I spotted Hiedee’s Beauman (Batman) party on Instagram when she tagged me in her photos featuring some of our party supplies. I have to say I get so excited every time I see what our customers create with our products!
I can’t believe my batman obsessed mini has turned 3. When Beau said he wanted a batman party, I immediately cringed as my strong aversion to licensed characters kicked in. As I replied “sure I can do that”, my brain was working overtime at how I could create the ultimate batman party for my little super hero a fun and classy affair. And not cost a bomb!
I’m a handmade lover and DIY addict, so this challenge was right up my alley. Being a small business owner and a single mum, I’m pretty time poor. So I recruited my two minis to help. They had many project playdates with mum! The invitations were hand stamped, the party bags were made from black and white striped paper bags and we stamped batman onto sticker paper, cut them out and stuck them on the front.
They contained the usual loot plus a handmade fabric covered button batman brooch for the party goers to wear.
Piñatas – well they’re a pricey affair! So I decided to make my own and kept it pretty simple. I purchased a $2 paper lantern, reinforced the bottom with cardboard and let the kids loose with the glue gun and glue sticks covering it in layers of crepe paper. The top layer was fringed crepe paper and the bat mask I cut out on my cutting machine – total cost $4.50!
I made food boxes for the kids – I love this idea as clean-up is a cinch and there’s minimal waste as the kids can take the boxes home.
The boxes were filled with my idea of party food – fresh berries, popcorn, mini sandwiches, a couple of marshmallows and a batman biscuit.
The drink bottles were from my collection of glassware – to dress up the drinks we stuck a bat mask sticker on them and popped in a black and white straw. The perfect drinking vessel for any superhero!
I’m not going to lie, I’m a total foodie, a true lover of baking and cooking.
The menu for the adults included a gorgeous spread of lamb and rosemary sausage rolls, feta and red onion tarts, apricot and white chocolate slice, fresh berries and passion fruit. Leftovers – minimal!
The cake I kept pretty simple – it was just a two cake high chocolate mud cake iced with chocolate icing. The paper cake topper I made using my cutting machine (scissors work fine too) and the cake wrap I stitched up in a jiffy using striped black and white fabric and binding. Incredibly easy and cheap as chips.
Decorations – we decorated our living space with bunches of black and white balloons and a couple of black honeycomb paper balls for over the table. Total cost $10.
And no batman party would be complete without Gotham City. My dad spray painted a massive cardboard box black and I used yellow washi tape to make the outline of the buildings. The batman symbols were free downloadable templates. The super heroes truly loved zooming in and out of our handmade Gotham City.
And finally, no party of mine is complete without a Bean Sprout handmade outfit for the birthday boy. Beau’s black and white grid suspender shorts fitted in nicely with our colour theme and he looked oh sooo dashing!
Parties don’t have to cost a bomb! Make sure you plan ahead and if you have the time, find your inner crafting self and have a go at DIY. Get your kids to help – what kid doesn’t love being a party helper? There really is no better feeling than looking back and thinking my kids and I made all that!
Thanks so much Hiedee for sharing Beauman’s Party!!
Birthday Outfit – Bean Sprout
Batman Stamp – Sandra Maine Printmaker
Invitation template stamp – Yellow Owl Workshop
Selected Party Supplies – Pop Roc Parties