|"Fighting Crime" in our local WalMart|
He changed where he wanted to have it several times. At first it was the park, then the splash pad, then McDonald's, then Forest Jumps. This is what the invitations looked like:
I decided on the decorations early in this process. Of course, I would use black, yellow, and blue since that is what is in the invitations. I planned on using some toys from home as centerpieces on the tables. The menu was kind of hard for me because we were having the party at Forest Jumps and I didn't want to feed them TOO much and then watch the kids get sick after all the jumping. So, I asked Sam what he would like to have. I kind of liked his ideas and so I stuck with those. I made labels for all of the food and named each item after a Batman character. The menu was:
* Bats In A Blanket (Pigs in a Blanket)
* Joker's Peanut Butter Sandwiches
* Two Face Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
* Mr. Penguin's Puffs (Cheese Puffs)
* Bat Power Cupcakes
* Mr. Freeze's Fruit (Apples and Grapes with Dip)
I cut each sandwich into the Batman Symbol and all of the kids really loved eating those. I also placed a basket of Samuel's favorite candy (M&Ms) in a basket as the centerpiece on one of the tables.
|Front of the table where the line would begin for food. I always like to frame an invitation and have it displayed at the kid's parties.|
|Bats in a Blanket, sandwiches, and a basket full of party favors|
|This year I took a photo of Sam in his Batman costume holding his hand up showing that he is FIVE and wrote "This Superhero is 5" on the frame and placed it at the end of the food table.|
|Cupcake Cake...Samuel picked this out and he said he chose it because it came with a motorcycle launcher and Batman. Good Choice.|
|This Superhero is 5|
|I used the Joker's house as a centerpiece on this table|
|Batman in a basket full of M&Ms as the centerpiece on this table|
|Food Table. I used a large black plastic tote as my drink cooler and we just had bottled waters and juice boxes|
I had a very hard time deciding on what to use as party favors. I love giving out party favors. I went through a dozen choices and finally decided on crayon roll ups. My mom and I went shopping and picked out the perfect Batman fabric and she made crayon roll ups for each child to take home. I also handed out a Batman coloring page to go home with them as well.
|Crayon Roll Up opened up|
|Crayon Roll Up all rolled up and tied with a ribbon and ready to hand out with a favor tag|
|Back of the favor tag|
His favorite part of the party was blowing out the candles on his cake and opening up presents.
He ran, played, and jumped with his friends and wore himself out!
|Me and Sam after his party!|
|I think he was completely exhausted by this time but we were all in our Batman "gear" so I wanted a picture|
|This Superhero is FIVE!|