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 Trivia

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My little man is having a Spider-Man birthday party. I always make a trivia game for every party. Some people love them, some hate them, but I think they’re fun and at least you walk away having learned something. I’m going to be telling all about his party over the next few days (hopefully), but wanted to give you the preview of the trivia game. I used Homoarakhn font from Fonts2U. If you need help with any of the answers, feel free to ask. Also, feel free, to cut and paste if you want to use my quiz.

Spider-Man Trivia

 

  1. Stan Lee got the idea of Spider-Man after seeing what?

 

  1. Peter Parker worked for (A) The Daily Mail (b) The Daily Bugle (C) The Daily News

 

  1. True or False: Spider-Man has died a few times.

 

  1. True or False: the Green Goblin was a fan creation bought by Marvel for $220.

 

  1. Peter Parker has an IQ of (A) 140 (B) 200 (C) 250

 

  1. True or False: Gwen Stacy and Uncle Ben are among the very few comic characters to remain dead.

 

  1. Spider-Man is considered the (A) 1st (B) 2nd (c) 3rd favorite Superhero according to IGN

 

  1. True or False: Tony Stark made a stark spider suit for Spider-Man.

 

  1. Peter Parker graduated high school in (A) 1962 (b)1965 (c) 1967

 

10.   Spider-Man’s first girlfriend was (A) Betty Brant (b) Gwen Stacy (c) Mary Jane

 

  1. True or False: Spider-Man’s webbing lasts eight hours..

 

  1. True or False: Spider-Man has been affiliated with the Secret Defenders (Avengers), New Fantastic Four, and the Outlaws..

 

  1. Stan Lee compared his Spider-Man character to ????, the Biblical figure who, in addition to defeating a giant, was also saved from death by the web of a spider according to Jewish tales.

 

  1. True or False: Uncle Ben told Peter, “Remember, with great power comes great responsibility.

 

  1. Peter Parker’s parents were members of what secret agency?  

Color Fun Birthday Party

Everyone’s heard of the Color Run but what about a Color Fun Party?! Since two of my girls (Eva and Olivia) have birthdays just a week apart, we always have one big party for the both of them (don’t worry–they each get their own special day on their actual birthday). With so many children I feel like we’ve been through so many themes already;  but this one was new to us all.

The kids used straws and blew the paint to make the most interesting and colorful little canvases.2245016

This was one of the pictures we took trying to find the one to go on their invitation.

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I made swirly color cupcakes. They didn’t turn out exactly as I had hoped, but the kids still liked them.
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We had color trivia. All of the birthday parties I host have Trivia. For example: What is the most popular color worldwide? and (A) Black and red (B) yellow and red (C) green and red are the most appetite inducing colors.

It’s just too good!

We had relays with colored water and buckets. We played Twister with paint on certain dots. I gave them a couple of cans of shaving cream to add to the game just for fun. We had a Make a Rainbow Race.

THEN, we had a COLOR FIGHT. 
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One of the best things was seeing everyone laughing and smiling. My dad (seen below with the white hair) had insisted he just wanted to watch; but my mother and I forced him to play along. He obviously had a great time!
073 075Everyone had a SUPER time. We provided white shirts for everyone. We also had a little outdoor shower area set up and they knew to bring extra clothes or just be ready to be really dirty. The best news (besides everyone having so much fun) was that it all washed off in the shower, which didn’t seem possible at the time.

I ordered the powder from an American based  company on Amazon. When the paint broke inside the box, they were really awesome and replaced it overnight!! We still have a lot of powder left…I just need another reason to PAAAARTY!!!

I linked the company above only because they were so great. I don’t receive anything from it. Just paying it forward.