DIY The Flash Theme Birthday Party

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This past weekend we celebrated my son's 5th birthday with a Flash themed party. The party was held outdoors, and despite the terrible weather just hours before the event, forcing me to change the time of the event several times, the sun finally came out and the day could not have been any perfect!

Our party colors were red and yellow, to represent flash, with a few sprinkles of black and white. We used a red fitted tablecloth for the table and purchased the fabric for the backdrop at Walmart. I had the banner made by Yelena at By Lena and loved how it came out! We attached the banner to the fabric using safety pins.

As for the table, I purchased red buckets at the dollar tree and put plant foam inside to hold the cake pops in (also found at the dollar tree). The white cupcake stand and the yellow cupcake stand I found at party city.

The little boy flash crafts were purchased on Etsy. They are usually sold small as cupcake toppers but I had them custom make it larger so I can use them like this (find the listing here). They came on the sticks and I just put it into the foam inside the buckets. I took my son's Flash action figure and placed it on the table for decor.

As for the goody bags, we purchased fabric bags at the dollar tree. They sell them two a pack and in many different colors. We then purchased white and yellow felt and cut the circles and the lightning bolt and glued them on to the bags with fabric glue. I then attached little thank you note cards onto the bag using yellow party string. I found the PDF file to these thank you cards on Etsy (click here for link) and had them printed on card stock at Staples.

The masks were purchased at Party City and we cut out lightning bolts from yellow foam and hot glued it onto the masks. The mask holder is actually a jewelry holder spray painted in yellow.

As for the tables we kept it nice and simple. Because the picnic tables were longer than the normal tables, I purchased tablecloth rolls and was able to cut them off to fit the tables perfectly. I kept the tablecloths down with push pins on the side of the tables and tape underneath. I then used these frames, purchased white, at Party City and spray painted them black. On one side of the frame I placed a picture of my son and on the other side a picture of flash. I added little balloon bouquets in red and yellow to fill the space.

The food tables were dressed with yellow tablecloths and we placed this big number 5 balloon on top of the tables for décor. I would have liked to decorate the pavilion a little more, but due to the storm right before the party, we ran out of time and were not able to decorate much more. However, I am still happy with how everything came out.

As for entertainment, we used Daniel at Bounce House R Us  for our bounce house. Daniel was patient and worked with my multiple changes in time, checking the weather for me through out the day and communicating with me. I very much appreciated all of his help and willingness to change things up last-minute as the bounce house was one of my son's biggest requests for the party.

For The flash character, I purchased this costume from Target and had my cousin dress up as him and entertain the kids for a little while. The kids loved him and he even raced the kids back and forth to see who was fastest! For those wondering, yes Flash won!

Finally, for the birthday outfit, I found this shirt with the number 5 and harem shorts at Target. The shoes are converse and I purchased the flash shoe wings from Etsy and laced them onto the sneakers. The Flash cape I got at Six Flags.

See below for all of our party pics. For party planning tips, as well as a checklist template I use for all of my events, click here.