Fred’s Super-Batman Party at Home!
Last week my little man turned SIX!
For months Fred had been asking me for his birthday party to be held at a play-centre. This was to be his first birthday party with his friends so I was excited that he was looking forward to it so much. And so was I – that is, until we started looking into the prices! Ouch.
Granted, everything is done for you – the facilities, entertainment, food, party bags, and the biggest bonus – not having to clean up afterwards. But the more I looked into it, the more tempted I was to throw a bit of a shin-dig in our own backyard. Fred had already decided on a “super-hero” cake, so we thought we’d run with that theme!
He’s not totally into one particular super-hero so we just went with a hodge-podge of Batman mixed with Spiderman. Surely they’re related somewhere in the super-hero family tree??
The party bags were therefore Spiderman bags. I didn’t want to go over-the-top with the party bags. I know how tempting it is to fill them up with cheap lollies and plastic toys that often end up in the bin (I totally admit to being guilty of doing this before), but this time I wanted just a couple of sweet treats, plus something that would actually be played with. They included a pack of Tiny Teddies, a Freddo Frog, pack of Gummi Bears, a small bottle of bubbles, a rubber stretchy snake, a balloon and a little collectable LEGO mini-figure (very cute as they need to be constructed).
The very special guest was…… BATMAN!!! He was so fantastic. The kids were absolutely blown away. And what I loved most was that he was so friendly and engaging (not all scary!). He stayed for an hour and played so many games with the kids – teaching them all sort of “super-powers” as well as some magic and balloon tricks when they needed a break from the sun. For anyone in Brisbane, I hired him from SuperSteph, and would absolutely recommend him!
Finally Freddy could blow out his candles!
And it was time to make a wish while cutting the cake. We say that if you touch the bottom, you have to kiss the closest girl so that your wish still comes true. Well Lucy was standing right next to him, so you know what he did right? Of course, he planted a schmackeroo on his little sister!
If I was brave enough to add up the cost of the party, it probably wouldn’t have been that much cheaper than the PlayCentre party, but it was absolutely the best party Fred could have hoped for. It was so nice to see him running around with his buddies. He managed to convince Daddy Smiles to let everyone have tractor rides too so that was the icing on the cake.
I was having so much fun running around on the day, that I missed lots of photo opps, but I have to remind myself that sometimes living the moment has to take precedence over capturing the moment.
So now I have 5 weeks to plan for Lucy’s birthday!! I wonder what will be on her party wish-list this year!