Boy Birthday Party Ideas – A Superhero Party for Your Super Boy

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Every parent’s goal is to make sure their son’s birthday is amazing, unforgettable and, well, just plain super. We plan and we plot and we go a little bit crazy trying to ensure that this one is the best party yet. And what better way to create a super party than to throw a superhero birthday party.

Comic books, and superheroes, burst on the scene in the 1930’s and have been a prominent part of pop culture since. And who, child and adult alike, hasn’t gotten lost in the adventures of Superman, Ironman or the Flash? Their popularity and staying power are a testament to our love of superheroes, usually just regular people with extraordinary powers.

Boy Birthday Party Ideas – Deciding the Theme

A great birthday party  theme that can be incorporated throughout the day seamlessly will help contribute to the success of the party. And the best way to ensure a successful theme is to discuss it with the birthday boy. You know he eats, breaths and sleeps all things superhero, but what kind of theme do you and the guest of honor want?

Is he batty for Batman or super excited for Superman? If he is absolutely crazy about one particular superhero you can theme everything around that one superhero. A general superhero theme is also a lot of fun and is a sometimes a little easier due to the broadness of the theme.

Boy Birthday Party Ideas – A Super Day for your Super Kid!

Your superhero invitations will inform your guests of the theme. They can be store bought or downloaded from one of the many online invitation sites such as evites.com. Since most boys (and many girls) are crazy about superheroes, have the guests dress up as their favorite hero or villain. Be sure to have extra costumes on hand for those kids who didn’t want to dress up but change their minds once they see how cool everyone else looks all dressed up.

Standard party games can be geared to your theme (pin the cape on the superhero) and decor is fairly simple. Every local party and dollar store has tons of superhero decorations and party favors. You can easily turn your basement into the “secret lair”….accessible only to super awesome superheroes. A little online research will fill in the details of your son’s favorite hero (if there are any details that you’ve actually missed) and allow you to add some fun and interesting tidbits to the day.

Boy Birthday Party Ideas – Capping off a Super Day

No matter how great a party is, every kid loves (loves, loves!) the cape to every party, the loot bag! At a superhero party the possibilities for a loot bag are endless. But in addition to all the super superhero gear you can include, a comic book is a great addition. If you’re looking to watch costs, plan ahead and visit thrift shops, second hand book stores and garage sales for mint condition second hand comics.

Every little boy (and most big ones) dreams of being a superhero and having special powers. And now you can make your son’s dreams come true for the day when you throw him a super amazing superhero birthday party!