Creative Grand Slam Baseball Birthday Party

baseball birthday party dessert table

This Baseball Birthday Party is definitely a home run! Lindsay Longacre of LVL Events knocked it out of the park for little Austin, who turned 2. I love the look on his face when he’s at bat at the air-powered tee ball — now there’s a heavy hitter in the making! Alongside his baby brother in the hand painted photo stand-in, these boys look ready for the big leagues! Well, maybe in a couple years, with Mom’s approval of course. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Vintage food carts + stadium inspired food like nachos, churros and french fries
  • Chocolate covered pretzel baseball bats, baseball truffles, baseball cake pops, & rice krispie treat jerseys!
  • Cool grass table runner loaded with cracker jacks and baseball gloves
  • Cool hand painted stadium sign + awesome giant baseball and field cake
  • Baseball photo booth with helmets, fan gear & silly glasses

family baseball team photo booth and stadium sign

baseball party grass lined kids table

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Sweet & Colorful 90th Birthday Garden Party

pink garden party 90th birthday dessert table

What a breath of FRESH air to break up winter! Kenna O’Brien of Miss Party Mom styled this Sweet 90th Birthday Garden Party for her husband’s Grandmother, Roberta. Just about everything was handcrafted, including the amazing ’90’ centerpiece, which was a combination of muffin tins and spray paint! As always, Kenna’s got tons of awesome tips and tricks like this in her party details, so make sure to check those out for more great ideas!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Flower decorated, potted plant chocolate covered Oreos + flower topped cupcakes
  • Bright gerber daisy wreath + adorable tree decorated with button blossoms and fabric leaves
  • Pink ombre ’90’ centerpiece + heartwarming Family Tree table with framed pictures of Roberta’s family
  • Bright chalkboard welcome sign, garden flower cookie party favors & bright tulle chair backs

pink and green 90th birthday party

rainbow birthday party decor and balloons

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Girly and Stylish Bow & Arrow Themed Party

amazing chevron teal, pink and gold bow and arrow Brave cake

With movies like The Hunger Games and Disney’s Brave becoming so popular, kids are really loving the bow and arrow lately. Right on trend, Kerri King of Big K, little k designs collaborated with her daughter, who loves the movie Brave (but mainly for Merida’s archery skills) to create this Girly and Stylish Bow & Arrow Themed Party. I love that the kids got to design their own bows and then test them out at a shooting range! What a fun, active way to celebrate your 5th birthday. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Bow & arrow shapes used creatively throughout, like in the backdrop & the beautiful gold, peach & teal cake
  • Indian-style feather headdresses + painted and gold dipped wine bottle vases
  • Feather cookies, fruit skewers (shot by an arrow) + bow, arrow and target party favors
  • Awesome handmade birthday photos sign with hanging ‘5’ + ring toss party game

girly bow and arrow shooting birthday party theme

pink girly party printables and decorations

DIY bow and arrow decorations


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Lights, Camera, Birthday! A Hollywood Movie Party

movie themed dessert table

Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here to share a show stopper!  Roll out the red carpet because this Hollywood Movie Party by Jen Carver of Banner Events is award worthy! From the authentic rope and stanchion-lined red carpet entry way (watch out for the paparazzi!) to the decked out concessions stand, those little guests all got the best seats in the house! I’m sure you critics will agree with our two thumbs up!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • DIY Stanchion and rope-lined red carpet VIP entryway with Hollywood walk of fame stars
  • Custom movie reel and popcorn 3D cake by 4 Kids Cakes
  • VIP Lounge with children’s seating decked out with colorful props and faux marquee lettered signage
  • Concessions stand with popcorn, hotdogs and Blockbuster treats labeled with DIY movie reel place card holders

movie themed party ideas

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GIVEAWAY: 2 DSLR Cameras (Give One to a Friend!)

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Southwestern Style Pow-Wow First Birthday

indian tee pee party

As someone who enjoys lots of simple, homemade touches in a party, I am absolutely loving this Pow-Wow Style Southwestern First BirthdayMark Nabong of Mark William Photography photographed the party while the birthday boy’s mom, Holly, DIYed just about every cute thing you see. From the tee pee and ‘1’ sugar cookies, to hand painted terra cotta pot and figurine centerpieces, you’ll see why this little pow-wow makes me say “Wow.”

