Best Superhero Birthday Party Ideas

superhero logosAre you wondering how to throw the best superhero party ever. well, superhero birthday parties are common with kids and adults alike, it’s a growing trend. Every adult was a kid at some point and wanted to be a superhero and every kid now wants to be.

A superhero party for little boys and girls is one of the best themes you can decide on for a kids party. There are loads of games, color, action-packed adventure and life-saving amusement to get busy with.

There is a lot of planning and organizing however that needs to take place for the party to be perfect. Considerations of what is their favorite superhero character is one. Will they go with a marvel theme or DC comics. There are several superheros that all children love to be and superman, spiderman, batman and the hulk all come to mind. There are loads to choose from and maybe your child prefers the green arrow, the green latern, the atom, aquaman or one of the fantastic 4.

Planning Ideas from beginning to End 

Planning a superhero birthday party comes down to careful planning and making sure all the boxes are ticked. I always recommend 8 weeks to plan such a tremendous event, but depending on the numbers of invitees this can be reduced.

So, are you also wondering how to throw a superhero party? Wanting some ideas for a superhero party theme? Not sure how to host a superhero party? well, these doubts are common and for those moms and dads who have never done this before, don’t worry it’s gonna be amazing!

Superhero themes 

superhero iron main in his Iron Patriot armour

There are loads of superhero birthday party ideas, but most parents and superhero enthusiasts organize with a theme in mind. Once the main superhero is chosen then the other types can be added, because the birthday boy or girl gets first choice which hero they are gonna be. The most common and popular superhero characters from 1 to 10 are as follows:

  1. Batman
  2. Spider man
  3. Wolverine
  4. Superman
  5. wonder woman
  6. Hulk
  7. Iron man
  8. Thor

 

Superhero party invitations

These are the most easy to buy for, with regards to supplies, capes, accessories, decorated assortments and decorations in general. These can be bought from well-known outlets both online and in store. Amazon is a well-known and trusted online outlet..

Lets start with choosing the invitations and see some ideas of how to get this party started..

These personalized invitations are a super-way to get the hype out, so everyone knows when, where and of course whose birthday it is. These can be bought online, loads also free to and with a good glossy sheet of paper they will turn out lush and stylish.

daily planet superhero paper

super hero invitation with batman, spiderman and superman

superhero invitation with small superhero images surrounding it

 

 

 

 

 

 

These one’s below is particularly easy to use and fill-out, just print, sign and get the dates right…

superhero invitation with superman standing superhero invitation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capes and masked invitations 

There have been a few tried and tested methods to encourage parents to free-up their busy schedule for your special children’s party. One is to send a mask and cape with the invitation to make things super-easy for them to bring their own child. I went to a pirate themed party for my son’s friend and the mom hosting sent all the kids a pirate outfit to dress up in. This got him really excited and made the whole event full of anticipation.

These can be bought from various stores and outlets, but online is probably the best and cheapest way to do this.

superhero masks of 9 different superheros superhero masks with a kid wearing one

 

 

 

 

 

 

These capes below are from amazon and come with 7 in total for a good price, but for those enthusiastic moms wanting to do some superhero DIY there is another option.

7 superhero capes with maskssuperhero capes with 2 girls wearing them

 

Another fantastic way to encourage little boys and girls to be the hero on the day….

 

 

Design and make your own invitations 

This is a great way to design and make your own superhero capes, whether the kids do that on the day of the party as a creative game or beforehand, both are fantastic.  superhero Design Your Own Super Hero Cape box

superhero make your own mask box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personalized photo invitations 

There another way to invite friends and family to the party, which is also very personal. You can upload a favorite photo of the birthday boy or girl, send it via a online greetings-card company straight to the invitees home. This can be a little more expensive than the free online downloads, which simply need a glossy sheet of paper and then a few prints. However this is still a great option and for those wanting to go that little extra you can.

superhero prints personalized photo invitation

The personalized photo is gonna be the one that sets the scene for the comic superhero party to unfold, so if you wanna have your kid be the talk of the class then try getting one taken like then before creative the invitation card..

