Organise a super duper, out-of-this-world party for your little boy with a bright and bold superhero theme. Choose from loads of ranges, from the new Avengers and Amazing Spiderman ranges to favourites Batman, Ben 10 and the Ninja Turtles and combine with Pop Art Superheroes to make your little caped crusader’s day.
Forget flying and X-ray vision; make sure that your super power is the best birthday party ever, with one of our fab superhero ranges, straight from the pages of comic books. Your son may have their favourite, but if not there are plenty to choose from, or you could just choose a general superhero theme.
Design your own comic-strip style invites featuring the birthday boy and ask each child to come as their favourite action hero -check out loads of superhero fancy dress – or they could create their own, complete with a funny name and special superpowers. Have a superhero prize ready for the best costume! There are also loads of superhero party invitations to buy or make, depending on your theme. If you’re going for homemade, why not add a cut-out paper arachnid to an envelope for your Amazing Spiderman bash.
There seems to be a constant supply of blockbuster superhero films at the cinema, and this year is no exception with the release of the Avengers. There is a fantastic range to match, featuring all their favourite heroes!
As well as superhero hanging decorations and bunting, set up a photo booth area for fun pics of the party. This could be a homemade cardboard phonebooth (Superman’s favourite changing room), a giant spider’s web on the wall or between some trees (use a scrambling net), or a bat cave. Add a few Superhero Pop Art props from a photo booth kit, too. Pompoms and hanging fans and pinwheels in primary colours add a more American twist. Top your chosen theme off with a super personalised party banner!
Serve US favourites such as hotdogs and popcorn to your heroes from this fantastic reversible food stand. For more substantial snacks, use Superhero popcorn cartons and card hotdog trays. Set up a hotdog or burger buffet with all their favourite toppings and garnishes laid out. For something healthier, lay out plenty of veggie sticks and dips to start with – essential for keeping super energy levels up. Serve the food picnic style in superhero party boxes if you’re outside, with drinks in squeezy bottles.
For sweet treats, fruit skewers of pineapple, blueberry and strawberry and layered ‘power cell’ fruit jellies in clear cups match the colours of the spread and you could sprinkle the latter with popping candy. Cut sandwiches into bat, spider or S shapes, or add Pop Art Food picks and serve ice cream in Pop Art tubs. Give things imaginative names to fit the theme – green jelly could be kryptonite, for example. Try making these lollipop spiders for your Spiderman party treat table, to include in a sweetie buffet.
As well as specific games to suit a hero theme, you can organise more general superhero party activities such as a hero training mission assault course, superhero bingo or top trumps and face-painting. If you’re outside in the sun, try bubble mats and a few water games too. Top the afternoon off with a pinata or balloon drop. Fill superhero party bags with bouncy balls, masks, stickers and notebooks, or buy kits for extra convenience. We think these crawling men are a party bag essential for your superhero party!