As April draws to a close I'm reflecting once again on how busy this time of year is for us. Two birthdays - 6 days apart, two birthday parties, Easter and school holidays sure keep me on my toes.
I'm also marvelling at the fact that I have finished blogging about both parties before the end of the month. Hamish's Ninja Party last year got blogged about in July!
This year he chose an Avengers theme because, well, superheroes! We altered it slightly to include all superheroes and incorporate a bit of old school comic book style animation. (Totally
ripped off inspired all these amazing ideas from Tamsyn at Pink Milk and Ponies.)
Hamish wanted to have his party at the Leanyer Water Park, which is an awesome place for kids to cool off and - amazingly - free to enter. We all wore our superhero costumes but they didn't last long when there was fun to be had.
Not including riding the water slides with his friends, Hamish's favourite thing without doubt? Hulk Punch!
I kept the food simple but fun and themed, of course!
I love the Pop! tags on these mini popcorn boxes...
And the cake! Our friend, Julie, did another superb job for us. Love, love, love! I've never seen Hamish smile as big as he did when he saw this...The glorious cool breeze made lighting the candles impossible, but Hamish was a good sport and pretended to blow them out.
Another Pinterest find, Hamish was keen for each friend to have their own personalised take home bag. He chose a specific superhero for each friend. We made Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Batman, Green Lantern and Spiderman for the boys...
I filled them with a few sweets, a chocolate pop, bubbles and a balloon with a superhero figurine for the boys and some superhero hair bands for the girls...
My very talented friend, Cerrie, is the creative force behind Ruffle Hair Creativity. She made these incredibly cute hair bands for the party and I'm really wishing I'd got some made for me! So cute! Now, tell me, who's your favourite Superhero?