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How to Throw a Superhero Party Worthy of the Avengers

Superhero cookiesIf your kids can't get enough of Batman's epic battles and Spiderman's adventures, a superhero-themed party is sure to be right up their alley. Here are some tips on how to throw a celebration worthy of any classic caped crusader—and take a party from blah to BLAMO!


Start your party off right with the perfect invitation. You can make your own postcard invitations using cardboard cut-outs of bright blue-painted stars, and include the details about your party using a thin black marker. Decorate the front of each with classic comic book words like POW!, ZAP!, and WAM!


Create your own easy decorations with cardboard cutouts of spiders (paint them black), neon green head’s of The Hulk, and classic American flags for Captain America. Throughout the party, toss bold colored streamers to add mystery to the room.


Choose your favorite superhero and decorate the table around that character. Use lots of primary colors, since most comic strips use blue, yellow, and red. Make placemats by printing out pages from comic books and cover in contact paper. Blanket your tables with these placentas to tie the décor together. Include stars, spiders, and Hawkeye cut-outs on wooden sticks around the table and sprinkle with silver confetti.


Keep the music simple but fun. Choose classic scores from superhero movies such as The Hulk, Captain America, and Iron Man to give the party a “Gotham” feel.


Cut out tea sandwiches using cookie cutters in shapes such as shields, stars, and spiders. These mini sandwiches make great finger food fare!

Serve an Incredible Hulk-themed beverage—just take a clear citrusy soda and serve with green ice cubes! To make the ice cubes, just add green food coloring to water and freeze in ice cube trays. Your guests will be WOWed when the clear citrusy beverage transforms color before their very eyes.

Party Favors

As a parting gift, place a few Avenger-designed cookies (like those shown in photo) in a cellophane bag and close with a gold twist-tie—your guests can enjoy the party for days with these tasty treats!

Ms. Ricky Eisen is the founder and president of catering companies Events and Celebrations by Between the Bread in Manhattan.

Have you thrown a superhero party? Tell us how you decorated, fed, and entertained your guests!

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May 2, 2012 09:59 am
 Posted by  Debra R.

I would also suggest that kids come dressed as their favorite superhero. It just adds to the festiveness of the party.

You could also do an activity have the kids make their own comic or comic strip with their superhero. Use legal-sized paper and either let them draw one big panel, or divide it up into 3 or 4 boxes like a comic strip in a newspaper. Then you can get black cardboard frames, decorate them with superhero stickers, draw their name with a silver Sharpie and tape the comic on back. It would be a great favor that kids could hang up in their rooms.

May 4, 2012 12:12 pm
 Posted by  Nicole M.

Check out the details of a super hero party I threw for my son. Pictures and links to products I used, including free printables.

Feb 26, 2014 02:27 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

My sister what to mee 1d she the bigggest fan ever and she love harry .she thaink harry is so sweet she love him so much and that why she 1d biggest fan ever

from lesleyann bradley

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