Last year my son wanted to have a superhero themed birthday party so I decided to DIY the whole thing! Here are just a hint of what made the party such a success.
Superhero Training Course
The first activity on the agenda was a super hero training course that the kids could all complete at their own pace. I brought out items like tunnels, wood for beam walking, and I made little buildings to leap over using black wrapping paper over boxes I was recycling covered in little white paper windows. I also made cute signs put them on card stock and stuck them in the ground using using skewers. I also gave each guest a superhero training checklist to complete as they went around each activity and at the end of the event each child got their own superhero training camp competition certificate.
Superhero Party Activities
The majority of our guests were around 3 years old but there were a few younger guests as well as parents around and we didn’t want to exclude anyone from participation. So we brought out a variety of other activities. Cars and Bikes to ride on, a ball pit tent full of balls, superhero smash and of course corn hole. All given appropriate signage to stay on theme.
Of course we did also have one other special activity, cape and mask decorating! For this activity we needed a couple of supplies:
- Blank cape and masks
- Fabric Markers
- Fabric Stick Letters
- Fabric Stick Stars
- Fabric Glue (in case things don’t stick as nicely as you’d like)
We left all of the materials out on a plastic table cloth with instructions for parents to help their child create their very own superhero masterpiece!
Other activities I considered but cut:
- Make your own shield
- Spray the bad guy (though all the kids did chase my husband around he may have appreciated being sprayed with water given how hot it was)
- Treasure hunt
Superhero Party Decorations
I created A LOT of decorations for this party from a comic book story of my son saving our cat as a superhero rolled into cones and then filled with veggie sticks, to the buildings wrapped in black paper described earlier, a super cute birthday sign printed on card stock, water bottle labels, table tents, superhero table cloths, napkins, and then of course these amazing superhero stats cards! I love them I took details about each child and created a mini superhero for each of them with their stats! Everyone loved them!
There was a lot of prep work involved but everyone had a great time and my son loved it so much he wants a superhero theme again and to do all the same things… I’m working on convincing him that something different would be better.
Happy party planning everyone and if you need any tips leave a comment and I’ll get back to you or check me out in my etsy shop!