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Superhero Party Theme

You can have an action packed party for your little superhero. Ben-10, Superman, Batman and Hulk some of the most popular themes parties and all the kids will have a blast with this theme.

 Super Hero Party Decorations

You can find super hero posters online to decorate the walls of your party area. You can also use old comic books and tape them to the walls as decorations. Use action figures to decorate the table, Use streamers that have the same colours as the super heroes costumes. It may be hard to find some super hero decorations, but they can usually be ordered online. You can also print images of super heroes off your computer, from the internet. Use your child’s favorite super hero as the table centerpiece, and surround it with balloons.

 Super Hero Invitations

Buy invitations online, or make your own from card stock paper. Choose colours to match your party theme. On the front write a message such as Calling all super heroes, Join together to celebrate (your child’s name here) party. On the back, write a message for each child to come dressed as their favorite super hero.

Super Hero Party Games

  •  Find Green Kryptons:

Hide a bunch of small green stones (or marbles) for the kids to find. The child that finds the most, wins a small prize, and let each child keep the stones they find as a party favor.

  •  Follow the Hero:

This is the same as playing follow the leader. Let each child have a turn at putting on a red cape with lighting bolts painted on it, and being the leader. They can run, dance, or jump, and everyone has to follow what they do.

  •  Pin the S on Superman:

This is just like in the tail on the donkey, you just substitute a poster of superman for the donkey. Blindfold each child when it is their turn, and spin them around three times. Then they pin a S on the poster, and the one that is the closest, wins a small prize.

 Super Hero Party Food and Drinks

 

 

     

    • Superhero Sandwich:
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    Cut two long loaves bread length wise and fill it with different kinds of meat, and cheese. Layer it all, and cut into small pieces.

    •  Mini Superhero Sandwiches:

    Use cookie cutters such as bats and lightning bolts to cut regular sandwiches in superhero shapes.

    •  Super Power Sticks:

    Cut carrot sticks in half, and place a piece of string Mozzarella cheese inside.

    •  Green Goblin Salad:

    Mix a bunch of different kinds of green candies in a salad bowl. You can use green Skittles, green M&M’s, different shades of green jelly beans, green gummy worms and bugs, etc.

    •  Mini Radioactive Spider Sandwiches:

    Use a cookie cutter and cut the sandwiches into an egg or oval shape. Use small veggie sticks for the spider legs, and black olives for the spider eyes.

    •  Super Hero Soda :

    Add two scoops of vanilla ice cream to a cup and pour over the lemonade. 

    • Super Transforming Drink:

    Place different coloured ice cubes (made from frozen flavoured drinks) into a clear drink such as soda water or lemonade. It will transform the clear drink magically into whatever colour the ice cube is. 

     Superhero Party Favors

    There are many party favors available for superhero parties – stickers, pencils, pens, erasers, notebooks etc.  You can also get superhero goody bags or re-useable bags available from Children’s Xi-10 Parties online store.

    The Wizard of Oz Theme Party

    How about a ‘We are not in Kansas anymore, Toto party?’ The Wizard of Oz is a great theme for a child’s party, and can be used for both boys and girls.  The kids can follow the yellow brick road to a fun and entertaining event.


    Wizard of Oz invitations:
     

    You can get invitations for this theme on the internet, or even make them yourself. You can take emerald green paper, cut it into postcard size, and glue a cut out of a yellow brick road and blue sky onto the green paper. On the front write “Follow The Yellow Brick Road” to Emerald City (your child’s name here ) house. On the back, write all the details, such as, RSVP to the grand wizard, etc. for the party. Also include on the invitation that each child should come dressed as their favorite Wizard of Oz character. This will add to the fun.

    Wizard of Oz Decorations:

     Make an amazing party area with lots of emerald balloons, streamers, and confetti. Have a yellow brick road on the floor made from banner paper, yellow plastic sheet, or paint the footpath with bright yellow chalk. Have a huge banner that says something like “Come One, Come All, To The Land Of Oz”. Put little dollhouses or playhouses down with paper crepe made witch’s legs and ruby red hoes sticking out from under it. You can even find old wizard of Oz posters online to hang on the walls. Have the movie, for a viewing of the show during the party.

    Wizard of Oz Games:

     

    – Pin the Heart on the Tin Man:

    Cut out a tin man shape and paint it from cardboard or poster board. Cut out heart shapes and color them red, or use red construction paper to play pin the heart on the tin man. This is just like pin the tail on the donkey, so remember to use a blindfold. Spin each child around 3 times and let them try to stick the heart in the right place. The one that comes closest wins a prize.

