Friday, March 07, 2008

six years and 365 days!

in and amongst the frenzy of the past few days, we celebrated jack's birthday. his birthday is march 2nd, and we loved teasing him that, due to leap day, he had to wait an extra day to celebrate! the wait was worth it, and we spent the entire weekend enjoying his seven year old enthusiasm.

his *friend* party kicked off the weekend. this was the first year that he requested to only invite the boys. (and, by the way, the boys' moms were excellent about the R.S.V.P.s!!) he opted for the playground again, and saturday did not disappoint, with sunny skies and 60+ weather.

this year we went with a superhero theme, and my sister, jen, created these awesome comic invites.



we planned lots of fun for our superheros, including an action figure memory test, superhero training (testing their superhero *senses*) and a superhero rescue obstacle course. here are a few shots of the superhero gear, including the cookie *medals* they received when they completed their training. (by the way, it ended up being quite a chore getting the superheros to complete their training - turns out seven year old boys have no problem *just running around* for two hours!)







jacks' cousins represented the *incredible* side of the family!




jack, himself, went as a very minimalist hugh jackman-esque wolverine (his favorite action hero this week.)


(sorry for the lack of photos of the birthday boy himself. most photos of him included his friends, and i want to respect their privacy.) but, i promise, more birthday photos of jack to come!

17 comments:

The monkey bunch said...

That is so awesome! What a great job you did on the party and the inivite was too cool! I love the cookie medals too. Where do you come up with such great ideas?

Jill said...

The invitations and all the gear for the party are beyond cute!

Laurie said...

Great idea. Cute favors and such. I'm trying to plan a b-day party for a 12 year old boy. It's making me tired just to think of it.

Kelly A. said...

AWESOME! Will you be my mom? My birthday is in May.

The cookie medals are my favorite part. LOVE!

wende said...

what a great job with all the favors and things. you are such a cute mom! jack is so lucky to have someone so "in" to him and what he loves. it will be one for him to remember for sure! great job!

linda said...

No doubt about it...you are a first class SUPERHERO mom for sure!

Everything was alot of work for you but rest assured, your son will always remember your efforts and appreciate all that you do for him!

Amanda :-) said...

Argh, it's sooooo co-ordinated! It's brilliant! Your sister's gifted!

I love baby Jack-Jack. I snorted out loud in laughter.

And Jack has cooooool hair. Just the bizz. I like his minimalist approach too. Dapper.

Cristin said...

simply...incredible! Love it all!!!

Amanda L. said...

Love the whole party theme! I like the "I use my powers for good" on the water! Well done!

tina said...

What a great party! My youngest son wanted to have a "Super Why" party - it's a show on PBS. I really didn't make time to pull it off. Maybe next year. This is so cute!!

Barb said...

Where's the supermom award for after the party? Nice work!

michelle said...

Oh. my. word. Could all that party stuff be ANY cuter?! Great idea!

Rachel said...

Move over MARTHA! Vrey impressive! I know a few boys over at my house that would go nuts for such a party! You are MOM of the YEAR!

Michelle A. said...

This is such a great idea - you creative genious you! I love all of it - so cute!

annalisa said...

What a fun party. You really went all out. As much as I like to go all out for parties, I tend to end up making birthdays more low key. Those are the parties that should the most wild though!

Kendra said...

Great party! I like how you made individualized superheroes, instead of the typical batman, superman, spiderman, etc. I had to laugh at the part where the boys wanted to run around for 2 hours. For my daughter, it seems like I plan very detailed activities at her party. For the boys, it seems like less is more, since they'll want to do their own thing anyway. I'll have to remember this one for my son in a year or two.

Ruth Hinds said...

I just found your blog while searching for superhero party ideas. I LOVE this party!! I really like how you created your own superhero character, rather than focusing on the typical ones. I'm sure I'll be "stealing" some of your ideas for my son's party this fall. Thanks!!!