A Super Hero Birthday Party for a Super Son

A hand-me-down Batman t-shirt from a neighbor, fueled by our nanny Alison’s deep interest and extensive knowledge about super heros, has resulted in 4 months of full-on Super Hero love.  So, what better way to celebrate 4 years of Elliott than with a Super Hero birthday party!?! (Which was a week early, partially because he has been waiting for his birthday every since Christmas…)

super family

Elliott and Natalie both love to bake (and taste), so we made a homemade cake.  Can you see the Batman and Flash signals?  They are obscured by the sprinkles.  Natalie was a big helper (of course) with all the birthday celebration and is so sweet to get so excited for him.

cake

We also had many tests of super-ness:

  • Super Smart: science experiments
  • Super Strong: piñata breaking
  • Super Agile: obstacle course
  • Super Speed: race

super smart

Look at those muscles pull the cord on the pinata! (The safer 2017 version of a pinata - no wooden bat)

Look at those muscles pull the cord on the pinata! (The safer 2017 version of a pinata – no wooden bat)

And, as superheros have amazing powers, they seemed to multiple in our house.  Both through our guests – I had never met a Thor before!  And in toys.

group

Elliott’s favorite superhero is Wonder Woman because she has super strength, a golden lasso, handcuffs, can fly, etc.  He is definitely more of a Justice League kinda guy, as opposed to an Xman guy (that meant nothing to me a couple months ago – don’t worry if it doesn’t to you).  Other favorites include: Flash (due to super speed) and Super Man.

Here’s a recent convo:

Elliott: “I gonna be Super Man when I grow up”

Mom: “That’s awesome.  Why Super Man?”

Elliott: “Because of his super strength. And he can fly.  And he has heat vision and super hearing.”

Mom: “Those are all awesome.  But I thought Wonder Woman was your favorite Superhero and she can do all those things and more, I think?”

Elliott (somewhat incredulously with a tone of ‘well duh Mom’): “Well, Mom… I a boy.  And Wonder Woman is a girl.”

Mom: “Oh I understand” (as if gender is the only thing holding him back from realizing that dream!)

He still loves his original Batman (and his Lala)…

I am the luckiest Super Mom of this Super Family!

I am the luckiest Super Mom of this Super Family! (He did 3 wardrobe changes during this party)

One of the biggest compliments I can give to Elliott is… “I’ve learned so much about Superheros from you.”  (Huge grin.)  It is amazing, fun and funny to get a glimpse into his world of imagination.  Not a day goes by, without some awesome crime-fighting and superhero poses by this little boy.

Owning 4 years old...

Owning 4 years old…

 

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