Monday, April 22, 2013

A Super-Hero Themed Baby Shower

My good friend Samantha is expecting a baby boy in about a month so there was a baby shower to plan!  I along with my other good friends Vicki, Bonnie, and Monet all played hostess for the special day.  Sam and her husband decided to decorate the nursery with a super-hero theme so we stuck with that theme for the baby shower.  It was a co-ed party so we also decided the super-hero theme would be guy-friendly too.

I was mainly on decoration duty as it was something I could work on ahead of time as I'm an out-of-towner.  In a previous post I showed how I made tissue paper pom-poms in super-hero/comic book colors (red, blue, yellow, and black).  I also made a couple bunting banners out of comic books and poster board.  I cut pennants out of poster board in red, yellow, blue, and black.  Then I cut slightly smaller triangles from comic book pages that I glued onto the poster board pennants.

I then used duct tape to string the pennants together.  I found some fun red and white chevron duct tape in Target's dollar area, but only one roll, so I had to use red duct tape for the second banner.  I placed the pennants comic side down onto the edge of the duct tape to prevent creases (as I figured out after the first banner) and then folded the duct tape in half with the pennant stuck between.

And here are the two finished banners:

 I also made a "Baby Shower" banner, similar to how I made this Halloween banner, using comic book pages.

I found plates and cupcake wrappers at Michael's that I thought fit the theme.  Vicki baked and decorated some yummy lemon, strawberry, and chocolate cupcakes.  I also bought a cookie cutter from The Cookie Cutter Company that Bonnie and Monet used to cut-out sugar cookies and label with words like "Pow!", "Wiz!", "Bam!".  The cookie cutter is actually a spider web but I thought it would work for the action bubbles in comics.

Bonnie, Monet, and Vicki set-up a candy station for party favors:

............they also made a city backdrop for the food table..................

And Vicki made a super-hero diaper cake!

All-in-all, everyone had a good time and our friend Sam appreciated the love shown to her and her soon to arrive baby boy.  And us girls had a fun time party planning! :o)


Anonymous said...

It all came out so cute! Sam really seemed to love it! You're so creative, my friend. :)

Linda said...

Thanks! ;o)

Anonymous said...

Where did you find the baby super hero figures?

Linda said...

My friend Vicki made the diaper cake with the baby super heroes on top. I found a link to them online at target:|14050177&CPNG=Toys&kpid=14050177&LID=PA&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=14050177

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