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Topic: Holy Cake and Capes Batman! (lots o pics and mighty wordy)  (Read 2484 times)
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sum1smuma
« on: April 07, 2010 06:22:13 PM »

So my son loves Batman (did until he discovered the multi faceted Mario now Batman is lagging in popularity), and for his 6th Birthday I wanted to be all Craftster like about it and include a few creative and economical aspects. I have become enthralled with all you creative geniuses that post some of the most amazing things I have ever seen!

I did a Batman signal cake for his actual birthday and had him follow riddles left by The Riddler who left his hat (think St patty`s hat with felt question mark) to find his hidden present. He thought that was a blast.
Here is the cake...


His party was held at a really old church that had been converted to a hall and the town did kid`s parties. It was perfect since it had Gothic arches and could pass for a Gotham city building. The inside was bland and I made a ton of Word bubbles on bristol board to make the wall less beige.
I made the invites too. which I will have to post later. I was super pleased with those! Grin

For Loot bags I went with capes and utility belts for all 20+ kids. They were worth the effort when the kids could hardly wait for assistance to tie the capes on. I printed up certificates stating completion of training to be superheroes and handed out their bag of equipment.
Here are the capes....Boys and Girls each personalized because I always over do it!  Wink

And the girlies with rhinestones...

Here is a pic with a belt that was made from dog collars, yes it is true, a little leather pouch with finger lasers, flashlight, binoculars, batarangs made from foam sheets. They each received a lik-m-aid candy and a pen and pencil. I always go crazy with loot bags but these were adored by almost every parent was thankful as well as the kids. I had a blast doing this.

I am sad that Batman has taken a back seat at our house but glad it is to a great man like Mario. Smiley
« Last Edit: April 07, 2010 06:36:53 PM by sum1smuma » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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KelseyLauren
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2010 09:16:08 PM »

Wow! What a lucky kid to have you as a mom! I wish I would have gone to a party like that as a kid. I'm sure it's something your son as well as all of the kids who attended will remember for the rest of their lives! Well done! You're Super Mom!
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sum1smuma
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2010 05:32:31 AM »

Thanks. But not quite super mom...I did not have to run the party games and I bought the cake for the party and stuck a Batman Hummer with action figures on it. He really wanted that toy and since he asked people to donate to the victims in Haiti instead of gifts, I was really proud and happy to make that a surprise. (Initially he wanted to send all his clothes and shoes, I had to explain winter boots may become uncomfortable in a hot climate.)
I think I should throw parties like this for my grown-up friends...hmm...I used to....
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