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With Great Power Comes a Great Spider-Man Party

Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben said it best:

“With great power comes great responsibility…”

…to DIY the most awesome Spider-Man party ever!

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Harry Potter Party Decorations

Red plastic tablecloth

Black yarn

Black string

Clear glue

Red and blue balloons

Spider-Gwen and Spider-Man templates

Art tracing projector

Colored pencils and markers

White butcher paper

White yarn

Spider-Man walker balloon

Harry Potter Party Games & Activities

Silly string

Backdrop of New York City

Spider-Man villains (small plastic toys)

Fishing line

Thick red yarn

1 to 1.5 inch red pom-poms

Blue painters tape

White posterboard

Harry Potter Party Favors

Red favor bags

Fine-point, black permanent marker


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Spider-Man Party Decorations

Easy DIY Spider-Man Party Decorations

The decorations below are from my son’s 5th birthday party. Most of these are pretty self-explanatory. Be sure to download the Spider-Man and Spider-Gwen templates to make your own “wall decals.”

Spider-Man and Spider-Gwen Flying High!

You can easily find the graphics I used for these paper “wall murals” online - just search for Spider-Man or Spider-Gwen illustrations. I used an art trace projector and white butcher paper to produce these. Since I find coloring a good way to relax, this project helped me kill two birds with one stone! Be sure to hang your murals with masking tape so you don’t remove any paint from the wall when taking them down. The “webs” are white yarn strung from the walls and ceiling to make the murals look a bit more 3-D. 

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Spider-Man Backdrop for the Snack Table

For this decoration, I used a red plastic tablecloth and meticulously glued (with clear glue) black yarn onto it in the form of a spider web. Start by finding the center of the tablecloth and lay out the 4 anchor lines for the web, making sure they’re fairly straight. Glue these down and then add the sticky part of the web beginning in the center and working your way outward. For the finishing touch, I printed two large Spider-Man eyes I found online and taped them to the center of the web.

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Spider-Man Birthday Banner

I created this uniquely-styled Spider-Man birthday banner a couple years after my son's party - just for fun! You can get a copy in my Party Shop. The download includes both Spider-Man and Spider-Gwen designs.  

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Don't Get Caught in That Spider Web!

This was probably the most time-consuming part of the decoration process. Luckily, we have a light fixture in our dining room that made a superb anchor point for the center of our spider web. I used black yarn for the anchor lines, running each line out from the center and taping it to either a wall (just below the ceiling) or directly to the ceiling. For the sticky webbing, I used a lighter, black string. I started in the center and worked my way around the circle, tying the string in a knot around each anchor line so it would stay in place.

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Spider-Man to the Rescue!

Now, that is one happy little boy! My son loved having his picture taken with this Spider-Man photo booth a friend designed just for his party. The photo booth was actually a tri-fold structure with a cityscape painted on one of the other sides (more on how we used that later). This was a lot of work, but there are plenty of photo backdrops that would be just as fun and much easier to put together!

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Spider-Man Party Games and Activities

Cool Spider-Man Party Games and Activities

These Spider-Man party games and activities come from hours of searching Pinterest and Google for ideas that would work for a 5-year old’s birthday party! They may be a bit too simplified for older kids, but with a little tweaking, I’m sure they could be made to be more age-appropriate if needed. 

Pin the Web on Spider-Man

I decided to try free-handing this poster-sized drawing of Spider-Man for a rousing game of “Pin the Web on Spider-Man.” I do not consider myself an artist in the truest sense of the word, but I think this turned out pretty good. For the game, each child was blindfolded and given a strand of white yarn with a piece of tape on one end. Needless to say, the webbing ended up in some pretty interesting locations on Spider-Man’s body (the goal was to place it in his right or left hand)!

Image credit: Ron Jones

Spider-Man Obstacle Course

For our party, we set up this Spider-Man obstacle course inside (in the hallway). Our party guests had to crawl and climb through the “webbing” in order to reach my son’s bedroom. I can see how setting this up outside would allow for more room and greater flexibility with the design. You can use red yarn (thicker is better) or streamers. Just know that the streamers will break easily, which means you’ll likely spend a lot of time repairing the obstacle course during your party.

Image credit: TipsdeMadre.com

Save the City, Spider-Man!

This activity was designed to test our party-goers’ web-slinging skills. As I mentioned previously, the tri-fold board you see in the image above served as both a photo booth and fun game for the kiddos. This side of the board was painted to look like a cityscape with 3 holes cut out. We hung small, plastic Spider-Man villain toys inside the holes with fishing line and gave each child their own can of silly string (webbing). Fair warning…once you hand a small child a can of silly string, you should get out of the way. The kids loved this game! As you can see, they were pretty good at blasting the villains. Just be sure to either do this outside or in a room without carpet! Cleanup is much easier on tile flooring.

Image credit: Ron Jones

To Catch a Villain...

This activity was a big hit with our kiddos. I gave them a pile of 1 to 1.5-inch red pom-pom “villains” and told them to “have at it!” They had the blue painters tape covered with red “villains” in no time. I do suggest using the bigger pom-poms as the small ones don’t fly very far. The tighter the “web,” the easier it will be for the kids to hit their marks. 

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Spider-Man Party Food - It's Not Just About Cake and Ice Cream Anymore!

Are you tired of the same ole’ cake and ice cream routine you find at most kids birthday parties? Well, at my house, we go all out on the food. Parents tend to stick around for our parties, so I try to make sure there’s something to entertain them as well. Here’s a hint: it’s usually the food.

