Kids (and even adults) who love superheroes will fall in love with these incredible superhero party ideas that will bring out the kid in everyone! From decor ideas, party foods, and costume ideas to superhero-themed activities, we have all of your party needs covered. These ideas will make you wish you were a kid again. Try some for your little superhero’s next party!
I am featuring some of the best superhero parties and ideas I’ve come across lately. When we launched a new range of superhero party supplies in our Etsy shop, I researched some of my favorite parties as well as lots of ideas for birthday cakes, dessert tables, favors and supplies.
Superhero Birthday Party Supplies, Games, Decorations and Ideas
- Condiments and beverages that really “POP!”
- Comic strip cones to put all sorts of snacks in. So easy for grabbing!
- Easy no-sew superhero capes for party guests
- Get a refrigerator box from Lowes or Home Depot and make a telephone booth for your superheroes to use to change into their superhero alter ego.
- Or make a jail for the bad guys…
- I absolutely love this superhero photo booth. Just get a sky blue sheet, add some cereal box buildings and some clouds and snap away!
- Oh no! The Joker froze Batman in a big ice cube! Party guests will have a blast squirting him to safety!
- For some real fun, grab some silly string and call it Spidey’s web shooter. Guests can practice shooting at a target or just go crazy in the backyard!
- Able to LEAP over TALL buildings!
- Cute superhero sucker party favors.
- Have guests decorate their own superhero shields.
- Too Groovy! Check out directions to make this Captain America tie-dye tee.
- Play the Hulk Smash game and win a prize!
- I love the tablescape of this superhero party, designed for a large group.
- How cute…I mean MANLY! Thor’s hammer cupcakes
- If you’re having a superhero party, you better have a strength training session. These faux barbells look real…good thing they’re made of styrofoam.
- Try your hand at some cool superhero face-painting!
- This Avenger’s pizza looks good enough to eat! And the Iron Man chili dip…awesome!
- Hulk smash cake. Looks like he really did some damage
- Captain America shield cake with star piping. Looks easy enough.
- Incredible Hulk pudding cups.
- Have your little superheroes walk the fiery pit by setting up a fog machine (or maybe dry ice?) in a kiddy pool.
- Comic strip juice boxes
- Spidey strawberries
WHAT TO DO: SUPERHERO PARTY GAMES, ACTIVITIES AND SUPERHERO TRAINING IDEAS
Guests at a superhero birthday party expect to get in on some action. Superhero party games may not save the day, but they’ll certainly save your party and rescue guests from boredom. Here are some superhero party games and activity ideas to give a little “zap”, “pow”, and “wow” to your party plans:
- Superhero Matching Game: Print out duplicate copies of several superhero photos and adhere them to colored cardstock. Turn the photos over, mix them up, and add a number (i.e., 1, 2, 3, 4…) to the back of each piece of cardstock. When it is a player’s turn he/she flips one card over at a time, trying to form a match. The player with the most matches at the end of the game wins.
- Dress like a Superhero: Provide guests with inexpensive superhero costumes to wear during the party and take home as party favors. (Superhero capes can be made from dollar store plastic tablecloths. Hero cuffs can be made from toilet paper and paper towel tubes cut down the middle and spray-painted. Masks can be printed from online templates or created from foam or felt.
- Villain Knock-Down Game: Create targets for little superheroes to knockdown by attaching photos of villains to 2-Liter pop bottles. Use a ball or bean bags and invite superheroes to knock down the foes.
- Find Your Nemesis Ice Breaker Game: As party guests arrive, pin the name of a superhero or villain to each guest’s back. Party guests must go around and ask yes or no questions to first determine their own persona. (Do I shoot webs? Does kryptonite weaken me?) After they determine their own character, they have to find the person at the party wearing the name of their nemesis.
- Superhero Crossword Puzzle: Use an online puzzle maker to create a crossword puzzle featuring popular superhero characters and/or their nemeses.
