creative invitation designer

Superhero Party

This was for my son’s 4th birthday. 4 is a great age, they can do projects by themselves now. I decided to do the Superhero theme because one of the party ideas was to have the kids decorate their own masks and capes. There are some amazing party ideas for superheros. The website HWTM Daily Blog (Hostess with the mostess) inspired me to do the halftone dots and primary colors.

The Invitation This was a total internet based art invitation. I just found the characters (use desktop backgrounds, they are really big in size) and just used photoshop to do whatever I wanted. I also found the backgounds the same way. The fonts were all found on free on the internet too. And it was a cheap invite to do since I didn’t have to get any card stock, I printed it on regular paper. My son was into Marvel Super Squad superheros at the time so I scavenged TONS of desktop images that I could use. And I got the idea for the invitation from the super hero squad website where you can create your own superhero comic.

Superhero Making Capes

Superhero capes and mask I got plain capes (pink and purple for girls and blue and red for boys). I found the super hero symbols on the internet, printed them out and then cut them out and traced them on adhesive felt and adhesive foam paper.  I assembled the symbols so the kids could choose whether they wanted to be batman/girl, superman/women, or spiderman and then cut out a bunch of stars in various colors that they could put on their capes. For the masks I found some templates on the internet. Sized them down to kid sizes (did a couple trial runs before I got the right size). I cut the masks out of pink and black foam, I did 2 plain ones and then a batman one. I then got sticker jewels and stuff to stick on the masks.

superhero cupcakes

Superhero cupcakes I did chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting. I printed out cupcake toppers and wrappers that I had made from some of the marvel superhero squad. I forgot to take a picture of the cake, but I did a batman fondant symbol on top of a sheet cake. It was my first time working with fondant and it was much easier then I thought. I just printed out the yellow shape, cut that out of yellow fondant and then cut the black batman symbol out of the black fondant.

superhero thank you card

Thank you card  I asked my son to pose with one of the masks (his cousin had made) against a white background and then just added some superhero text. It came out nice.

Superhero Symbols Here are templates for the superhero symbols, batman, spiderman, and superman. SuperheroSymbols_ForCapes

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34 comments on “Superhero Party

  1. Betsy
    April 4, 2012

    I saw your superhero party on Pinterest. I am wanting to do a superhero party for my sons birthday in May and thought about doing a decorate your own cape like you did. Where did you find the capes at?
    Much Thanks,

    • bsquaredesigns
      April 4, 2012

      I got them off amazon, but I just tried to search for them, but it doesn’t seem like they are offering them anymore. I did find the company that I got them from on amazon: Making Believe (sold by Shazz Sales LLC)
      . Try contacting them and seeing if they would make more. I think they were like $3-4 per cape. I can send you some superhero symbols templates for the capes if you want to use it to cut out of the adhesive felt. I have batman, spiderman, and superman. Just let me know.

      • bsquaredesigns
        April 4, 2012

        I just added the template to my site. Feel free to download and use.The link is at the bottom of the text above.

  2. Mel
    April 10, 2012

    Do you have an etsy shop where you sell the cupcake picks and wraps?

    • Mel
      April 10, 2012

      I would love that. I like them exactly as you have them shown. Thank you so much, that is very kind.

  3. heather
    April 24, 2012

    I am soooo in love with these cupcake wrappers and picks also. Would be happy to purchase them or set up a like and pin deal:-) You are so very talented!

    • bsquaredesigns
      April 24, 2012

      you also can have them for free… I will be setting up an etsy shop in the near future though, so they are free for a limited time! 🙂 And in return, pin my stuff 🙂 I will email you the PDF file.

  4. heather
    April 24, 2012

    Thank you so much! They are awesome! Its been so hard to find super hero squad birthday supplies and these are PERFECT! I cannot thank you enough!

    • bsquaredesigns
      April 24, 2012

      let me know if you need anything else, like a gift tag, or gift bag sticker…. I have to make one for my etsy store so I could make one for you if you need it.

  5. Heather Blair Hicks
    April 30, 2012

    I love the birthday invitations. They are very creative!!!

    • Heather Blair Hicks
      April 30, 2012

      Is there any way that you could send me the pdf files for the birthday stuff?

      • bsquaredesigns
        April 30, 2012

        Thank you! What exactly are you looking for? I am going to start an etsy store, I am hopefully going to get it up this weekend, so as payment you can ‘like’ and ‘pin’ some of my stuff there. I will probably try and put this super squad stuff up there also. Is the invitation something that you would be interested in? Or just the cupcake toppers and wrappers? Let me know and I can see what we can work out.

  6. Heather Blair Hicks
    April 30, 2012

    Thank you so much!! Yes I would love the invitation and the signs that you created on your table with the masks and capes. This is very nice of you. I was planning an art party for my son and he just decided he wanted to do a superhero squad and I can’t find anything.

  7. monica
    May 29, 2012

    hello i love your cupcake did u do it.i would love to do it for my sons bday party.

  8. Elizabeth
    July 6, 2012

    Hi I love your cup cake wraps do u sell them

  9. Alaina
    July 13, 2012

    OMG! This is my son’s 4th b-day theme and I have been havinging the hardest time finding things for it. Would you PLEASE send them to me as well? I LOVE your mini comic idea!! FANTASTIC JOB!!!

  10. Karen
    October 3, 2012

    For my son’s 4th b-day I am also pulling together a superhero theme and I just love your cape and mask with the symbols.

    I have tried using the above link to download the symbols file and it seems to be all piled one on top of the other. I tried looking in your etsy store and I didn’t find them. Would you please email me the pdf file ?

    Many thanks

  11. bsquaredesigns
    October 3, 2012

    Sure thing. I just emailed it to you.

  12. Jill Hammar
    November 15, 2012

    Are you still emailing the files for the cupcake wrappers and picks or just selling them now? They are SO adorable! If so can I PLEASE have it emailed to me? Thanks so much!

    • bsquaredesigns
      November 19, 2012

      I am just selling them in my etsy store for a mere $10.00. 🙂

  13. Krystin
    January 12, 2013

    Hi I was wondering if you could make me a PDF for your invitation like the one you made for your son and I will purchase it from you.

  14. JW
    March 13, 2013

    What fonts did you use? I am having a difficult time finding shadow fonts like you’d see in a comic book – BAM -POW -ZAP!

  15. Amber
    May 6, 2013

    Hi- I know it’s been a long time since you’ve posted this, but, I was wondering if you still have the templates for theses cupcake wrappers and toppers? Thanks!

  16. Carissa
    August 18, 2013

    Would you be willing to email me the symbols for the capes and the cupcakes:) I love them!! I am in the process of planning my sons superhero party:)

    • bsquaredesigns
      August 26, 2013

      I have a link on the post for the capes, the cupcakes I am not offering for free anymore, sorry.

  17. Melissa
    June 27, 2014

    That comic book invitation is awesome! Do you still sell those on etsy?

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