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Throwing a Superhero-themed Birthday Party on a Budget

Superman, Batman, Iron Man, or Spider-Man have one thing in common―children as their greatest fans. Make your child's birthday memorable with a superhero-themed birthday party. This Buzzle write-up brings you budget-friendly ways to celebrate your child's special day.
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Tip to throw a superhero-themed birthday party on a budget
Be a Superhero
"We all have the capacity to be a superhero. In order to become one, you just have to find your unique power or ability and exploit it for the greater good. The cape and mask are optional accessories, but a kind heart is essential."
―Robert Clancy

Kids and birthday parties go hand in hand. With the trend these days, it is absolutely important to throw a theme party for your little one and his/her circle of friends. Kids' obsession with superheroes is well-known, which is why this becomes one of the most favored party themes for young kids.

Throwing a party need not always be taxing; it can be fun and uber-cool despite not having to shell out extra. As I said, you do not have to spend big bucks when it comes to making your child's day special; you just need a few resources around home. In case you do run out on resources, you can always head to your nearest dollar store and buy the material in bulk, which will definitely turn out to be a cheaper option.

Tips to Help You Save

Superhero Birthday Invitation
Rely on comic book covers or printouts to make invitation cards.

Breakfast Party

Organize a breakfast bash instead of a full-blown lunch or dinner party. This way, you get to serve kids the food they love the most, which includes cakes, donuts, chips, and treats.

Superhero Birthday Cake
Bake a cake to make your superhero baby's day special.

Superhero Ambiance

Well, a superhero needs to go through hurdles and obstacles to be called a real hero. Use pillows, play tunnels, and old packaging boxes to double up as buildings, towers, and obstacles for your kids to run around as superheroes.

Superhero Birthday Decor
Create obstacles for superheroes to enjoy the day.

Superhero Food

Rock candies, jello, fruits, and cheese can double up as superhero food simply by labeling them as the food of their super role models. Considering it to be a kiddie party, you can always serve popcorn, candy floss, macaroons, and marshmallows colored to suit the theme of the day.

Superhero Birthday food
Superheroes need strength in the form of finger food baked specially for them.

Birthday Banners and Call-outs

Use cut-out strips from comics to make the birthday banner as well as the bunting for the decoration. You can also use comic characters stuck on pieces of cardboard or toothpicks as call-outs for labeling food.

Superhero Birthday Favors
Thank your superhero friends with these favors.

Superhero Costume

Ask your little guests to dress up for the party. This way, you wouldn't have to shell out extra for capes and masks. All you can provide is superhero cuffs that can be made using old toilet paper rolls.

Volunteer to be the Pinata

Be sporting enough to pose as a villain for your little superheroes. Arm your little ones with water balloons or squirting guns to fight the notorious villain. Each successful attempt has to be rewarded to make it more interesting for the kids.

The Process

Gather Your Resources

Conduct a treasure hunt at home; you will be surprised with the amount of resources you will find in the comforts of your home. Comic books, old sheets, colored papers, and even newspapers will come in handy when organizing a birthday party for your young one. If you do not have enough comic books at home, take a print of a superhero comic strip from the Internet, and ensure you make multiple copies of it to make do for the decoration.

Bond Over the Making

To get the party going, you would definitely need eats and treats. Instead of spending an extra amount on ordering the food, have a cook in or simply outsource it to a trusted friend or family. The rule is, if you are good at baking, get the rolling pins and oven going, and prepare batches of cookies and cakes a day in advance. Ask your friends and family to help you with decorating the eats and treats; it will double up as a good bonding time. You can rely on the creative genius of your friends and family to decorate the venue, as well as for the favors you would present to kids on their way back home.

Have Fun

The main motto behind celebrating a birthday is to make your loved ones feel extra special. It is an opportunity to bond over small things rather than splurging excess amounts. Instead of regular games, think of ways in which you can get the kids to create their own takeaway. The benefit of such an activity will boost the creative outbursts of your kids as well as give them a chance to have immense fun. You can conduct activities like mask and wristband making, which the kids can use during the party and also take home as a part of the favor.

Don't Forget to Plan

Theme parties need thorough planning, which is why you need to plan well in advance and not wake up at the last minute. Before you even begin to gather your resources, chalk out your plan for the day and for the preparation. Once you have the plan in hand, it will be easier for you to execute the desired outcome. Do not forget to send out invitations as well as confirm the number of attendants for your child's birthday to start with your preparations.

When all is said and done, do not forget to have a good time yourself. If your kid sees you enjoying the party, he/she is sure to have a gala time venturing around as a superhero for the day.
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Published: March 12, 2014
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Love the superhero food ideas! Excellent! - Sheetal [March 13, 2014]