I helped to plan and host my niece’s 3rd birthday which was Superhero themed a few weeks ago, and my SIL and I were looking to make the most impact while being pretty cost effective (she’s turning 3 after all!).
I had a moment where I was looking at $500 character cakes, but after a quick talk with my husband, decided to get a Costco half sheet cake instead (which was $18). I wanted something with a superhero twist, but the Costco cakes didn’t offer that – so I decided to decorate it myself! I ordered a white sheet cake, and requested no decorations.
I picked this up the morning of the party, and brought it home to get decorated! I had also ordered a big jar of sprinkles from Amazon.
Mist the cake with water – this is a CRUCIAL step if you want your decorations to stick!! My first try, I thought the sprinkles would just stay, and when I took the stencil off, the sprinkles went EVERYWHERE. So I vacuumed up most of the sprinkles for try #2.
The stencil came from this merrimentdesigns blog – I had used this originally to create a Superhero cape for my niece, and decided to reuse it for her cake!
I then created a banner with “Abigail” on it, and bought a #3 candle. I also cut out some girl superheros, and created some cupcake toppers with them to create my superhero cake!
Love this little girl.
And since this party took hours of prep, here’s a few more pictures!
The “Abigail” banner came from this awesome mypapercraze blog, and I created the food labels using a google image search of cute superhero cartoons.
The menu was:
Wonder Dogs (hot dogs – Sabretts)
Hulk Meatballs (Costco meatballs + sauce made from peach jam and chili sauce)
Ironman Kimbap (this was ordered from a kimbap place)
Spider Veggies (Costco crudite tray)
Captain America’s Fruit Salad (Strawberries and Blueberries with a yogurt dip in shape of Captain America’s shield)
I also cut the labels off apple juices and mini water bottles, and added Superhero labels to these as well, that I quickly created on powerpoint (let me know if you’d like the powerpoint file and I’ll email it over!).
We held the party at Raising Astoria, which fit about 15 kids and 35 adults!
Her tutu was also super easy to make using this tutorial from the HairBowCompany. I bought the ribbon and tulle from ebay from organzabag – 100 yards of tulle for only $2.85! Now I have tulle and silk ribbon for days.
I hope you know how much your aunt loves you Abigail!