Super Hero Party

IMG_3424 I don’t know if I mentioned that my youngest is really into super heroes.  Captain America is her favorite and she has been looking forward to her super hero party for months,  while I have been planning it for months.  Decorations, favors, games, the cake… Where to even start?!  There are so many great ideas out there and I used a lot of them.

IMG_3418 IMG_3447 IMG_3434 IMG_3414Ok, so capes.  Something every Super Hero party needs (even though Edna says, “No, capes!”)   IMG_3421I purchased the capes from they are always having sales and offer free shipping after a certain amount is spent.  Once I had the capes I purchased yellow felt and double sided iron on from the craft store.  Simply follow the directions given by the iron on and voila!

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For the ever important masks to hide their identities, I went through Oriental Trading. There are many mask options out there. I wanted to sew felt ones but I didn’t have the time.  These foam ones were fabulous, inexpensive, easy to put together, and the kids loved them.

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Games and prizes! I had a crazy idea to have super hero games and well, I think the kids really enjoyed it. They went nuts and I didn’t get as many pictures as I wanted of the games being played.  I had a lot of family in town so they helped by manning a station.


Captain America Shield Throw

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I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on actual shields to throw so this was my solution.  I found red Frisbees at Pet Smart for $.99 each SCORE!!! Then I used my Cricut to cut out circles and stars (you could cut out by hand easily).  The circles were 6.5″, 5.25″,4.25″. Then I glued the paper layers together before I mod podged it onto the Frisbees.  Turned out better than I thought it would. I bought a hula hoop at the dollar store and the game was ready.

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I am pretty proud of how this turned out. I purchased one of those display boards from Walmart for under $3, plastic cups, tissue paper, and a treat to put inside the cups. I started by tracing the top of the cup onto the board then I cut inside the line so the hole would be slightly smaller than the top of the cup.  That way when the cup is inserted into the hole the rim stops it from going all the way through.  Added some hot glue around the rim so the cups were sturdy, put in the candy, and closed it up by taping four layers of tissue paper so it was harder to punch through.


Diffuse Bombs

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This game was very simple and inexpensive.  Black balloons and stickers.  I purchased the balloons for $.98 at Walmart and the stickers from Oriental Trading. Simply roll up the stickers to fit in balloon, blow it up, and done.  The game is to pop the balloon however you can.

Hawkeye’s Target Practice

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This one was fun! I got one of those Nerf Rebelle bows (game and gift in one) had four balloons, taped pictures of villains on them, and anchored the balloons in the ground with a golf tee.

Wonder Woman’s Lasso

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I had those swimming dive rings so I took the yellow one, of course, and tied rope to it.  The object is basically ring toss.  You can use liter bottles and tape villains to them but I had some cones and placed them on top of the villain pictures. It worked.

Now for the piece of resistance… the cake!  A couple friends and I made it (more my friends though)

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I bought the little figurines ,Playskool Heroes, from Toys R Us.  They were perfect!  Cake only took about 10 hours to make, only.

Super fun party with super fun friends.

16 thoughts on “Super Hero Party

  1. phyllis says:

    love your ideas!!! i’m having a superhero pary for my grandson and found this post. love the petsmart frisbee idea, but what kind of game did you play with them???

    thanks for such great tips!

    • I’m so glad you like it. The game was throwing the Frisbees, I mean shields, through a hula hoop (which you can find at the dollar store). I hope your grandson has a wonderful birthday.

  2. Amber says:

    Really like the frisbee/shield idea. About how big do you think the star is? I’m looking for a star sticker (so I don’t have to cut them out) and wondered how big I needed.

  3. Hello,

    We love the Avengers-themed DIY photo of the Frisbees (aka Captain America’s shield) – so fun and original! We would love to get in touch with you about using this photo in a article that we are working on for movie-themed birthday parties. The photo, if used in our article, would link back to your original post for instructions and information. If you’re interested, e-mail me back.

    Kimberly Mehrtens

    Kimberly Mehrtens | PR and Content, Inc.
    77 Fourth Avenue | 5th Floor | Waltham, MA | 02451

  4. Tammy says:

    Great idea for the frisbees! I would love to put some together for party favors and was wondering how big each circle cut outs are?

  5. JawjaGrl says:

    I’m just discovering this page- do you happen to remember what type of paper you used for the shield circles? Thank you!

  6. Hi there,

    I’m an editorial assistant for New Jersey Family magazine and I’m working on a digital article for DIY Marvel costumes. I would love to feature your Captain American shields in the article.

    We would feature a picture and a description of your DIY and link back to your post for more instructions. Please let me know if this is something you’re interested in.


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