As the only boy living in a household with three sisters, four-year-old Johnny is passionate about all things BOY, including superheroes. His adoration of Batman has extended to three-year-old Lily, who dressed up as Batman (not to be confused with Batgirl) for Halloween.
So, when I was given a chance to host a Batman Party right before my son’s fifth birthday, I knew I had to say yes!
Johnny spent DAYS admiring the party goodies – with help from his sidekick, Lily:
We sent off invitations, and on the day of the party, all of Johnny’s friends descended on our small house!
I find that the secret to successful BOY birthday parties is to have stations, instead of organized activities. We had superheroes, blocks, trains, play dough, and our gorgeous back yard. The kids played with the figurines on their own, incorporated them into block play, play dough play, and even into cupcake decorating – can you see Batman keeping watch below?
This was the third time I’ve used cupcake decorating as an activity, and it is always a hit! We set everything up in Dixie cups – you can see the setup in my original cupcake decorating party post. This time I added frosting in cups, and the kids enjoyed that extra step – even if they got a bit creative with how they used the frosting. Johnny thought his finger worked better than the knife, and one kid added sprinkles to the frosting, ignoring the cupcake entirely!
They also enjoyed some superhero role play, outside. My goodness, little boys run FAST!
It was freezing out there, but they didn’t care. I was so impressed with all the moms who bundled up and headed outside with them!
It was a very fun group of little boys – I was amazed that there was zero conflict over who got which Batman figurine, and they all remembered which one was theirs when it was time to go home.
We sent home very happy little boys with new Batman Power Attack figures – and we have one incredibly happy birthday boy here at home!
We had major camera issues (or, I should say, camera operator issues) on the day of the party, so I had to play around with our remaining figurines to get a decent photo (top of this post). I have to say, they are fun to pose!