Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Super Hero Training Party Ideas and Decor- Disney Side @Home Celebration

For our second Disney Side @Home Celebration this year we decided to throw the special boys in our lives a Super Hero Training Party! This being because our Disney Side is all about Super Heroes with a 4 and 6 year old in the house, and Papi of course! We have had to postpone the party many times due to illness making its rounds through our family and friends lately, but are so excited to finally be throwing it this weekend! Here are some of the things we have worked on and have ready to go! I did receive a box full of amazing things to throw the perfect party, see the contents here, but for this party most of the things were handmade by me. :)

 These are some old jars that I decoupaged some tissue paper to the inside of. I painted the outsides to represent different heroes. I used a big pickle jar for Hulk since he is the biggest.

 For one of our training activities, the boys will throw Thor's Hammer as far as they can. This was super easy to make. I used a floral block, purchased at Dollar Tree, and carved a little of the ends to give it the shape of Thor's hammer and painted it grey. I also painted a paper towel roll brown and inserted it into the block with some hot glue as well. I don't have a picture, but I ended up wrapping some ribbon around the "handle" to give it a leather looking effect.

These are favors for the boys to take home. We will be taking group photos of the boys in their Hero costumes with a Polaroid which will fit perfectly in the frame! These were wooden frames bought for $1 and then I used old comic books (which I got for .50 at a local comic book store) and Mod Podged them to the frames! So easy and a true keepsake!

 This is the cupcake tower I made from cardboard boxes wrapped in tissue paper and then decorated with construction paper buildings, spider, and Superman symbol.

 This "Phone booth" was made from an old refrigerator box, thanks to my dad, and painted red. I just cut out some windows on the door and painted on some fake windows as well. The heroes will enter this box dressed in their "regular" clothing and emerge in their Hero outfit!

 This was my attempt at free handing a Spiderman. Once cut out and put on the wall, he actually looked kind of cool!

 Here is one of the Training Kits each boy will receive. They contain notebooks and crayons, for taking top secret notes, a can of silly string, for our Web Slinging challenge, a light saber flashlight, hero dog tags, and much more!

 This is our city scape, made from old cardboard boxes and a table cloth,  for taking some awesome photos of the Heroes in action! The yellow lantern will have a Batman symbol on it soon! :)

 These are the cupcake toppers that I am still trying to perfect! I am outlining them in melted candy melts, remember the smoother side is better, but the Superman will only be able to be used right side up unless you flip the image!

 I used Dollar Tree boxes that I just hot glued some felt pieces on to make hero symbols. These will hold party favors and odds and ends for the party.

Here are some felt pillows I "threw" together to decorate the lounging area of our party!

 These are some wooden pegs I bought at Hobby Lobby, remember to always check for the 40% off coupon before going, and then I just hand painted them. I actually used clear finger nail polish to seal them and give them a nice shine!

We used the HP packs I received to create the invites. The invitations for the party went out in an envelope with this stamped across the front to make it more "authentic!" All the boys really loved these invites!

I can't wait to see all the boy's faces when they see what we have in store! I will follow up with some pictures of the actual party as soon as it is over! :)

Big Hero 6 Viewing Party- Disney Side @Home Celebration!

I was so excited to be chosen to host a Disney Side @Home Celebration again this year and receive a box full of awesome things to throw a great party! If you missed the post about all the contents of the box just click here.  This year we decided to throw not just one party, but 2!!! The first of which was a Big Hero 6 viewing party for the release of the movie. Here are some of the things we did to celebrate one our family's favorite Disney movies!

 I printed out some Baymax faces and laid plastic wrap over them and traced his eyes in melted chocolate and then used royal icing to fill in his face.

Then I transferred the royal icing faces to some yummy sugar cookies to get the perfect Baymax cookies! :)
 This was my first attempt at cake "carving" and decorating. I printed a template of Suited up Baymax and cut my cake to the shape. I used Twizzlers and some melted chocolate for the details.

 The menu was very laid back and casual, a BBQ!! We enjoyed grilling out in the beautiful weather and then after dinner we were all set for the main event, the MOVIE!

 We snacked on cake and cookies while enjoying Big Hero 6 on the big screen!

Oh, and we had fresh popped popcorn as well! Honey Lemon couldn't resist!!! :)

Disney Side @Home Celebration

I was so excited to learn that my family was selected to host a Disney Side @Home Celebration again this year! We were so honored to participate last year and this year is no different! What this involves is throwing a party for friends and family that showcases your own personal Disney Side. I was sent a box full of goodies to help out with the party! We received the Cars Preschool party kit and my 4 year old couldn't have been more thrilled! We are still in the process of throwing the party, due to some family illness, but are hoping to have it this weekend! :) 

 Here is a picture of the contents of the kit I received for throwing a Disney Side @Home Celebration.

 Here is a close up of the goodies for the grown ups! I received delicious Twinnings Tea, Wisk Laundry detergent, HP photo packs, chore charts, Pin The Smile on Mickey, luggage tags, planning info, and much more!

Here are some of the goodies for the boys and to help throw the perfect party! Cupcake tower, decorations, cups, plates, napkins, table cloth, treat boxes, sandwich bags, sprinkles, cake mix, cake pan, place mats, coloring book, crayons, stickers, bingo game, puzzle, watch, and my son's very favorite thing the Mega Bloks Hot Wheels truck!!