- Superhero Training: Set up several stations to test speed, agility, flexibility, strength, and skill. These could include obstacle courses, relay races, throwing skills, target practice, etc…
- Superhero Coloring Pages: Set out a variety of superhero coloring pages, markers, and crayons for guests to color.
- Pass the Kryptonite Game: Played like the classic “Hot Potato” game, music is played and the Kryptonite (paint a rock green, or use green rock candy) is passed around until the music stops. Whoever is holding the Kryptonite when the music stops is “out”.
- Superhero Cape and Mask Decorating: Provide a variety of craft materials such as felt, jewels, ribbon, fabric paint, markers, etc.… for guests to decorate their own superhero cape or mask.
- Spidey Sense Game: Fill paper lunch bags with a variety of objects, one item in each box. Put a blindfold on each guest, and encourage them to use their other senses to touch/feel, listen, and smell the items in each sack and try to determine what they are.
- Phone Booth Dress-Up Relay: In Superman we see Clark Kent change in a phone booth from the clothing he wears at The Daily Planet (his daytime job) into his alter ego Superman costume. Turn this into a party game. Time teams as they hurry to dress in Clark Kent attire (glasses, suit jacket, and oversized shoes) and race to change into Superman attire in the phone booth (cape, mask, and boots).
- Spiderman’s Webs- Challenge: Party guests to climb through Spiderman’s webs! Create this obstacle by stringing/tying webs at various heights. Guests must climb through the web maze without getting caught in the web.
- Superhero Freeze Tag: This game starts with one villain who must tag the other party guests. When tagged, guests must shout out the name of superhero (can’t already have been said), or they remain frozen. Once all of the guests are frozen, a new villain is chosen, and the game begins again.
- Save the Stolen Treasure: Calling all superheroes, the party loot has been stolen by a dastardly villain. Follow the clues to find the stolen party treasure! Feel free to bring along your favorite superheroes—Spiderman, Batman, Iron Man, Thor, Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, and so on to help save the birthday party!
- Piñata Hulk Smash: Fill a piñata with superhero-themed toys and trinkets and/or candy. Invite guests to wear a Hulk mask or Hulk hand gloves. Guests can use the Hulk gloves to swing at the piñata or use a stick.
- Toilet Paper Villain Tie-Up: Form two equal teams from available party guests. Have two adults each sit in their own chair facing their respective team. Give each team two rolls of toilet paper. The teams must compete to “tie up” their villain. The first team to completely empty two rolls of toilet paper, successfully tying up their villain, wins.
- Superhero Identity Badge: Create a fill-in-the-blank superhero identity badge for each guest. Let them create their own superhero name and list their superhero power.
- Web Blast: Arm party guests with their own spider webs, just like Spiderman! Let them go crazy with cans of silly string. If you want to create some competition, divide guests into two teams, each with their own color of silly string.
- Superhero Face Painting: Hire face painting artists to help transform party guests into their favorite superheroes. Be sure face painting options include superhero favorites like Spiderman, Batman, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Superman, and Wonder Woman.
- Play Pin the Shield on Batman: Similar to “Pin the Tail on the Donkey”, create a superhero version where guests are blindfolded and try to pin Batman’s shield on him.
WHAT TO INCLUDE: SUPERHERO PARTY DECORATION IDEAS
- Superheroes Party :: On My Side of the Room
If you are struggling to find party activities for your superheroes party, this party is full of creative ideas! Guests can leap tall buildings in a single bound (trampoline), take flight lessons (swings), conquer the lava pit (a wood beam on top of a red plastic tablecloth), and vaporize villians (helium balloons with villain pictures attached) with silly string.
- Superhero Candy Buffet :: Liebesbotschaft
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s a superhero candy buffet focused around a red, white and black color palette. Cupcakes, dipped marshmallow pops, a gumball machine filled with candy, beverages and a cake with superhero toppers combine with amazing pop art inspired printables for one impressive display.
