Thursday, June 28, 2012

{FREE} Super Hero Poster - In Need of Your Help!

Who doesn't love free things??? I stumbled across something I am SO excited about, but I need your help!!!

Ethan turns 5 this year. If you follow this blog, you'll know that my kids love to challenge me with their choice of birthday party themes. They usually try to combine some crazy ideas for me. This year, Ethan decided he wants a Super Hero and Police party. I am SO up to the challenge!

Daddy is a police officer and Ethan thinks he and daddy are super heroes. I had to oblige! My plan to link them together is to use the overall theme of, "When I Grow Up."

Prior to Father's Day, I stumbled into Hallmark and found posters used to advertise their Father's Day line of products.  It was love at first sight :)  I am never to proud to ask for something for a party so I asked the manager if I could have the posters when they were done with them. Lucky for me, she said yes. Here are two pictures of them (sorry for the quality, I took the pictures with the Ipad):

If you can't tell, the posters both read, "DAD, NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES" and then has "Father's Day Sunday, June 17" underneath.  Obviously, this won't work for Ethan.  The posters have that vintage comic book look to them if you can't see from my quality picture :)

My initial thought to turn them into a poster for Ethan's, "When I Grow Up" Super Hero/Police party was to make a comic book caption burst a little bit larger than "DAD" to conceal it and put Ethan's name in it so the poster would read, "ETHAN, NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES."  That phrase would go great with the theme.  I would take a black strip and cover up the "Father's Day" caption and put Ethan's birthday on that. 

I found this plaque at Hobby Lobby that could fit the theme as well:

So, what do you think?  What should I do with those posters?  Or, do I scrap them and do nothing?  No pressure, but Ethan LOVES them :)

Perhaps I will award a prize to the truly ingenious suggestions :)  Thanks for your help!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

{Real Party} Neighborhood Ice Cream and Lemonade Social

Welcome Summer!!!  Last year, we started a tradition of hosting a neighborhood ice cream social on the Friday that school ends as a way to kick off summer in a fun way.  It is also a great way to reconnect with your neighbors that you have not seen all winter long :) 

This year's theme was centered on two of summer's greatest - ice cream and lemonade!  I worked with Carli of Dimple Prints again for the printables for the party.  Her lemonade and ice cream printables made the party fabulous and provided a great color scheme.  I LOVED how they turned out.  So here is a picture overload post again :)  I will try to put all the vendor information at the end.

Vendors and Supplies:
Thank you so much for looking!  I hope you all have a GREAT summer!