Superhero quotes and one-liners 

There are many different ways to encourage them in your greetings/invitation card and sometimes the superhero one-line phrases that stand the test of time are the best. Some famous superhero quotes that you’ll know and get a kick out of are:

  • “your gonna change the world”
  • “I believe there is a hero in all of us that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble”
  • “It’s not who I am underneath but what I do that defines me”
  • “The worst thing about being strong is that no one ever asks if you’re okay”

Could you guess which ones were which? They’re either the hulk, batman, superman or spider-man…

Superhero Stamps

Stamps and personalized gestures as these go a long way to show that you take your superhero and your child seriously and will stop at nothing to make this the best kids birthday party ever…..

superhero stamp with superman

Superhero stamp with captain america

superhero wonderwoman stamp

superhero ironman stamp

superhero Spiderman stamp

 

 

 

 

Superhero Food and Drink 

Creating superhero party ideas is hard enough, but when trying to decide on the food and drink on the superhero party menu, it just becomes a daunting task, however this is some easy to create and make with an abundance of possibilities. Lets break it down to a list of food and drink that will be needed for the birthday party:

  1. Entree
  2. Appetizers
  3. Snacks
  4. Cake, cookies, cupcakes and sweet bakes
  5. Drinks 
  6. Ice
  7. Ice Cream
  8. Candy 

captain america themed food
superhero container with red punch

 

 

 

 

superhero cake with all the superhero including batman hulk spiderman and robinhood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The key to making food look like superhero food is to get creative with the decoration. Like the assorted different colored fruits and by organizing them in a certain way to match the captain america shield it’s suddenly super. Superhero party drinks can be easy to create and make, like in this picture, just fill the container with red soda then label it superhero-punch.

superhero logos stuck into food by cocktail sticks

superhero cone with fries inside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snacks for a superhero party can be easy when creative. The filled cones with their comic-style outer paper-cone is simple but genius. Simply fill with fries or sweat potato chips for a cool looking healthy snack. You can download any page of a comic book online and print. This is a cheap but cool-looking party trick that can match any theme you decide to go with.

Food presentation 

There is easy ways to present food in a superhero theme way. Pails filled with treats and candy snacks designed with a superhero molded shape and graphic is easy to get and looks great on the table or buffet table. Sometimes little superhero figures and miniature statues add to the theme and party-vibe. Stickers also can be used and with the wide range of superhero badges and printable labels there is always a budget way to make the party a stunning birthday party.

superhero logo sign made out of mixed fruit

superhero logo on bucket with drinks inside

 

 

 

 

 

 

The red bucket with cans in them is another themed idea featuring with a “pop” logo like the comics do. This helps bring every moment to life with superhero elements at the birthday party. Comic sweet tables is another themed feature to make the party ROCK, just like the Kryptonite candy, but make sure superman knows…

green cady with a tag saying kryptonite

Aqua man fish food tag with party snacks inside a bowl

marshmallows with superhero logos on them

 

 

 

 

 

 

Superhero birthday cake 

Every wants desserts for a superhero party and especially the superhero cake. For many this is the highlight of the birthday. Here are some of the best birthday cakes that inspire me to either get baking or ask some bakery to make children’s themed kids treats.

batman cake with Lego surrounding the base

superhero cakes with batman spidermsn and ironman

superhero cake made into the number 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cupcakes and desserts 

There are loads of icing choices for the cupcakes and you can either do diy or buy already made ones from large stores. Baking and preparing is always ideal, but with larger numbers it’s not always practical.

superheros cupcakes food

diy superheros cupcakes made with superhero images on the cupcakes

 superheros cupcakes with superhero logo

 

 

 

 

 

Superhero themed water bottles is a healthy way to get the kids drinking water, especially with so much sugar already being ingested. This is also a money-saving technique for those moms and dads wanting all the glory without the cost. Another way to save money is to make superhero pizza’s, which look great and are cheap to make and provide a tasty snack. The avengers pizza with pepperoni is a classic and spider mans web too.

superhero themed water bottles

pizza with a spiderman web logo made from puree

 

 

 

 

 

There are loads of ways to throw a superhero birthday party on a budget and here are some more ways. These superhero ice cubes and baking trays help to make each moment special for those who appreciate the little gestures such as these…

ice cubes shaped with batmans logo

silicone trays with the superman logo

 

6 silcone superhero tray shapes

 

 

 

 

The ice cubes need cups and with the BAM ZAP and WOW factor possibilities their is no shortage of superhero cup choices. Plastic tumbler for the kids cups is ideal and with themed designs you can get funky.

