There are three times in a year that I get to use my creative juices for good. Well, I have an excuse to go all out and spend ridiculous amounts of time crafting...Christmas (I make my own cards), Halloween (I make Q's costume), and Q's Birthday. Q was born on August 13, 2004 at 21:51 hrs. So, ya...I'm like a week late. But the curse of a summer baby...everyone is away during his birthday, every year. This year, he wanted a Super Hero Theme. I was pretty excited. This would be fun! Making the invitations would be super fun (pardon the pun). I was super stoked...
Until Q said, "Oh, but Mommy I wanted to buy the invitations this year..." I'm not gonna lie, my heart sank a little. I was able to get around that by sending e-mails instead of buying them. Ha ha. I should have taken the out, though, because by the time I bought all the raw *materials* it would have been waaaay cheaper to buy everything. But not nearly as fun. Of course.
So, for the goodie bags, I bought good ol' paper bags from the dollar store. Thirty for a dollar. Gotta love a deal. Then I found logos for the different Super Hero's Q likes from the Internet to make templates. They took forever. Especially the Hulk. That one was just tedious. Superman was the hardest though.
The one thing that I didn't make was the cake. I really am okay with admitting my weaknesses and baking is one of them. I didn't think that 8 mothers really wanted me sending their kids home with e-coli or salmonella or anything of the sort. I also didn't want to hear any, "This cake tastes awful" so Q and I went to order a Spiderman cake. Can you see it? The picture is a little small. It was pretty cool, though.