I love all of the bright colors and fun ideas in this superhero party! Some of my favorite elements are:
The amazing 3-tiered cake complete with a cityscape and superhero logos, not to mention the impressive 3D superhero topper made to resemble the birthday boy
The canvas favor tote bags printed with superhero sayings
The green rock candy Kryptonite
The comic strip word cut outs used for cupcake toppers
Astir and Alessandra said this about the party- “How about a party for turning your child in super hero?! For this, little Antonio became the main character of his birthday party. His friends also received dress up superhero kits to wear at the party. The guests enjoyed cake pops, push pop cakes, and popcorn, not to mention the colorful cake!”
Photography: Renata Dugulin
Push pop cakes, bolo e doces modelados: Danielle Paolinelli
Here’s what Kathy said about planning the party- “This year for my daughter’s fifth birthday party, I decided to celebrate her love for animals and throw her a safari animal party. Everything was DIY. For the invitations I found a zebra and a giraffe card in Michael’s Store from National Geographic and I used that as inspiration for the colors and themed, I used the front of the card and made the invitations with burlap, also I used burlap to decorate the mason jars cups. The animals on the centerpieces logs are from Target and the small ones that I put in the party favor plastic bags are from Party City. My husband helped me to cut the logs for the centerpieces, the cake stand and the drink stand. The chocolate cake was made by my mom and also the table cloth for the dessert table, she made it with burlap. The happy birthday, explore, and safari signs are made with burlap and the letters are painted with a stencil. I sewed the giraffe and the zebra fabric bags and transferred the animals that I printed in my home printer, I printed the animals in a fabric transfer paper with a technique that I found on the Internet, very easy!! The binoculars are made with toilet paper rolls, very cheap, I just glued them together and painted them with a black spray paint and the final touch was the zebra duck tape. I found the safari hats at Amazon.com, also very cheap. My cousin Claudia from Guatemala made this beautiful animal masks, she is very talented, the kids loved them!! After everyone had their gear they were ready for an adventure. The kids headed off on a Safari Adventure looking for plastic animals that had been hidden around the woods. My friends Jaime and Eric Cho helped me to entertained the kids with fun games and activities, the kids were very excited!! National Geographic has a lot of activities for an animal or safari themed!! Elizabeth had a great time with her friends and family, also because her grandparents were here visiting from Guatemala!! Definitely she is going to remember her 5th Birthday Party!!”
This darling Girly Princess Fairy Birthday Party was submitted by Margarita Ellis of Party Inspirations in Sydney Australia.
This princess fairy party is sweet, simple and has just the right amount if girlishness to make any little girl smile. Some of my favorite party ideas are:
The tulle pom poms
The barbie / fairy / princess cake
The carousel horse embellished pennant banner
Here’s what Margarita had to say about planning the party- “This was my daughter’s 5th Birthday Party. I couldn’t decide on a specific theme so I just used different things that I knew my daughter liked. I made the cake, cake pops, cupcakes, fairy cakes and coconut ice. All paper pretties, banner, cupcake toppers and carousel horses were by Raspberry Lime Paperie. I also made the tulle pom poms.”
Here’s what Brittany said about planning the party- “When I was brainstorming my big guy’s 5th birthday, I really wanted to play on the word “five.” So, after tossing around several ideas with my sister and her hubs, he suggested Live at Five. Since we are all huge fans of Anchorman, I immediately jumped on this! I wanted to give it a retro spin, and harken back to the classic news anchors of days past. And, since we call him Grey, even though his name is Greyson, the four letters were a perfect fit for the call letters of a news station.
One of the first people I contacted when I was first planning this party was Piggy Bank Parties. I knew that they could absolutely kill it when it came to the printables. And, of course, they did not disappoint. Do sent over this absolutely amazing invitation using the call letters logo! I got so many texts and emails about how cute this invitation was!
If you follow my parties for my boys, you know that I always have to do a big-impact piece for my entryway. This year, I made the call letters of the news station out of a large piece of cardboard and some paint. I printed the letters out from my computer and mod-podged them onto the signs. I spray painted the five with silver paint to make it reflect.
My idea for the food table was for it to be a news desk. So, I ordered a corrugated cardboard from Shindigz and rolled it around the table to make it look solid. Then, I customized an awesome Brooklyn Bridge backdrop from Shindigz with a logo to make it look like a news studio backdrop. That was probably my favorite part of the entire party.
For the food, I wanted some unique serving pieces, so I bought video tapes at Goodwill for $1 a piece and glued them all together to make stands. Then, I printed out our station call letters and taped them to the videos. A simple clear plate on top and you’ve got yourself a stand! Some of the food items were Chic-Fil-A wraps (“That’s a Wrap!”) and Nuggets (“Sound Bites”). I also
came up with microphone meatballs! They were breadsticks with meatballs which I served with marinara sauce. And what’s the news without coffee and doughnuts? I found a coffee cup planter at Lowe’s months ago and used it to display the doughnuts on skewers.
The phenomenal TV cake is from Mad Lily Cakery. I gasped when I saw it! The airbrushed woodgrain on the sides was my favorite part. It was the perfect retro touch! And guests couldn’t believe it was the cake! Plus, it was delicious!
For the favor table, I created a weather forecast for the backdrop. I hand painted it and it took several hours, but it was totally worth it. Several people asked me if this was the actual forecast for the week. And trust me, that weather outlook is pretty typical for Memphis! I knew I wanted Piggy Bank Parties to do their microphone favor box for me, because it is awesome. And I asked them to add a little “box” around it for the call letters. They turned out amazing! And they even did a little tie tag for me too! The detail on the mic is so awesome! I filled them with dum-dums for the kiddos.
Greyson’s birthday shirt is by my extremely talented friend, Mollie at Personally Stitched. She blew my mind this time by replicating the call letters! She is so great!”