My little boy is very specific about his birthday parties. When he turned 4 he wanted a Camouflage/Army themed party, his 5th birthday was a Sonic the Hedgehog party, 6th birthday was Avatar: The Last Airbender party. And for his 7th birthday, what he wanted was a Batman themed party.
So what's a mom to do?
Start working on his birthday decorations! :)
Since his birthday is on a school day, we brought some cupcakes for his class. His school does not allow parents to bring homemade food, so we bought these cupcakes from Vons, and I made the toppers with my Silhouette Cameo. The toppers are pretty much unisex, but I made some Batgirl toppers for the girls, just in case they prefer a female superhero. ;)
These bats were also made with my Silhouette Cameo. It was really simple but I love how it looked on the wall. Nothing says batcave like a swarm of bats, right?
We ordered his cake from our favorite bakery. The topper is actually a toy we got from Walmart. My little guy thought it's the coolest cake ever. :)
These paper plates are from Party City. As you can see in the photo, we got the Batman themed dessert plates, and solid color dinner plates. I also placed a 12 x 12 cardstock paper underneath which serves as a placemat and it also adds a nice pop of color.
The NATH letters on the tablecloth are also made with my Silhouette Cameo. The print and cut feature is so fun! :)
If you've been reading my blog for some time, you'd know that I have a tendency to go a little crazy with gift wrapping ( need proof? click here ). There's just something about a really nice gift wrap that makes me so happy. And my Silhouette cutting machine makes it so easy to make one-of-a-kind gift wraps. Did I mention how much I'm loving the print and cut feature? ;)
For this gift tag, I used Adobe Photoshop Elements 9. Then I matted it on a paper that I wrapped in aluminum foil. The foil just gives it a silver metal look that I think looks cool with this particular Batman photo.
Here's a photo of the birthday boy. I still can't believe he's seven years old. Time flies by so fast... a little too fast if you ask me. (sigh)
I linked this post to these wonderful parties:
All Things Thursdays Blog Hop : Posed Perfection | Bewitch Me & Titi Link Party : Titi Crafty | diy Sunday Showcase : Pink When | Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends : Love Bakes Good Cakes | Friday Link Party : The Pin Junkie | Friday Flash Blog : The Jenny Evolution | Inspire Me Monday : Create With Joy | Kid's Birthday Party Ideas : Krafty Kards Etc. | Party Time Link Up : Spaceships and Laser Beams | Say G'day Saturday : Natasha in Oz | Share Your Stuff Tuesdays : Table for Seven | Thriving on Thursdays : Domesblissity | Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party : Sew Crafty Angel | Weekly Shape Challenge : Silhouette Blog | Whimsy Wednesdays : The NY Melrose Family | Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop : Ducks 'n a Row | Your Designs This time : Elizabeth Joan Designs