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My kids started school incredibly early this year, and with the various things that we were doing as summer ended and trying to catch up with life, and get everyone off to school, etc time flew by me. I decided that we needed to have a Superheroes back to school party. I wanted to focus on how the kids could be like their favorite superheroes (Captain America is a favorite around these parts, so we decided to go with him as our main theme) and be helpful, kind, help others in need, etc. I made these super easy capes using plastic table clothes for each of the kids with their initial on the back.
We started off by inviting some friends over. What’s a party without friends? You all know by now that I’m all about a party on a budget. 🙂 After my (too early) morning workout, I headed to Walmart, sans kids (a miracle right?!), and grabbed everything I was going to need. Plastic table clothes for the back drops, and the tables, poster board for the decor, M&M’s for the ice cream bar, and for decorating the cake. I love the variety M&M’s have these days. But really, I’m a classic lover of Peanut Butter M&M’s. We decided that #HerosEatMMs after all. 😉 I love how many options there are … endless snacking!
I printed and cut out these bubbles with things that said various thing superheroes were known for and used them as fun little sayings that could inspire the kids to remember what a superheroes are all about. Then I just took some yarn, and a large needle, and threaded it through the top of the plastic table cloth. I left the table clothe folded in half so it wasn’t crazy long, and then just hung it up using some thumb tacks and nails.
Since we decided to have a Superheroes back to school dinner party with our friends, we made a Captain America shield using the pepperoni from the pizza, and cut out a cheese star to go in the middle, and then cooked it. We had some breadsticks, some water, some veggies.
After the games were done, and the silly string gone, it was time to dig into the cake and ice cream. The kids loved the Captain America cake. It was so so easy to make. I just used 2 8 inch cakes stacked, with chocolate frosting in the middle, and then frosted with white frosting. I used plain M&M’s (my little kids sorted them out for me. Great math and color sorting lesson) to create a Captain America shield on the cake. I loved how it turned out, and it was crazy simple. The ice cream bar we just had a variety of M&M’s and some classic syrups to go on some vanilla ice cream.
The kids had a blast, which was what the hope was all along. My husband and I had fun, and throwing the party, made us want to watch the newest Captain America: The Winter Soldier. We went and rented it and both enjoyed it, and thought it was a great movie. It’s one we’ll be buying to watch again.
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