Here is what we did:
1) When the guests arrived, they were greeted by a "Welcome to Super Hero Training Camp" sign. They were then directed to a table where, they selected a picture of their favorite Super Hero. All the pictures were cut out, and a popsicle stick was added to create a "puppet" they could take home.
|Welcome to Super Hero Training Camp|
|Grab a Super Hero Mask and Start Crafting|
|Super Hero Puppets to take home|
2) After the guests finished their craft, they were given a Super Hero Mask and Super Hero Cape with their initial, and they decorated their capes with foam stickers. (You can find the tutorial for the capes here and the masks here.) I also sell the capes and the masks in my craft shop -- Cute as a Button Designs.
|Felt Super Hero Capes for all the guests|
|Decorating capes to take home|
3) After the capes were decorated, we had cake and opened presents. (The simple Spiderman cakes I made were a big hit!)
|Simple Super Hero Cakes|
|Super Heroes with their Cakes|
4) To end the party, we had a "Super Hero Obstacle Course", and each child received a certficate when they completed it. A few of the key elements of the Obstacle Course are pictured below.
Everything ran smoothly (given the number of pint-sized guests :-), and a good time was had by all. Lots of happy little Super Hero Graduates!
Here are a couple of *bonus* tips:
|I used a picture of the birthday boys dressed as Super Heroes for the cover of the invitation.|
|I made a Super Hero Banner with all their favorite Super Heroes on it. I included my boys picture too! :-)|
|I printed some really cute personalized tags for the loot bags.|
Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)