It's been almost three weeks and I still can't believe my little girl is five years old. The other thing I still can't believe is that my little girl who would be covered in pink, purple, jewels and glitter, if left to her own devices, requested a Super Girl party!
This got me very excited because I grew up reading comic books with my dad and truth be told, comics are still on my Christmas list every year and I have these amazing posters hanging in our room...so a Super Girl Party? Whoo-hoo, yes please!
You can't have super hero's without costumes and since her party was going to be a small one at home with mostly family, I decided to make all of the younger kids their own capes, cuffs and masks. They were all so excited to have them and they didn't take them off the entire time.
Logos: I have a wealth of comic books so I simply photocopied the logos, enlarged/shrinked them as required, traced them onto felt, cut them out, hot glued them together and voila...superhero logos.
Capes: I used wax paper that was folded in half, a large child size t-shirt as a guideline and freehand sketched the cape. I then cut it out and put it on my daughter to figure out the length for her. I add 3" if they were older than her and removed 3" if they were younger than her. I then used that as the pattern to make the actual capes.
Super Girl Tutu: I found a $3.00 yellow belt at Walmart with double holes along the length that was perfect to thread the tule through. It was a random but lucky find and I think it turned out well.
Cityscape: I purchased black bristol board from the dollar store and used a ruler to create a city scape for the food serving area (it took two and a half sheets). I used foam core board (also from the dollar store) to do the same over the fireplace, staggered the heights, hot glued them to scrap pieces of 2x4 to let them free stand.
Justice League Characters: I used the amazing printables by Maria De Marco found on Paper & Pomegranates to make loot bag tags, jelly bean markers and straw tags (paper straws were purchased from Omiyage).
Games: One of the games was a simple can toss using bean bags. I simply wrapped empty coffee cans, glued on a few 'bangs' and 'pows' that I found on One Charming Party and it was very entertaining.
Finishing Touches: We topped everything off with balloons, paper balls and streamers. She loved all of it!
Everything came together nicely, the weather was absolutely perfect, all the kids loved their costumes and my little girl was not only a Super Girl but Super Happy and Super Grateful.
Thank you for all the wonderful comments on instagram of my in progress pictures.
Thank you to all our guests who really made the day wonderful and special.
Happy 5th Birthday my sweet Super Girl!
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