DIY Super Hero Party

My two youngest boys just turned four and two, and we had a really fun Super Hero party.  It was easy to find "Spiderman" stuff, but in order to include their other favorites, we had to get creative.  

(Don't my boys look adorable in their "Super Grover" t-shirts?  :-)

Here is how we hosted the ultimate DIY Super Hero Party:

1)  When the guests arrived, they were greeted by a "Welcome to Super Hero Training Camp" sign.  They were then directed to a table where, they selected a picture of their favorite Super Hero.  All the pictures were cut out, and a popsicle stick was added to create a "puppet" they could take home.

Welcome to Super Hero Training Camp

Grab a Super Hero Mask and Start Crafting

Super Hero Puppets to take home

2)  After the guests finished their craft, they were given a Super Hero Mask and Super Hero Cape with their initial, and they decorated their capes with foam stickers.  (You can find the tutorial for the capes here and the masks here.)  

Felt Super Hero Capes for all the guests

Decorating capes to take home

3)  After the capes were decorated, we had cake and opened presents.  (The simple Spiderman cakes I made were a big hit!)

Simple Super Hero Cakes

Super Heroes with their Cakes

4)  To end the party, we had a "Super Hero Obstacle Course", and each child received a certificate when they completed it.  A few of the key elements of the Obstacle Course are pictured below.

Super Hero Obstacle Course

Spiderman Photo Booth

Jumping Over Tall Buildings

Weight Lifting

Graduation Certificate

Everything ran smoothly (given the number of pint-sized guests :-), and a good time was had by all.  Lots of happy little Super Hero Graduates!

Here are a couple of  *bonus* tips:

I used a picture of the birthday boys dressed as Super Heroes for the cover of the invitation.

Each guest was given a bag with their name on it.  It helped them to keep track of their "stuff"

I made a Super Hero Banner with all their favorite Super Heroes on it.  I included my boys picture too!  :-)

I printed some really cute personalized tags for the loot bags.

Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)

You might also be interested in the fun DIY party ideas here.


  1. How cute! My daughter wants Spiderman for her birthday this year and your post has inspired me so much. Thanks!

  2. Gina love all your ideas, do you have any for a little girl who is turning 11, with four kiddies i am running out of ideas...thanks so much

    1. I did a kidzania party for my 10 year daughter last yr and it was a hit..v made ahippsho counters where kids came n purchased the stuff they liked.the concept was to first learn how to earn the money by playing certain games where they earned cash as a prize and then learnt how to spend konry

    2. It was a shopping counter..

  3. 11 year old birthday... hmmmm! Boys are more my specialty, but I did grow up in a house with two sisters. :-)

    What about a Royal Wedding Tea Party? Guests could dress as brides or princesses, decorations could be red and blue (to match the British flag). Tiny sandwiches and tea cups that the girls could bring home as favors.

    What do you think??

  4. Ooohhh, I love this idea! Thanks for sharing. This could even be done for older kids with just a tweak or two. Love it!

  5. You are the coolest Mom ever! What a great idea!

  6. FUN!! love the capes and balloon weights. If you get a chance I would love you to link your party ideas up to More the Merrier Monday. It starts tonight and lasts through Wednesday. See you there.

  7. What an AWESOME party!!! I wish I was young again, looks like a fun time. Thanks for sharing on SHOW-ME-HOW.

  8. This is really, really cute! Thanks for sharing. I'm saving this for later-with three boys I know it will come in handy!

  9. What a fun party, I have two boys myself.

    I have a fun any linky goes party that I would love for you to join too! This week linkers could even win a pair of silver earrings just by linking. Hope you will come.

  10. What kid wouldn't love a superhero party?! Great job :)

  11. Love this... what a bunch of great ideas! Following you for more inspiration :)

  12. Great party and thanks for linking up with me :)
    Hope to see you again next week :)

  13. I don't have any sons (2 adorable girly girls for me) but if I did, we would so be doing a party like this. FABULOUS ♥ love it!
    The Spangler
    @ The Quick Unpick

  14. Thanks for sharing, so many wonderful ideas. I have 4 boys. This was great! Thanks :)

    1. Thanks so much. I actually just posted another fun one this morning. You can check it out here.

  15. Super cute party! Will be stealing some of your awesome ideas for my sons 4th birthday party!!!

  16. Hi There
    I would love to know how you made the thank you tags at the end of the party...I would like to make them for my parents' party guests but i can only find the 5x7 format ...

    1. Send me your email address, and I will email the template to you. :-)

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  19. I LOVE the jumping over tall buildings idea. How cute is that? As is the weight lifting. Thanks for some great ideas ;-).

    Off to plan our party now....

    Maggy x

  20. Where did you find the poster for the photo booth? It is perfect.


    1. I got it at the dollar store. Where else???? Lol

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