Superhero Party Ideas

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Pop! Thwack! KaPow! From Batman and Superman, to Wonderwoman and Aquawoman, chances are, your kiddo has a fancy for a superhero – and rightly so! With superpowers at hand to save the day, along with amazing gadgets, superheroes have stood the test of time. When your kid begs for a superhero party, you’ll have to use some of your own superpowers to make the party triumph over your birthday arch nemesis: The dreaded, evil, boring party!



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Planning and invitations

When planning a superhero party, it’s critical to know your superhero inside and out. What’s the story behind your superhero? His color, logo, and alter ego? Where does he live? Sidekicks, epic victories, enemies…these are all things that will play perfectly into your theme.

  • Personalization is key.
  • Invite inspiration: Newspaper clipping touting your child’s birthday as the epic battle of good vs. evil.
  • If your superhero has an alter ego, you could include a disguise kit for each kid along with the invite.
  • Make your invitation bold, bright, and make sure it communicates the superhero theme.



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Superhero Decorations

Decorating for a superhero party can be so much fun! Tap into your inner superhero and get creative! From colors and strengths to trademark sayings and sidekicks, they’re all fair game when it comes to decorations. Once you have your food chosen, find ways to incorporate your theme into your food.

  • If your superhero has a hometown, use poster board to create a cityscape backdrop at your food table. Hanging superhero logos around, or the iconic “Boom”, “Thwack” signs are also fantastic ways to give homage to the original superhero medium – comic books.
  • If you can spare it, pick up some comic books from a local store to place in the party room.
  • Purchasing some cut-outs of the superhero, or items with that superhero’s theme to put on walls and flat surfaces is also a great idea.
  • Vinyl tablecloths aren’t just for tables anymore. They’re the superhero of the birthday party supply world, and can also be used as makeshift curtains, doorway hangers, and much more. Get creative with tablecloths and see what you can make – the opportunities are endless!



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Superhero Foods

Kids love food, and while we don’t know what types of foods superheroes like, we can take their logo/colors and use them to inspire foods. Even healthy foods can be themed to fit into a superhero theme with a little creative thinking!

  • Use your superhero’s colors as a jumping platform for things like a candy buffet, drinks, and of course – cake and ice cream.
  • Jello in a cool container – or layered in different colors – is always a hit, along with colored popcorn, and matching candy.
  • Marshmallows dipped in colored chocolate with a simple felt cape or logo cut out are simple to make and look fantastic. Hero sandwiches are great, as well as superhero homemade pizza (http://thechicsite.com/2015/04/21/avengers-pizza-party/).
  • If you’re daring, use some of the enemies’ colors to inspire food choices as well! (Scarecrow haystacks, anyone?
  • Use color-coordinated food containers to keep the theme consistent throughout. Use toothpicks or other food picks to attach things like logo cut outs or “Boom”, and “Thwack” to foods like sandwiches and cupcakes. With a superhero party, you really can’t go too far!



Personalization (invites, favors, labels)

Personalization is a fantastic new trend in birthday parties. Having “Super” in front of your kids name will make their day. Weave the personalization throughout the party, from the invitations to the party favors. It’s easy to personalize things – from printing labels on your computer to purchasing pre-personalized things – it’s much easier than you think. Even handwritten personalization goes a long way.

  • Include your new superhero kid’s name, and/or the superhero’s logo, on things like the tent cards/food labels, water bottles/cups, and thank you cards.
  • Make your child’s superhero into his own character! Get him to draw his character, and use that as personalization all its own.
  • A really fantastic way to bring a superhero theme into cups and bottles is to make your own capes or masks to affix to drinks and food items.



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Superhero Games & Activites

What fun is a party without any games? While the run-of-the-mill games are fun, use this opportunity as a chance to make your party shine. Games don’t need much, and you don’t have to have prizes to give away – the winning is fun enough.

  • Use your superhero as inspiration for games and activities. Make superhero capes out of vinyl tablecloths, and make cuffs and masks out of felt.
  • Superheroes are always training – why not have a superhero training session? Go outside and have a jumping competition, target practice with Nerf guns, or make baratangs out of cardboard to toss into a box.
  • Get some trivia questions about your superhero, and have a superhero specific trivia game. For added sparkle, add a simple prize like a flashlight with the chosen superhero’s logo over the lens so they can have their own spotlight.

If your party is in the evening, use glow-in-the-dark items as a superhero/villian hide and seek game.



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Superhero Party Favors

No party is complete without favors. The ending crescendo to your party symphony, favor bags are not a place to lose sight of your theme. Use the favor bag as a fantastic close to your party with superhero kits to go for each kid. From stickers and candy, to the table-cloth capes and items you made at the party, you can include all those things in the favor bags. Use labels, sharpies, or personalized bags to make sure each kid gets their own favor bag.

  • Logo-inspired candies, or logo colored candies in a baggie are always a hit.
  • A medal of honor for such heroic actions during the party will be a big bragging point.
  • A superhero specific item like black licorice bats/bat cookies for Batman, silly string for Spiderman, rock candy or Pop Rock candy kryptonite for Superman, and neon green marshmallows for the Hulk are all fantastic candy-inspired items that put a party over the top.
  • Finish it off with a comic book for kids to take home, and your party will go down a super-success!




Clowns and bouncy houses are fun, however, they don’t really fit the superhero theme. After training, it’s time for superheroes to test their new-found skills, while you clean up the game and food aftermath. Take this time to enlist the help of friends, family, or other parents to help provide some superhero-inspired entertainment.

  • If you have someone willing to be in distress, (mom kidnapped by an evil arch nemesis? Sister tied to a pretend railroad track?) have kids follow clues to save the day.
  • What’s the icing on the cake of a superhero birthday party? A real superhero battle! Find two willing adults to dress up in costume and go head-to-head in an epic clash! After the evil villain has been detained, having the superhero available to take pictures with the kids, or tell a story about one of his favorite battles will be a sure fire way to keep every kid’s attention.
  • Get creative with long balloons and make superhero accessories out of balloons! Print out some directions (or give directions as kids go) to make superhero swords, headbands, belts, or wrist bands.