Birthday costume ideas for little superheros 

All the little boys and girls want a costume to wear on the day of the party. There is different options, characters, bought costumes or diy made. Some of the best parties I remember are the ones that all the 8 to 9 year old children made their own costumes. This for the parents who find themed birthday party organization relatively easy to manage.

little girl dressed up in a superhero costume and mask6 different superhero outfits hanging up with superhero figures above them on a shelflittle boy dressed up in a superhero outfit

8 different superhero outfits hanging up

 

 

 

 

 

costume diy image with a cape and sissors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are loads of superhero printable masks, logo’s and themed decor to choose from. Here are some of the ones that I though you could use for getting started with the birthday preparations.

 

superhero cut-out masks

star and lightening pritable sign

printable superhero images logo

 

 

 

 

 

batman band for wrists laying on a wooden floor next to a ruler

captain america shield cutout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making a cape from scratch is really easy and with some old clothes the cape is half-way to being finished. By cutting a t-shirt open at the seems, so it can be fully opened, is pretty much all there is to a low-budget cape. There are loads of alternative techniques and with a little help from Google, you’ll find loads of diy methods to get started.

3 images of a t shirt getting cut into a superhero costume. scissors and on a wooden floor

t shirt cut into a superhero costume on a wooden floor saying diy superhero cape tutorial

t shirt cut into a superhero costume on a wooden floor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is some really good quality costumes and cape designs that can be bought and some that stand out as superhero classics are these. Hulk in green is a favorite for kids that love to run around at the party and pretend to be all tough. The kids iron man outfit is great and with the hand up they are ready to do stark impression. The

superwoman outfit on a little girl

kid in a iron man outfit costume

kid wearing a hulk costume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Captain america with his shield is a must-have for some enthusiastic children and the boy in this seems excited. Wolverine and the muscle man are another two all time favorite of mine and with those claws the birthday party better be careful.

kid in a captain america costume screaming

kid in a wolverine costume

kid in a incredible muscle costume

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorations 

There are loads of decorating ideas for a superhero party and will a little time and effort the party could be as if you’d stepped into a Marvel comic book. The theory for me is the more decorations the better and sometimes that is simply down to making time to shop or get creative with some home diy.

Superhero birthday entrances

super hero images leading to an entrance

spiderman image hanging over the gutter of a house with web coming down the side of the buidling

superhero entrance banner at the entrance to a house with balloons surrounding the banner

 

 

 

 

 

 

superhero entrance banner at the entrance to a house with different superheros at each point leading down the path

superhero entrance door in red with telephone written on the top of the door

superhero entrance door with a batman head peering on top of the door frame and black plastic eaither side of the door like a batman cape

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are loads of different types of decorations to choose from and depending on the theme you’ve chosen it’ll be different. The classic party decorations for these themed events requires a lot of planning and time, especially if you want things to look fantastic.

