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Super Hero Birthday Party (21 photos)
Our now 4-year old has been our little Super Cooper since the day he was born so when he requested a Super Hero 4th birthday party it was a natural choice. The bold colors of red, blue, yellow and green and the high energy of super heroes fits our son perfectly. He doesn't have a favorite super hero (and besides, he's one of a kind! :) so I didn't focus on any specific super hero but tried to incorporate some general super hero traits and characteristics into the party.
Though I kept it generic, I couldn’t resist using the iconic Superman badge on the cups, the cake and the cookies. I saw some super hero cups on Pinterest (via Etsy) that inspired these DIY Super Power Smoothie cups…and ultimately guided my brainstorming to adding a cape to the Super Cooper cake. Foam stickers were easy to cut and worked great for making the badge on the the cups and tissue paper made nice capes. Inside the badge is the perfect place to label the cups with initials or names for the party guests.
The Super Cooper cake was the centerpiece of the table. I have worked very little with fondant. In fact, this is only the 2nd fondant cake that I’ve made and the first one that I’ve shared outside of family. I’ve never been a big fan of fondant for taste but I have grown to love it for the fact that you can get exact colors to match your theme and then peel it off without consuming the artifical food dyes. A sugar cookie Super Cooper badge and red tissue paper cape were the finishing touches for the cake.
The Super Cooper cookies were an easy addition. I didn’t have a cookie cutter so I cut out a paper pattern and used a pizza cutter to cut out each cookie.
My son loves cake pops so I used some extra cupcakes to make basic cake pops, decorated with the coordinating red and blue sprinkles. I filled a blue baking dish with decorative rocks and stuck the cake pops into the rocks.
His favorite candy is CRUNCH bars, which kind of fits the super hero theme, so they were a great decoration to cover the decorative rocks in the caramel corn and cake pop displays.
Caramel POPcorn was another fitting dessert filler. I rolled paper into cones and stuck the caramel corn cones in a vase filled with decorative rocks topped with CRUNCH bars.
Cranberry PUNCH fit the color theme and was a nice beverage option for kids and adults. We also offered SUPER MAMA-tinis, Prosecco-spiked cranberry punch because all of the moms deserve a break, too!