Saturday, 19 January 2013

Weekly party idea - Superhero party

Each week I am aiming to give some ideas on how to throw a great kids birthday party, full of ideas and inspiration from the web.

This weeks theme is Superhereos.

To start with I designed a couple of new invitations to set the theme for the party.

Superhero birthday party invitationSuperhero girl birthday party invitation         Buy them here                             

Planning and preparation

Creating - What about making superhero capes, eye masks and cuffs at your party, this could be done at the start of the party when they are all just arriving, a good ice breaker, or you can buy these below at the Etsy shop - Copus Hagen Designs which are just wonderful -

The cake - there are so many amazing companies out there at the moment that will decorate a cake for you, these are by macake, an amazing Australian woman, so for all my australian clients, take a look at her website.

The party games

There are loads of suggestions on the web for games and ideas, but here are just a few:

Superhero Relay
Draw and cut out four Superhero emblems from posterboard (such as Superman diamonds). The emblems should be around 12"-15" in diameter. To start playing this cool kid party game, divide the kids into two teams and establish a start and finish line. Give the first player of each team two emblems. The first kid in line needs to place an emblem in front of them and step on it. Then, they need to place the second emblem in front of the first and step from the first to the second, and like this, they continue around a designated point and return to their team so that they are only stepping on emblems. The next player in line must do the same, until each player on the team has had a turn. The team to finish first wins!

Superhero Obstacle Course
For this kid party game, get your Superhero guests to save the world by going through an action hero obstacle course. Set up an obstacle course around your yard or inside your home using cardboard boxes, garbage cans, old tires, bicycles, ropes, sports equipment, logs, trampolines, basketball and hula hoops, chairs, pillows or anything you can find to create a challenging course. You can have challenges like ball throwing, long jump, balance beam walking, climbing, crawling through a tube, running faster than a speeding bullet, bouncing a super ball very high, jumping off a chair, leaping over tall buildings (sofas), etc. When the kids complete the course, have a prize ready and even a certificate saying that they have successfully completed Superhero training at one of the coolest Superhero kid birthday parties.

X-ray Vision Game
Put all kinds of items in a box and let the kids (who have something covering their eyes) identify them without sight, only touch or smell. This can get very funny when you put all kinds of silly things in the box, for instance if you put half of a tomato and you stick one of the kid's fingers in it. Be creative, this can be one of the most hilarious kid party game ideas during your party!

Villain Tie-up
For this kid party game, form two groups of kids. Bring in two evil villains (two grownups dressed up as villains) and have the kids catch the villains, sit them in a chair and "tie" them up with toilet paper (don't forget to take pictures!)

Pin the Superhero on the…
There are lots of creative variations you can come up with for this kid party game. For instance, pin the "S" on Superman, pin Spiderman on the Web, pin the bat on Joker, etc.

Superheroes and Villians
Form two groups - Superheroes and Villians. Give the Superheroes cans of silly string spray and send them after the villains. Then switch so everyone has a chance to be the Superheroes.

Transforming Routine
Have and old suit, hat, and tie and form two teams. Then have each member dress and undress themselves the fastest while blindfolded. The team that wins is the one that each team member has finished dressing and undressing.

Kryptonite Toss
Take many buckets and cover them in tinfoil as if they were planets. The "kryptonite" are ping pong balls painted bright green. Have the kids throw the "kryptonite" into the "planets" and see how many they can throw in, every time throwing from a tougher distance.

Building Gotham City Hall
Hand out Superhero cards, give the kids 2-3 minutes and have them build a card tower (Gotham City Hall). The three tallest building-builders move on to the final round.

Joker Hunt
Here's a fun kid party game idea for your Batman birthday party. Towards the end, tell the kids that the Joker has stolen their party favor bags and that they have to find them. Find old Joker playing cards to write the clues on and let the kids find the bags that you have hidden.

Web Hunt
Here's a fun kid party game idea for a Spiderman party. Cut pieces of yarn (about 20-40 ft. long) and attach one end to the favor bag. Designate a Web area or room and hide the favors in drawers, cupboards, under chairs, etc. Slowly stretch each piece of yarn around the room, wrapping it around furniture and intertwining it with other pieces until you have used all the pieces. This will create a massive web!!! Then, attach the name of a guest to the end of each piece of yarn and when the kids find their names they may begin to unravel the spider web and hunt for their prize. (Make sure to prepare extra favors so that no guests are left empty handed).

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