- Super Niko Birthday Party :: Jayme Marie Designs
Make your child the leading super hero in his own party. This Super Niko birthday party is loaded with inspiration for capturing your child’s love of super heroes and making them the hero everyone is celebrating. Incorporating his (or her) initial into a super hero logo and his likeness on the cake or printed games (like the pink the mask on super Niko game) can help accomplish this.
- Superhero 5th Birthday :: Elephant Juice
If you love clever invitations, this superhero 5th birthday party features one not to miss. These custom invitations feature the guest of honor in his favorite superhero garb and a call to his super hero friends to join him for cake and ice cream to celebrate his 5th birthday. Don’t you love the comic style speech bubbles helping to share the important details of the party?
- Vintage Comic Book Party :: Catch My Party
Put together a vintage comic book party like this one with creative vintage inspired details, starting with a cool, custom invitation and a banner made from comic book pages. Don’t miss the refreshment table which features a city skyline backdrop (a shower curtain), cute drinks and treats embellished with comic book style words like “pow”, “zap”, and “wow”. Plus, how fun are the vintage superhero cupcake toppers and liners?
- Non Commercial Superhero :: Catch My Party
Keeping a superhero birthday party generic may seem impossible, but these non-commercial party ideas will help get you started. Keep party colors primary and avoid using any particular commercial character. Instead, consider creating some classic décor like oversized comic style speech bubbles such as “kaboom”. Dress up rectangular glass storage jars to look like city skyline buildings using black paper or vinyl to create windows.
- Superhero Dessert Table :: Hello Naomi featured on Amy Atlas
Create a unique look to a superhero dessert table by leaving out any particular superheroes and going non-traditional with the colors. You’ll love all of the “zap” details incorporated into this yellow, white and black spin on a superhero birthday party.
- Superheroes 5th Birthday :: Designs to Notice
Welcome guests to a superhero training camp, complete with DIY’d capes, original graphic designs, colorful decorations and fun activities! This party even features a handmade telephone booth!
- Superhero 4th Birthday Party :: amor-ology
This superhero 4th birthday party is full of some fun homemade details. Check out the cardboard boxes that were transformed into a 3-D cityscape using paper and paint! What a fun entranceway to the party!
- Super Walker 5th Party :: Sweet Georgia Sweet
This superhero 5th birthday party features some pretty popular superheroes including Spiderman, Captain America, and Superman! The personalized superhero cups are an awesome party favor idea, and just one awesome detail!
- Boy Girl Superheroes :: Kara’s Party Ideas
Superhero parties aren’t just for boys! This celebration is a combined boy girl party and features printables and treats that keep both genders in mind.
- Superhero 4th Birthday :: Oh Sugar Events
You don’t need those commercial superheroes to steal the spotlight at your superhero birthday party. This party features the guest of honor as the party’s superhero by featuring his likeness in the printables and even the desserts. Those sugar cookies are too cute!
- Superhero Party :: One Charming Party
This superhero party includes a plan for everything from 3D invitations to a DIYd comic book banner to super food ideas and a superhero cake. Plus, you can even get tons of ideas for superhero party games to keep guests entertained.
- Superhero Swim Party :: Lizard & Ladybug
For a fun twist, turn your superhero birthday party into a swimming party! Instead of ordinary capes, gift superhero capes made out of towels that the kids can use after swimming! You’ll love the activity ideas, superhero treats (mostly store bought) and awesome superhero party decorations.
- Comic Book Themed Party :: Dimple Prints
This comic book themed party is the bomb! Check out the cool black and white comic book backdrop, bomb cake, bomb drinks, hero masks and capes!
- Superhero Theme :: Catch My Party
Sweet, non-commercial details abound in this superhero themed birthday party. Geared for a younger crowd, this party features tootsie pop superheroes and red and blue Jell-O jigglers. Plus, what little superhero wouldn’t love eating star-shaped hero sandwiches and kryptonite-colored rock candy?
