Monday, March 30, 2015

Captain America birthday party

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It's birthday season in my household.  3/5 of my family members have a March birthday. The other 2 are in April and May. Parties are everywhere right now! We threw my husband a Sharknado party as a joke and now we're planning a Dr. Who party for my oldest this week :)

My youngest just turned 5 and wanted a Captain America party. We totally threw this together last minute and kept it simple! I used my circle dies to make shield invitation cards and matching goody bags. I made a coordinating banner and printed (and cut) some coloring sheets for kids to decorate their own shields.

Here are my DIY decor elements:

Here was our tablescape with our Avengers-themed food:

Thor's hammer sausage and cheese snacks (this was the kids' FAVORITE!):

Star and shield-shaped sandwiches:

Captain America punch. Juice and Blue Gatorade (which turns out kids think is gross):

Green and Purple Hulk grapes, Red and Yellow Iron Man tomatoes, and strawberries just because they were red and we like them!

Coloring shields which we glued on to an inverted red paper plate with a  duct tape handle:

Showing off their masks and shields!

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Erica Bass said...

What a great party! I love that you even made the sandwiches look like the Captain America shield.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!

karrie sweet said...

Oh I love how we jump from a princess to a superhero party! Love ALL these ideas, and the Thor hammer snacks!

KT Fit Kitty said...

What an amazing showcase of party decor items! I think the party attendees had a blast! Your banner looks awesome!

Sandy Ross said...

Awesome Captain America party decor and favours! Awesome job!

on a good day said...

AWESOME! my son would have loved it!!! Excellent party decor!

Brittany M. said...

Lordy, Amber! This looks like one of the most brilliant birthday parties ever! I bet your son loved son it over here asking for a Captain America party now, ha ha! Excellent job!

Michelle King said...

All your stuff looks so polished and professional. What a great theme and well-executed. I love the sandwiches ;)

Miriam Prantner said...

Too fun! We love the Avengers and I love how you tied the theme in with the food!

Misty Buck said...

Gaaah, I'm so going to snag some of these ideas when Jonah's birthday comes along. How awesome. The sandwiches are great.

cal8007 said...

You are so creative!! I love the idea of the hammers and the shields!! Great job!


Lisa Housley said...

Wish my son was still young .... He would have loved it!!!!

Sherri P said...

cute birthday banner.

Crystal said...

It looks like it was a great party and I love the idea of a Doctor Who themed birthday party, maybe I'll ask my hubby and kids to throw me one this year, lol!

heidiscoll said...

Wow! Awesome job! Looks like it would've been fun!:)

Lisa :) said...

Those are such brilliant decorations!! The kids must've loved making the shields!!

Samantha Klaebe said...

Lol Is it just me, of is everyone having a birthday! Great theme and decorations!
Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Love the Captain America theme! My three kiddos would love it! Great idea with all the snacks too...even if the kiddos weren't into the drink! ;-)

sue k said...

WOW!!! Wonderful decorations, it looks like the kids had a great time.


Kris B said...

What awesome decorations! Love the Captain America theme! I'm not a blue Gatorade fan either!

Gaylynn said...

What great party decorations and theme. You did an awesome job decorating. :)

Beatricemi said...

Great boy party theme. Love the shield idea. Those snacks look yummy and fit your theme perfectly.