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My husband wanted to create a huge cityscape, full of well-known superhero landmarks, a blend of Metropolis, Gotham, etc. for our son’s party — we had a huge roll of butcher paper his mom had given us, so he decided to use that and our supply of spray paint to create his vision.
Putting the final touches on the Daily Planet building.
Some final detail shots:
The bat-signal appears against a stormy sky.
Shadow-lettering on the Daily Planet topper.
The main letters on the Daily Planet, Daily Bugle, and Stark Industries buildings were printed out, cut out (no Silhouette here, LOL) and pasted on.
My son had the great idea of adding the superhero decals I had gotten him for Christmas to the buildings. They really added the finishing touch to the background.
Here’s my sweetheart on the morning of his birthday.
In addition to the fab background, my husband also built a sloping console to go on top of the TV console – he cut out pieces and taped pictures of various villains and technical elements, then added fluorescent lights under so it really looked like a computer console:
The birthday boy loved all the touches throughout the house, and I loved all the work and thought my husband put into making our sweet boy’s birthday a magical one.
If you missed any of the earlier posts, click on the following links to read about the rest of the party details: Invitations, Masks & Capes, Cakes, and Piñata – enjoy!
14 thoughts on “Superhero birthday party – Background and Decor”
So cute, Claudia! I know a lot of work went into this. My boys would love this!!!!
I tweeted and shared on facebook.:)
aw Traci, thank you! you are the bomb. hope the storm passes by quietly!
WOW WOW WOW! What an awesome birthday! 😀
Thank you so much, Layla – you’re very kind.
HOLY MOLY! Steve’s mom can DRAW! and Steve can paint! And and and! This is super awesome, Claudia!
yeah, they both rocked that background!
Wow. I’m impressed. What a work of love. You are very talented.
That was all my husband and his momma, I drew like, 5 straight lines, I think ;D Thank you!!!
WOW for sure Claudia!!
How wonderful for your sweet birthday boy to have his party celebrated with such spectacular backdrops. Your hubby is very talented indeed. Nice that your MIL was there to help out too.
OK, that was an over the top party. I’m impressed.
Does your son collect comics?? I bet your husband did when he was young. Randy has a box full of them in our basement. My boys have read every single one.
I used to like Archie, lol.
Happy weekend Claudia B.
Love Claudie F., lol.
Hi , I came across this searching for back drop ideas for my girl/boy twins 5th bday bash. I was wondering if you would consider selling it to me , I think it’s absolutely amazing !
Hi Monique – thank you for your kind comment – my son got very attached to the backdrop so we moved it to his bedroom, and I think it would be very cost-prohibitive to mail it, since it’s 8-ft tall and made out of butcher paper, but my husband was very happy that you wanted to purchase his work – good luck with your twins’ party!!!
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