Superhero Party Ideas
This is an exciting theme! Whether your child chooses Superman, Super Women, Spider Man, Ninja Turtles, Batman, Wonder Women or the Power Rangers one thing is the same - SUPER POWERS! The Invitations: Take a picture of your child in his/her favourite super hero costume and attach to card stock with the caption "Calling All Superhero's", "You are Invited to___'s _th Super Cool Birthday Party!" Another unique idea is to use a page from a comic book by"whiting out" the text in the speech bubbles and blowing up the size. Write the Party details into the empty speech bubbles, copy as many as you require in color or black and white and attach to card stock. Costumes: We first must decorate our guests. You can request the kids come dressed as their favourite superhero or you can "make your own" superhero gear at the party. The guests will need Capes, Gloves and Masks. The capes can made of felt or any fabric that does not fray and the gloves made from mini stretch gloves with the fingers cut off. Masks can be easily made with a pre-cut template, craft foam and stretchy string. You can have all the items ready to go or have the kids assist in the creation of their very own costumes. The key is to have plenty of colours and textures available. Do not forget pink and yellow if there are Supergirls attending! Decorations: Concentrate on one theme, for example lets say Superman. Use lots of red & blue balloons, streamers, tablecovers, tableware and curling ribbon. The other option is to go wild with multiple Superhero Coloured decorations and posters everywhere. You can purchase Superhero Posters in your local Department Store, use pages from colouring books or download some clip art and enlarge. Hang Posters of the popular superhero words "POW", "ZOOM", "ZAP", "KABLAM", "BOOM" and "ZOWIE" around the party area. Superhero comic books are great for making posters and using the pages under a clear tablecloth for a table decoration. Party Games: Host an Action Hero Olympics. Some of these ideas are meant for outdoors but can very easily be accomplished on a smaller scale indoors. Prepare a series of challenging feats to test strength and agility. Test your abilities in the Long Jump, 20 Yard Dash, Javelin Throw, Balance Beam and Shot Put. To wind the party down move on to testing their super senses. For this activity you need a blind fold, pair if thicker gloves, 25 Household Items like a fork or a hairbrush, a paper towel tube and 25 bits of everyday common food like a raisin or a small piece of cheese. To play "Super Hearing" have one guest blindfolded and another unknown guest speak the child's name or any superhero statement through the tube in their most superhero voice. The Blindfolded child must figure out which one of the guests spoke. To test their sense of " Super Smell & Taste" have a guest blindfolded and put a small piece of food in front of their nose to smell. If they cannot guess the item by smell alone give them the option of tasting it. I say option because some kids may not want to do it. Last of all you can test their sense of "Super Touch." Again use the blindfold and ask the child to put on the pair of gloves. Hand them a random household item and give them a minute to figure out what it is. This is not as easy as you might think! It will sure get some big laughs though! Food: Superhero Sub - You can use whole sub buns or make larger sandwiches using French Bread Sticks. Have a few meat selections available. Muscle Burgers - Burgers filled with huge hamburger patties served with all the fixings. Carrot Sticks with Power Dip - carrot/celery cut up into sticks and served with your child's favourite dip. Super hero juice - for a twist make ice cubes coloured with food colour ahead of time. Fill clear cups of lemonade with the brightly coloured ice cubes. The Cake should be your child's favourite character. Colour co-ordinate the icing and create a scene with a few action hero's on top. The Grand Finale is a real live Superhero making a surprise visit to deliver presents, take action shots with all the kids and handing out the loot bags! You may have to bribe a family member or friend to do this but it is so very much worth it!