Thursday, 30 April 2015

A Super Avenger's Sixth Birthday Party

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.
Unfortunately, they are running restricted hours on the children's water play area and the water switched off just as the party started! But most of the kids were tall enough for the big water slides and everyone jumped in the pool to chill out too.
Not including riding the water slides with his friends, Hamish's favourite thing without doubt? Hulk Punch!

After the extreme heat of Liam's party we decided to take as much water as we could too!
I kept the food simple but fun and themed, of course!

I love the Pop! tags on these mini popcorn boxes...
Hawkeye arrows for a bit of healthy to balance all the sugar...

Thor Hammers...
and Iron Man Hot Dogs.
The mini hot dogs were a big hit!
I think this guy ate most of them...
I tried to get a nice pic of the birthday boy but in all of them he's filling his face and having fun with his mates!
After slides, swimming, slides, kicking a ball and a few more slides we hit the dessert table.
I'm on a roll with cookies and love how these Spiderman ones turned out.
Hamish and I found this idea for a fruit shield on Pinterest and just had to make it - Captain America is his favourite! The kids demolished this...
Cupcake toppers really are the simplest way to make easy cupcakes part of your theme.
The kids all loved these Hulk Pops - marshmallows coated in green chocolate with choc sprinkles for hair - so easy!
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.
Oh, how I love photos of kids crowding around birthday cakes!
Happy Birthday to my sweet Avenger! Thanks for being my Superhero! (Yep, he's still eating!)
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...
And Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Black Widow and Supergirl for the girls. 
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?

Mine? Wonder Woman. I even have the costume!


  1. My almost 6 year old just came up behind me while I was looking at this and now she wants a superhero party! I don't blame her, I want one too! :)

    1. Superheroes are super cool! Love girls who love them too! Thanks, Lisa.

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