This year we had Elijah's th birthday party at the local Childen's Museum. It was a blast and VERY little work for momma! WOO HOO! However, some years I just cant resist going a little over board and last year for his 4th birthday when he anounced he wanted a Superhero theme I knew we could find a way to make it special! I googled and took inspiration from many sources. Several of the ideas came from here.
First, here are a few of the super supplies. I actually ordered these capes from amazon.com because I honestly just didnt have time to make them. They were plain and came in lots of colors. They were also fairly inexpensive. I cut the stars from felt and fused them to the capes.
Here are a few villian-defeating supplies. You will see more about that below
Here is a list of other necessary supplies:
Capes (children start in these)
Small balloons, like water balloons (We used water balloons that look like grenades, fill them with air)
Hero wrist guards
Poison (balls of aluminum foil)
Tongs (several sets)
Poison control containers (we used foil covered Easter buckets)
Birthday noise makers
I added a few captions here but if you really want to know what went down please view the PDF at the bottom of the page for the full script (it is short, promise!)
Let's start the party! This is my dad and my niece. My Dad (Super Pop-Pop) Helped train the little superheros by teaching them how to defeat the villian and ultimately saved the party.
After diffusing the villain's bombs the children were rewarded with cool wrist guards!
Next the villain attacked with poison!
super pop-pop helped clean up the situation!
Super E is ready for that villain this time!
After cleaing up the poison spill the children were rewarded with hero masks
I feel a little bad about the picture above. Elijah's little friend looks petrified. Soon the villian returned and vowed to come back and steal the cake. Super Pop-Pop readies the heros to defeat the villain with super noise makers and silly string.
after the defeat and congratulations Super Pop-Pop offered the villain an opportunity to turn from his evil ways. He agreed and joined the heros for ice cream cake.
Another thing we did was create this poster. The red bubble was blank. I managed to get a shot of each child in front of the sign and add their names using picasa.
You can download the script hubby and I wrote for this party below. It is very short and kid friendly. I think the entire production lasted 10-15 minutes. It was a blast!