Superhero Party on an Antique Train at Travel Town in Griffith Park, LA.
The girls both have fall birthdays…. that usually means juggling birthdays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Shopping/making, Back to school and so much more. Last year, I finally smartened up and held a joint birthday party. The girls wanted a superhero theme so I got to work. We held the party on a train at Travel Town in Los Angeles. The train was perfect for pint-sized party kids!
Cupcakes! Cookies! Superhero Friends!
Superhero Decoration Supplies
When superhero party prep was underway, I knew I wanted to make some BIG sparkle letters for side-centerpieces. I wanted something bold for the cupcake and party favor table. I loved these paper-mache letters and really liked how lightweight they are. I found this red sparkle paper to use on the fronts and the white and black polka-dot paper for the edges. The gold numbers are for the girls birthday….. 3 for Sophia and 4 for Delilah.
To create the letters, First, I attached the polk-dat papers down the side edges with Mod Podge. Then I cut the letter shape from the red sparkle paper. I attached the sparkle paper with Mod Podge. If you can’t find good sparkle paper, you could just glitter the letters. I glued dowel rods to the back of the letters. Because the letters are lightweight they were easy to use in an a centerpiece. I spelled BAM for Delilah who was turning 4.
I spelled POW for Sophia who was turning 3.
The little superhero people are cupcake toppers that I bought from etsy. I ordered enough for the cupcakes and extra for the centerpieces.
To extend (add height) to the cupcake pics, I placed them in polka-dot paper straws.
I cut the paper straws to different lengths so that each superhero pic was a different height in the centerpiece.
For the base of the centerpieces, I glittered silver pails with chunky gold glitter. I added some glass marbles to the bottom of the pails…. this was just to add a little weight to the base.
Next, I add some floral foam over the marbles.
I poked the letters, glittered number and superber pics into the floral foam and topped the whole thing with paper shred.
For the superhero party cupcakes, I went with grocery store cupcakes and had them use yellow frosting. I topped each one with a cupcake topper. The arched cupcake stand is perfect for creating a pretty and dimensional display.
For the kids tables, I made some centerpieces with beach pails, paper stars and more superhero people.
I wrapped the pails with gold fabric, I glued diamond trim around the top of the gold fabrics. I used hot glue to attach big foam stars to the pail. The superhero pics were made the same as for the pervious centerpieces.
For the large star in the center, I slid the paper straws onto bamboo skewers. I sandwiched and glued the top of the straw in-between two paper star decorations.
For kids table, I made sack lunches with sandwiches, goldfish, fruits and veggies +juice boxes. I also made little craft kids for superhero mask making.
Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be posting more projects and pictures from our Superhero Birthday Party.