    Witch’s Broom Relay Race:

    Paint two bricks yellow and put them at each end of the garden. Place a large X a fair distance from the bricks. As a starting point, divide the children into teams of two and line them up, one team at each brick. Give each team a broom and ball. Each player has to roll the ball with the broom all the way to and around the yellow brick and back to their line. Then the next player goes. The first team to finish wins the game.

    Melt the Witch:

    Place a drawing of a Witch on a wall or fence outside your home. Fill up a lot of water balloons, and let each child throw them to melt the witch. All kids love water balloons.

    Wizard of Oz Bowling:

    Get a bunch of empty water bottles. Tape images of different characters from the Wizard of Oz on the bottles. Place them a distance away from where the kids are standing. Give the children small to medium size balls to use to knock down as many bottles as possible, just like in a real bowling alley.

    Wizard of Oz Party Favors:

    Rainbow items: Stationery (pencils, erasers, notepad etc.), soap, pack of crayons, playdoh, set of rainbow coloured paper etc.

    Blue and white gingham fabric used as a party or lolly bag.

    Cupcakes topped with ruby slippers, wand or Toto
    Magic Wand
    Lion Mask
    Star cookie cutters

    Wizard of Oz Party Food:

    Magic Wands:

    Dip half of a pretzel sticks in melted white chocolate, and roll the sticks in rainbow coloured sprinkles.

    Munchkin Munchies:

    Serve miniature snacks such as mini sandwiches, mini cookies, mini crackers, mini sausages, mini cupcakes etc. You can also serve M&M’s, skittles, or any small foods.

    Wizard of Oz Birthday Party Drink:

     Magic Oz Cubes:

    A day before the party, pour different flavoured squash into ice cube trays and freeze to create freezer pops. You then add them to lemonade as magic coloured ice cubes.

    Witch’s Brew:

    Mix white grape juice with ginger ale and add green flavoured squash ice cubes to make the drink magically turn green.

    Don’t forget to get the kids singing:

    We’re off to see the Wizard
    (follow the yellow brick road)

    Follow the yellow brick road

    Follow the yellow brick road

    Follow, follow, follow, follow

    Follow the yellow brick road

    Follow the yellow brick

    Follow the yellow brick

    Follow the yellow brick road

    We’re off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz

    You’ll find he is a whizz of a Wiz, if ever a Wiz there was!

    If ever, oh ever, a Wiz there was, the Wizard of Oz is one because

    Because, because, because, because, because

    Because of the wonderful things he does

    We’re off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz

    Soccer Fun competition – Win Themed Tableware

    Can you accurately predict the final score and the name(s) of the players to score the goal(s) for the Paraguay v New Zealand game 25/06/2010 2.00am.

    The winner will receive a tablecover, Soccer themed Napkins and Plates for 24 guests.
    Plus
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    Mermaids and Pirates Theme Party

    Mermaids and Pirates Party Theme

    Mermaids and Pirates Party Theme

    Mermaid / Pirate Party Decorations:

    • Decorate the party area with colors from the sea, such as greens, aqua, and blues.
    • Have a bubble machine or let the children blow bubbles.
    • Hang green and blue streamers around to look like seaweed, you can also use blue and green tinsel.
    • Hang clear balloons up to look like sea bubbles and foam.
    • Hang marine life animal cutouts around the room.
    • Hang a fishnet on the table and place seashells, starfish, gold coins, and jewels in it.
    • Use colours from the sea such as greens and blues for the tableware and party table
    • Hang up pirate buntings and boat pictures too.

     

    Mermaid / Pirate Party Games:

    Having a themed entertainer (Mermaid or Pirate) takes the stress of having to do everything yourself. You can use the time to prepare the food, take photos or spend some time with the other parents. Here are a few simple games that you can also do with the kids.

    Go Fish:

    Fill up a plastic pool with fish and let the kids go fishing. Use a small fishing pole with a clothespin on the end, and blindfold the child. Then clamp the clothespin on one of the fish. Have a number written on each fish, and that number corresponds to a certain prize.

    Treasure Hunt:

    Hide the treasure around the house and / or garden before the guests arrive. Explain to the mermaids and pirates what they are hunting for and set them off on their treasure hunt!

    Wrap each child’s treasure in a different coloured / patterned paper, saving a sample piece for the child. Hide the treasure around the room / garden before the party. Give each child their own unique sample of wrapping paper to match to their piece of hidden treasure.

    Treasure Diving:

    Fill up a small plastic pool with water. Place little party favors, such as little gems, gold coins, necklaces, toy fish, and seashells at the bottom. Blindfold every player, and let them dive for treasure.

    Hide treasures in the sandpit and let the children dig out the toys.

     Water balloon toss:

    Give each team a point each time one of their players busts a balloon. 