There is so many decorative items to choose from and the first decision is if your going diy or buying. I’ve added some photos and ideas to help make options a little clearer. Here are some of the home-made superhero party ideas diy to thinking about..

superhero ornaments

superhero headquaters image as the cover to an office

 

 

 

 

 

Comic book table party capes are a way of creating a superhero atmosphere in a room, especially when large and barren feeling. These wolverine claws get the kids really excited and cause loads of excitement thinking that wolverine is in the room next door.

wolverine claw stick out from a wall with claw marks

large room with table and chairs covered in different superhero capes

Gotham city cardboard cutout with gold glittering windows
the letters spelling anthony in superhero style and logos superhero table decorations with place mats and masks superhero ninja turtle decorated ceiling banners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balloons 

Every party has balloons otherwise it’s just not a birthday party. The superhero selection of balloons are extensive and the range is vast. Most party planners use balloons to fill-out a room if it’s large and the children go mad for them, playing bouncing and bursting by the end of the birthday-bash.

green balloons shaped like the hulk with an image of hulks face with a mask

Ka pow superhero ballons at the entrance to another room at a hotel

spider man shaped from balloons

 

 

 

 

spider man shaped from balloons outside with front garden

 

balloon decorations hanging from the ceiling

superhero batman balloons

 

 

The above balloons are custom homemade superhero diy made and might be a bit of a challenge for some. There are loads of already designed balloons to choose from and online is probably one of the best places to buy them. Here are some on amazon..

party superher balloons

party superhero spiderman balloons

party superhero images of spiderman, batman and the green latern on balloons

 

party superhero logo balloons

 Superhero Girl Party Balloon Bouquet

Party Banners 

There are loads of superhero banners that brighten up the room and make the house come alive. These are cheap and easy to get from most shops, especially online. The personalized banners are very popular and they come in all superhero types and you can highlight your child’s name with an epic background.

birthday party superhero banner with happy birthday written  superhero backdrop

birthday party superhero banner around a baby in high chair

superhero Photography Backdrop Customized Photo Background

Superhero confetti 

Having loads of confetti makes for easy decorating and with a simple stick-on a bottle of water suddenly becomes a superhero drink. Tables become bright and decorated, which is easy to do with confetti. There are loads to choose from whatever your theme is, amazon is usually the best place for this.

round superhero confetti

superhero girl confetti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wall Superhero decorations 

There are loads of terrific wall superhero decorative images to choose from and the more the better when creating a birthday party to be remembered.

superhero Wall Decoration with 6 images of superheros

superhero Wall Decoration with hulk

superhero Wall Decoration with iron man breaking through the wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

superhero Wall Decoration with the letters BOOM

superhero Wall Decoration with hulk, captain america and the iron man

 

superhero Wall Decoration with hulk, captain america and the iron man masks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorative Table clothes

A superhero buffet and dessert table clothe is a great way to cover the table and prevent any scratches or mess. This one is plastic and is ideal for children. There are loads to choose from and every character type to suit the kids favorite superhero. With the POW and BAM Thor might come with his hammer at this rate..Comics Plastic Tablecover

 

 

 

 

 

 

Party hats

There might not be room for hats with all the superhero mask and capes on, but here is a few you might like. The is always options for making your own diy party superhero hats and here is a few good examples to choose from on pinterest.

BAM! Superhero Cone Birthday Party Hat with a lightening logo

Superhero Cone Birthday Party Hat with batman gliding

superhero cone girls hat

 

 

 

 

 

 

Superhero Inflatables 

Having inflatable toys at a children’s party is always a good idea, especially when they are superheros and needs to save the day. Inflatable superheros vary in height and dimensions, but the bigger the better for themed superhero birthday parties. They can be used for a multitude of purposes from centerpieces to stuck in the corner. They are usually cheap and a great space filler. There are really big ones on offer on amazon and for those willing to spend a little extra you could have an inflatable that the whole street could see.
Super Hero Bopper InflateSuper Hero Bopper superhero Inflatable punching bagsbatman and superman Bopper superhero Inflatable punching bags

 

 

 

 

 

Superhero games and activities

There are loads of different party games to encourage the little superheros to have even more fun. Party games for 5 year olds are different from games for adults. Here is a classic superhero games list for kids:

  • kids playing on a Superhero Games for Kids Obstacle CourseTag the Villon
  • Face paining
  • Arts and crafts
  • Hulk smash
  • Make your own masks
  • beanbag toss
  • Bomb diffusion
  • Spider man laser maze
  • Bash the wall
  • Spider crawl tunnel
  • Obstacle course
  • Captain america Frisbee
  • Superhero bash
  • Who’s Your Nemesis
  • Superman race
  • Quick Flash dash
  • POW and CRASH
  • Throw the bomb

 

Most superhero games are already existing game types and play, just worded differently. The classic kids games are plentiful and loads of fun, so get creative and let the battle of good and evil begin.

