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A Superhero Birthday Party | Part 4: Decor and Food

This is Part 4 of Liam’s Superhero birthday bash post. A “freak find” of half a dozen styrofoam mannequin heads from a closing store in the ‘hood turned into the most toddler-appreciated birthday decor ever.

Continued from

A Superhero Birthday Party | Part 1: Daily Planet Invite   and

A Superhero Birthday Party | Part 2: Loot Bags & LolliPops  and

A Superhero Birthday Party | Part 3: Game on!

By: Liesbeth

Freaky or Fun?

Both. I happened to stumble upon a store that had put some foam mannequin heads on the curb. It was DIY love at first sight and I knew immediately what I wanted to do – create superheads to be used somehow at the party.

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I went to work with some online reference, a bunch of acrylic paint and lots of determination. I had an old orange wig which came in handy for Firestar (can’t leave out the girls!) and I created some of the masks that needed 3D (Wolverine and Batman) from felt.

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I used the heads at both the kids and the family party. For the latter, I stuck Batman (woman?) on top of my tiered cookie holder.

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The heads became guests of honor at the party and have now become a much loved part of Liam’s bedroom.

More Decor

Flags, lots of paper flag garlands, made from the comic books sold at dollar stores. I cut the flags from each page and glued it around rustic rope. Easy and much appreciated, even more by the male adults in the family.

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You have heard me say it before. When you have a couple of showpieces, like I felt I did with the superhero heads, it’s easy sailing from there and all you really need to add is balloons and tissue-paper flowers. I love both. For the theme, I picked balloons in the primary party colors and some with polka dots.

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A few more shots of the kids party below.

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Even Super Heroes get Hungry

Cupcakes of course. What else? I just love the fact that there is no messy cutting-of-cake moment. Kids can easily hold a cupcake and they are just so simple to make and fun to dress up. I love sticking stuff on cupcakes. It’s that simple. I found plastic superhero figurines at Dollarama, made some simple red velvet cupcakes from Duncan Hynes (no brainer!!!), used yellow food coloring to make a very bright yellow frosting and my superhero cupcakes were born. Kids loved the take-home figurines.

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For drinks, I used some more of my comic book pages and simple wrapped organic apple juice boxes. A few kids wanted to know where Liam’s mom had bough these superhero juice boxes. Hmmm…maybe there is a business idea here…

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I did not have many other snacks beside this, since I am not a big believer in stuffing kids full of candy during a 2-hour birthday party. We had the usual pizza as a meal, with the juice box and the cupcake for dessert. The super heroes were very satisfied.

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4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Awesome :)

    January 31, 2014
  2. JD #

    I just used your template for the invitation for my son’s five year birthday party. Thanks for sharing your idea – it’s one of the best I’ve seen. Since I’m too cheap to buy software and too lazy to learn it, I used PowerPoint to modify it. Believe it or not, it came out great. Thanks again.

    April 5, 2016
    • liesbeth #

      that is so awesome, glad to hear you could make it work for you. thanks for letting us know and please post your creation also on our Facebook page. I would love to see it!

      April 5, 2016

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