Science Party Goody Bags

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We had a science themed birthday party for my two girls whose birthdays are a week apart. For the goody bags, I included Dum Dum lollipops (since we weren’t Dum Dums), a solar system pencil, syringe pens, safety goggles, nose pencil sharpener,  brain splat ball, brain eraser, magnifying glass, Bath and Bodyworks antibacterial hand sanitizer, and some eye ball candies. Everyone was so excited to see what they had to take home. I can’t wait to share all the details of our science party soon!

Spider-Man party games

For our Spider-Man birthday party we had several games to play.

One was “Spin The Prey”. Groups of two would take a roll of toilet paper and spin their partner in it until the roll was empty. The fastest three teams went against one another until we had a winner.

Another game was “Web Blaster”.We took a box and marked it like a dart board and shot our “web blaster” aka silly string at it.

We had our unwrapping game. I take grocery bags and layer them around a little gift . The children sit in a circle and pass the wrapped item taking off one bag then passing it to the next child. For this party, I had gotten blue and red candies from The Fresh Market.

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We had a nice time at the Spider-Man birthday party and now it’s off to plan the next!

Coca-Cola Cake {Recipe}

My oldest daughter has never really liked cake. She has almost always requested pie for her birthdays. A couple of years ago, I made a Coca Cola cake one day with some Coke we had left from a party.  My children LOVE Coca-Cola, so I figured this cake might be a hit.
It definitely was! For her birthday last year, my oldest daughter requested the first cake I can remember her requesting! This was the cake.
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Photo Credit: coca-colacompany.com

 

 

Cake Ingredients: 
1 cup Coca-Cola
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup softened butter
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
Place flour, sugar, marshmallows, and salt into a bowl and stir together. In a saucepan, add the butter, Coca-Cola, and cocoa powder and bring to a boil. Stir constantly.  Pour into the flour/sugar mixture. Stir well. In a separate bowl, stir together the eggs, buttermilk, baking soda, and vanilla extract. Pour this egg mixture into the other bowl and stir until well combined. Pour into a greased 9×13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees until a toothpick comes out clean. It usually takes about 35 minutes. When you are within a few minutes of your cake being done, start on the frosting.
Frosting ingredients:
1/2 cup butter
6 tablespoons of Coca-Cola
3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
2 cups of powdered sugar
In a saucepan, place 1/2 cup butter, 6 tablespoons of Coca-Cola, and 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and gradually add 2 cups of powdered sugar. Stir until well combined.  Pour over the cake while it is still hot.
Enjoy!

Photo Booth Fun

One of the things at our little man’s party that ended up being so fun was the photo booth.

We just set up the foyer with a backdrop (tablecloth) and some buildings (boxes). We provided masks (David’s collection) and some signs and let our guests have fun with it. The boxes were various ones from our many orders from Amazon. My crafty daughter painted them black and then stuck aluminum foil squares on it to make the windows.

The signs were from a blog and were part of a pack of free printables. We laminated them and placed them in the dress up box.

I loved how creative some people were.

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This was just such a simple thing; but it really added such a fun and memorable touch to his party.

Spider-Man Birthday Party Goody Bags

I always love putting together a cute goody bag for the party-goers to enjoy at home. I try to make everything fit with the theme in some way. For this party, I let David paint his hand print on a white bag and when it was dry, I made it into a Spider-Man.

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We filled the bag with fun little things. Each bag had a silly straw (Target’s dollar bin), strawberry applesauce pouch and Avenger fruit snacks (both from Kroger), Spider-man gummy, sweet tarts, and a lollipop (Wal-Mart). It also had a container of silly string (Dollar Tree or Target’s dollar bin) which had a label on it that said “Web Blaster”. It was a free printable from Reading Confetti. I also put some Spider-Man stickers  and a bug viewer (both from Oriental Trading) in each bag.

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Everyone seemed to enjoy their treat to take home.

 

Spider-Man Stuff from Etsy

For my little man’s birthday party, he chose the Spider-Man theme. He has loved Spider-Man since I can remember. I ordered adorable invitations from Cindy’s Event Creations Etsy shop. I always try to make the children’s invitations with a picture of them on it;  that way the people who we invite have pictures of the children at each age. I think they turned out so cute! We put Spider-Man stickers on the back of the envelopes for a little extra Spider-Man touch.

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Since having David, I have bought him a shirt with the theme of his birthday and his name or initial for every birthday. They are sweet reminders of how he has grown. I also ordered this from another Etsy shop called  Auntie Donna’s . It is perfect and we all loved it!!

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I highly recommend both these shops as great places to get these Spider-Man necessities.

I can’t wait to share more about our Spider-Man fun!