For his birthday this past spring, I knew I would have to choose between his two passions as a theme for his party. I settled on super hero, mostly because I didn't want to decorate a cake with black and red frosting.
That's next year.
Super Hero Birthday Party
Because this was a party for a three-year-old, the party didn't have much structure. We just gave all the kids a mask and set out the costume bin and let them provide the entertainment. Which they did.
As usual, I scoured the Internet
I used these kitschy super hero sound effect bubbles as toppers on the birthday cake. (I printed them on cardstock, cut them out and taped them to wooden skewers.)
I used a collection of superpower labels to enliven the finger foods.
I even found a label to tape on the bottles of Izze Soda.
As for the rest: I went with the primary color theme already established and set out brightly colored plates, napkins, party hats and balloons. I also bribed my Natalie into decorating a huge birthday banner for the wall; I printed the text by using the giant letters at this site.
I made the best chocolate cake ever, natch, piped a bright blue frosting on the edges and stuck red and yellow Sprees randomly around the cake to coordinate with the toppers. I was quite pleased with the result. So was Kieran.