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Super Hero Party

IMG_3424 I don’t know if I mentioned that my youngest is really into super heroes.  Captain America is her favorite and she has been looking forward to her super hero party for months,  while I have been planning it for months.  Decorations, favors, games, the cake… Where to even start?!  There are so many great ideas out there and I used a lot of them.

IMG_3418 IMG_3447 IMG_3434 IMG_3414Ok, so capes.  Something every Super Hero party needs (even though Edna says, “No, capes!”)   IMG_3421I purchased the capes from HaloHeaven.com they are always having sales and offer free shipping after a certain amount is spent.  Once I had the capes I purchased yellow felt and double sided iron on from the craft store.  Simply follow the directions given by the iron on and voila!

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For the ever important masks to hide their identities, I went through Oriental Trading. There are many mask options out there. I wanted to sew felt ones but I didn’t have the time.  These foam ones were fabulous, inexpensive, easy to put together, and the kids loved them.

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Games and prizes! I had a crazy idea to have super hero games and well, I think the kids really enjoyed it. They went nuts and I didn’t get as many pictures as I wanted of the games being played.  I had a lot of family in town so they helped by manning a station.

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Captain America Shield Throw

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I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on actual shields to throw so this was my solution.  I found red Frisbees at Pet Smart for $.99 each SCORE!!! Then I used my Cricut to cut out circles and stars (you could cut out by hand easily).  Then I glued the paper layers together before I mod podged it onto the Frisbees.  Turned out better than I thought it would. I bought a hula hoop at the dollar store and the game was ready.

Hulk Smash

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I am pretty proud of how this turned out. I purchased one of those display boards from Walmart for under $3, plastic cups, tissue paper, and a treat to put inside the cups. I started by tracing the top of the cup onto the board then I cut inside the line so the hole would be slightly smaller than the top of the cup.  That way when the cup is inserted into the hole the rim stops it from going all the way through.  Added some hot glue around the rim so the cups were sturdy, put in the candy, and closed it up by taping four layers of tissue paper so it was harder to punch through.

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Diffuse Bombs

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This game was very simple and inexpensive.  Black balloons and stickers.  I purchased the balloons for $.98 at Walmart and the stickers from Oriental Trading. Simply roll up the stickers to fit in balloon, blow it up, and done.  The game is to pop the balloon however you can.

Hawkeye’s Target Practice

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This one was fun! I got one of those Nerf Rebelle bows (game and gift in one) had four balloons, taped pictures of villains on them, and anchored the balloons in the ground with a golf tee.

Wonder Woman’s Lasso

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I had those swimming dive rings so I took the yellow one, of course, and tied rope to it.  The object is basically ring toss.  You can use liter bottles and tape villains to them but I had some cones and placed them on top of the villain pictures. It worked.

Now for the piece of resistance… the cake!  A couple friends and I made it (more my friends though)

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I bought the little figurines ,Playskool Heroes, from Toys R Us.  They were perfect!  Cake only took about 10 hours to make, only.

Super fun party with super fun friends.

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Mommy-To-“Bee” Shower

012    Throwing a baby shower is fun but when you start adding up decorations, favors, games, and food, it can be quite costly.  I had a limited budget and I am pretty proud of the results.

First, I found the cutest bee shower printables on Etsy by Prickly Press for $11.  Look at all the great stuff you can print!

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Next, the favors.  I ended up spending $1.50 per favor which I felt was reasonable.

Boxes – Oriental Trading (found free shipping code)

Honey Dippers – Etsy by UHome Taste

Ribbon – Hobby Lobby 50% off 🙂

Bit O’ Honey – Dollar Tree (or if you have a Winco they have them in the bins)

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Now for the games. I decided to ditch the games and go with a craft. Make a onesie! I thought it sounded fun and useful. I purchased the plain white onesie packs by Gerber which were $8 for a pack of five. These can be purchased at Target or Walmart. Also, Carters has onesie packets if you prefer their brand, though quite a bit more in cost. I collected sizes 0-3 months up to 18 months making a total of 20 onesies. This gave everyone a chance to make at least two.  In order to make these onesies you will need iron on applique, different (but coordinating) fabric choices, traceable templates.  I used the Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge mainly, but chose some designs from other cartridges I have in my collection to make the templates.

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Oh wait, I did do a guessing game… sort of.  As guests arrived I had them stamp the date they thought baby would arrive.

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So here is how the onesies turned out.  It was so fun to see how creative everyone was.  One guest put the design on the booty.  So cute.

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Food! A very important part. I simply did a make your own sandwich with rolls and deli meat, cheese, condiments, chips, veggies, fruit salad, brownies, lemon cakes, and bottled water. I spent only $50 and change.

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All in all this shower cost a whopping $150 approximately. Doesn’t have to cost a lot to throw a cute and fun shower.