A Superhero Birthday Party

Maya just turned 5 a couple weeks ago. It was superhero-themed because she wanted both Superman and Batman, which morphed into a generic superhero theme. We hung blue, black, and yellow streamers and paper lanterns (thanks MH!), I got a piece of superhero material to cover the dessert table, Maya wore a one-of-a-kind superhero cape (thanks C!), and we cut out felt superhero masks for each kid to wear. And of course, we don’t have pictures of any of those things, but my husband took pictures of some of the food. It was a relatively small party for us (40 guests, including 13 kids), so we had plenty of food (despite the fact that we always think there isn’t going to be enough to go around)! Thanks to everyone who came to party with us. For those of you who couldn’t make it, we missed you!

Menu:

  • Assorted Cheeses, Breads, Crackers & Sliced Cured Meats
  • Homemade Hummus & Vegetables (including snap peas from the backyard!)
  • Jalapeno-Artichoke Dip
  • Clam Dip
  • Ruffles
  • Tortilla Chips, Beans, Salsa
  • Orzo Salad
  • Kale-Crouton Cesar Salad
  • Fruit: Apples & Pineapple
  • Baked Mac n Cheese
  • Garlic Chips (This is basically flatbread with garlic, butter, salt, parmesan, and mozzarella on top, baked like a pizza and cut into tiny little rectangles. The link is to my mom’s blog, but my sister made them for the party, and she rolls them a bit thinner.)
  • Fish Fried Rice
  • Turkey Meatballs with Sesame-Garlic Sauce
  • Chicken Wings – both spicy (marinated with Sriracha & garlic salt) & mild
  • Kara-age (Japanese Chicken Nuggets)
  • Maki-zushi (Sushi Rolls with Egg, Spinach, Seaweed & Shiitake)
  • Batman Cake
  • Carrot Cake
  • Pineapple Coffee Cake
  • Madeleines

I certainly didn’t make it all myself. Thank you J, mom, and HM for helping with the food. And of course MH for the beer contribution! Here are some pictures. Enjoy!

Hummus & Veggies_4

Hummus & Vegetables

Jal-Art Dip_1

Jalapeno-Artichoke Dip

Kale Salad_1

Kale-Crouton Cesar Salad

Fish Fried Rice_1

Fish Fried Rice

Chicken Wings_1

Spicy Party Wings

Chicken Wings_3

Mild Party Wings (mainly for kids who can’t handle spicy foods)

Turkey Meatballs_1

Turkey Meatballs with Sesame-Garlic Sauce

Maki Zushi_1

Maki-Zushi

Desserts_1

Pineapple Coffee Cake & Madeleines

Carrot Cake_3

Carrot Cake

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