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Super Heroes Unite...It's Time to Party!

From Batman to Superman, Flash to Green Lantern, Hawkgirl to Wonder Woman, and beyond…a super hero party is still, and likely always will be, a popular choice for just about any kid.

When my daughter decided she wanted a super hero-themed birthday party this past year, I immediately began to research the various avenues I could take with my decorations. I quickly learned there are lots…and I mean LOTS…of super heroes to choose from. After quizzing my daughter a bit more, I discovered she wanted a Justice League party. That helped narrow the playing field, as it were, but not by much. I still had tons of fun ideas to choose from.

What follows is the result of many hours of super hero research and craft time. I am now fully versed in all things Justice League…whether I wanted to be or not! The end result? A gaggle of super-happy, super hero kids!

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Click on the links below for a list of supplies needed to create the decorations, activities, and party favors/bags I describe in this post.

Super Hero Party Decorations

Shiny, black material for capes (birthday bunting) - or visit my Party Shop

Happy Birthday letters - printed and cut out for bunting

Red and yellow balloons

Flash mask

3-inch wooden letters spelling your child's name

Various super hero comic images from the internet

Mod Podge and a sponge

Foam core display board (folding)

Cloud backdrop butcher paper or scrapbooking paper

Perler beads in various colors and super hero patterns from the internet


Super Hero Party Games & Activities

Custom comic book (see my party shop)

Various super hero insignia for scavenger hunt


Several colors of streamers

Super hero theme music

Cloud backdrop butcher paper (look in the education section of your local craft store)

Small boxes

Wrapping paper

Black permanent marker 

Super Hero Party Favors

Super hero scrapbook paper, washi tape, and stickers

Red, blue and green favor bags

Cardstock in black, yellow, blue, white, and red

Various colored t-shirts in kid size

Party favors

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Super Hero Party Decorations

Amazing Super Hero Party Decorations

Although it may not seem like it, I didn't go all out on the decorations for this party. As you'll see in the Party Games and Activities section below, I spent most of my time writing and designing a comic book adventure for the birthday girl and her friends.

Caped Crusader Banner

I made this Happy Birthday banner by hand using super hero and villain insignia I found online. I cut black fabric into individual capes and glued each insignia letter to a cape. This was pretty time consuming, but looked really cool once it was complete.

If you'd like a simpler version of this banner, please check out my Party Shop. 

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Flash to the Rescue!

Poor Flash…he seems to be stuck in the middle of our day lily patch! Well, it was either there (around the lantern post in our front yard) or in the backyard under our bird feeder (it’s sitting on top of a tall pole). That probably wouldn’t be much better. 

Flash was created using red and yellow balloons taped around the post. The face is actually a mask I found at a local party supply store. 

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My Daughter, My Hero

If you’re good with Mod Podge and a craft blade, this will probably be pretty easy for you. It does require a bit of calculation in regards to the placement of the images, and because of that, I highly recommend going with the smaller wooden letters (I used 3-inch letters). I surfed the web for the images and printed them so they spanned a little less than half a sheet of paper (between 4X6 and 5X7 in size). I used a craft blade to cut the images and then added two layers of Mod Podge.

It was definitely time consuming, but once I finished, I was really happy with the end result. My daughter still has these letters sitting on her dresser in her bedroom. 

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The Bat Signal

Thank goodness for hobby store sales! I found this wooden sign on sale for $17. To be honest, finding the tiny strand of white lights (20 bulbs) was harder than finding the sign. I was hoping for LED’s, but it was more important to have a strand that wasn’t too big for the sign.

I taped the lights to the back of the sign, and mission accomplished…the bat signal (sort of) was born.

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The Hall of Justice

I realize there’s a lot going on with this snack table. I found the tablecloth at a local party supply store and made the Hall of Justice (front facade) out of a folding display board (foam core). You can see the Mod Podge letters spelling out my daughter's name behind the snack trays. The other table decorations were super hero toys the kids had in their toy box.

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Perler Bead Super Heroes

I am known for creating themed party snacks/meals for my shindigs. This one was no exception. I found several super hero perler bead designs online for free and used them to identify the snacks. For instance, Harley's snack was cheese cube on toothpicks - a.k.a. her hammer!

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Super Hero Party Games and Activities

Super Hero Comic Book and other Fun Party Activities

As I mentioned above, most of my party prep time was spent on designing a my own DC Super Hero Comic Book for my daughter. Not only was it something she could keep as a memento, but it also led the party goers on a scavenger hunt they wouldn't forget!

A Super Hero Mystery

To create the custom comic book, I used an app called Comic Life. You write the story, add photos and other graphics, choose fonts and colors, and the app gives the whole thing a comic-look. I did the everything on a free trial, so the only cost was having our local office supply store print and bind a couple copies. You could even have copies made for all the party guests as a party favor. 

Image credit: Ron Jones

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Super Heroes to the Rescue!

