A Superhero Birthday Party | part 1: Save the Day!
Until the end of October, we will be revisiting our most popular posts from over the years. The number one most perused post is A Superhero Birthday Party by Liesbeth. This is actually a 4-post project, and links are included (on the bottom of this page) to the other parts. Enjoy!
My son’s birthday is my favourite creative challenge. Trying to suggest any non-superhero theme got so much resistance that I, like every other parent of a 3-year old boy, had to give in. So I embraced the theme, but only if it could be old school.
The elements of this party will be posted to the Motherboards in stages this week. Today, part 1: the invitation! COME SAVE THE DAY!
Superman’s Daily Planet newspaper became my inspiration and though I have taken part of the vintage logo, I took creative liberties on the rest of the design. The fun with a newspaper design is that you can do so many things. Add little columns, specials, mock ads, etc..
I had so much content that I had to cut down on it and focus on the most important birthday information – providing parents and kids with the facts all wrapped in a fun theme.
Have a close-up look at the front and back, as it speaks for itself.
I designed my invite using Adobe illustrator and Photoshop but if you are not a designer you can also find Word templates or could create sections and print those, do some cut and pasts and photocopy the invite. The fun part about this kind of old newspaper is that it only gets cooler when the quality is slightly “off” and it has this vintage “print” feel.
The high resolution files of the invite can be found by clicking this link: https://themotherboards.ca/high-resolution-files-birthday-party/
I was also so lucky to find Superman stamps at Canada Post (connected with the latest release of the movie) for those invites that had to go in the mail to out-of-town family members.
We got a lot of reactions on the invites. The kids really liked them and many asked their moms to take them off the fridge over and over again to look at them. It feels good when you make something that is liked by your most critical customers.