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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!
My son wanted a superhero themed party for his 3rd birthday so I got to work trying to think up some fun superhero activities. One of those activities was the Superhero Smash. Some people have made them and called them Hulk Smash. Here are the instructions to create this fun activity for yourself!
- Large flat box
- Plastic Cups or Bowls
- Tissue Paper
- Ribbon or Rubber Bands
- Wrapping paper
- Cut wholes in your box where you want your cups or bowls to go. Draw a circle of your cup bottom in the spot then cut an X slightly larger over the X. Push in the triangles and see how your cup fits in. Do this again a few more times so that everyone attending can have a prize cup.
- Cover the box with your chosen wrapping paper and then cut the wholes again.
- Place the cups in all of the wholes to make sure everything fits properly.
- Decorate the box as you see fit. I chose to cut out superhero’s and a title.
- Place the prizes in the cups.
- Cover the cups with a thin piece of tissue paper and secure with ribbon or rubber bands.
- Have fun at the party!
Here is just a quick selection of items we have this week in our Elephant Baby Shower Games and Signs Collection on Etsy. To take a closer look at everything being offered please check out our Etsy Shop. I am absolutely in love with the Baby Elephant theme!
This past summer I got to drive out to the country for an adorable outdoor wedding at a historical inn. It was so beautiful and picturesque and just a perfect day!
Venue: Red Fox Inn and Tavern
Photographer: Jessica Latos Photography
DJ: Dub C DJ’s
Florist: Nature Composed
Hair and Makeup: Jody Rusnak