My stepson turned 8 this week and we had a super fun super hero party at our house to celebrate! I often curse Pinterest and it’s half-baked ideas that work half the time. But this time it was full of really fun ideas for a super hero party.
We had a laser maze for the kids to climb through. Other Pinners used a hallway, but we weren’t planning to have people upstairs. I planned to use the back of the living room couch and a flat wall, but then decided to use the pet pen we have. Red yarn was the laser.
Helium filled balloons with little weights (the free clip ones they give you at the grocery store) tied at different heights for the kids to punch.
A lava pit to cross (kiddie pool filled with water, dry ice plopped in, and a 2×4 strapped to cinder blocks. The bath tabs did not work to color it red as one Pinner suggested, our pool was too big for 8 tabs to even tint the water. The kids did not care!)
The super heroes jumped over tall buildings! Our 4 kids decorated the tall buildings (boxes wrapped in brown package paper) themselves, this was a fantastic activity for them so they could help and they were occupied while I did other things. They used our little trampoline to jump over the buildings.
They sword fought a bop bag. Swords were pool noodles chopped in half. Other pinners let them sword fight each other, which I know from experience is a bad idea and turns into tears. So I gave them the Angry Birds (not with the theme but who cares!) bop bag. They loved it. No tears.
They shot villains with water guns. Villains were empty water bottles with an angry face drawn on them with Sharpie. I tried to give them a large bowl filled with water for quick refills but for some reason these water guns would not refill when submerged. Too busy to trouble shoot that one. Thankfully they moved on and did not turn the water guns on each other!
The kids webbed a villain with silly string! Craig volunteered to be the villain. I forgot to set some ground rules, which would be: not on the face. I think he ingested silly string. Look at the faces on those kids!!! (I think another Pinner let them silly string each other, but again, I was going for no tears.)
And everyone’s favorite – ZIP LINE!!! What super hero doesn’t want to fly through the air! Birthday boy actually looks like he’s flying in this picture! Disclaimer: BE SAFE!!! I set the stipulation on this one that it could be no higher a drop than the monkey bars at school. (Oh my goodness while editing this photo I zoomed in to birthday boy’s face for the first time. The look is priceless.)
I loved that the kids helped with the projects for the games. My 9 yr old daughter made the signs for the activities. All 4 decorated the buildings for the Jump Tall Buildings activity. My 6 yr old son helped string the yarn for the Laser Maze. And of course, they had to test everything pre-party!
If you want details on anything we did, feel free to email me or write in the comments below!
We have another party coming up in a few months and I’m always looking for ideas! What kid parties have you thrown that worked or didn’t work?