Superman never goes out of style, and with the June release of the Superman Man of Steel movie, he’s more popular than ever. Give your little superhero the best birthday ever with a Superman Party ideas from TheBestBirthday.com.
Superman Party Invitations
To make your own Superman invitations, the iconic "S" is easy to do. Or try a silhouette of skyscrapers for Metropolis.
For text, try "Superman has returned to save the world and celebrate [child's name]'s birthday party!"
Superman Party Decorations
To decorate for your Superman parties, use yellow, red and blue decorations. They are easy to recognize as the traditional colors of Superman.
Turn your party room into Metropolis for your party. You can make your own skyscrapers silhouettes on paper and hang them on the wall, or you can buy a skyline wall decal to put up.
Invite Superman to the Party
You can have Superman in your party room with a Superman giant wall decal. Your birthday super hero will love having it in his or her room after the party, too.
Get Superman plates, or, if you prefer, choose solid colors. Red plates, yellow napkins and blue forks make for a festive and fun party, and are instantly recognizable as Superman's colors.
Superman Party Food and Snacks
Turn ordinary snack food into Superman party food. Try Clark Kent carrot sticks, or Lois Lane Lemonade. Serve green Jello as Kryptonite. And don't forget to have Superman ice cream with your cake!
Superman Birthday Cakes
Superman "S" Cake
Looking for ideas for a Superman cake you can make yourself? The Superman logo is easy to put on a cake.
There are a couple of options for making the Superman "S" cake:
- You can bake a cake (whatever size you like), frost it blue, and frost the "S" in the middle.
- You can bake a 9x13 cake and cut it to the diamond shape around the "S", then frost in red and yellow to make the design.
If you choose to make the cutout cake, keep in mind that it will be small. If you need more cake and want to keep the cutout shape, you can either cut the shape out of two 9x13 cakes laid together, or you can frost a 9x13 cake in blue, then put the cutout diamond shape with the "S" on top for a cool 3D cake.
If you are making the cutout version, be sure to add a crumb layer of icing first, otherwise the cut edges will add a lot of crumbs to your frosting. Get directions for the icing crumb layer.
Superman Cake Topper
An easy option is to buy a Superman cake topper and place it on top of your cake.
Superman Party Games and Activities
Set up a training course for your superheros. Outdoors can be on and around a play structure. You can set up 2X4's to cross, tires to run through, hang a rope from a tree and let the kids swing across - whatever you can come up with.
For indoor superhero training, set blankets over chairs to make tunnels, add a mini-trampoline and cardboard boxes and you've got a great training course.
Print out superhero certificates for the party guests - showing that they completed their superhero training.
Pin the "S" on Superman
Create a Superman version of "pin the tail on the donkey" out of posterboard.
Find the Kryptonite
This fun party game works well indoors or outside. Paint golf balls or ping pong balls bright green - they will be your Kryptonite. Hide them before the party.
At the party, equip kids with oven mitts and tongs and send them to find the Kryptonite. They wear the oven mitts and pick up the balls with tongs, then return the 'Kryptonite' to a bucket at a central location. Don't have enough mitts and tongs to go around? Divide kids into two teams. One child from each team hunts for a ball, brings it back, then passes the mitts and tongs to the next person on their team.
Pass the Kryptonite
"Hot Potato' is a great party game that can be modified for just about any birthday party. For this version, the 'potato' (kryptonite) can be a green ball or a glow stick. When the music stops, the one holding the 'kryptonite' is out.
Another option for this game is to play it when it is time to open presents. Whoever is left holding the item is out, and gives their present to the party child to open. This puts an end to the "Open mine first!" chaos of present time.
Superman Party Favors
Kids love lanyards - they always find something to hang on them - and these Superman lanyards make great party favors.
These Superman keychain make fun, inexpensive party favors.
Call your glow sticks kryptonite and send them home as fun party favors.
Superman Punch Balls
Bunch balls are so much fun! Give these Superman punch balls as party favors that your guests will love.
Everyone can be Superman with these great Superman masks