Are you thinking of throwing your Superman-obsessed youngster a comic-themed party? Superhero theme parties are some of the most popular options for kids and adults alike, so you’ll find no shortage of costumes, decorations, and entertainment to ensure that the party’s a smash hit. Here are a few tips to help you go the extra mile, without breaking the bank.
Tip #1: Narrow down the field before you start planning.
Simply throwing a party with the general theme of “superhero” can be too broad – there are so many out there that you may want to narrow down the theme to something more specific. This could include groups of superheroes, like the Avengers, or pick one (Superman, Spiderman, Captain America, etc.) Otherwise, it might be hard to stick to a certain colour scheme with your decorating and the overall theme might be confusing.
Tip #2: Make a list.
Once you’ve chosen a specific superhero or group of heroes to base your party around, the next step is to get organized on paper. Brainstorm with your child to think about all of that superhero’s qualities. This can help you with the overall planning, to bring the party together. For example, if you choose Superman you’ll know that you can decorate in red, white, and blue, and can tie in themes like Kryptonite and newspapers when it comes down to the details!
Tip #3: Go DIY.
As you sort out the invitations, you’ll want to ask your guests to dress up. Superhero costumes are always easy to find; just take a look at Spiderman dress up at Funidelia for examples. If you’re short on time or have plenty of other party games to keep the guests occupied this works very well! However, another idea is to incorporate the costumes into the party games, by providing materials for the guests to create their own capes, masks, and other accessories. You can then take photos and share them as party favours.
Tip #4: Serve themed food.
A good theme should extend to all of the small details of the party, and this is easy to do with superheroes! It can be as simple as cutting sandwiches out into shapes, such as “S” for Superman or stars for other comic book heroes. You can decorate mini sliders or cupcakes with cartoon banners, and serve the food on themed plates and napkins.
Tip #5: Give classic games a superhero twist.
Similarly, traditional party games can be dressed up to suit your theme. For a Captain America fancy dress party, instead of throwing bean bags at a target or playing bowling, you can decorate Frisbees to look just like his shields, and throw them at towers of blocks. Alternately, you could create an obstacle course designed to look like a military boot camp along this same theme. For a Superman party, you could play a classic game of hot potato but instead of a potato use a piece of “kryptonite” constructed out of a green ball or piece of foam.
By refining your theme and doing a bit of advance planning, you can ensure that your child’s next superhero party is one to remember!
What other tips would you add to ensure a child has a superb superhero party?
Image Source: Pixabay