Get the theme started with your invitations! We set-up a Facebook Event, so that people get the date and the subsequent reminders, but I always like to send out real invitations in the mail, too.
Decorations are definitely important at any party! Since it's a LEGO Superhero party, I was able to add in all things LEGO and all things Superhero! Tablecloths were a mix of Superhero designs and bright colors.
I printed all of our LEGO Superhero party decorations, cut them out, laminated them and cut them out again! I wanted to make sure they'd last and would be able to be reused.
For Charlie's birthday pictures this year, we added in some Superhero pictures! I printed a few different shots out and added them to the backdrop wall for a personalized party with our little Superhero.
I love being able to do food that fits the theme. For this party, we had Thor Hammers, Super “Heros” (also known as a sub or hoagie), “Hulk” Ice Cream Sundaes and Captain America's Shield.
The Super Hero sandwiches were just a loaf of french bread with ham or turkey and cheese on them. I sliced them up into smaller sandwiches that are perfect for grabbing. Add mustard or mayo and you've got it made!
We always try to have fruit at our parties for a healthier snack option. Captain America's shield is made with strawberries, marshmallows, raspberries, blueberries and a marshmallow dip in the middle. To make the marshmallow dip, just mix an 8oz block of softened cream cheese and a 12 oz container of marshmallow creme until it's smooth. Easy and delicious! You'll want to just eat it with a spoon!
The Thor Hammers were fun for the kids to eat and fun for us to make! We found a can of food-safe spray paint in the cake decorating aisle and I'm in love now! These are just square marshmallows (for s'mores) and a pretzel stick in the one end. I then spray painted with the silver food coloring spray. The kids thought they were awesome and that's pretty much my goal!
I didn't get a picture of the Make Your Own “Hulk” Ice Cream Sundae Station, but I just got a gallon of vanilla ice cream, let it thaw out for a bit then added green food coloring, stirred it all up so the whole gallon was green like Hulk, and threw it back in the freezer. For the party, we served the ice cream in Superhero paper cups and had lots of topping options for everyone to pick from. Who doesn't love an ice cream sundae bar?
A piñata! Every party needs a piñata! Charlie found a Spiderman one and that was that! For a LEGO Superhero party, any Superhero works for the piñata or make your own LEGO piñata.
And cupcakes! You always need cupcakes (or cake, but I'm a cupcake fan)! Stick with bright colors for your icing and maybe add some sprinkles to your cupcake batter for some fun inside.
Favors! Who doesn't love a goody bag?
Our favor bags contained some Spiderman and Avengers candy (that we found on clearance after Easter), 2 superhero bandages, a homemade LEGO crayon, a pack of Fun Dip and a small sheet of stickers.
The crayons were super easy to make: gather your old broken up crayons, remove the wrappers and break into small enough pieces to fit in your mold. Drop the pieces in the mold, place on baking tray and toss in the oven at 225ºF for about 5-10 minutes depending on how thick you made them and what type of crayon you used. Use a toothpick to pop any big bubbles or press the crayon pieces down more. Once fully melted, take out of the oven and let them sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes. Then place in the freezer until hard. Using the silicone molds, they're really easy to pop out, I only broke 1 or 2 out of about 30.
We had a couple of activities for the kids to do, too!
The kids all loved decorating their own Minifigure with crayons, glitter glue, letters and googly eyes.
And a game! Everyone loves Pin the Tail on the Donkey and we found a free printable for Pin the Head on the Minifigure! The winner won a Minifigure!
LEGO Superhero Birthday Party Printable Package (invitations, cupcake toppers, banner, decorations that we laminated, juice box wrappers, favor bag toppers, food label tents, and more!) from EandLdesigns
Things We Didn't Use, But I Think Are Pretty Awesome: