbtacks to hang the fabric on the wall in our garage. I was sure to cover the part where they lay as well. Then the kids took turns pretending to fly through the clouds with the capes. I used my new camera to take great photos of them. I am including a picture of each child in the thank you notes. When you crop and frame it just right the pics look great!
The kids and adults had a great time at the party. I can’t wait to plan the next get together!
I posted before (click HERE) about the Superhero birthday party we threw for our daughter’s 5th birthday. This post is all about the decorations! We (my girls and I) made most of the decorations ourselves, and I really kept it on a budget!
We put streamers hanging from the lights and fan that went in all directions. These provided a lot of color and were SO cheap. I got a pack of 2 at the Dollar Tree. I bought red, blue, and yellow.
I tried to use things that she already had to decorate with. This makes things even cheaper! One of my favorite decorations was when we made Superman fly above the kids heads. We hung up one of her stuffed superman dolls from the fan. It was awesome!
She got a big Superman blanket for her birthday. So we hung it up on the wall behind the table. This was a great backdrop for the cake cutting!
I also hung up a superhero beach towel on the wall in our garage. We opened up the garage and had it as a safe area for the kids to play and adults to gather. But it needed a little something. So we, again used what we had, and created a little more superhero decor!
Superhero capes are a must for any superhero party! I made these as favors for the kids to take home, but they also provided great decorations. I will make another post with a do it yourself tutorial. So be sure to check back or click on the link to be emailed each time I update the blog! I bought shimmery blue material to hang the capes from. I also used it to hang up the craft and for the bow on the door. This was $9.99 at Hobby Lobby but I used a 40% off coupon and got it for $6.00. I have so much left over that it will make great July 4th decorations! (Here is where I got the superhero cape idea)
I try to think about all of the little details when planning a party. I wrote on the bathroom mirror with a dry erase marker. I wrote, “Looking Good Superhero!” then put “POW, BAM, WHACK” around it. This was a cheap and easy way to add a little something extra!
The front and back door also had to fit in with our theme. I found a superhero dry erase board in the dollar section at Michaels. This was perfect! I hung it on our wreath hanger on the back door. On the front door I put a yellow and blue bow. I got the yellow bow at Dollar Tree and used leftover blue fabric to make the blue part. I was going to make a superman symbol to add to it, but time just got away from me and forgot to do it!
Budget Breakdown: TOTAL DECORATIONS $11.00
Red, blue, yellow streamers- $3
Blue shimmer fabric- $6
Superhero Sign- $1
Yellow bow- $1
As you can see I kept the decorations very inexpensive. I used what we already had and was able to decorate my entire house. Keep checking back, I will post about how to make the capes, how to keep the food with the superhero theme, and how we were able to entertain over 20 kids at the party. You can sign up for emails so you never miss an update. Just click on the link to the right.
My 5 year old wanted a SUPERHERO birthday party this year. We had so much fun putting everything together. I wanted to share some of the best parts of the party with you! I will then make other posts with step by step instructions so you can easily make your own party!
I did a lot of research on how to create a great party for her. I found that some of the best pictures I saw there were some VERY expensive decorations, cake, favors and whatnot. I used ideas and a budget…This party was not super expensive, wasn’t too hard, and was SO MUCH FUN!
I plan on posting more pictures and tutorials on how to make this stuff yourself soon! Plus how I did it on a budget.
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My girls have been sick for the past week. So day 7 of pretty much not leaving the house, we were all going crazy. So I decided to put them in the tub, with a little shaving cream, so they could finally have some fun!
I stuck the girls in the tub. I filled a muffin tin with shaving cream then put food coloring in each one. Then I gave them each a paint brush. I let them go crazy in the bath tub.
Here is the muffin tin full of our colorful paint!
It kept my sick girls busy for almost an hour and was SO easy and cheap.
The only downside is that it turns the white grout in the tile colors. It doesn’t wipe off so easily, but I am sure with a little scrubbing it will come off. I figure if we do that a few times a month, I can get hours of entertainment for a little bit of scrubbing once a month.
The finished masterpiece, completed by my 2 year old and 5 year old. Who by the way BEGGED me to do it again soon.
If you don’t want to put them in the tub to play with shaving cream you can easily use a table. Another day I put plain white shaving cream all over a little play table I have for the girls. My 5 year old was able to practice her spelling words in the shaving cream, and the 2 year old attempted to practice shapes! It was a great educational experience, where they were learning while having fun. I put aprons on them so that they didn’t cover their clothes with stuff. BUT I did have to put them in the tub when we were finished…they got a little too excited and there was shaving cream EVERYWHERE! Upside…my house smelled amazing!
I am in the kitchen washing dishes (because that is what I am always doing! click here for my dishes trick) and I hear my girls pretending. I stop and listen a little closer, careful not to let them see me. I see Kares (4) trying to put a “leash” on Kailani (2). Kares has rolled up a blanket and tied it around Kailani’s shoulder. (I guess I should be thankful it wasn’t her neck!) Kailani is now barking like a dog and Kares is commanding her to come and sit.
I continue to listen trying to hold in the laughter. Next thing I know Kares has Kailani (who is potty training) in the bathroom and telling her to go potty. Kares says, “Go Poo Poo doggy. But not really Kailani, just pretend to go poo poo. Here like this, watch me!” So now I am rolling in the laughter.
Finally I hear, “Mommy, I can’t get this leash off of Kailani!” As I look closer Kares has it knotted about 5 times! Oh my…maybe I should have intervened sooner…they were just getting along so nicely (and I got a few dishes done)!
I just love when my girls get along so well. They are finally at that age where they can play together and enjoy themselves! So for now, they will pretend to be doggies, and poor Kailani will be drug around. Thankfully she seems to enjoy it and asks Kares for more!