I had an amazing birthday party for my daughter, Cindy who just turned ten. It was a party she'll never forget.
Cindy really likes Wonder Woman. She likes watching the old cartoon The Superfriends and re-runs the TV show starring Linda Carter. My husband, Jim watches it with her, but I think only so he can see Linda in her Wonder Woman costume. So when she said she wanted a Wonder Woman themed birthday party I couldn't refuse.
The invitations had a still from the Superfriends cartoon of Wonder Woman in her invisible jet. Inside was all the important party information: Locaton, date and time.
When Cindy's friends arrived, the house was decorated in red, white, blue and gold stars. A cardboard cut-out of Wonder Woman's invisible jet hung from the ceiling. There was also a life-size cut out of Wonder Woman with her golden lasso stood by the door. Cindy's favorite songs were playing on the stereo.
A make-up artist and costumer had Wonder Woman costumes for all of the girls, complete with all the accessories. Truth-telling lasso, bullet proof cuffs and boomerang head bands. The girls were so thrilled. The make-up artist did them all Linda Carter, from dark curly wigs to nails. After she was done there were seven Wonder Women running around the house, trying to lasso each other. The caught everything on film.
The girls went outside to play on the jungle gym I rented for the day. The had a great time swinging on the bars, rings; sliding down the slide and riding the teeter-totter. The photographer and I took pictures of them in action. I sent the best copies to everyone a week later. They climbed and played until they started getting hungry.
Jim grilled hamburgers on the barbecue. I served them French fries and a side of "truth-telling" lasso spaghetti. The drinks were red, white and blue milkshakes: red cherry, blue raspberry and white vanilla.
After lunch came the cake. It was decorated with the same still of Wonder Woman flying her invisible jet. The bakery made it custom for Cindy. It was incredible to look at and to eat. The cake was vanilla with strawberry filling and cream cheese frosting, mmmm. After everyone was stuffed, Cindy opened her presents.
A special effects artist set up a small stage in our living room with a small blue screen behind it. There was a blue stool in the center of the stage. Cindy was the first to sit on the stool and, before everyone's eyes, Cindy appeared on the monitor flying in the invisible jet above the city. The effects artist captured the image digitally and made a photo quality color print. Everyone got a turn to sit on the stool and have their own picture of them as Wonder Woman.
The girls reluctantly returned their costumes and wigs as the day came to a close and their parents arrived to take them home.
Cindy's present from us was a Wonder Woman costume and she loved it so much she went to bed in it.