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Superman-Themed Boy’s Birthday Party

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Is it a bird? A plane? No, it’s a Superman-themed boy’s birthday party! Angie, of Whimsy Farm Twine, threw a fantastic celebration for a super fan’s 5th birthday. Comic book heroes are common party theme ideas, but this event is anything but ordinary. A bold and bright Superman-inspired color scheme looks amazing in custom decorations and props, dazzling party treats, and an unforgettable cake featuring the sky-soaring champion! Don’t wait for the next issue of the Daily Planet; read all about the superhero dessert table and party favors right here, alongside stunning images captured by Jenifer Dickinson Photography.  

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A white wall and bright white furniture really accentuate the bold theme colors—red and blue with touches of yellow, the iconic hues representing Clark Kent’s alter ego—in this beautifully-balanced party set up. Keepsake party décor is my kryptonite, so I love the fun alternative to a traditional birthday banner: tin wall plaques and custom comic-covered letters—by Roseberry Boutique—spelling out the birthday boy’s name. Joshua’s action figures and sweet photo are perfect accents, along with metal lunch boxes, a fabric pennant banner, and wonderful balloon sculptures by Prepare to Party.  

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Licensed glassware and aluminum water bottles are great for serving theme-colored candies. Angie tied spoons onto chilled glasses of Jello using the red, blue, and yellow twine (“Lois”) that she created just for this event. Gorgeous macarons, by Indulge Designer Cakes, and Superman sugar cookies, by Kate’s Cookies, flank a jaw-dropping cake. Complete with rippling muscles and flowing cape, the Smallville Superhero rises from a city skyline on this striking centerpiece confection, made by One Sweet Girl. Little heroes were glad to see cool, blue milk on the party menu, while enjoying so many delicious desserts!  

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After many feats of super strength and more than one attempt at x-ray vision to guess his birthday presents, Joshua thanked his guests with awesome party favors. Superman fabric bags held candy and a Superman comic. Mini gable boxes and larger favor bags were also thoughtfully provided for partygoers to fill with candy and treats to take home. Angie even included a spool of her custom Whimsy Farm Twine as parting gifts for parents.  

Not every superhero-inspired party is such a treat for the eyes as this lovely party scene. Using classic Superman colors and carefully-considered décor, Angie saved the day with a phenomenal Superman-themed boy’s birthday party that was both exciting for budding superheroes AND pretty to look at. I hope you’ve gleaned some creative inspiration from this comic book hero event to fuel your party planning super powers!  

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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.