Friday, July 22, 2016

Marvel's Avengers :: Captain America Birthday Party

Captain turned SIXTEEN this week!!! We started celebrating the night before with a Captain America Movie Night with a few friends and continued the party with extended family on his actual birthday. Captain America theme of course!

.: Party Food :. 

So are you two…? Do you…? Fondue? ~ Steve Rogers
Fondue is just cheese and bread, my friend. ~ Howard Stark

Or, in our case, melted chocolate with berries and marshmallows!

You could have the power of the gods! Yet you wear a flag on your chest and think you fight a battle of nations! I have seen the future, Captain! There are no flags!  ~ Red Skull

Not my future! ~ Captain America

American Flag Bean Dip
Refried Beans, Sour Cream mixed with Taco Seasoning, Shredded Lettuce, Shredded cheese, Quartered Cherry Tomatoes, and Chopped Olives

... served with Salsa and "Star" shaped Scoops!

Geez! Somebody get THAT kid a SANDWICH. ~ Senator Brandt

We had sandwiches for lunch before heading to the golf course... and then pizza for dinner!

Originally I thought I'd do another "Avengers Assemble Pizza Party" but I had to keep it as quick and simple as possible so I just picked up (the day before to take advantage of $10 Tuesday!) take-n-bakes at Papa Murphy's: Pepperoni, Murphy's Combo, Papa's All Meat, and the seasonal BBQ Chicken Pizza which is Captain's favorite! 

I also pulled out the movie reel birthday banner from a past birthday. 

.: Party Time :. 

You ready to follow Captain America into the jaws of death?
~ Captain America 

... aka: a water balloon fight with the uncles... 

It's so nice to have over half of my siblings back home and/or in the area this summer.
We had everyone else jump into the picture for a quick group photo... 

... then my dad has us all stay right where we were for a quick game of Simon (or Captain!) says... 

Mom/Grandma beat us all and won the game! 

.: Birthday Gifts :. 

Spending time with friends and family was at the top of his "wish list" so we picked up some of his close friends for a movie night and took him golfing.  The rest of his gifts from Sean and I were mostly on the practical side this year. We had picked up a pair of golf shorts, slip-on shoes and some polarized sunglasses at Costco...

... the last time we went shopping at Trader Joe's we filled a big bag of some of his favorite foods... 

... and we also surprised him with a book which he didn't know had been published yet! 

I pre-ordered the newest Brotherband book last February and it was released last month! 

Grandpa & Grandma, Aunt Mary, Uncle Kevin and Uncle David all surprised him with an awesome hammock and hammock suspension system

He also received such thoughtful and generous gifts from Grandpa & Grandma G, Uncle Paul & Ramona (Paul's sweet girlfriend who is visiting from Germany), and Uncle Brian & Aunt Meagan. 

.: Captain America's Shield Birthday Cake :. 

What do you think?
~ Steve Rogers, showing his shield to Peggy

Yes. I think it works.
~ Peggy Carter, sweetly, after unloading her gun into the shield

I posted more about the cake here:

Happy 16th Birthday, Captain! 

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