Spider-Man Cake

I know – I just said there’s more to a good party than cake and ice cream. It’s true, but that doesn’t mean we should eliminate the cake and ice cream…it just means we should go bigger. This Spidey cake was designed by our local grocery store bakery. I really liked it, not just because it tasted good, but also because the Spider-Man face in the center was a light-up toy my son could keep after the party.  

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Spider-Man vs. Venom

Although this red licorice is named after Venom, I would suggest calling it “Spider-Man Licorice” and then placing a jar of “Venom Licorice” (black) next to it. You may have a lot of black licorice left over after your party, but remember: it’s those tiny details that really make a party stand out above the rest.  

Image credit: CatchMyParty.com

Spider-Man Fruit Platter

For this party theme, there are a couple of different ways to add fruit to your snack table. You can go the hard way (photo above) or choose the easy route (photo below). The Spidey strawberries are made with white and milk chocolate. I’m not that talented, so I would go with the fruit platter covered with the icing spider web.    

Image credit: Party.Repin.xyz

Image credit: WillCookForSmiles.com

Pretzel Candy Spider Webs

These look like so much fun! I wish I had found them earlier, but alas…all I can do is enjoy them from afar. Actually, I’ll probably do this for our upcoming Halloween party, so no worries! For a good Spider-Man effect, simply change up the colors a bit (go with red and blue sprinkles instead of orange and yellow). Visit the image credit link below for instructions on how to make these sweet and salty treats.   

Image credit: FiveHeartHome.com

Spider Web Dip

This Mexican layer dip is a perfect complement for your Spider-Man party (or a Halloween one). You don’t have to change much – just leave the center of the dip clear of cheese and other garnishments, and add a sour cream spider web. It’s probably a good idea to avoid adding plastic spiders to the dip (especially if you are hosting small children), but there are other ways to make edible spiders (see the spider web pizza to the right).

Image credit: YourHomeBasedMom.com

Spider Web Pizzas

Although I don’t do this very often, I have served dinner at some of our parties (usually Halloween). If you’re planning a dinner (or maybe party guests are sleeping over), these are fun for the kids to make on their own…and just as much fun to eat.

Image credit: WomansDay.com

Spidey Candy Jar

I can just imagine picking out all the red M&M’s from a giant bag of candy just so I could fill this hand-painted, Spider-Man candy jar. Now, that’s my kind of detail! There are a number of ways you could go about decorating this glass bowl. You might choose to paint the eyes onto the glass or for a slightly more 3-D look, cut out foam stickers and place them on the bowl.   

Image credit: BoyMamaTeacherMama.com

Have Your Webbing and Eat It Too

As we all know, there are times when we just can’t have our cake and eat it too. But in this case…you can! Instead of cake, why not have your “webbing” and eat it too? String cheese is a great substitute for actual spider webs, and I’m guessing it tastes much better. Your party guests will have fun pulling their cheese apart and imagining it’s a stringy, sticky spider web as they drop it into their mouths!

The “Radioactive Spiders” in the image on the right (also from NevittsEyes.Blogspot.com) look pretty tasty. I think they’d look even better if the egg yolk in the center was more of a reddish color, don’t you?  

Image credit: NevittsEyes.Blogspot.com

Image credit: NevittsEyes.Blogspot.com

Party Favor Bags & Goodies!


Spider-Man Party Invitations and Favors

One-of-a-Kind Spider-Man Party Invitations and DIY Favor Bags

No party begins properly without a one-of-a-kind, themed invitation. And no party ends properly without an awesome goodie bag filled with Spider-Man party favors! Whether you make your own or go the digital route, invitations can really set the stage for a great party…and those handmade favor bags are a great way to say “thanks for sharing my special day with me.”

Simple Handmade Spider-Man Invitation

This card could be easily reproduced with blue cardstock paper, red ribbon, and some spider/Spider-Man stickers. You might also choose to use your Cricut to cut out the webs and small spiders. On the inside, simply hand-write the party details or print them on regular paper and glue that to the card.

Image credit: Pinterest

Spider-Man Up Close and Personal

This design could be created with a Cricut cutting machine as well, or you could search for a higher quality close-up graphic of Spider-Man’s face to print.

Image credit: ThePartyWall.com

My Favorite - Awesome Webbed Invitation

It's hard to tell from the photo, but the web is completely cut out and opens to reveal the party details (just behind Gwen's face). If you have a cutting machine, this would be a cinch to put together, but it can also be cut by hand. The download includes both Spider-Gwen and Spider-Man designs.  

Image credit: DetailsPartyDesigns

Spider-Man Goodies

I consider myself a fairly meticulous person, so paying attention to details is one of my super powers. These party favor bags were definitely detailed! I used a fine-tipped, black permanent marker and ruler to draw the webbing on each bag. The Spider-Man eyes were printed and glued onto the center of the design. The favors for this party included a handmade Spider-Man mask, Spidey bubbles, Spider-Man tattoos, silly string, and balloons.  

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Always Keep Your Identity Secret, Peter

These masks were a labor of love and took more time to complete than any of the decorations or activities. I made them out of red and black felt, black permanent marker, and elastic cording. Each was produced using a simple template. I cut out the eye holes (on the red mask) and then glued the black felt eye shapes around the edges of the holes. Fabric glue works best and doesn’t smell as bad as superglue or Gorilla glue. I used a black permanent marker to draw the lines above the eyes and then attached the elastic cording to the sides. 

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Silly String Spider Webbing

Perfect favor for your little spiderlings to take home with them after the party. You can find silly string at your local dollar store - and PartiesforPennies.com has a free download for the label. Win-win!  

Image credit: PartiesforPennies.com

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