We now interrupt our scheduled holiday programming…
That’s kind of how it feels to have a son with a birthday in December. My brain is set to be all gung-ho with Christmas but I have to back off and plan a party instead. Not that I want my little guy to feel like his birthday gets rushed or glossed over in any way – I try hard for that not to happen. So of course he got exactly what he wanted for his birthday – an Avengers Superhero Training party. It was actually a lot of fun to plan and fairly easy to execute. I will share all the details soon, but thought I’d start out with the invitation.
As with all parties lately, I started with a Pinterest Board for inspiration and went from there. Tyler really liked the one with the Top Secret file folder and though I tried to convince him a manila envelope would work just as well, I ended up figuring out how to make mini-sized file folders for his invites.
Easy enough – I simply cut down some file folders I already had on hand, making sure to leave a tab on one side then completing the look by rounding off the corners. The overall size is 9″ high by 6 1/2″ wide (cut down to 6″ except for where I wanted the tab) because I wanted them to fit a half-sheet of paper but these would look absolutely adorable in a smaller size as well.
I knew I wanted to use a photo of Tyler in his Iron Man costume from Halloween for the inserts. Cute right? He’s quite a ham when he wants to be.
The rest of the inserts came together pretty easily with all the party details and a bit of clever wording. I wanted it to look like a “report” you might find inside a Top Secret folder, right? Then I simply printed them off two to a page.
The fonts used are Bernard MT Condensed and Baskerville Old Face. The Avenger logo is simply clip art I found online. And the fun Avengers clip art along the bottom was part of a printable pack I found HERE and turned to black and white in Photoshop. The printables are great – I used them again for a lot of the party supplies as well.
My 12 year old helped me assemble the invitations by stamping Top Secret on top of the folders and attaching the inserts inside the folders with paper clips (I didn’t want them to fall out!)
Tyler was happy and the whole thing probably took me an hour, tops, to pull together. Total win!
Now you’re excited to see the rest of the party details, right?! I’ll share them soon – promise! The kids had a blast and, like most of my parties, it was simple and inexpensive to put together. Stay tuned…