I created the skyline out of poster board from the Dollar Tree as well. I used my square punch for all the windows. Some of the buildings I used extra foam core pieces to create a bit of dimension, I just hot glued a few squares stacked on top of each other then glued it to the buildings.
I created the clouds to help hide the line from where the wrapping paper overlapped. And then cut some stars and a giant “Super K” search light. This cost me all of $12 to make.
We had Ka-Boom Punch which was really just blue Hawaiian Punch. And Invisible Water.
We also did water balloons, and the kids played in the sprinklers to cool off. I forgot to take pictures (bah!) but I also had black balloons that I put a piece of double bubble inside of each balloon and blew up to look like small black bombs. The kids were allowed to pop two balloons each.
I also bought a couple rolls of tin foil and made a ton of tin foil balls, then spray painted them lightly with some old green paint I had on hand to create Kriptonite! They raced to see who could throw more Kriptonite in to the bucket in the time allowed. They ended up just throwing this at each other afterwards which kept them busy for a while.
Kimberly @ A Night Owl says
WOW! This turned out so cute! And I’m so impressed that you got the post up the SAME weekend? It took me 6 months to get AJ’s posted, hehe! Great job! xo, Kimberly
This is awesome. I can’t believe you made all the capes yourself and you were finished the day before. Everything looks wonderful, you did a great job. My favorite thing though is the “invisible water”. So creative.
ZAP! POW! Amazing! I absolutely love this and you did such a beautiful job.
Cherry Blossoms says
WOW! You did an AMAZING job! Can I share your party for this Friday’s Party feature on my blog?
I also love those Ikea holders! I picked some up awhile ago to use for Elle’s party in Dec! If we only still lived in Chandler I would hiring you to come and decorate E’s party! I think I am going with a Milk and Cookies theme.
Britney Gulbrandsen says
Oh my goodness! You put a lot of work into this and I’m sure it paid off! It looks fabulous!
Holy moly, what an awesome party!! Great job, mama! I love the capes and masks.
Jennifer @Miss Maggie's Place says
Wow! This is an amazing party! You did an awesome job. I love all of the details that you put into it.
This party is fantastic!
Bingo Buttercup Crafts says
Wowza! What an impressive party! Super fun and very detailed, dear! I love the felt creations and the back drop for the table. And “invisible water” made me giggle. Great job. I feel like I have to throw in something about how you are a “SuperMom” and “SuperCrafty.”
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Kids parties are always an excited thing for kids and if the party theme is regarding superheros then the smiles on kids faces grown incredibly because they want to be a hero in real life.
Wow, this is awesome…i’m having my sons ‘Superhero theme birthday’ this december….what’s the size of your square punch?
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Ashley Sands says
Where did you get the vintage comic prints? I am having a hard time finding good ones for free. I’m using a lot of your ideas for inspiration for my son’s 2nd birthday. Thanks for sharing!
did you ever find the vintage comic paper? I’m looking for some too! thanks
You can do a google search for black and white comic book pages and a ton come up! 🙂
how did you make the hanging strips with the circles those are very neat
They are super easy. I gathered free paint chip samples from my local home improvement stores in the colors I wanted and used different sized circle punches to cut enough circles. I hot glued a piece of ribbon between two circle pieces and that was it. You can use a Cricut cutting machine or Silhouette if you have one to create the circles, and cardstock instead of paint chip samples.
This is such a fantastic super hero party! You did a great job with everything. I am going to try and replicate the back drop you made, it is awesome! The best I have found online without having to print posters. Can you tell me what the overall dimensions were when you were finished? I was thinking of using a large cardboard 36 x 48 to cover with wrapping paper and then create the building out of poster board. Do you think that is too small? Thank so much!
Hi Jenn, thank you so much…that’s so kind! I can’t remember the exact measurements but if it helps the table below it a 6ft banquet table. To create mine I taped together 6 pieces of dollar store foam core board, you could measure those to see how big it was. 🙂 Sorry that’s kind of vague. You’re going to do awesome!
This looks like it was a ton of fun! I’m planning a superhero party for my soon to be 4 year in a few weeks. Your capes are some of the cutest I’ve seen. Do you mind sharing the material you used and if you used a pattern or tutorial? I’d love to make them as party favors but want to keep costs down.
Hi Jennifer! Thank you so much, that means so much to me to hear. The capes were made out of thrift store sheets! Eeek, I know…but after a washing they were the cheapest option for fabric for me at the time. You could use a king size sheet for theme and that will give you more surface to cut from for less money! If you have a coupon you could also head to Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts and use a cheap solid cotton that usually costs about $3 / yd. I created a template from poster board and just traced the pattern on to the fabric with a white pencil then cut. The posterboard was the perfect size for kids capes. I just used ribbon at the top to tie them. The stars were made of felt. Hope that helps. 🙂 Have a super party!
Such an amazing job you did. I am not crafty at all and I was wondering if you still had that backdrop and if so would you be willing to part with it for a reasonable price. Thanks
Thanks Natalie. I’m sorry, it’s been a few years since that party and that backdrop was thrown out after the party. Best of luck! 🙂
Amazing party! I’m so inspired! I was wondering where you got the labels for the kaboom punch and invisible water from? They are adorable and I want to use it for my son’s 1st birthday party. =] or
Hi Claudia, thank you so much! The drink labels I just designed and printed at home. 🙂 Have a great week.
Where did you get the thank you kaboom logos?
Hi Jen, I believe I found them with a google search and it led me to etsy:
How did you hang the back drop?
Hi Melissa. I created the backdrop with several pieces of foam core board taped together. I then wrapped them in silver or gray wrapping paper, but you could totally paint it. I then cut out all the rest of the designs and just propped the whole thing up against the wall on the table. 🙂
Natalie McCorkle says
Awesome party idea! You did such a great job with it! If you don’t mind me asking where did you find the print outs that you put inside the frames! I’ve been looking everywhere!
Hi Natalie, Thank you so much! The frames are actually from Ikea, and they are so inexpensive…perfect for parties. They even come in some fun colors now. 🙂
Love your party ideas. You’re very creative and thrifty. If you don’t mind sharing, where did you get the thank you logos for the goody bags? Also, where did you purchase the colorful lollipops? Thank you.
Thanks Tara, the logos were something I purchased off etsy I think. The lollipops were actually from a dollar store locally here in Arizona. 🙂
Hannah Dunlap says
I love this! Are you willing to share the signs you used for the drinks?
This is great, but would have been nice to include links to the things you printed out!