I had a baby — and then she turned seven.
That about sums it up – just yesterday she was snuggling in my arms and now today she’s riding bikes without training wheels and tying her own shoes. What happened? What’s a mom to do?
Answer: Throw a party.
That just may be my answer for about everything, but who can blame me? Friends and cupcakes – perhaps a sugary social retreat? It soothes the soul.
So after watching Bella and Sophie make copious amounts of super hero masks this past year – it hit me. We needed a super party! Just imagine, bright girly colors of cute fabrics styled into flapping capes as our heroes save the day. Darling.
My mom and I cut and faux serged the one-sided capes. Then my amazing sister, Cami, helped design all the darling printables! POW, ZAP, BOOM (coming to an Etsy store soon!)
The girls had a blast. Decorating paper superhero masks, running through the grass, climbing fences, laughing and talking. Who doesn’t want to be a super “girly” hero? They even saved the backyard from the evil hi-jinks of a couple of super-villains with silly string (my mom and Nate).
We served up power peanut butter and jelly star shaped sandwiches, x-ray vision carrots and berry boost strawberries, but of course stayed away from peas because those just may be Bella’s Kryptonite. All the super nourishment helped them conquer the star piñata – superhero training can be exhausting!
It was such great fun! Now if I could only keep her seven forever. In the meantime– enjoy all these fun pictures! And a special treat – a VIDEO of all the fun (scroll down to view!) – put together by my amazing and uber talented friend Marissa Noe. We are quite the digital team. Maybe we should combine forces again in the future. Now that would really be super!