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Hand painted first year statistics sign + stamped feather party favor jars, filled with homemade crayons!
  • Carrot cupcakes with feather toppers, a dream-catcher decorated tee pee & color blocked drift wood
  • Peach and teal hand painted chevron striped tablecloth and napkin weight rocks (such a cute idea)
  • The most adorable welcome sign and tribal-print outfit for the birthday boy (love those pants!)

tribal print indian invitation

hand painted first year stats sign and tee pee

chevron watering hole and cactus centerpiece


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Playful Cat in the Hat First Birthday {Dr. Seuss Theme}

blue and red decorated cat in the hat dr. suess birthday party

Nikka of Triple M Good Parties styled this Playful Cat in the Hat First Birthday for her son, Miles, with so many amazing DIY details. Some of my favorite DIYs in this party are the unique, slightly wacky touches — like teetering potted plant centerpieces and a towering ‘ONE’ sign on the dessert table. With lots of brightly colored desserts and whimsical decor, this party fits perfectly with the Cat in the Hat’s main message: “It is fun to have fun. But you have to know how.” I would say this family certainly knows how. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Adorable family outfits, including Thing 1 & Thing 2 costumes for Miles’ older siblings
  • ‘Green eggs and ham’ pretzel and M&M treats + framed Dr. Suess books
  • Thing 1 & Thing 2 stand-in cutouts + Suessville sign leading you here and there
  • A rainbow smash cake (which the birthday boy definitely enjoyed) + Thing 1 and Thing 2 cupcakes

cat in the hat thing one and hting 2 family costumes

blue and red dr. suess party favor ideas

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Woodsy & Magical Butterfly Birthday Party

magical butterfly birthday party dessert table with diy twig name

Suzanne of Fanciful Events created this Magical Butterfly Birthday Party for her youngest daughter, and it’s full of sweet, whimsical details guaranteed to send hearts all aflutter! With woodsy touches on the dessert table, the most beautiful paper details from Loralee Lewis, and glimmers of sparkle all around, there’s definitely a hint of birthday magic in the air that – from the sound of the party details below – even the real butterflies couldn’t resist! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Gorgeous hanging branch with the birthday girl’s name fashioned from twigs!
  • Giant honeycomb balls with pastel tissue tassel garlands fluttering in the wind
  • Beautiful buttercream rose & fondant ruffle cake adorned with a shimmery fondant topper
  • Kraft lunch boxes embellished with die-cut “Butterfly Kisses and Birthday Wishes” labels

butterfly fairy birthday party with twig name garland

diy honeycomb and tissue tassel garland hanging decor

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Vintage Style “Countdown” Party {Classic Black & White}

black and silver dessert table

Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here to share a Countdown Themed Party that I recently styled for a combined New Years and Birthday Celebration! When you are counting down the days to an exciting life event, this theme lends itself perfectly to all sorts of occasions – from baby showers and milestone birthday parties to bridal showers & more! Clock decor mixed with monochromatic tones of grey, silver, black, white and cream throughout make look this both sophisticated and stylish.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Quick and easy 5 minute layered Hot Cocoa “Mousse” with Oreo cookie crumble bottom.
  • Dramatic monochromatic tassle bunting by alternating metallic and matte tissue tassles.
  • Chalkboard style printable graphic decor featuring clocks and sophisticated script typography and signage.
  • DIY Wooden spoons made “cute” with washi tape on the handles, as shown on the layered Mousse desserts.

black and silver macarons

milestone birthday, baby shower and new year part printables

black and white striped box party favors


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Playful Doggy Picnic Party {Green & Gingham}

dog party bone shaped cake

This story of how Jordan McBride of Jordan McBride Events found her lovable pup, Teddy, just warms my heart. Make sure to read Jordan’s story below to see why Teddy definitely deserved to be showered with so much love at his Doggy Picnic. Guests (people and pups) enjoyed all kinds of yummy treats and plenty of playtime. Such a sweet way to celebrate a loyal and important member of the family. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Teddy got his very own, bone-shaped cake + treat-filled party favors for all of his puppy pals
– Beautiful green gingham linens and matching paper straws + green mini-polo for the guest of honor
– Milkbone-topped peanut butter and carrot ‘pupcakes’ for the (canine) guests
– Chocolate covered pretzel ‘fetch sticks’ and bone shaped sandwiches for the (human) guests

chocolate covered pretzel fetch sticks for a dog party

dog party treat and dessert table

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{Party of 5} Orchid Wedding, Noah’s Ark, Farm Animals, Gypsy Party, Geometric Brunch

radiant orchid purple and green wedding

Here we go with the latest round of Party of 5 picks from the incredible submissions that come our way! This week you’ll find the following creative themes:

