DIY: A Superhero Picnic with Clear & Simple Stamps

November 10, 2012


A-Superhero-Picnic-with-Clear-and-Simple

Get your scrolling finger ready. There are a lot of photos. A LOT. Let’s do this…

SuperheroStoryboard1

The whole idea started a few months ago when a friend of mine told me she’d be throwing a superhero birthday party for her son. The obsession began! Personally, if I had a superpower, it would be the power to stop time…because Lord knows I need a few more hours in my day!

Vibrant primary colors gave this party a classic superhero vibe – which made it all the more believable when the kiddos showed up! Each placesetting at the superhero table had a personalized treat bag stuffed with all the essential superhero disguise items…handmade of course. Beware of the upcoming cuteness.

Superheroes-in-costume

Superhero wristband

If ever there was a papercrafted party – this Superhero Picnic was it! From flags on the straws to labels for the spread, each element of our picnic had a handmade touch…and believe it or not, it wasn’t difficult to execute! For more deets on each of the handmade elements of this party, join me tomorrow for a special edition of Style Watch where I’ll share several behind the scenes tips and photos for creating a Superhero Bash of your own!

SuperHeroStoryboard3

To maintain all that cuteness, these superheroes needed sustenance…and this party had plenty. Let’s dig in…

Pow Pretzels Packaging

Half the fun was coming up with names for each of the items in our picnic spread! Heroes? I mean – you gotta have heroes at a superhero party, right?!

Super "Heroes"

And perhaps my proudest moment was when I came up with “Chicken Salad Shazaam-wiches.” Seriously. Every once in a while, I’m awesome like that.

Chicken Salad Shazaam-Wiches

I repurposed this beverage basin from our wedding picnic to create a Power Hydration Station for quenching the thirst of the little superheroes!  Cuteness!

Power Hydration Station

After obsessing over all the papercrafted goodies for this picnic, I realized …a little late in the game…that these superheroes might want something to DO during the picnic. You can’t really expect two- and three- year olds to be satisfied with a well crafted party…those kiddos need some entertainment! Here’s what I came up with:

Build Your Own Supershield Station

A BUILD YOUR OWN SUPERSHIELD STATION!!! It’s amazing what fun you can have with paint, crayons and a few paper plates!

Superhero-Storyboard4revised

The “Build Your Own Supershield Station” was a HIT! Word to the wise: if you need to entertain a few little ones…give them paint. They will paint for HOURS! But don’t let them wear their good clothes…these kiddos got paint all over themselves. And on that note, I’d like to extend a hearty “You’re Welcome” to their parents who just loved those fashionable splatters of paint on everything.

Supershields

The fun didn’t stop there either…as much as little kids love paint…you know what they love even more???

Super Hero Bubble Station

…BUBBLES! Perfect for practicing your super breath blowing…ya know…for superbreath emergencies.

Bubbles-Storyboard

 And if you can’t tell from the photos…Elijah was a particularly big fan of the bubbles! In addition to bubble-blowing and shield-making, I thought it would be a fun to have a….
Super Hero Registrationsign
You can’t just run around all willy-nilly with those super powers…you need to register them!
Super Hero Regstristration Card
…even the grown up superheroes got in on the registration fun!

PHEW! Did you make it through? Did you enjoy? I hope so! I think we’ve all earned a treat, dont’t you? Cupcakes any one?

The End of the Superhero Picnic

22 thoughts on “A Superhero Picnic with Clear & Simple Stamps”

  1. That looked like a party a super hero would be so excited to attend. Love all of the attention to detail and the beautiful colors.

  2. What an amazing party! My boys sure would have loved having party like this…the work and imagination you put into this party is phenomenal!
    Seriously, in your spare time (lol) you should be an event planner!

  3. I have been enjoying your blog for some time now but have never commented (not in writing …. I have often verbalized how great you are). This party is so stinkin’ cute that I had to say so here. My favorite part is the Superhero Registration Card, and that’s probably because you used one of my favorite lines from The Incredibles movie – when Mr. Incredible tells Buddy “I work alone”.

    Thanks for sharing and please keep ’em coming.

  4. Well that was an absolute whirlwind of amazing fun (not to mention AMAZING projects) – you are a paper crafting superhero, Amber! My daughter would love this party (I should mention she is 24 – LOL).

  5. Awesome! Love it all. Wishing my son’s birthday was tomorrow…well, maybe a month away, so I might have enough time to create all these fun things.

  6. Amber, you did an amazing amazing job with the superhero party. You know I especially love the photos! Everything you did was super creative and cute. I really love the capes, mask, and cuffs. I can’t wait to see your next party planning post!

  7. Wow! You completely blew my mind with this! Now I need one of every stamp and die you used 🙂 Thank you for sharing all of this fabulousness with us. You totally rock.

  8. I LOVE the super hero registration card! Did you make it or download it? I want it!!! I work as a staff at a summer camp and this week is all about super heroes. I came across your page doing a search on superhero shields. You have such fun ideas. Thank you for sharing!

  9. ADORBS!! My daughters have been begging for an Incredibles party so this will help so much! do you by any chance have the PDF or a copy of the Super Hero registration card?

Leave a comment!

Keep the conversation going! Your email address will not be published.

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.