Sunday, April 15, 2012

Jackson's 4th Birthday Celebration

Jackson turned 4 this week and we celebrated with a Superhero party. He has really been into imagination and Superheroes so this party was perfect for his current interests. His friend Ethan also had a birthday right by his so we made in a joint party.

We started out with Mr. Freeze capturing all our favorite superheroes and freezing them in ice. The kids had to save the Superheroes by spraying the ice with hot water from their squirt guns. The kids loved it. We told a story beforehand to get them excited and then they were so pumped to try and save the heroes.Next we painted Spiderman masks. I bought the masks at Joann's in the $1 section. What a cheap and easy craft! I love a craft that shows the kids creativity as well as being low cost.

Then we dinned on pizza and strawberry lemonade. Every Superhero's power food, lol.

Next we all became Superheroes ourselves by creating our very own capes. I cut the capes out of felt and added sticky Velcro circles for the closures. Then I cut out a variety of shapes from presto felt (it is felt that already has sticky backs). The kids assembled the capes themselves. Again creativity and the glory of being the Superhero they all dream of becoming.
SUPER LIZZY! Of course she had to have a pink one.

Once all the kids were in costume we finished the party games with a Superhero scavenger hunt. I made a key with all the Superhero characters then I placed their matching logos all over the house. The kids had to match up each logo to the Superhero on their sheet. It was really nice to see the kids helping each other find the logos they needed for their sheets.

We finished the party with a Spiderman cake and pinata and the kids took home all the candy in Superhero gift bags. It was a super party for my little super man.

I love this picture of Lizzy taking it to Spiderman with all her might!Jackson modeling his new Batman costume. He also got Captain America and Ironman costumes. He has worn them every day changing several times a day. Even to bed.

I made him wait until Brandon got home from work to open his presents. As soon as Dad walked in the door he was ripping the paper off the presents. I'm lucky I even got these two pictures. It is so funny how much kids change in just a year. Last year it was open a present and play with it forgetting about the others. This year open one and move onto the next as soon as possible. He loved everything he got and was asking when his birthday is again.

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