I'm beyond thrilled and deeply honored that my son's Amazing Spiderman Party is being featured by Amy Atlas on her blog today! :-) Click here to see Amy's post about the party.
For those of you who have been waiting patiently to see these photos, here are the first and second parts in a whole series of posts (which will be added to this blog over the next several weeks) about the long-awaited Spiderman Birthday Party!! Stay tuned for Part 3: Games and Activities, Part 4: Decorations, Part 5: Food & Drinks, Part 6: Party Favors, and Part 7: Daily Bugle Staff.
Note: If you're joining us from Amy Atlas, please read on for many more details and lots of photos...
Spiderman Birthday Party:
Part 1, Theme and Invitations
The Marvel-ous theme for this party came (just as it should!) from the birthday boy himself—he just LOVES Spiderman; so, even though I’m not a huge fan myself and the theme is fairly commercialized, I set out to create an amazing Spiderman party for him! I envisioned something with lots of red and blue, skyscrapers, webs, spiders, and comic flair. I decided to go with the old Marvel Comics Amazing Spiderman, rather than the
Hollywood movie Spiderman (which I find a bit creepy for a 4 year old!) I started planning a couple of months ago in order to be able to pull it all together in my limited free time. My amazingly talented friend, Bird, from Bird’s Party, was able to take my vision and design a set of custom paper printables for the party. Please visit Bird's Party for many more awesome party printables collections.
Here's the birthday boy, complete with his Spiderman gear...
If you missed the post about the invitations, click here. I made the invitations myself, using an electronic cutter to cut the black cardstock webbing for Spiderman’s face. The webbing was then glued to red cardstock. I backed the invitation with a Spiderman comic strip and topped it with a vellum sheet with the party details. I hand stamped the envelops with skyscrapers.
Spiderman Birthday Party:
Part 2, The Dessert Table
The focal point of the dessert table was a giant building backdrop that I drew by hand using thick, black permanent marker on foam board. I used foam blocks to connect the buildings to one another. I stuck a Spiderman wall decal on foam board too and suspended him in front of the building backdrop, with webs shooting out of his wrists, to create a 3D effect.
What do you think of the dessert table? I was really thrilled that it turned out the way I'd envisioned it in my head. Erin Homann Photography captured the event with her wonderful photography. Check out Erin's other work at Erin Homann Photography.
I designed the cake myself and had it made by a local
I found a fabulous vendor on Etsy, Radiant Cakes, to make the cake pops. The cake pops came individually wrapped, complete with ribbon! And I heard that they tasted great; although, I didn't get to taste one because they were gobbled up really quickly by the children at the party! Visit Radiant Cakes for these and many other cake pop designs.
I also bought the Spiderman cookies on Etsy, from SweetLill (which was an equally sweet experience). SweetLill is a new vendor on Etsy, but has a very high quality product. The cookies was as tasty as they were beautiful. She even sent me some mini Spiderman cookies (but those didn't last until the party!) Visit her Etsy store for more cookie designs.
Last, but by no means least, the fabulous fondant cupcake toppers were also purchased on Etsy, from Village Cupcakes. These toppers were so adorable that most of the children took them home to "play with" rather than eating them! :-) Please visit Village Cupcakes for more cupcake topper designs.
And here is more eye candy from the dessert table....
I made the cupcake stands out of tin cans and cake boards! For a tutorial on how to make these type of cupcake stands, visit Bird's blog. I covered the tin cans with scrapbook paper from the printables collection and covered the cake boards with red construction paper. I drew webs on the construction paper and rimmed the cake boards with more webbing.
I also made these Spider lollipops. This is such an easy DIY, but if you need detailed instructions, please check back for a tutorial to be posted soon!
The birthday boy LOVES sugared marshmallows!
Stay tuned for Part 3: Games and Activities, Part 4: Decorations, Part 5: Food & Drinks, Part 6: Party Favors, and Part 7: Daily Bugle Staff.