This absolutely gorgeous boy turned three back in April! Three! Can you believe it? He is growing into such a beautiful little fella. He still owns the cheekiest smile ever, with a contagious laugh to match. He is just so much fun to be around. He has a great sense of humour and the biggest heart. He's loud and loves all the boy things. Dinosaurs, trucks, trains, planes, cars, superheroes. All the boy stuff.
So Reuben asked for a Superhero party for his birthday, and boy did Mama deliver.
I decided to make it a party where the kids could do stuff, so we turned the party into a Superhero training boot camp!
Each guest got one of these checklists, and each party game fulfilled one "competency". (***see the end of this post for a link to the prints!!***) When they had completed the whole list, they were presented with a certificate of completion. And yeah, I may have laminated stuff. I'm so a teacher.
First up they had to look the part... they came up with names, decorated capes (really simple ones I made with pieces of white cotton with a hem sewn at one end with elastic threaded through it), and had their faces painted.
They pinned the star on the SHIELD...
Single-handedly demolished "brick walls"...
Rescued a baby from a burning building... (and yeah, my husband does own a smoke machine)
Made their way through a laser maze...
And for their final challenge, they had to work together to defeat the evil villains (played by my brother and his BFF who turned up on motorbikes just at the right moment). The kids went to town on them with silly string and foam swords and karate chops.
The food was all allergy free, and I made little labels for each thing stating which superhero power it helps to build... like 'builds muscles', 'every blast', 'increases elasticity', 'boosts invisibility' and so on.
It was so much fun. The kids had a fabulous time, and I really enjoyed putting it on.
I also took allergy free cupcakes to kindy for him to share with his friends later that week...
All in all Reuben had a VERY happy birthday.
And now he's THREE!!! My beautiful big boy.
***If you're interested in the printable I made for Reuben's party VISIT THIS LINK. You will find the training checklist, the food labels, and the certificates. Enjoy!!