Superhero Party – Games/Activities

As far as activities goes I tried to keep things relatively simple because the kids were only four or so.

First on the tables I had covered them with colored butcher paper so they could color on (also makes for a really quick pickup)

I found a bunch of comics on ebay for super cheap that were kind of beatup. I made color copies of the covers and mounted them on black paper. My husband whipped up some stands out of a plain block of wood with a cut, then painted it black. Such a simple fun decoration.
superhero party comic book games activitiesAnd then my boys and I had made some superhero crayons out of melted old ones using some superhero ice cube trays. Here‘s a good tutorial if you’ve never done it before.

superhero party crayons games activitiesA lot of the activities were already stuff we had in the back yard like the sandbox, (Signs were made out of posterboard but if you don’t have any time you can find them here)
superhero party games activities pitthe trampoline,
superhero party games activities trampolinesuperhero party games activities cape and the swing set.
superhero party games activities flight school swings***this girl was so funny, her mom told me she didn’t want to go to a BOY party and insisted she dressed her part
superhero party swing fun activityWe had a guessing game for both the kids and adults.
superhero party games guess Most kids were hilarious and said numbers like “8” and “4”. I think going back this would be something better for those 5 and up, but they had fun anyways.

superhero party games guess activityAgain, for all the paper products like the labels and guessing slips I downloaded the comic font from dafont.com

superhero party font guessing gameThe Lava Pit, another simple activity. I didn’t want any super complicated ones with only a few simple instructions.

superhero party lava pit game activityTo make it we just used a red plastic table cloth for the ‘lava’ and put a wooden beam we had on top of it. Easy peasy.

superhero party balance game activityAnd the kids loved it.

superhero party kids game activityWe also did a game called “Vaporize a Villian” where I filled some balloons with helium and had pictures of ‘bad guys’ on them. Then they used silly string to ‘get them’. They thought it was pretty cool, I think!

Looking back I think a spray bottle filled with water would have been better for that age because only one of them could (barely) shoot silly string on their own.

superhero party catch villian game activityNow. What my son had been looking forward to for over a year. Each time we passed the latin food section in a store where they have pinatas he would ask for one and talk about his birthday. Well today was the day.

I thought a bomb pinata would be easiest to make and it was. My husband ended up doing it for me because I failed miserably at the first attempt. I tried using a balloon but it deflated before it dried. I was extremely frustrated and my husband was sweet enough to take this one off my list of things to do.

For the second attempt he used a plastic ball (you know the kind you find at the grocery store for $1.50?) then used a mix of equal parts water and flour with strips of newspaper. He did a 3-4 layers, cut a hole at the top when it was dry, strung it up and painted it. Oh, and made a ‘fuse’ out of 4 or so pipe cleaners twisted together.

Here is a different version you can do of a bomb pinata. 

superhero party pinata game activityThe birthday boy was in heaven.

superhero party pinata game activityMy husband must have done one heck of a job making that pinata because it took forever (at least in kid time), kids didn’t even make a dent. So we got a ringer who popped it right open.
superhero party pinata game activityCandy!!!! I had plans to do less candy treats but didn’t happen. There were lots of superhero gummy snack though. LOTS.
superhero party pinata game activityAs the kids were gathering up their goodies I had our cousin ‘steal’ the cupcakes and hide in the back yard. I then gathered them up to go to the food table to get them but they were gone! So they found the thief (he was not hard to find) and chased him and the cupcakes around the yard.
superhero party villian game activityThey finally caught him. Don’t worry, he dropped the treats off safely before much of a pursuit began


superhero party villian game activityHe was a good sport about it, we even shared our cupcakes with him. Should have had him dress up in some ridiculous villain costume though. So many ideas, so little time….

 

 

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Comments

  1. saw this on pinterest, my soon to be 4 year old wants a super hero birthday party too :). Did you make the capes/masks? Do you have a tutorial for those if so?

  2. Anonymous says:

    I love these ideas. Did you make the capes as well.

  3. So I LOVE this, and I am stealing as many of these ideas as I can for my son's birthday party in August. I am not too crafty so I am sure mine won't be as awesome as yours, but thank you for the ideas!

  4. Where did you find the superhero molds for the crayons?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Great ideas, thank you for sharing!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    i love these ideas! thanks for sharing!

  7. We love this and to add to it, we made a city out of our giant swingset boxes, which I saved just for this purpose! Painted them white and then used blur painters tape to make windows, spray painted boxes grey and black, peeled off tape, and Viola… Windows! 🙂

  8. Awesome! This will really help with my son's party! Thanks for posting!

  9. I am also in charge of my son’s birthday parties, and you know what? He always asks for a superhero themed party. I think he got it from his father because up until now, my husband loves watching cartoons like Captain Planet and Justice League. On my son’s third party, I decided to surprise both of them. I bought them matching capes from an online store, and when they saw them, they quickly wore it while acting like superhero. Priceless.

    Mila Wineinger

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