Thomas turned three in August and Holly happened to be here during the time of his party, so that worked out well. She got to attend AND to help out with decorating! Emily enlisted our help to make some of the favors, decorations, and in setting up the day of the party. We talked over different things we could have and decided a "photo op" Batman would be cute. I was volunteered to make this. Was going for a more cartoonish look, because I thought that would be easier to do and maybe more kid-friendly. Purchased one of those cardboard backgrounds that are used for science fair projects around here. I sketched the figure, then painted it, and cutout the shape.
Emily made these cute cone holders out of comic book pages to hold Chex Mix as a portable snack. Holly fixed the cardboard to hold the cones. She and I used a lot of blue paint!
Below are the cute Batman Tootsie Roll Pops that Holly did. She printed and cut out the masks and capes, gluing all the batman emblems on each cape. Lots of tedious work, but the kids loved them!
Then shown below, the favor bags for the children attending. Again, Holly did the Batman emblems for the bags. When we didn't have the right shade of blue paper, she had to paint paper. The cityscape was a lucky leftover from the daycare that Thomas and Sam attend. There had been a Vacation Bible school where they had used these as props. They were going to be thrown away, so Emily rescued them to re-use at the party. These are made from black paper-covered boxes with yellow sticky notes for the windows.
Emily and Craig got into the Super Hero spirit, with his Superman shirt and her Wonder Woman.
Thomas had a blast with all the water fun. He did start out the day with a Batman shirt, but it was a really hot and humid Tuscaloosa day, so the water play started early.
Here is Kerry with Sam. They had found a Robin onesie for him. He looked so cute!
Birthday cake was made by a friend of ours here in Vinemont, so it had to be transported all the way to Tuscaloosa. Kerry ended up having to do this, as Holly and I had went down the night before the party to be able to help Emily with the setup. It made it all in one piece, looked wonderful, and was delicious, as her cakes always are.
Thomas, taking a pose, as Batman.