Superhero party!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Voila!

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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!

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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!).

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We held the party at Raising Astoria, which fit about 15 kids and 35 adults!

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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!

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