So excited, so excited! After a lot of planning and anticipation, It was finally time for my little monkey’s 4th birthday party!!! It was so much fun. We did a lot of cool things and the entire thing from decorations, party favors, and food cost just $45. You will love this… here are the details:
The Invitations: I used an e-vite. Simple, free, and easy to track the guest list. The invitation went a little something like this: “Calling All Super Heroes! We must all unite to help defeat the evil villain trying to destroy Tyson’s birthday party. Meet at hero headquarters at 3pm for some fun super hero training! Hosted by Wonder Woman (aka Tyson’s Mom).” The Decorations: I put a home made printed sign saying “Super Hero Headquarters” with a couple balloons on the door. Used some dollar table clothes and balloons, and hung a few streamers.
- 3- $1 table cloths form the dollar store (one for the play dough table, one for the cake table, and one as the back ground for pictures)
- 2 – $1 streamers (one red, one blue) from the dollar store
- 1 – $1 hanging party centerpiece from the dollar store
- 2 – $1 packages of balloons (one red, one blue) from the dollar store
TOTAL: $6 plus tax on decorations
The Party: As the kids arrived they were greeted and invited to play at the super hero play dough table. The table had lots of play dough and even more super hero action figures of every type to play in the play dough with.
After all the kids had arrived I sat them all down together and told them that there was an evil villain lurking about trying to ruin the birthday party. I needed all of them to use their super hero strength to defeat him. Then I called them each up one at a time to receive their super hero rings (plastic superman rings I got in a 12pack on Amazon).
Just as the last child got his ring, the evil villain (my hubby dressed up and wearing a mask) showed himself while doing an evil villain laugh. He had two large trash bags full of black balloons. He told the kids they were bombs and that he would use them to destroy the party of they could not diffuse them in time. The kids took a couple minutes jumping and popping all the “bombs.”
After all the “bombs” had been defused I told the kids they had all won a super hero award for their work diffusing the bombs. I gave each child a super hero cape. They were all pretty pumped to get their capes! I then told them that the evil villain would be back and that we need to do some special super hero training to prepare. The Kids went down to the basement for a special obstacle course. The course ended with a pop up tent full of balls. Each child had to search through the balls to find their super hero wrist bands with their initials. (Note: I just tossed one in before each person started the obstacle course).
The kids completed the course to find that they had earned their super hero masks. The kids now had a ring, cape, wrist bands, and a mask. They all put them on and posed for pictures in front of a blue background (a plastic $1 tablecloth from the dollar store hung on the wall). After the pics the evil villain dared to show himself again. Each of the kids rushed to grab a ball from the pop up house to throw at him. The birthday boy was given silly string to spray to defeat the villain.
The super villain was defeated and the birthday party was saved. Time for cake! I always make and decorate my own cakes with the birthday boy. It makes it that much more special. This was a super man cake. I also had incredible hulk juice (green sherbet, sprite, and green food coloring – all in a large punch bowl). It was a big hit.
After cake, the kids all ran around playing and pretending in their super hero gear. I also had a good friend who is awesome at tying balloons do me a huge favor and come help. He tied a couple balloons for each child. The boys mostly picked swords and sheaths and the girls picked flowers and animals.
The kids had so much fun, but even better, the birthday boy had a blast and declared he wants a super hero party every year!
Here is the price break down:
- $6 on decorations
- $2 for 2 bags of black balloons (used as bombs) from the dollar store
- $2 cake mix
- $2 frosting
- $2.19 2-liter of sprite
- $2.15 green sherbet
- $1 for 2 paper cups (one red, one blue) from the dollar store
- $1 for 2 paper plates (one red, one blue) from the dollar store
- $1 for red plastic forks from the dollar store
- $1 for 2 napkins (one red, one blue) from the dollar store
- $1 for silly string (to spray the evil villain) from the dollar store
- $10.91 masks and wrist bands
- $6.68 capes
- $3.40 superman rings
TOTAL COST OF THIS PARTY: $45.33
About Jamie Hinckley
I am a mom of three crazy boys! We love life, play hard, and ALWAYS get messy! Life is busy and full of fun, jumping, crashing, skinned knees, rough housing, torn jeans, scratches, but most of all LOVE. Yes, life is crazy. Actually its completely nuts, but I wouldn't change a thing! We love life and can't wait for our next adventure... and one day, possibly a little girl! Haha!