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!
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!
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.