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Birthday Party Ideas Fit for a Superhero!

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When does a little boy’s birthday party become more than a birthday party?  When it’s a party for the Warriors! This themed event of superhero ideas and decorations was conceived of for the dual purpose of celebrating James on his fifth birthday, and for raising awareness of the Epilepsy Warriors Foundation. Susan Noble, founder and president of this non-profit for kids with epilepsy and seizures, wants the Foundation to be a blessing for children who are differently abled…and their parents.  Party With the Warriors was started to help fund the Foundation. I think you’ll enjoy learning about this special little guy and the organization who recently celebrated him.

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James was born via an emergency C-section due to lack of movement and doctor concern that the baby was in distress. James did not cry when he was born; he had a two-vessel cord, low muscle tone and his little arms were shaking. He was sent to NICU for further exams. What was discovered? James had suffered a stroke in utero. Fast forward through many hours of soul-searching, doctor appointments, hospital visits and therapies. Currently James cannot hold his head up, sit, stand, walk, or eat by mouth…but he is loved! He must be continuously hooked to a monitor that measures oxygen levels and heart rate. His brain is consistently seizing and because of that, he needs frequent suctioning. James must be attended 24/7.

If you’re around James long enough you’ll learn what it means to be special because of who you are, not because of what you can do. You can appreciate parents who love their child, just like any good parent. All parents want to celebrate their children and when you catch a glimmer of a boy who has gone through so much, you know a superhero party is just the theme to celebrate him.

Boy's Superhero Birthday Party Dessert Table
The superhero dessert table with a polka-dotted, vintage comic book vibe background boasted a cityscape in red, white and blue with yellow accents. The coordinating banner over the table bestowed birthday greetings over an array of tempting desserts. Even though James couldn’t taste the treats, his eyes devoured the colorful decorations.

Boy's Superhero Themed Birthday Party Cake

Super “J” was celebrated with a handsome, double tiered birthday cake covered in fun pows, zaps and superhero logos by Icing Smiles. James enjoyed everyone singing Happy Birthday to him…he even started to cry and that was a good response for him.

Boy's Superhero Birthday Party Cupcakes

Haleybelle’s Cupcakes’ Kaboom Cupcakes in polka-dotted wrappers were topped with sprinkles, the Superman “S” and some even wore edible capes! Poppy Event Design had party color-coordinated sprinkles on their cakepops.

Boy's Superhero Birthday Party Cookies

Look closely at the fondant covered Oreos by Kima’s Konfections for cute themed toppers.

Superhero Boy's Birthday Party Cookies

Several of the most popular superheroes were represented on The Cookie Jar’s Bang Splat Sugar Cookies. There were also Candy Apple Sweets and Pretzels by Pizzazzed Plus.

Superhero Birthday Party Food

Food Ideas for a Boy's Superhero Birthday Party

Superhero Boy's Birthday Party Food Ideas

Although the dessert table certainly caught guests’ attention, attendees were first satisfied with ham, turkey and cheese sliders, potato salad and a fruit tray. The guest table was enhanced with a namesake wooden centerpiece by Sweetly Chic Events and Design and also included multi-colored candies, Kryptonite Jello and Super Power Juice.

Superhero Birthday Party Printable Labels

Water bottles got in on the action with cityscape wraps.

Boy's Superhero Birthday Party Cape Decorations

The birthday boy was dressed in a custom T-shirt and even his motorized chair was party ready in a star studded cape. A number of his guests also wore superhero styled T’s. Kids enjoyed posing with superhero mask props but the face painting is what most captured their attention.

Boy's Superhero Birthday Party Candy Ideas

After the open house celebration, guests got to take home t-shirts and customized lollipops by Lollipics Share Happy.

Because of the way James has touched so many hearts, Susan has chosen him to be the Epilepsy Warriors Foundation Face of Epilepsy for the 2014-2015 year. To learn more about the Foundation, go to www.epilepsywarriors.org Become a fan of James on Facebook.  And maybe, the next time you see a child with special needs, give him—and his parents—a welcomed smile that acknowledges everyone is special.

In addition to the vendors already mentioned, there were so many generous vendors who used their talents to make this party happen for James and his friends:


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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.