I thought I would share some tips on hosting a superhero birthday party partly because I once scored huge Brownie points with my son when we did a Spiderman one. Everyone loves a superhero and I think it often says a lot about a child as to which one they choose. They are also equally suitable for girls and boys so here’s to amazing superhero parties for our children.
Fancy dress is always fun. If you are doing a superhero party I would suggest leaving it as quite an open theme rather than just going with BatMan or whoever. This puts less pressure on the parents of your guests and that’s important as we all know. There are so many costumes available from supermarkets, fancy dress specialists and of course you can make your own with a bit of imagination.
Invitations on superhero themes are easy to find in stores or if you are a crafty mum you could make your own. If you are super-clever make the invitation into a mask too so that if parents don’t manage to get organised, their child will at least have a mask to wear at the party. On the same subject, if you get some material in relevant colours, you can soon rustle up some make-do capes.
Food and drink
I guess one trick here is to make the drinks relevant to your child’s favourite superhero. As daft as it sounds Halloween ideas can work well here as they often involve vibrant and occasionally gruesome colours. Pinterest is a real ally to parents when it comes to playing with ideas for superhero party refreshments.
I think a superhero party is a really clever way to encourage healthier eating too. You can explain quite subtly that a superhero gets extra powers if they eat good stuff like fruit and vegetables. You could even explain how the cakes have hidden powers if you use alternatives such as beetroot, carrots and courgettes in your baking. Of course it depends how much work you want to do and you may just decide to stock up on party food from the supermarket.
I always make cakes for my children’s birthdays. I think it is important to do this whether you are a good baker or not. You really can stir love into a cake methinks. It means so much to them when they know you took time out of increasingly busy days to make something yummy just for them. I was perplexed when my son asked me for a Spiderman cake but the Internet is our friend with YouTube videos giving really good ideas and clear guidance how to create something impressive. With the Spiderman cake it is all about the food colouring and the cocktail stick for the webs.
I hope I have convinced you that superhero parties are such fun and don’t forget that adults can get in on the dressing up action. One great way to do this could be with a photo booth hire, where all of your guests can leave with a memento of the day. Now where is my Wonder Woman costume?
Have you hosted a superhero party? How did it go?