Monday, September 17, 2012

Super Hero / Police Party Sweets Table

Hello!  Oh happy day :)  I'm over at Maddycakes Muse today sharing Ethan's Super Hero / Police Officer / When I Grow Up 5th Birthday party.  I'll be there all week sharing great ideas and tips from Ethan's party. 

There wasn't time in the week to share everything I wanted to at Maddycakes Muse so here is one thing near and dear to my heart - the SWEETS!!!

The centerpiece of this table is a Pottery Barn Kids police station we gave Ethan for his 1st birthday.  I was so excited to be able to incorporate it into the party.  I just love that it served as the stand for my homemade cake and donuts :)  What could be better than to serve donuts out of a police station! I also had donut holes made to look so fashionable in my custom Kandy Kones from Superchick Studios.

Besides the cake, I made almost all of the sweets myself except for the beautiful sugar cookies that were from Happy Cookies.  I also purchased the donuts.  No donut machine at this house - only cake pops :)

The backdrop of the table is a shower curtain from Target!  I love using shower curtains!  They are easy, inexpensive and a perfect size.  The badge emblem is from the talents of Anders Ruff.

To give height to the table, I re-purposed the crates I had for our Ice Cream and Lemonade Party.  I used my Silhouette to cut out a city scape for the backdrop of the crates.  I made custom letters using MDF letters from Hobby Lobby that I adhered scrapbook paper and pinwheels.  I had to make a super hero out of one of them and chose the H to do so!
I used various printables from my Anders Ruff printable package in lots of different ways. When using printables, be creative! The cake decorations were printables I scaled down. Also, the embellishments on the pinwheels were also the same printables. 
I made the comic book pinwheels myself. So easy to make! I will feature all of the things I made out of the comic book pages later this week. Such a great inexpensive way to customize a super hero party! I
As I noted, most of the sweets I made myself.  Several members of my family (including me) have Celiac, so it is important to me that I make sweets all family members can enjoy.  It can get quite expensive finding great and good tasting gluten free sweets made by professionals.
I made the cupcake toppers using the same pinwheel technique, on a smaller scale, using the comic book pages.  I adhered a printable to the front.

My husband claimed the mustaches didn't go with the theme.  I think they made the perfect disguise for a "bad guy" or for a little guy wondering what he'd be when he grows up :)

The rice krispie bars were pre-made, packaged treats (not gluten free) that I simply dipped into chocolate and covered with sprinkles.  Everything tastes better on a stick!


The box I used for the custom Kandy Kones were from the $1 aisle at Target. I simply took the bottle wraps from the printable package and pieced them around the box. A simple way to dress up a $1 aisle find!  I shredded more comic books to use as the box filler.


 These cookies were my one splurge.  My "cookie lady" is local, and an amazing person.  I love that I can use her talents for my children's parties!

That's the tour of our sweets table.  Remember, keep it simple and keep it yummy!  Join me tomorrow on Maddycakes Muse for budget friendly party ideas.  You have to check out all the freebies I found for this party!
Vendor and Supply Credits:
Printables - Anders Ruff
Super Hero badge cookies - Happy Cookies
Shower curtain city back drop - Target
Peg Doll Cake Toppers - Creative Butterfly
Custom Kandy Kones - Superchick Studios


  1. Melissa! What an AMAZING party!!! LOVE when blog posts are filled with helpful tips in additions to all the cute deets... BRAVO SUPER MOM!!!
    PS ~ I'm thrilled you enjoyed your custom Kandy kones™!
    Superchick =)
    Superchick Studios

  2. Such an attractive birthday party theme!! I am sure you guys enjoyed a lot in this birthday party. At one of the best NYC venues we are going to celebrate our daughter’s 6th birthday. Do you have any girly party themes in mind?