My son turned 7 in September and had decided long ago that he wanted a Superhero party. We chose the venue – The Guide Headquarters in Nightingale Road, Guildford, a venue I know well as I hold my Wonderful Wednesday sessions there. I then began collecting various party ware to set the scene.
I am a great fan of picking out strong colours from your theme and adding to some themed partyware. I feel it makes the decor look cleaner but it is also a cheaper option. We decided to go down the Superhero Pop Art route and for the party table I used some red catering roll I had left over from an art and craft activity and then adding some Superhero wrapping paper that I found in Primark. We then used blue plates and cups from Poundland and some superhero pop art confetti, napkins, popcorn boxes and bat straws purchased from Delights.co.uk.
As a take home gift we had superhero balloons that we stuck an eye mask to which the kids loved.
My son is also a big fan of Doctor Who so when we saw that Lakeland were doing Dr Who bake and partyware we snapped up these Dalek cupcake cases that went down a storm.
Fortunately, it is not just me that likes dressing up for a party. My son dressed as batman and all his friends came as a colourful array of superheroes. Also my husband dressed up as The Joker and my Dad as the Penguin and served as villains throughout the party that the children could boo and defeat.
For the games I told the children that the Joker was threatening to stop all birthdays from happening and that we had to stop him. The children warmed up by doing an obstacle course and lots of active games, we played parachute games with an inflatable spiderman and played Superhero to the Rescue! We had a joke telling competition to beat The Joker and a Penguin Race with beanbags and the party finished with a disco to celebrate The Joker’s defeat.
It is a great colourful party theme for both boys and girls. For more details of our Superhero parties in Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire visit our party page