Parties are my love language. Well how I speak in love language I guess. I love to throw parties for my boys. The older two are past the age our family does big old birthdays every year. However, the younger two still get parties. In fact, this year was Bean's very first friend party. He has had a First Birthday Fiesta, a BYU Football second birthday party, and a Dinosaur party last year. This year he requested to have a Batman Birthday Party.
Which was a little funny considering I am not sure really how in to Batman he is. No other party theme I threw at him would do though. So Batman it was.
One of my party decorating tricks is to pick a color theme that coordinates with the party theme and then to go crazy with it. I incorporate the colors in just about everything from patterns, food, and decorations. This year the colors were the traditional Batman colors black, gray, and yellow.
I even found this perfectly coordinating Batman doll.
PS Who really has thighs like that???
Anyway, I digress. I like feeding a simple lunch and easy snacks at a toddler party. Using food is not only an easy way to decorate, but serving lunch (or dinner) is a great activity for a party.
Another easy way to decorate a party is to add posters and tags. I made all of my posters and tags using PicMonkey. I made the simple and modern Batman head graphic using only geometric overlays. Once I had the head the way I wanted it, I saved it and then could simply insert it within other tags and posters.
Lunch was simple. However, I served it in and on these cute lunch boxes and plates.
Wrapping the stem of a banana with washi tape may have been a little unnecessary, but I couldn't help myself.
After lunch, we had a few more activities. Like coloring.
Cape and mask wearing.
We had a bat-shaped pinata of course.
We also blew some bubbles.
Before we sent off our friends with a thank you bag, we ended our party with a simple, but delicious Batman cake.
This party was SO fun to pull together, but it was slightly exhausting. Which honestly is why I have yet to throw my other March birthday boy a party. I still owe him one. Oops.
Here are the things I made--
Posters and Tags
What I purchased--
Batman Masks- Walmart
Bubble Wands- Walmart
Balloons, Paper Fans, Tissue Balls, Honeycombs- Zurchers
Paper Plates, Napkins, Straws- Zurchers
Treat Cups- Zurchers
Plastic Cake Stands (spray-painted black)- Zurchers
Fabric Banners- Michaels
Lunch Boxes- Hobby Lobby
Wrapping Paper (used as table runner)-Hobby Lobby
Milk Jar Glasses- Hobby Lobby