    Musical Islands:

    The island can be hula hoops placed on the floor or paper cut in random island outlines spread out around the room or garden. Have one less than the number of children playing. As the music plays, each child dances around the islands. When the music stops each child must stand on / in and island. The child without an island stands out of the game. Remove an island each round until you have a winner.

     Other traditional party games:

    • Pass the Treasure
    • Pin the Tail on the Mermaid
    • Pin the Patch on the Pirate
    • Pin the Flag on the Ship
    • Mermaid or Pirate Piñata

     

    Mermaid / Pirate Party Food:

    Fish Bowl Punch:

    Place some freezable plastic cubes into your punch bowl to create a festive look to match your theme.

    Seashell and Pirate Ship Mini Sandwiches:

    Cut the bread into the shape of a boat and make little pirate boat sandwiches for the children. Use a seashell shaped cookie cutter to make seashell sandwiches.

     Log in the boat:

    Place cocktail sausages inside mini rolls

     Fish and Pirate Loot Cookies:

    Use some fish shaped cookie cutters to cut fish shaped cookies out of sugar cookie dough, and colour them with icing and different colored sprinkles. Leave some of the sugar cookies in a circle shape, and colour them yellow to make pirate gold cookies.

     Fish Snacks:

    Get a large bowl, and place different fish /shell shaped lollies an undersea treat.

    Jelly and Ice-cream:

    ‘Gone Fishing’ Ice-cream topped with Blueberry jelly

    Mermaid / Pirate Party Favors:

    Give out gifts that the child will enjoy long after the party.  Set a budget to avoid buying more gifts than you planned.

    • Get the children to decorate little cardboard treasure chests
    • Loot bag with chocolate coins, lollies or small gift
    • Paint and decorate seashells for each child
    • Fish themed toys available online

     Remember to take lots of photos and don’t forget to dress-up as well.

     Mermaids and Pirates party

    Football – FIFA World Cup 2010

    11 June – 11 July 2010 – FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Get the kids involved in this exciting football tournament with these games and activities. 

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    Party theme

     

     Select the party theme… 

     Planning your child‘s party can seem a little daunting and overwhelming. You want to throw an amazing party that your child will always remember. If you throw a bad party and it is a disaster, they will remember that always too. The way to make sure your child’s party does not bomb and is totally successful is to center it on one theme.

    A theme lets you incorporate all the various party elements. It puts you on the right track to every decorating decision, and it will help with all your party planning activities. Having a party theme is crucial.

    How to select a theme…

    Choosing the right theme for your child’s party will depend on five important factors.

    1.  Y ou need to select a theme that matches your child’s age. Superheroes might be great for a group of 5 or 6 year old children, but 10 to 12 year old kids would be embarrassed by it.

    • Just make sure your party theme is age appropriate.

     2.   Make sure to select a theme on something that your child is interested in. If your child loves soccer or cheerleading, make sports or dancing your theme.

    • Anything your child likes will make a great party theme.

    3.    Select a theme based on why you are having the party, for instance, birthday or intermediate school graduation. You can also theme it around the season or time of the year. So, If your party happens during the summer, then select a pool or beach party theme, or during Halloween, make it a scary theme party.

     4.   If your party will be at a location such as the zoo, you can still have a theme and have a zoo or animal theme party.  If you are going to a sea aquarium, then make your theme a mermaid and pirates themed party. The sky is the limit when deciding on a theme.

    5.   If you are having an entertainer at your child’s party, such as a clown, then make your theme a circus or carnival theme party. If you are having a magician, then make it a secret agent / spy theme party.

    The best way to select a party theme is to ask your child what they like or want. Most children have an idea of how they want their party to be, so get them involved, that way there will be no disappointment for your child or for you. Get your child to give you three different themes they would like, that way if you can’t do one of them, you have two more to select from.

    Once your party theme has been selected, the rest of your party planning will be a piece of cake. The party activities, invitations, decorations, party food and party favors will be in sync with your party theme.

     Keep a look out for party themes coming later this month

    Party Venue

    STEP 4:

      Select the party venue…

     Party Venue

     Now that you have selected the part date and time, you need to select the location. There are four normal options when selecting a location.

    (1) Inside your home is a good option if the weather is cold or it is raining.

    (2) Outside your home is one of the best party places, as it allows the children to run and play, you could even switch this to your local park or playground, halls or community centre for even more fun.

    (3) Indoor playground and party venues means all you do is turn up and the party is managed by them. There is no messy clean up for you either, which makes this a lot easier. You may find that your party will depend on the time slot available on the day.  

    (4) Game rooms, such as miniature golf or bowling are great places to have a party, and it provides great entertainment especially for older children.