A {Real} Vintage Super Hero Party

We LOVE to see when clients take some of our party ideas and crafts and incorporate it into their own parties.  My favorite party that I’ve planned for my boys has been Pierson’s Vintage Pop Art Super Hero party.  I was thrilled when I saw our client (April) chose this theme!  Her planner, Shannon Smith, used some of our ideas and added some of her own, which makes it fun to feature!

We have some fabulous inspiration on our Super Hero Pinterest board here… be sure to follow!

I adore super hero parties so here goes…Shannon did a great job on her first party planning experience!

The cake is inspired by the Got What It Cakes cake that Mandie made for Pierson’s super hero party and I like how they added the middle tier with the super emblem.

She did a great job making a telephone booth like we did… looks like she recycled a fridge box, too!  LOVE that!

I see she also made fun buildings for a skyline on the dessert table – SUCH an easy thing to do and so powerful!

Love the Super Emblem turned into a cookie!  I am sure the kids loved these!

Here are a few collages from Shannon:


Now, in Shannon’s words… here is her writeup from the party:

“Greetings Anders Ruff Fans! I am an amateur event planner embarking on my first private event and wanted to share with you all the details of what turned out to be a stellar celebration! I hope our story will inspire you to use the fabulous products provided at Anders Ruff.  We couldn’t have made this event what it was without this amazing team!

The client and mother of the birthday boy discovered a pin on Pinterest featuring Maureen’s Vintage Super Hero party for her son Pierson’s 3rd birthday. She knew right away this was the unique design she had been looking for.  Following Maureen’s blog about the party details, we endeavored to achieve the same décor and fantastic vintage feel that Maureen did.  The client purchased the Super Hero artwork packages from Anders Ruff and found a local printer (Fast Signs).

Included in the Anders Ruff package were several of the smaller items like the treat bag tags, the birthday pennant, the city scape birthday labels and the photo booth call out signs(see below)which we printed ourselves.

Last but certainly not least were the fun DIY projects. Here is the cake table city scape made from collected boxes of different sizes, wrapping paper and black electrical tape, the “barbell” props made of empty wrapping paper rolls, toilet paper and duct tape and the London Telephone Booth for our “civilian” guests to transform into their super hero selves:

We decorated our venue with rolls of vinyl table cloths in red, blue and yellow. We used them on tables, to drape entryways and to decorate the candy bar. We then accented everything with black and white polka dot balloons and streamers.
Our final product was a joy to behold and everyone enjoyed themselves so much-especially the birthday boy!

Our sincerest thanks goes to the following fabulous vendors for all their efforts and amazing contributions to this party!



Thanks for sharing your party photos, Shannon! Great job!

Concept and Printable Graphics:Anders Ruff Custom Designs
Event Planning: Shannon Smith (shannonjs@sbcglobal.net)
Professional Photographs by Cathy Hengst Photography
Cake & Cake Pops by Stacy’s For the Love of Cake
Super Hero Emblem Cookies by Vicki Kelly
Venue: Wonderwild
Printing by Fast Signs


  1. Maureen, this is amazing! We really appreciate you posting all this info about our little shindig! We couldn’t have done it with our you and your team! Thank you!

    And thank you, Jo! We had a blast making this party happen!

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