Marvel’s Avengers :: Captain America Birthday Party

by | Jul 22, 2016 | Avengers, Birthday Parties | 0 comments

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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