– Radiant Orchid Wedding
Vintage Noah’s Ark Birthday Party
Moroccan Gypsy Birthday Party
Farm Animals Birthday Party
Geometric Brunch

1. Radiant Orchid Wedding (pictured above) by Alchemy Fine Events

2. Vintage Noah’s Ark 1st Birthday Party by Clemens Designs

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Fantastic Comic Book Superhero Party {6th Birthday}

superhero birthday party dessert table cookies

Up, up and away! Candace McMaster of Candy and Cake rallied together every hero you can think of for this Comic Book Superhero Party for her son’s birthday. This super fun event was the headline story on the ‘Daily Planet’ while Spiderman, Batman, Thor and many other superheroes got together to enjoy lots of yummy chocolate and peanut butter (batman’s favorite) treats and save the world! :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Bright primary colors with polka dots and starry accents + an awesome comic book bunting
  • Skyline & superhero two tiered birthday cake & ‘POW!’ pop-art cake pops
  • POPpin’ gumballs, starry macarons, and superheroes in action on sugar cookies
  • Individual cherry cheesecakes & gold star and chocolate-covered Oreos

comic book birthday party kids table

batman toy party decor

superhero party dessert table and individual cherry cheesecakes


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Rainbow Dash Inspired My Little Pony Party

rainbow dash my little pony birthday party dessert table

Rainbows, butterflies and cute little ponies — this Rainbow Dash Inspired My Little Pony Party has everything a My Little Pony lover could want! Angeline Lie of Colour It Sweet styled, photographed and baked all of the adorable sweets (wow) for a little girl’s birthday, who loves Rainbow Dash, one of the ponies in the story. The dessert table is absolutely amazing, especially knowing it was all done by one person — you go Angeline!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Super cute My Little Pony backdrop + butterfly adorned rainbow pastel cake pops
  • AMAZING cake decorated with tons of flowers, toadstools, a big rainbow, and topped with Rainbow Dash
  • Rainbow piñata, snow cone making, dress up table and face painting activities for the kids
  • Pony-decorated sugar cookies & fondant butterfly and rainbow topped cupcakes

my little pony birthday party cake

my little pony birthday party printables for party favors and bottle wraps

rainbow and butterfly birthday party my little pony cupcakes


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Coral & Lavender Pony Party {with Vintage Flair!}

Vinate Pony Party Cake, Cake Pops, and Cookies

Nicolle of Libby Lane Press here to share my own little cowgirl’s 5th Coral and Lavender Pony Party!

My daughter, Sophia has had an affinity for horses since she was 2 so when she finally reached the age where we could host her party at a local stable she was ready to get a jump on the planning long before her celebration. Since horse-themed parties tend to be a popular trend I started to brainstorm ways we could incorporate the vintage flair that I love with  a modern feel, so we opted for a less traditional coral, lavender and chartreuse color palette with pops of black rod iron for a more equestrian feel.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Ruffled tiered buttercream cake with elegant fondant flower and birthday girl’s favorite pony as a topper
  • Personalized, Pre-packaged bakers box lunches adorning the table
  • Gorgeous ruffled linen tablecloth with fabric flower bunting
  • Darling horse cakepops wearing bows and coordinating cookies to match the party invitation

Vintage Western Pony Party Decorations - Ruffle Wreath

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Super Cool Science Experiment Birthday Party

a super cool green and black science experiment 6th birthday party

Alexis Turner of Sugar Sweet hypothesized that her son would love this Science Experiment Birthday Party, and I think we can all agree that she was spot on! I love how the radioactive green & black color palette plus the use of dry ice really brings this party to life. The science-filled chalkboard backdrop brings me right back to high school Chemistry, only I wish we got to do these kinds of awesome experiments! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Hazardous nuclear waste that seems to be attracting all sorts & periodic element cookies
  • The coolest periodic table cake topped with bubbling beakers + petri dishes of slimy gummy worms
  • Doctor play set party favors, including candy-filled syringes and happy little capsule pens
  • ‘Mad Doctor Formula,’ which has 110% of your daily toxins intake (70% of which comes from Monster Breath)

periodic table element sugar cookies and lime green gumballs

awesome periodic table cake topped with bubbling beakers and the adorable birthday boy (more…)

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Trend Alert: Frozen Party {Sweets Table}


Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning! Today’s guest post is all about the hot new trend FROZEN PARTIES inspired by Disney’s new movie, Frozen.

