Happy New Year everyone! We wanted our first post of 2014 to be SUPER awesome, so we’re kicking things off with this AMAZING Avengers Superhero Birthday Bash that Belinda Ramanauskas of Styled by Belle created for her sons 3rd birthday. The skyline dessert display and comic book pop art backdrop are incredible enough on their own, but with all of the cool sweets and creative activities thrown in, you’ve got one superTASTIC celebration… and one hero of a mom! ;)
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
– Hulk Smash activity, Pin the Star on the Shield game and an adorable silly string attack
– Felt superhero masks, kid-sized lucite chairs + a personalized cape for the birthday boy
– Edible comic book art on the cake & a wooden skyline desserts display (that doubled as a photo booth!)
– Adorable Avengers cake pops, a Captain America Shield macaron tower + awesome comic book pop art cookies
PARTY DETAILS as told by Belinda…
MY son Lucas is obsessed with The Avengers, Spiderman and all things Superhero! For
his 3rd birthday there was no other thought that crossed my mind than to give him an Superhero inspired Avengers Party.
Decor: I wanted to try and do something different for the dessert table, so I had my father build me wooden plinths, which I painted in black chalkboard paint, drew on windows with chalk, and lined up along side each other to create a building/skyscraper effect. The desserts were displayed on top of the “buildings” at various heights.
For the backdrop, Elise from Sweet Scarlet Designs created a vibrant, pop art style backdrop and printable design set. I loved the pop of aqua blue & red against the white and black.
Activities: I love to keep the kids occupied, so I setup lots of Superhero inspired activity stations — we had “Shoot the Baddies” where kids shot tin cans wrapped with villain imagery with a toy gun and Nerf bullets; “Hulk Smash” where the kids smashed up wafer ice cream cones with giant Hulk fist gloves; “Pin the Star on Captain America’s shield” and a “Spider Web Attack” where Lucas’ Uncle Damian dressed up as a robber with a black balaclava and the kids sprayed (or should I say “attacked”) him with silly string.
Desserts: The 3-tiers of the cake by Helena of Sweet Tiers had pop art polka dots, edible imagery of Avenger cartoon comics and a building skyline. Some of the other desserts we served included Captain America shield macarons, jelly pots with little red superhero capes tied to them and Avenger cake pops. We also had some amazing sugar cookies made, including the Avenger masks. Noo from Dessert Menu Please made them the perfect size for little faces and the kids could hold the masks up to their faces and look through the eye holes — that was super adorable! Noo also made “BAM” and “POW” cookies, as well as some awesome comic books with “Super Lucas” written on them. Her skill is amazing!
Once all the food was eaten, we moved all the cake stands and the kids were able to climb atop the “buildings” and act out their superhero fantasies! This was a perfect superhero photo booth setup. I also had a giant Hulk cardboard cut-out which the kids loved to pose
in front of.
For favours, the kids were given custom made superhero cartons filled with “super treats” including a superhero mask, Avengers colouring book, and some sweet treats.
It truly was a SUPER DAY for my little SUPER BOY Lucas!
– Concept & Styling: Styled By Belle
– Photography: Lee Bird Photography
– Invitation, Backdrop & Printables Design: Sweet Scarlet Designs
– Cake & Cupcakes: Sweet Tiers
– Cookies: Dessert Menu Please
– Macarons: Macarahrah
– Cake Pops: Cupcake Occasion
– Kids Chair Hire: Little Chair
– Superhero Masks & Cape Costumes: My Little Hero Designs