When you order a pinata online but forget to read the product dimensions. I thought it was full-size.
Anyone remember Flaky Flix by Mother’s Cookies? Recreated them today with a recipe I found here. They were so good.
My children had never eaten them since the cookie was discontinued before they were born, but they loved these.
They were a cinch to recreate since Keebler did the hard work for me.
There’s also a petition to bring back Flaky Flix.
We just drove by the Original Pancake House.
Me: “I’ve never eaten there.”
Joe: “They serve pancakes.”
Me: “Um, thanks.”
My youngest son had a Spiderman birthday party. Knowing very little about Marvel superheroes, I felt that pulling off a good party would be a bit of a challenge for me. So I spent a lot of time online researching party favor ideas, cake ideas, etc.In the end, I was shocked how easy it was, and how little money I spent.
Was it a perfect party? No. Was my son pleased with the result? He was thrilled. Ultimately, that’s all that mattered to me. 🙂
Sign greeting guests as they walked through the door
I designed a giant comic book cover in Photoshop and printed it out on our tabloid printer.
I got a little cutsie with the food signs.
My children are obsessed with olives so I gave them a funny name and it cracked them up
Mary Jane’s Jello
Thank goodness for colored jello
Grabbed some water bottles at Target and put new stickers on them.
I believe the “table cloth” is just extra wrapping paper.
Spiderblue drinks are Blue Gatorade.
Red and blue popcorn courtesy of food dye
These Spidey Strawberries, on the rear plate, were much cuter before the whipped cream melted and turned the eyes into a weepy mess.
Whipped cream and chocolate syrup for the eyes.
Uncle Ben’s Blueberry Muffins
I found the spiderweb muffin holders on Amazon for only about 2 dollars with other Halloween items.
Perhaps the biggest single item expense of the party. I found this Spiderman standee online for about 25 dollars. The boys kept it in their room afterwards for nearly a year.
I found the villain images online and created Wanted signs in Photoshop. These posters were scattered throughout the house. The boys still have these signs hanging proudly on their walls.
So the children wouldn’t become too restless after they tired of playing in the bouncy house, I set up a coloring station and told them to draw their best Spiderman art. Then, I hung the results on the wall so I’d have more decorations.
This photo was taken before most of the posters were completed.
Fun with Photoshop again
Spiderman pinata was bought at Target for about 15 dollars.
Spiderman cake purchased at VONS for about 20 dollars. Delicious, too!
They boys have been so patient. Been a crazy week…. Today was the earliest we could take them to see the latest Star Wars movie. The Rise of Skywalker was kind of a mess, but it was hard story to pull off once Carrie Fisher died. 😦