I spend entirely too long agonizing over the kids birthday parties every year. Last year we traded parties for a small weekend getaway with the family and it was fantastic, but this year everyone wanted parties again and I’m a sucker for a good kids party.
My daughter changed her mind over and over again about what sort of party she wanted, but when I suggested a Superhero party she was on board. She specifically wanted Wonder Woman, but go ahead and try to find Wonder Woman party gear. Seriously, try. It doesn’t exist! So I went with a more generic superhero theme, trying to bring out the Wonder Woman elements with the colors, food, and Wonder Woman herself made an appearance!
I grabbed a BalloonTime helium tank for the first time ever and loved filling the room with balloons. This is about half the price of having someone else blow up the balloons and was an inexpensive way to add tons of color to the party.
When the kids arrived they each chose a superhero crown to wear. I partnered with Minted to help make this party come alive, and all of the Superhero Paper Goods are from their Superhero Party line. We had pizza for lunch, because it’s easy and crowd pleasing. I made simple fruit cups, which made serving fruit quick and easy. Also, the red and blue fruits matched my theme and I’m not going to pretend like I didn’t love that.
Since I didn’t do goody bags, I used these treat labels to dress up the water bottles. It was 90 degrees the day of the party so we definitely needed to have plenty of water on hand. I used this tutorial for making the paper fans you see in the background. They were super easy to make and only cost $1 each!
Shortly after lunch, Wonder Woman herself arrived and engaged the kids in superhero training, storytelling and face (or arm) painting.
Wonder Woman’s time ended with a round of Happy Birthday and cupcakes for everyone. In this house we’re big fans of simple box cake mix and frosting and these cupcakes were fantastic if I do say so myself. I ended up with entirely too many extra cupcakes so it’s a good thing I liked them, because I had plenty of leftovers.
At the end of the party everyone went home with a bubble wand one of these adorable cookies, decorated by a coworker of my husbands. She made PacMan cookies for an event that we attended and I immediately begged her to make cookies for this party. I was thrilled with how they came out!
That’s a wrap on birthday parties for this year. My kids’ birthdays are four days apart and I was thrilled when my son chose a bowling party that simply required bringing cupcakes and a credit card. A huge thanks to Minted for sending over the decorations that helped make this party come to life.