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Lego Batman Birthday Bonanza!

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As a mom of two young boys, the majority of my life involves Lego’s in some capacity.  It is because of this love of Lego’s that it came as no surprise to me when my five year requested a Lego Batman Birthday party.  Not just Batman, not just Lego’s, but BATMAN LEGO’S.  Since we live in Florida where the weather is great year round, we celebrated at a local park.  Parks are not only a affordable, but they keep the mess out of your house!  Additionally, I find that their playgrounds are usually all the entertainment we need.

The first order of business in planning a party for a five year old, is planning the games.  If you don’t have a way to keep the kids entertained then all your plans will be for nothing because chaos will take over.  Follow the standard K.I.S.S rule (Keep it simple stupid) for the best results.  I kept it about as simple as it could get with Lego play, time on the playground and an egg hunt.  I know, Easter eggs are not exactly the first game that comes to mind for a fall birthday party.  All I can say is that my five-year-old knows exactly what he wants and is not willing to compromise.  Anyone with a five year old will probably tell you the same!

Lego play took place in “Maddex’s Batcave”, aka a camping tent boasting a fun sign.  Inside the Batcave was an inflatable kiddie pool filled with Legos for kids to create and build.  The added bonus of the Lego Batcave is that it provided a shady place for kids to gather as guests arrived. Lego Batman Batcave

 

After a bit of pizza and snacks the kids were ready to get their crazies out!  We hiked over to the nearby playground to let the kids go nuts while the adults hid all of our blue Easter eggs around the shelter.  When the kids came back they were sent on an egg hunt with their customized goody bags.  The goody bags were a hit with kids and adults alike, and couldn’t have been easier to pull off.  All I had to do was peel the label off and stick it right on a black gift back.  The glory of these labels is that they will work on just about anything.  In fact, my older son used a leftover label on his shirt so he’d be fully festive.

Batman Shirt from 4" label

Finally, it was time for cake.  This basic 8″ round cake was made to look like the bat symbol seen throughout the party.  Accompanying cupcakes were given a similar treatment with homemade cupcake toppers.Batman Birthday BonanzaLastly, you have to wash down your sweet bite with water from a stylish water bottle!  Water bottle labels are so simple and easy!  They are the perfect way to add the final punch to your decor, and I promise, they will always spark conversation.  These labels can be customized and purchased here.  DIY Lego Batman Birthday The final and most important tip for hosting your child’s birthday party is to ENJOY YOURSELF!  Sometimes the amount of work that goes into pulling a party off is just the thing that keeps you from enjoying your own shindig.  Let your guests help themselves and remember not to let the moment pass you by!

Easy Lego Batman Birthday Party

Hot Cocoa Party Favors

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Hot Cocoa

Fall is finally here!  It stands to reason that your entire world has been taken over by pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING.  Not to say that Pumpkin Spice doesn’t deserve the attention, but I’d like to pay homage to another cool-weather classic: Hot Chocolate.  Overlooked and underrated, this little treat makes a great giveaway as a party favor.  It’s an ideal favor in fact, because it’s easy to create, offers a big impact and is oh-so-delicious!  So, listen up for the skinny on how to make the sweetest Hot Cocoa Party Favors possible.

First, gather your supplies.  Purchase cellophane treat cones at your favorite craft store…like these ones.  I only needed 70, so a few bags did the trick.  If you are making this favor for a wedding or larger event, I recommend purchasing them online as the cost should decrease.  Visit your local bulk food store (Bulk Nation specifically) and purchase about 5 pounds of hot cocoa mix, 2 pounds of chocolate sprinkles and a pound of mini marshmallows.  Next up: assemble the hot cocoa party favors.

Start with two and a half table spoons of coco mix, followed by two large scoops of chocolate sprinkles.  Finally, top that off with four, yes four, scoops of mini marshmallows.  Why so many marshmallows?  Have you ever know someone to say, “Man, this cocoa has TOO many marshmallows”?  Exactly.  The more marshmallows, the better, so fill it to the top with!

Hot Cocoa Party Favor How To

Cut down twist tie (like the ones that come with the treat cones) to seal the cone off and keep the goodies from falling out.  Lastly, tie a cute ribbon around the top to compliment your custom favor labels, which can be found here.  As you can see, they come out beautifully and they will be the hit of the party!  Now, go enjoy a steamy cup of chocolatey goodness!Hot Cocoa Party Favor