One of the best kid’s movies I’ve seen in a long time, Frozen is sure to be one of the most requested birthday party themes of the year.  I’m excited to share with you my ideas for styling a Frozen sweets table for your next party without using any Frozen themed commercial party products.  To pull in the Disney Frozen elements, I simply used Frozen toys and a package of Queen Elsa dress up items!


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Incredible Jungle Safari First Birthday & Dessert Table

jungle safari themed birthday party ideas

Let’s go on an adventure with this incredible Jungle Safari First Birthday Party! Adriana and Regiane of Blooming Table paid extra attention to every detail of this creative celebration, which kicked off with clever rolled burlap invitations topped with cute felt animal faces. The use of natural colors and textures is perfect for any outdoor-inspired theme, and I’m especially loving the amazing, 3-dimensional leafy tree wall backdrop – complete with polka dot leaves and cute little caterpillars and bird nests!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Large stuffed jungle animals, spider monkeys hanging from the ceiling+ lots of live plants
  • Adorable fondant animals inhabiting everything from the tiered cake to the treat pops
  • Animal print paper flowers as dessert holders + delicious-looking pistachio and almond chocolate truffles
  • Little baskets filled with plush animal party favors & the cutest Safari Guide costume for the birthday boy

jungle safari dessert table and bottle wraps

baby fondant lion topped cupcake

DIY 3d paper leaf and tree backdrop for a safari birthday party (more…)

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Bright & Playful Yellow School Bus Birthday Party

school bus birthday party theme

Beep Beep! Fabienne Asaturian of Fab Details Events styled this Bright Yellow School Bus Birthday Party for her son Dylan, who like many young boys, loves anything car or bus-related. The birthday boy and his guests enjoyed decorating their own school buses, coloring a giant table runner, playing in school bus shaped tents, and chowing down on some seriously cute treats. So grab a seat on the {party} bus and check out the rest of the details below!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Fantastic school bus cookies + yummy yellow candies from Dylan’s Candy Bar
  • Miniature stoplights, baskets and party buntings decorating the dessert table
  • Awesome chevron school bus birthday cake + bus shaped chocolate pops
  • Brown paper party favors with die-cut school buses & stamped school bus tags

chevron stripes and school bus birthday cake

birthday aprty yellow decor and lemonade stand


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Magical Peter Pan and Neverland Birthday Party

tinker bell and tiger lily costumes for a peter pan birthday party

All you need is faith, trust and a little bit of creative pixie dust to make a spectacular Peter Pan and Neverland Party! This party, photoraphed by Cyndi Capouch Photography and styled by Michelle Samardzija of Mad Momma Events had just that and more, including super fun games like a Pirate Hook Ring Toss and Pretzel Pick Up, plus an adorable nursery-inspired entryway accented with Peter’s pesky shadow! All of the guests dressed in character, and they all look so cute I can hardly stand it — I think I might have to steal that Tiger Lily look for next Halloween. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Edible Pixie Dust wand-making activity, adorable plush Tinker Bell purses & sparkly fairy wings for guests
  • Blue cocktails for the adults in Pirate mason Jars + “scurvy fighting” Pirate Ship fruit skewers
  • Pirate’s Booty in the Lost Boy lunches + ice cream cone & pretzel “tee pees” for dessert!
  • ‘Flying to Neverland’ bunting, Pages of the Disney classic hung up as a garland & a secret message in a bottle

peter pan tree signs

peter pan nursery decor

DIY ice cream cone indian tee pees

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Gorgeous Peter Rabbit First Birthday {Garden Party}

the tale of peter rabbit first birthday party

Alina Wall styled and photographed this sweet and amazing Peter Rabbit First Birthday for her son. I love the shabby chic & vintage feel of this outdoor party – from the furniture to the dessert dishes to the birthday boy’s outfit! And one thing here that you definitely don’t see every day — real live (& adorable) bunnies were let out of their cages for some super fun “bunny racing”! Lucky for the rabbits, these party guests are much nicer than the story’s farmer, Mr. McGregor. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Creative cupcakes topped with Peter Rabbit character silhouettes & fondant carrots
  • Lots of garden veggies (LOVE the idea of holing out a head of lettuce for dip!)
  • Gorgeous cookies featuring story illustrations + a blue ruffle smash cake
  • Super cute vintage decor: old suitcases, watering can centerpieces & the most beautiful baby buggy!
  • Big red barn as the perfect party backdrop + lovely quilted cake topped with Peter Rabbit, of course!

