By Nancy Johnson Horn, Editor
Do you have a little super hero fanatic? We do and we made the super hero party of his dreams recently.
Find a local party place or community center that has a place for the kids to run around. Super Heros need to be very active! We held my son’s party at our local Jewish Community Center, the Central Queens Y. I chose the Y because it was actually very reasonable to hold the party there and I could customize it to our theme. I picked their “Fitness Fun” activity in the Y’s gym and had the party runners running active games. The Central Queens Y also is a kosher venue, meaning that they only permit kosher food to be served and brought in. While we are not kosher, it is pretty simple for me to get a kosher cake (both Costco and BJ’s offers Kosher Sheet Cakes). The Y takes care of ordering the pizza (kosher). I also picked up a veggie platter and a fruit bowl from a local supermarket and some other kosher snacks.
I like to add a personalized touch to parties with personalized invitations. While I have designed party invitations on my computer, I decided to purchase one on Etsy through Designing for Peanuts. Erica was great and customized to my needs.
Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/designingforpeanuts FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Designing-for-Peanuts/234765503259468 The Favor: When it comes to kosher character sugar cookies, Ostrovitsky.com is my go-to place. YouCake.com did the toppers for our cookies and these are sealed, kosher cookies.
Disclosure: I know YouCake.com very well, as I’ve worked with them since 2009. Getting the cookies from Ostrovitsky.com ensures they are kosher (the toppers are printed there). Since we were having our party at a kosher venue, I needed the cookies kosher certified. Carolyn, the owner, sealed each cookie with red and yellow ribbons, and I used these as a favor for our little guests.
Photo Booth: This was so fun! I bought a sheet from Kmart and we hung it on the wall with blue painter’s tape. We had some props from Party City (masks, headbands), but my daughter and her friend grabbed items from the gym at the Y for this funny shot.
Food: We had kosher pizza for the kids and adults, and I supplemented with a veggie tray and a fruit bowl. Since the Y takes care of ordering the pizza, I only had to go out and get the fruit, veggies, the cake, and the other (kosher) snacks we served.
I considered about doing a candy buffet, but decided against it. However, I did a dessert table and it came out great! We got the cake from BJ’s Wholesale, cookies from Ostrovitsky.com (as I just mentioned) and the necklaces from PartyCity.com.
We had an absolute ball (and I didn’t have to do any major cleaning up afterwards).
Thank you to Party City for providing our party goods and supplies, Ostrovitsky.com and YouCake.com for providing the personalized kosher character sugar cookies. I did not receive a discount from the party place or BJ’s Wholesale.