For his fifth birthday party, my five year old requested a superhero party. However, after browsing Pinterest for ideas, I found lots of food ideas and few ideas for what to actually DO with the kids when they were at your house. I wanted an activity that would be fun for both his guy and girl friends. That’s how the idea for the “Make Your Own” Superhero party was born.
- Heat pressed their name onto the shirt with heat-transfer vinyl (blue for boys, blue glitter for girls)
- Made capes with scrap fabric and heat pressed a superhero logo on them
- Attached circular superhero emblems to elastic bands with Velcro
- Made zany superhero masks with crafters foam
We set up the room by laying down three science boards for the kids to gather around. We laid out superhero masks for the kids to color when they came in, so that they had something to do while we waited for the majority of guests to join us.
The kids decorated their t-shirts with fabric markers. Since the party goers were ages 3 to 5, we drew out some design ideas for them in case they needed inspiration.
I found superhero-themed Duck Tape that I used to wrap cups to display the markers.
Each child received a bag with all of the things they needed to build a super frog: an unstuffed frog, poly-fil stuffing, a stuffed animal sized t-shirt, arm bands, and a mask. We also included a coloring sheet with a frog puppet. I know it looks like a lot, but each kid received all of this, and it only cost us about $8.50 per kid!
I made tissue paper pom poms to hang from the ceiling. I cut the ends in points to make them more like an explosion and less like a flower.
The black and white photo backdrop was fun for the kids. I took a picture of each guest to send them as a thank you.