- Superheroes Party for 250 :: Felicita Fiesta
Planning a superhero birthday party for a crowd? You’ll definitely need to summon the party planning super powers executed in this party for 250! An amazing backdrop made entirely of balloons gives way to an exciting table top display of city skyline boxes and superhero themed treats beyond your wildest imagination.
- Superhero Costume Party :: Catch My Party
Imagine a superhero party where guests are in costume and get to play and climb on a giant city made from moving boxes. Sounds amazing, right? Add a menu of six-foot hero sandwiches and a super dessert buffet with treats named “Kyrptonite”, “Bank Heist Chocolate Coins”, “Cherry Bombs” and “Super Stretch Taffy”, and it just gets better and better. This superhero costume party is one for the books!
- Superhero Brothers Party :: The Purple Pug
This superhero party for two brothers invites guests to grab a superhero mask and join the party! And boy, I’m confident that with an amazing display of cupcakes, push pops, cake pops, cookies, cakes, party favors and colorful decorations, guests were happy to do just that!
- Super P 3rd Birthday :: Anders Ruff
A superhero party inspired by Roy Lichtenstein pop art? Yes, please! This superhero party takes the commercial characters out of the mix, and instead features the birthday boy and amazing hero desserts.
- Superhero 3rd Birthday :: Chickabug
From the superhero gear bags with custom capes, rings, glow sticks and beads to the fun superhero inspired games (“Joker, Joker, Batman”) to an amazing Spiderman bounce house to hero sandwiches and a super dessert table, this 3rd birthday party had it all! Incredible superhero themed printables coordinate the look from start to finish.
- A Budget Friendly Boy’s Vintage Comic Book Super Hero Birthday :: Anders Ruff featured on Spaceships and Laserbeams
If saving money while pulling off an awesome superhero birthday party is your secret super power, check out these money-saving tips! Which idea do you like best? The dollar store cd crates turned city skyline? The $12 store bought cake with printable superhero skyline and emblem toppers? The Kryptonite cupcakes made from grocery store cupcakes with crushed green rock candy?
- An Avengers Inspired Super Hero Birthday Party :: Styled by Belle featured on Spaceships and Laser Beams
City skyline backdrops are a pretty popular super hero birthday dessert table staple. But, this Avengers inspired party features a 3-D city skyline made out of wood that also acts as the actual display for her beautiful superhero desserts! The pop art style desserts look amazing showcased in such a creative way.
- Comic Sweets Table :: Hostess with the Mostess
Guests were called to help save this party from a sweets explosion! This pop art style superhero party features a comic sweets table with superhero water and drinks, and creative themed treats like POPcorn and candy bars with custom wrappers. I bet guests were thrilled to help eat the sweets before it “was too late”!
- Incredible Hulk Themed Superhero Birthday Party :: Printable Parties to Go featured on Spaceships and Laser Beams
If you want your Incredible Hulk themed superhero birthday party to be a smashing success, check out this party for some amazing ideas! The cake, decorations, printable elements, party favor boxes, piñata, and cookies all coordinate!
- Superhero Themed Birthday Party for 4 Year Old Boys :: Party Wishes featured on Spaceships and Laser Beams
This joint superhero themed birthday party for 4 year-old boys has some great superhero inspired activity ideas. Some of our favorites include a design-your-own superhero craft using paper, and party games like “Pin the Spider on Spiderman”, and a silly string massacre that develop super powers.
- An Action Packed Super Hero Birthday Party :: Featured on Spaceships and Laser Beams
This mixed gender joint birthday party has great ideas for energizing party activities, awesome treats (see that 3 tiered cake), and cool party decorations that all tie into the super hero theme! There are two entirely different dessert tables at this party!
- 5th Birthday Party :: Catch My Party
Kapow! Comic book pages play a big role in this superhero party. They make for an awesome dessert table backdrop for a tower of cupcakes topped with spiders and the Batman logo. Plus, comic book wrapping paper is used on boxes to display treats like kryptonite Jell-O.
