Vintage Comic Book Theme Party

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Crystal hosted an amazing Vintage Comic Book theme party for her son Christian’s birthday.   The party theme is so unique and fun!  The super hero cake pictured above featured buildings and popular super hero sayings.    The cake was made by @sweetlilsweets and Crystal made the sayings topper using cardstock she purchased at Michael’s Craft Store.   Crystal also made the Chu! cake decoration.

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The cookies were also made by @sweetlilsweets and were decorated with popular saying such as Boom, Zap, Pow and Wham!    Crystal displayed the party cookies on vintage comic books which were covered in plastic.  I love this!

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Crysal created buildings using shoe boxes and shiny wrapping paper.   The windows were made from black cardstock.   The rice krispie treats were made by one of Crystal’s best friends and her son’s Godmother.

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 Crystal purchased solid colored party cups and decorated them with a strip of comic book paper and embellished them with little topppers featuring her son’s initial.  She also included a cute juice container on the drinks table with a sign that read “Power Pop!”

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The treats table included chocolated covered Oreo cookies, yellow lightning bolt lollipops, red and blue gumballs in glass jars and colored popcorn wrapped in comic book cones.

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 Another sweet treat  served at the party were these chocolate dipped and swirled marshmallows.   The marshmallows were decorated with cute comic book toppers which featured the birthday boy’s initial.  The party favor bags were regular solid colored lunch bags.  These bags were accented with each of the child’s names in a vintage comic book talk bubble.   The bags included vintage comic books and sweets from the party table.

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The sweets table backdrop featured red, yellow and blue streamers, a banner made from comic book paper, a small pennant banner made from comic book pages and cardstock purchased at Micheal’s Craft Store, a pom pom decoration with the word Pow! in the middle of it and paper fans purchased at the $.99 Store.  Cyrstal had another pom pom with the text “Make a Hero” on it.  Crystal set out cold cuts, rolls, mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, plates and napkins and each of the kids made their own hero sandwich.

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Happy Birthday, Christian!

Please visit Cyrstal @3boysandamom for more amazing party ideas!

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Chef Theme 5th Birthday Party

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Crystal @3boysandamom hosted a fun Chef theme birthday party for her son Brandon’s 5th birthday.    The party was held at California Pizza Kitchen and featured a chef hat cake, chef hat cookies, pizza making and amazing cooking decor.  The party table pictured above includes the party favors, birthday cake, cupcakes, cookies and a handmade banner.   Crystal made the decorative banner and paper cupcake toppers herself.    I love how the cupcakes are placed on a wood spatulas and the cookies are placed on wood cutting boards!

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Here is a close up photo of the chocolates, cookies and cupcakes.    The handmade sign by the cake reads “Today’s Special:  Brandon’s 5th Birthday Cake” and a large pot was used as a cake stand.  Very creative!  The birthday cake, cupcakes and chocolate covered pretzels were made by Sweet Lil Sweets.  Crystal’s best friend made the #5 chocolate lollipops.

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Here are the delicious cookies that were served at the party.  The first are unique rainbow cookies which coordinated wonderfully with the theme.  The next are adorable chef hat shaped cookies.  These treats were also made by Sweet Lil Sweets.

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The table settings included a plate, embellished cup, red & white striped straws with decorative flag, napkin, paper chef hat and apron on the chair.   The centerpiece was a measuring cup filled with red and white peppermints and wooden utensils and balloons.  Crystal embellished the paper cups with red and white gingham ribbon.

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The birthday boy and his friend making their own personal pizzas!

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The party favors included unique, personalized pizza boxes filled with cookie mix, cookie cutters, measuring spoons and a chocolate #5 lollipop.   The pizza boxes were purchased from Paper Mart.  For the babies at the party there were books about food.  The books were wrapped in blue and white gingham paper and tied with red ribbon.   The centerpiece was a measuring cup, metal whisks and a #5 sign with a chef hat.

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Happy 5th Birthday, Brandon!
(and he’s a New York Yankees fan, got to love that!)

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Max’s Sesame Street 1st Birthday Party

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This Sesame Street party was submitted to me by Lisa.   The party was to celebrate her son Max’s 1st birthday.   The decorations, table decor and birthday cake were amazing.   The photo above features the cake, party favor bags, cupcakes, decorations and treats.    Lisa made the name sign herself.  She purchased the letters at Joann Fabrics and then painted them.  The table is embellished with a banner, balloons, photos of  the birthday boy, Sesame Street inspired pom pom decorations and a theme table cover.

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Lisa’s husband made this fabulous Sesame Street inspired sign for the party.   All of the materials used to make this sign were purchased at the Home Depot and Walmart and cost less than $20!   This included the wood and spray paint.  The sign was accented with balloons and the text “1 Max Street.”  I love it!

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This pinata is absolutely adorable!  Just like the decoration above it features the text “1 Max Street”.  I love the creativity.  And of course Max is wearing a super sweet Elmo shirt.

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This Cookie Monster marshmallow pop was one of the delicious sweets served during the birthday party.   The marshmallow pops along with the cake and cupcakes pictured below were made by one of Lisa’s friends.   Other desserts included cake pops, pretzel rods and Chamoy apples.  Chamoy apples are similar to caramel apples, but instead of caramel they are coated with chamoy powder and a Mexican candy called tamarindo.

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This is a close up photo of the beautiful cakes and cupcakes.   The cake and cupcakes feature Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and Elmo.

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Lisa also hired an Elmo entertainer for the party.  Elmo sang and danced with the kids.  Everyone had a great time!

Please visit my Elmo Party Supplies page for more unique ideas for your celebration.

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Daniel’s Lego Birthday Party

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Sue shared with me the Lego theme party she hosted for her son Daniel’s 5th birthday celebration.   This amazing party featured an eye-catching cake table, handmade party pinata and unbelievable cake display.    The photo above is of the cake table which included the birthday cake, personalized balloons, party hats, cupcakes, candy and other table decor.

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I absolutely love the Lego birthday cake display!   For the birthday cake, Sue ordered a 1/2 sheet cake decorated with a plain construction scene.   They decorated the cake with Lego construction workers and Daniel’s name using Lego bricks.  There was also five birthday candles and each candle was placed on a Lego brick.  Sue and her husband constructed a Lego wall all the way around the birthday cake and placed Lego men on the wall.  The cupcakes were frosted in primary colors; red, blue, yellow, orange and green and were topped with chocolate Lego men.   You can make Lego chocolates by using a specialty candy mold.  Please visit my Lego Party Favors page for a link to purchase.

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Here is a closeup photo of the Lego men standing on the wall surrounding the birthday cake.

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Other fun party items included party hats embellished with the Lego logo, large megablocks used as utensil holders and dishes filled with colorful candies.

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Sue created a life-sized Lego man using a decorated box for the body, paper towel rolls for the arms and a Lego “Sort and Store” for the head.  The Lego man was holding a bouquet of balloons and was placed in the gifts area.

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Sue’s husband made the red Lego brick pinata.  For the pinata bags, Sue purchased plain yellow bags and drew Lego faces on them.

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In addition to the pinata party activity, they also had a ‘Pin the Head on the Lego Man’ game.   Like many of the other party items, this game was handmade and looks wonderful.

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