A few weeks ago I hosted a superhero party for my oldest son. Whenever I throw a party, I like to go with a theme. It’s so much easier to plan the menu, decorations, games plus I think it’s just plain old fun!
Since most kids (boys and girls) have at least one superhero and/or villain costume, I thought it would be fun for the kids to dress up. To my surprise, the adults got into as well!
Party invites and thank you cards
Birthday Express has adorable party invites with matching thank you cards that I couldn’t resist.
Secret Superhero I.D. Cards
When the kids arrived, I had them fill out a Superhero I.D. Card with their name, super power, and mode of transportation. They had a lot of fun coming up with silly names and creating unique powers like the ability to talk to animals or controlling your parents’ minds (so glad that’s not a real power)!
On the menu
My son LOVES eating at Moe’s Southwest Grill, so we had them cater the party!
We had a fajita bar that included:
- soft tacos
- beef and chicken
- black beans
- onions and peppers
- shredded cheese
- pico de gallo
- sour cream
- chips and salsa
- queso dip
It was a huge hit! What I love about Moe’s catering service is that the portions are bigger, their ingredients are fresh, and they will even deliver and help you set-up.
Everyone kept coming back for more to eat and raved about the food being delicious. You know the food is good when you have no leftovers!
I also had:
- Power chicken nuggets
- BANGers (pretzel tray)
- Energy bursting fruit
- Pow cupcakes
- Superhero birthday cake
- Punch aid (lemonade)
- The Black Night (dark berry juice)
- Avengers ice cubes
I had a blast styling the photo wall where everyone could give us their best super pose!
To design the photo area, I used:
- Superhero comics standup city scape
- The Avengers the Hulk standup (kids went crazy over this)
- Avengers scene setter (5-piece wall decorating kit)
- Captain America Shield
For the tables and party area:
- Avengers Assemble party pack which included plates, forks, spoons, knives, napkins, table cover, candles, and more!
- Avengers Assemble centerpiece
- Avengers Assemble danglers
- Spiderman pop up cupcake holder
- Lots of balloons (blue and red)
- I used my boys’ mini action figures to pose around the food
Everyone came dressed in costumes (even the adults) but I also had some Avengers masks on hand in case someone needed one (we don’t want anyone left out).
I ordered my Captain America costume from Buy Costumes. This baby was tight but once I got it on it was really comfortable. I received so many compliments and my boys thought I was super cool!
We also got my husband’s Captain America costume from Buy Costumes and the shield which doubled as a prop in the photo area. I had this Wonder Woman shirt, attachable cape, arm bands, and head piece from a few years ago, so I decided to change into this later in the day.
With 18 kids, you need some games to keep them busy and happy.
Here’s a few we played:
- Avengers party game: a fun twist on pin the tail on the donkey. It’s pin Iron Man’s arc chest light on his chest!
- Potato sack races
- Mr. Freeze dance
Some other game ideas:
- Shield Training: Throwing a frisbee to explode a tower of cups
- Hulk Smash: where the kids smashed up wafer ice cream cones with giant Hulk fist gloves
- Spider Web Attack: one child dresses up as a villain and the other kids spray (or “attack”) him with silly string
- X-ray Vision: peek behind the brick wall and try to remember all the items behind it.
Once the kids have completed all tasks, you can reward them with a Superhero official training certificate.
For a quick and easy solution for party favors, I had a sweets table where everyone could scoop some treats into a bag and seal with a sticker.
- Flame throwers (Cherry rock candy)
- Kryptonite (Watermelon rock candy)
- Captain America crunch (Skittles)
- Two-Face oreo cookies
- Super strength chocolate balls
I also gave the kids superhero tattoos and stickers I found at the dollar store.
For more inspiration, check out my Superhero Party Ideas Pinterest Board.
More party themes:
What’s your favorite boy inspired party theme?
Disclosure: Moe’s Southwest Grill, Buy Costumes, and Birthday Express provided me with some of the items to use at the party. As always, all opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.