If you know Charlie, you know that he eats, lives, and breathes superheroes. Currently Batman is his favorite, but he could change into Spiderman, Iron Man, or Superman in an instant. A few weeks ago he insisted that Rex refer to him only as “Voltron, the lion”. This stage has been going on for about a year, and I am wondering how much longer he will stay in it. I have to admit, I am enjoying it. Put a cape on a little boy and their imagination runs wild.
Having said all of this, it was only fitting that he have a Superhero party. Being a high school counselor, I always have to administer the TAKS test the week of Charlie’s party so I prayed that I would have everything together and that the weather would be nice. I got everything together and although it didn’t rain, I don’t think 100 degree Texas weather is “nice”.
The minute Charlie spotted this cake at HEB, I knew it was over. No professional cake decorator services for us.
I ordered a banner, cupcake toppers, and stickers all from Ciao Bambino.
The capes were ordered from Sew Plain Jane. They were beyond wonderful to work with. I thought that I could make the capes myself, and less than a week before still had not even bought the material. Sew Plain Jane came to the rescue with capes and coordinating eye masks that arrived on my doorstep 3 days later!
Kids ( or moms) got to decorate their own capes and eye masks.
The labels on the lunch boxes were colored with watercolors. I bought sheets with four labels to a page, so I colored one page and then in the interest of saving time, ran them off on a colored printer. The copies actually did better than the originals!
Charlie and Toxey Claire. I can’t wait for this picture to resurface when they are older.
and with Taylor.