Elliott's 6th birthday party happened this weekend and we had such a great time! It all started with a 'superhero' idea and the theme evolved rather nicely. Once I found this superman image online and combined it with the details, we had the invitations!
The idea of the party was that the kids had to complete certain activities (in the form of games) in order to fill out their 'Superhero Abilities Checklist,' which they could redeem for their cape.
|Backdrop and capes came together easily with FELT!|
|The kids wore their checklist around their wrists for easy access!|
Ability #1: Stomps out Crime
The kids had to stomp on and pop a bunch of balloons
Ability #2: Leaps Over Tall Building
To earn the sticker for this ability, the kids had to jump over boxes that looked like buildings. They LOVED this game...and we incorporated Elliott's little trampoline to master the largest building.
Ability #3: Faster than a Speeding Bullet
The kids had to run around the backyard and pick up 'Kryptonite' (neon green painted rocks) as fast as they could. I wanted to use glow sticks for this game, but opted for the cheaper option!
Ability #4: Rids the World of Villains
To earn the sticker for this game the kids had to throw beanbags through a hula hoop and get them in baskets. Originally I was going to hang a picture of Lex Luthor in the hoop and have the kids shoot foam rings at him, but I decided that it was a bit too violent. :) The beanbags were a hit, though!
Once they had filled out their 'Superhero Abilities Checklist' we had a little ceremony where all of the kids received their capes.
It was heartwarming to see them all so excited and proud of themselves! All of the kids applauded each child and then they all ran around for a little while.
I'll leave you with a bunch more pictures from the party. We had SUCH a great time and were thrilled to share Elliott's special day with his friends (all eleven of them)!
|Vintage comic books were used to make the bunting!|
|The Birthday Boy with his Superman curl! :)|
|More vintage comic book pages put to use!|
|The only time the kids sat still...SUPPER!|
|The idea for the cake came from One Charming Party and the POW/POP/BAM printables are from Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss|
|Love this pic of Elliott amazed at his birthday cake (and Gibson's goofy face)!|