Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

Superhero Parties on a Budget

by helenonthesofa (follow)
Check out my Weekend Notes articles here: www.weekendnotes.com/profile/160877
Kids (125)      Birthday (11)      Parties (9)      Frugal (5)      Budgeting (5)      Celebrations (4)      Superhero (1)     
Image: http://marvelkids.marvel.com/


Superheroes seem to be all the rage these days, with new films and cartoons coming out every year with toys and costumes to match that kids can't get enough of. If you've got superheroes in your home, then chances are you'll be receiving requests for a themed party the next time their birthday swings around. But don't worry, birthday parties don't have to be super priced. Here's some hints on keeping the cost down:


Decor

Stick to a couple of colours rather than paying over the odds for character merchandise. Perhaps choose one superhero, and use that as your colour theme. Ask your birthday boy or girl who their favourite super hero is and go from there. All you then need to do is get a few items in that colour to bring all the theme together, such as balloons, streamers, plates and table cloths. Here's some ideas:

Spiderman: Red and Black
Batman: Black and Yellow
Iron Man: Red and Yellow
Superman: Blue and Red
Incredible Hulk: Green

Featuring superhero captions from Meaningful Mama


We love these free printables from the wonderful Meaningful Mama blog. You can click here to download some great superhero word bubble art that would look great on your food table or on balloons around your party area.

Activity

As a fuss free activity for kids, you could set up a craft table utilising the world of free printable colouring in sheets and puzzles from Marvel Kids. Featuring all your favourite Marvel superheroes, if you print a selection of these activities off and arrange with a range of pens and crayons, you'll have some easy (and free) entertainment for your party that kids can take home with them when they're done. If your child prefers the characters from DC Comics, then their site also has some great printables, just click here to view.

Games

For superhero games, just think of some of the popular party games for kids and adapt them to suit this theme. Here's some inspiration for you:

Pin the mask on the superhero - a switch on the pin the tail on the donkey.
Pose like a superhero - a bit like musical statues, but when the music stops they just have to strike a super hero pose and freeze. First person to move is out.
Superman Says (based on Simon Says). An adult plays the role of the commanding Superman (costume optional), and issues kids with orders, saying the phrase, 'Superman says jump up in the air', and the kids must follow the order. If the adult simply says 'jump in the air' and the kids jump, then they are out, because Superman didn't tell them to. It's a simple game but kids seem to love it.

Food

An easy way to theme your food, is to use regular kids party food but just to label your food creatively to get your guests excited. Here are some ideas:

Green jelly can easily be mistaken for Incredible Hulk Slush, or Kryptonite juice or you could colour your jelly red to make it a great snack for Iron Man.
Colored popcorn - in line with your theme.

Fairy bread - but only using the colour sprinkles of your favourite hero or heroine. You can get single colour sprinkles in the cake aisle at many supermarkets.

You could use a batman shaped cutter to make superhero shaped sandwiches.

Sugar cookies in the shape of lightning flashes (easy) or you could cut into circles and decorate with superhero emblems (tricky).

Coloured popcorn is a cheap and easy party snack, and can be made in your choice of colour to match your theme. There's a great recipe coral here if you want to make your own.

The Cake

Depending on your baking abilities, there are so many options for producing a cake fit for a superhero. If your baking skills are a little rusty, you could simply opt for colour coordinated cupcakes. There are some great superhero cupcake toppers out there, such as these ones below from Made It, a great website selling handmade items online.

Toppers for cookies or cupcakes from Made It


For the creative, and culinary blessed cake creators out there, some great ideas and inspiration can be found at Coolest Birthday Cakes.

Photo: Jackie H, http://www.coolest-birthday-cakes.com


Have you held a superhero party? How did you bring it all together. Share your ideas and photos through the comment box


#Kids
#Parties
#Superhero
#Birthday
#Celebrations
#Frugal
#Budgeting
I like this Article - 4
[ print friendly ]
Share: email  facebook  twitter
More Articles by helenonthesofa
Being a parent brings with it a mix of ups and downs; some wonderful moments and some times that rea...
2 answers
It is well documented that child obesity is on the rise with adult obesity not faring much better
191 views
Before having children, I'd caught many an episode of the UK's and made mental notes of the effecti...
5 answers
The Door Monkey protects your little monkeys from the harm of slamming doors and the dangers that lu...
245 views
I recently had the pleasure of talking to leading cyber safety expert, Robyn Rishani from Your Kids ...
188 views
, as the name suggests, provides a service where you can call up for an out of hours GP to come and ...
381 views
view all articles by helenonthesofa
Articles by helenonthesofa on Other Hubs
My Google Plus Profile
ID: 16736
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
One way of cutting the cost of having a baby is to get some of your baby items second hand
7162 views
If you're looking for cheap baby goods for your baby, here are some excellent stores you can go to t...
8826 views
Letís be honest; everything you could ever need to know can be found on the internet
1595 views
When the clocks change, or in summer months, it can be difficult if your baby wakes extra early ...
2998 views
Let me begin by pressing rewind and explain how our bed time battles began
698 views
If your little one has bad nappy rash, they probably feel totally miserable
4 answers
Have you ever found yourself up in the middle of the night with a sick child? They might have a ragi...
6695 views
IPads are a great way to keep kids busy on long journeys or while waiting for appointments
by Jane
1298 views
The bathroom is one of the rooms that you canít stay away from
114 views
I love crystals and have a few in my collection, so when junior got a Crystal Growing Kit for Christ...
1372 views
Categories
Parenting (148)
Play (86)
Tips (45)
Eating (31)
Travel (27)
Safety (21)
Sleep (11)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version