Hulk wall smash 

hulk smash-it wall where kids get to break down the wall like hulk does. Kids love smashing, crashing and bashing, just like their heroes.

Hulk wall smash with soft bricks

hulk picture graphic with a green background and hulk in pure black

kids in the garden playing hulk wall smash-it with soft bricks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Superhero themed music 

There is always time for some superhero themed music at the party and this activity can be mixed with games.  Avengers are Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and with the movies sound track that birthday will sound epic. This ingredient shouldn’t be underestimated and a superhero cartoon always had a soundtrack backing the superhero all the way to victory. There are loads of associations with music and iconic songs from the best movies are engraved into our memory and almost always mixed with fond memories. Some throw-back tunes you might remember are:

  • Cowabunga dudes – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Spider Man Spider Man, does whatever a spider can – The 1969 classic
  • do do do do do In-specter Gadget – Inspector Gadget with the 1983 hit..
  • na-na-na-na-na-na BATMAN…Batman the iconic TV superhero theme from the 1960’s

Bounce house 

The bouncy house is great for kids playing on and with all that ice cream and sugar filled sweet they will want to jump around. There is loads of options and depending on the size of the party and number of guests the size of the bouncy house will vary. I always recommend getting one for parties with numbers above the 50 mark.

Magic Castle Inflatable Bouncer

Prizes and pinata 

We all like winning prizes and children are no different and getting some pass the parcel time games running will keep the kids entertained for a while. The pinata is a classic game where kids get to run around and win prizes.

superhero pinata game with a TNT bomb

superhero pinata game with a spider man hanging as a pinata and kids surrounding it

superhero pinata game with a spiderman head for a pinata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Superhero face-painter 

Hiring a face painter for the birthday party is another great way to get the kids all wearing unique and stylish masks without needing to worry about getting the mask prepared or bought. There is always local face painters willing to be hired for a few hours and depending on your location the prices vary..

woman face painting a kid with a batman design

kid with his face painted like the iron man

kid girl with her face painted like the bat girl

 

 

Super hero wet slides and kiddie pools

This is for those parents wanting to guarantee their kid has the best birthday comic themed party on the street. This superhero slide with a pool at the bottom is huge and with a big garden and a connection to the mains this is the main event for the day.

superhero wetslide and pool

 

Superhero photo booth and Picture 

There are loads city skyline back drops to choose from and having an official place for the end of the days party to a photo is ideal. Every parent wants to keep a note of their child’s happenings and when dressed up as a superhero they will wanna get one for the living room. They can be bought from outlets and superstores, but diy is always an option but set aside a day if planning to. However, there are wall stickers that are reusable and easy to use, which is great for ease of use.

Batman lightSuperhero photo booth and backdrop with city buildings

Superhero photo booth and backdrop with city buildings and props

 

 

 

superheros caution at play sign

Superhero photo booth and backdrop with city building flying superheros

 

 

 

 

 

 

Superhero party arts and crafts

Every kid enjoys creating a superhero mask, figure and cape, so by getting them to make the outfit they learn and have fun all at the same time. Superhero capes for kid’s birthday parties are a must and you can be sneaky with getting parents to bring along an old t-shirt and get the children using their initiative with diy..

Superhero party arts and crafts with cutout paper and print sticks

kid kneeling on the floor next to a t shirt cutting with scissors

2 kids standing drawing onto a large sheet of paper with a superhero frame

 

 

 

 

 

 

Superhero party gift bags

superhero favor ideas and birthday favor bags are a finally thought and gesture to thank all the guests. This gesture goes a long way and the next day when things are dull in comparison and little reminder perks the child up.

superhero 6 lunchboxes made from cardboard

Superhero thank you bag with superhero logos laying flat on a table

 

 

 

 

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