- Superhero Party :: Little Sooti
Want the secret to putting the “super” into a superhero party? Gift guests their own superhero capes, masks, and wristbands. Let them choose their own superhero “identity” (by wearing a superhero nametag). DIY your own telephone booth, perfect for helping guests transform into their favorite hero!
- Superhero Themed Dessert Table:: Maria Fru Fru Events
I have nothing but mad superhero love for this birthday party. The pops of color – not to mention the array of desserts — are flawless.
- Superhero Policeman Party:: Buckets of Grace
A superhero policeman party—how’s that for a unique take on two popular themes for boy’s parties? You’ll love how these themes are creatively woven together! A police badge with a monogram makes for a pretty awesome superhero cape logo! That is just one of the creative ways these two themes come together in one awesome party.
- Ka-Pow: A Boy’s Super Hero Themed Birthday Party:: Lil Miss Macaron featured on Spaceships and Laser Beams
Power-up cookies, super macs, invisibility cups, and ka-pow cupcakes are just a few of the super desserts featured in this boy’s superhero-themed birthday party! You can also get details on superhero decorations, party favors, activities, and crafts, heroes in the making are sure to love!
- Superhero Themed Dessert Table:: Stunning Party
Add a little zip to your superhero themed dessert table with an oversized starburst backdrop featuring the silhouette of a superhero! Create themed desserts inspired by favorite superhero characters and comic books. Speech bubbles with words like “pop” added to boxes of popcorn are one clever idea.
- Superheroes Birthday Party :: Little Pieces of Heaven
The most adorable Batman and Wonder Woman cake is the centerpiece for this fabulous superheroes birthday party. Plus other favorite superhero characters are featured on superhero capes given to guests as party favors! You’ll love the red telephone booth superhero changing station too!
- Marvelous Superhero Party :: Partylicious
This superhero party showcases a great way for using everyone’s favorite group of superheroes in a super fun party. Invitations, party decorations, table centerpieces, desserts—including a superhero cake—and even party favor ideas will provide endless superhero party inspiration.
- Superhero 4th Birthday Party – Nabiha, as seen on Spaceships and Laser Beams
Speaking of super, check out this fabulous photo booth created for a superhero 4th birthday party! Creating a city skyline backdrop out of cardboard is pure genius. Plus, how awesome are those DIY barbells? They are a great prop for showing off some superhuman strength while posing in the photo booth.
- Superhero 7th Birthday Party:: Party Envy by Charlene
Charlene of Party Envy by Charlene went all out for her own son’s superhero-themed party.
- Superhero Snack Time Party:: A Reason to Get Together
Never fear, ideas for a superhero snack time party display are here! Ideas include adding paper superhero masks to helium balloons, cutting a huge number 5 (the birthday boy’s age) from an old refrigerator box and painting it for an impressive decoration, creating a building from boxes covered in silver gift wrap, and featuring superhero printables created to resemble the guest of honor.
- Superhero Birthday Party:: Rebecca via Spaceships and Laser Beams
Decorations for a superhero party don’t require crazy feats of creativity or strength. Create the look of a cityscape using blue sky fabric and tissue paper puff clouds as seen in this superhero birthday party. Cover boxes with paper to look like buildings for displaying various snacks and treats for your own superhero birthday party.
- Superhero 5th Birthday Party:: Hampton Paper Designs
This mostly pastel take on a Superhero theme is unique! Celebrate the super child in your life with a non-commercial party, including a skyline inspired cake with a replica of your little superhero created in fondant.
- Superhero 2nd Birthday Party:: Bash Party Styling
A city skyline backdrop, Superman and Wonder Woman capes, and favor bags, plus a dessert-style table full of themed favors and no candy! You’ll love the creativity used to fill candy jars with things like “Clark Kent glasses” and superhero flyers, replacing traditional sweets for this superhero 2nd birthday party.