I took great care in writing this book. I thought the kids would read every page, figure out the clue for each insignia, and then go looking for them - one at a time. Nope! They looked through the book to get the general gist of the story and then took off in multiple directions - randomly looking for visible insignia. So in hind site, I think I would have hidden them much better so they had to use the clues. If you'd rather skip the part where you write your own comic book, check out the more generalized adaptation I wrote and illustrated in my Party Shop (coming soon). There's a boy and girl version (with Wonder Woman or Superman).

Image credit: Ron Jones

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Image credit: Ron Jones

Super Hero Capes and Masks

While we were waiting for all the guests to arrive, the kiddos decorated a foam mask and selected a pre-made cape, which they would also get to take home as a party favor later (see description for the cape below).  

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Super Hero Practice

Every super hero needs a bit of practice before they head out into the world to take on those nasty villains! Our practice session at the "Hall of Justice" included a handful of parents (who were volun-told to participate), some inspiration music (Wonder Woman's theme music from the live action movie), and crepe paper. We didn't give much in the way of instructions, other than to capture and detain the "villains." The photo above shows the results...

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Flying High

Any hobby store with a teacher/education section should have bulletin board paper you can use for this fun photo backdrop. You might not find the cloud paper I used, but a light blue paper would also work…just throw in a few cotton ball clouds to create a similar effect. Add boxes wrapped with single color wrapping paper and then decorated to look like buildings, and your guests can take to the skies to create this one-of-a-kind memory.

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Must-Have's for the Snack Table!


Super Hero Party Food

Healthy and Not-So-Healthy Super Hero Snacks

There are lots of fun super hero related party snack ideas out there on the internet. I chose to go with a nice variety of junk food (candy) and healthy food (fruit and veggies).

Super Snacks

The snack table turned out to be quite the spread! I was really pleased with how nice the perler bead characters looked with their respective snacks. It was the perfect combination of sweet and healthy foods, including cheese cubes, a veggie tray, candy, and fruit kabobs (and cake as well).

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From Candy to Fruity...

These are just a couple examples of how I used the perler bead super heroes to "label" the food. You can't see it in the photo above, but the yellow "lassos" represented Wonder Woman (yellow licorice is hard to find!). Green Lantern was guarding his "rings" (green and white gummi savers). Below, we have Batman and Superman with their fruit kabobs.   

Image credit: Ron Jones

Image credit: Ron Jones

Super Hero Cake

It wouldn't be a super hero party without a super cake! Once again, our local grocery store bakery did an awesome job of reproducing the cake I showed them from a Pinterest pin. It's like they can read my mind! I added the candles, Batman and Wonder Woman insignia, lasso, and black cape for an extra special touch. 

Image credit: Ron Jones

Liquid Kryptonite

We served Joker Juice, but the recipe for liquid Kryptonite is basically the same. Just mix a few drops of blue food coloring with lemonade, and you're good to go!  

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Aquaman's Snacks

Don't forget Aquaman! His snacks are super-easy - gummi fish, Goldfish Crackers, and chocolate fish make for a colorful and tasty combination for the snack table.

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Bat Wings

If you're considering serving a meal, you can't go wrong with these tasty bat wings. Throw in some "Wonder Dogs" (hot dogs), and you're well on your way to hosting a super dinner party or picnic lunch!

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Super Hero Party Invitations and Favors

Super-Awesome Superhero Party Invitations & DIY Favor Bags

When I said earlier that I became versed in all things Justice League during this party planning period, I wasn’t kidding. When I took my daughter to our local party supply store to pick up some plates, cups, and party favors, she pointed to a package of Spider-Man cups and asked if we could get them for her party. Without skipping a beat, I replied, “No, honey, Spider-Man is Marvel. You’re having a DC party.” I know; I was just as shocked as you are! The things we do for our children…

"Scrapbook" Invitation

I have several incomplete scrapbook projects that I swear I'll finish one day. I really enjoy scrapbooking, but completing a book is a long process. Making a handful of scrapbook-style invitations provides nearly instant gratification! This one is super flashy with gold leaf and holographic paper. My daughter loved it!

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Daily Planet Invitation

This invite would be pretty easy to put together with the aid of a software program like Canva.com or PowerPoint.

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Super Hero Invitation and Envelopes

I wish I'd thought of this for my daughter's invitations! I imagine they wouldn't be hard to make yourself - there are plenty of instructional videos/articles on crafting your own envelopes. Add the super hero scrapbooking paper on the inside, and you have a unique envelope that matches your invitation perfectly!  

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Super Hero Party Favor Bags

These were a bit more involved than what I normally do for favor bags, but I found a picture on Pinterest and couldn't resist making them myself. I made 3 designs, and the party guests got to choose which one they preferred. 

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Everyone's a Super Hero!

These capes were ridiculously simple to make and last much longer than any other material I could have used! Just buy t-shirts on sale at your favorite craft store, cut the front and arms off them (leaving the collar), and you have an instant cape. 

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Super Hero Party Favor Ideas

There are plenty of ideas out there for super hero party favors. I liked these - Batman "signal" flashlights and Wonder Woman slap bracelets (disregard the Spider-Man silly string - that's Marvel :) 

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