bunny peter rabbit topper on a blue quilted cake

peter rabbit plush party favor dolls

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Enchanted Disney Princess Birthday Party {Pink & Purple}

princess castle cake

Loving styled by Fancy That! Events and beautifully captured by Melody Melikian Photography, the soft colors and glittery accents in this Enchanted Disney Princess Birthday Party make it feel downright magical. My favorite “decorative element”, though, has got to be the guests! From the little ones to the grown ups, I’m spotting Ariel, Belle, Aurora, Snow White and more, and of course the guest of honor herself… Sophia the 3rd! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Gorgeous floral centerpieces featuring soft shades of pink & purple + glittery star accents
  • Magical Sofia the First inspired birthday cake topped with a cool princess castle
  • Cupcakes topped with pink and purple fondant crowns + shimmery silver cake pops
  • Fairy wands and sparkly crowns (decked out in sequins & rhinestones) for all the royal guests!

pink purple princess party centerpiece

pink and purple princess party kids table and decor

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Playful & Sunny Peppa Pig Themed Birthday Party

peppa pig birthday party cake

Peppa Pig’s favorite things include playing games and jumping in muddy puddles, which makes this Peppa Pig Themed Kids Party by Michelle Walker of Little Wish Parties an absolute SUCCESS. Fun activities included Potato Sack Racing, Piggy in the Middle, and of course, Muddy Puddle Jumping. Peppa even stopped by to join in on the fun! See more super cute details below, including creative, show-inspired treats like Wobbly Jelly and Dinosaur Donuts…ROAR! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Regular milk + chocolate straw = “Muddy Puddle Milk” (so clever!)
  • Giant paper mache strawberry centerpiece + strawberry pinata and cookies
  • Darling Peppa Pig cake with fondant Peppa & George toppers + cupcakes topped with tiny rain boots
  • Grassy place mats, blue & pink crown chair covers and silver umbrella table decor
  • Red rain boot candy holders filled with ‘rain drop’ Hershey Kisses and gummy piglets

peppa pig welcome sign and character

peppa pig dessert table rain boot candy dishes


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Slammin’ Softball 10th Birthday {Tween Party}

softball girl birthday cake

Jeannette Rivas of J at Your Service hit a home run with this Slammin’ Softball Birthday Party for her daughter. The outside-the-box color palette for a young old girl is too cool (pink is nowhere in sight!), and I’m especially loving the tough-looking cake topper… that little fondant softball player is not messing around. ;) With lots of yummy treats and fun games, including an awesome batting cages area, this birthday celebration is definitely a winner.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Mini Foam Fingers, rock candy ‘softball bats’ + a superstar cake with a big red bow
  • Awesome retro hot dog stand and clever softball-glove-turned-candy-dish
  • Chocolate-covered apple softballs (that would be awesome in white for baseballs too!)
  • Favor buttons with cheeky phrases like “THROW like a girl” and “no place like HOME

girls softball birthday party dessert table

yellow softball decor and hair bow (more…)

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{Party of 5} Vintage Circus, Girly Pink Birthday, Casino Birthday, Garden Tea Party, Vintage Rose Baptism

vintage circus baby shower party theme

Here we go with the latest round of Party of 5 picks from the incredible submissions that come our way! This week you’ll find the following creative themes:

– Vintage Circus Baby Shower
– Girly Pink First Birthday Party
– Casino 40th Birthday Party
– Garden Tea Party
– Vintage Rose Baptism Dessert Table

1. Vintage Circus Baby Shower (pictured above) by Petit Gateau

2. Girly Pink First Birthday by Where the Green Grass Grows

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Avengers Inspired Superhero Birthday Bash

superhero avengers birthday party with avengers cake pops and personalized cape

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

comic book superhero, skyline and pop art cake

superhero felt masks, balloons, thor and other birthday party devcor

superhero kids tablescape

avengers captain america superhero sugar cookie


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