Monday, June 27, 2011

Super Why Birthday party




Calling all Super Readers....


to the book club

This past weekend we celebrated Eben's 1/2 birthday. I know you probably have never heard of a half birthday before. Its not something every kid has but Eben does. That's because he was born on Christmas morning. Lets be honest who wants to add another party into the already busy December month and of coursing adding double the presents for birthday and Christmas just couldn't happen in our little house. Instead we just celebrate his 1/2 birthday in June, when the weather is nicer and his friends can come!

This year Eben wanted a Super Readers birthday. I am sure if you have younger kids you know all about this show. It was pretty easy to pull off cause they have a lot of great printables on PBS kids for birthday invitations and cup cake toppers. I also found a no sew super hero cape pattern and went for it.

So for decorations I was so happy that a friend of mine picked up the Super Reader dolls for me at the local dollar store!! I know $2 for each one...that's not bad and Eben was so excited to play with them.

While shopping around at a second hand store for t-shirts to make the capes out of I came across this puzzle...and yes I squealed when I found it.


Whats a super why party without the Y writer! They were easy to make I simply took a pencil and cut out a big question mark using my Cricut. A little bit of glue and ta-da all the kids were running around the lawn changing stories everywhere.



After all the kids arrived it was time to transform.


Each super reader got their own cape with their super letter on it.

Then they needed to run around the back yard in search for

Super letters. Once they found them they had to run them back to the computer to figure out the super story answer.


Which was Happy Birthday Eben.
After the game we snacked on reds basket of alphabets.

And what would a party be without cake...or cupcakes.


The cupcakes were such a big hit. All the Super Reader characters were on them so the kids wanted to pick out which one to eat.



And it was all over by 11:00 am!! I love morning parties. The kids are happy and full of energy so it was great that they could play outside.

Hip hip hoary the Super Readers Saved the Day!!!


oh and what would the party be without two very cute Princess Prestos!! heheheh





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18 comments:

Kristen said...

What a fantastic job you did Katie!

Micah and Katie said...

Rocking awesome! Micah

brennan and grace said...

this is awesome katie!!! :D

MHM said...

Kate! What is the pattern for those capes? We are doing a superhero theme for our VBS at my church (Heroes of the Bible) and it looks like a fun craft.

The Finlays said...

Katie that looks awesome! we are working on what we want to do for Reese's birthday party this year.. you did a great job!

~ said...

Such a cute idea..you really pulled it all together so well.

Gk said...

Hi Kate,
I love the way you have decorated the cupcakes.Did you use a punch to make the cupcake toppers and where did you find the images from for the toppers...

Micah and Katie said...

Hey GK I did use my Cricut to make the scallops and the centers withe the characters on them came from the PBS website I believe.

Gk said...

Thanks a lot for your prompt response..

Me. said...

Very cute ideas. My almost 2 year old loves super why and I was looking for party ideas.

Coincidentally, I also have a Christmas baby. Good thinking with the half birthday. Did you start the 1/2 birthday celebrations at 1 1/2?

Me. said...

Additionally, what did you make the capes out of? It looks like t-shirts?

Micah and Katie said...

Hi Me. When our son was born on Christmas we had a friend tell us about someone they knew who did a half birthday so right from 6 months we did a little something fun on June 25th. I don't think we had an actually party with friends until his 21/2 birthday when I did sesame street and then this birthday for 3 1/2.

The Super Reader theme was cool and very easy to do. The capes are make out of old t-shirts I picked up at a second hand store and the letters are all make out of felt which I got 4/$1 at the dollar store. I free handed their initials and hot glued them onto the shirt. This was their "treat bag" to take home along with the W-writer pen.

Let me know if you do the party I would love to see some pictures!

bhn said...

Katie, I love this! Found it on Pinterest. I'm planning a Super Why! party for my 3yo this summer. You did a really nice job.

Mom to Sweet Boys said...

Hi Kate! I'm using a lot of your awesome ideas for my son's Super Why party this weekend. I've made a few of the capes but still have so much to do before the big event. Thanks for all the great details. My boys love Super Why. This is also such a great way to send the kids home with something fun and not just cheapy junk thrown into a bag.

Ansley said...

hey kate...awesome! I'm totally gonna do your ideas for my 3 year olds party next month. Thank you for posting. Question...what dollar store did you friend score the plush dolls? Dollar Tree? Just thought I'd go in search :)

Emily Morgan Crosby said...

Hi Katie,

Can you tell me where you got the Super Why stuffed toys?
I am planning on doing my son's first real birthday party in Super Why.

Micah and Katie said...

Emily I purchased them at our local Dollar Store

Jessica Farrar said...

This is probably a super stupid question... But would you consider selling me the Wyatt doll????? My son is special needs, and the ONLY thing he shows interest in is Super Why. Is 2nd birthday is coming up, and I want to do a Super Why theme. They don't make these dolls anymore, and I am desperate!!!! My email address is jfarrar28@me(dot)com Please let me know!!!!!

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