If 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.
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.