I'm just a man figuring out this job of being a Stay-at-Home Dad (Full-Time Parent, Mr. Mom, whatever you want to call me), trying to raise two young boys into fine young men and stay sane at the same time. I share my thoughts on parenting from a stay-at-home dad trying to live fully but frugally in the Twin Cities.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Superhero Birthday Party
Nils turns five this coming week. We did his party with school friends today...his first birthday with school friends to invite.
The superhero next to the superhero that they had to tape the emblem on
We went with a superhero theme (in part because Beth got some Iron Man invitations and a table cloth in the clearance bin at Target a while ago--but Nils is also into superheroes).
We started with having the kids design a superhero emblem. I cut some out. They colored. Then we played pin (or tape) the emblem on the hero.
Next it was time to decorate capes. My wife had cut out some capes from a bed sheet we had been given. Each little superhero got their own to color and design.
Little superheroes designing their capes
Dressing up as a mild-mannered photographer for the relay.
The capes were important because they were needed for the next activity: the superhero obstacle course. At one point the kids had to dress up in their alter-ego clothes and then take them off and put on their capes.
This was followed by some lunch, some present opening and a wonderfully-decorated super hero birthday cake (thanks, Sweetie).
A simple, fairly stress-free day--just how we like them (except for a few melt-downs but those were likely caused from a lack of sleep from having a sleepover last night). All-in-all I think four little superheroes enjoyed the day and had lots of fun together.