Do you have a superhero lover in your home? We have four of them! Our family loves Superman. He is the greatest superhero of all time. So naturally, our family hosted a Superman birthday party for our eldest son for his fifth birthday this year.
I wanted this to be a fun and outgoing Superman party so I researched and found some fabulous party decor online and I made my own Superman Birthday Cake. I used my recipe for Chocolate Cake and I rolled a marshmallow fondant to decorate it. It’s not that difficult and it saved me having to pay a professional. I love saving money on birthday parties!
Superman Birthday Party
If you’re looking for great superhero birthday party ideas, tips on creating a Superman cake, birthday party decorating ideas, birthday party games, fun birthday party activities for kids, and birthday party fun, you’ve come to the right place. We’re huge fans of Superman and a Superman birthday party celebration was the prefect fit for our family! #SupermanParty #SupermanBirthdayParty #SuperheroBirthdayParty
Since this party was for my five year old son, we talked about what he would most like to have at his party. He loves Superman glasses, toys, pizza, lollipops, and Kryptonite. Our family enjoys watching Superman on Amazon Prime since we do not have cable TV. If you like instant comercial-free access to your favorite shows – like Superman cartoons, check out this Amazon link: Amazon Instant Video – Digital Movies & TV Shows
Superman Themed Party Decorations
I decided to go with Superman themed colors like red, blue, and yellow – with a touch of green for our birthday party decorations. And I added some fun Superman signage and party printables for a little extra party fun. The napkin ring holders, “pow” explosion toppers, and “S” stickers and emblems are available in my store – more details below.
Superman Theme Party Plates, Napkins, Favors and More
If you’re planning a Superman themed birthday party don’t miss some of the amazing party decorations we used for our Superhero Birthday Party from Birthday Express. Below I’ve included links to some of their fabulous and fun Superman theme, superhero, and birthday party room decorations and party favors. Full disclosure: Birthday Express provided some of the decorations pictured here in exchange for a review on HappyandBlessedHome.com. Their products truly are excellent. As you can see by the photos, the colors are rich and the decorations are perfect for any superhero.
Even if you don’t see exactly what you need listed here please start shopping via my links – every click-though helps. We loved the vivid colors and quality of the tableware, room decorations, wall hangings, centerpieces, napkins, plates and party favors. I think you’ll love the products from Birthday Express and I’m recommending them because they have the products my family loves and uses. Thank you!
Some of the other fun items featured in this post include:
- City Scene Backdrop – perfect for a superhero party!
- Superman Cookie Cutter
- Superman Silicone Mold
- Superman Toy
- City scene cake topper was found on Etsy
Customize Your Superman Party
I created a Superman themed Happy Birthday banner for my son. I created the printables on the flag banner you see here using the Superman shield graphic. I have created a printable set that includes every letter from A-Z in case you’re interested in creating a customizable flag banner at home – letters A-Z are included in the Superman Party Printable Pack.
The printable pack also includes Superman “S” for the chest and Superman pants to create fun party decorations or favor bags. We filled our favor bags with inexpensive toys and candy for the kids.
Superman Printable Pack
If you like the printable “S” sticker for the tablecloth, the napkin rings, juice box wraps and signage you see in these photos, you’ll love my Superman Party Printable Pack* on sale in my store for $3.00. It includes:
27 Pages of Superman Party Printables
- Letter “S” perfect for stickers when printed on 8 1/2” x 11” shipping labels and cut to size for tablecloth, cupcake toppers, favors & windows
- Superman to use to decorate cake stands or shrink to stick on name tags or favor bags using an 8 1/2” x 11” shipping label
- Superman “S” and pants for gifts bags
- “Pow” Cake Toppers or cup or favor labels
- “Pow” Straw Toppers
- “S” Napkin Ring Holders or wraps for juice boxes or water bottles
- 3 Different Superman Birthday Party Signs with numbers for labeling with birthday year
- Letters A-Z on Superman Shield – great for flag banners or customizing posters, tablecloth, or other party decor
* This is a downloadable electronic file that you can print out at home to recreate the party decorations you see here.
Birthday party decorations included a scene setter of a city scape, blue tablecloth with printable Superman “S”, a Superman jello tower, and foil centerpiece.
Superhero Themed Party Food
I made some easy Superman pizzas using pre-made pizza pastry crust from the refrigerated section of the grocery store. I laid out the pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni toppings in a big “S” and trimmed the pizza crust into the shape of a Superman shield just before I baked it.
To balance out our sweets, I served up easy spiral wraps created with ham, cheese, spinach and cream cheese. For a salty snack I served Bugles from the bag. And for guests who love healthy fresh fare, I served up superhero themed fruit in red, blue and yellow. This included fresh blueberries, strawberries, and pineapple.
I also created some superhero power packed gelatin snacks and labeled them with some fun superhero themed printables. The yellow gelatin with a red “S” took a little longer. I used a candy mold and gelled the red gelatin before adding the secondary layer of yellow.
Superhero Themed Party Fun
I wanted to keep kid activities fun and easy for everyone. We found a red, yellow, and blue piñata and decorated it to match our Superman party theme using the Superman Party Printables.
We started out our Piñata activities by blindfolding each child and gently turning them three times before allowing them to strike out at the Piñata. Each child got three tries. We wanted to give every child a chance at reaching the Superman Piñata.
Once all the kids had a chance to try and break the Piñata blindfolded, we removed the blindfold and every child guest at the party had a chance to break the Superman Piñata with three hits. The Piñata turned out to be very strong. We had to bring our Daddy Superman to give the Piñata the breaking blow. Once broken we spilled out all the candy and the kids had blast collecting their candy prizes.
Superhero Theme: Superman Chocolate Cake
I practiced with nine cakes before I perfected the chocolate cake I baked for my son’s 5th birthday. If you need a delicious chocloate cake recipe and all the recipe adjustments to bake the same cake at various altitudes – you’ll want to check out my High Altitude Chocolate Cake recipe. The recipe includes the right mix for “at sea level” baking as well as all the adjustments needed to bake at altitude.
I used the Superman Silicone Mold to make the “S” in the yellow Superman belt of the cake.
Here our boys are diving right into the cake as soon as our eldest blew out the candle on his 5-Year-Old Superman Birthday Party Cake.
A great Party for Family and Friends
My son loved getting to celebrate his fifth birthday with all his preschool friends. We’re so thankful for all the wonderful friends and family who made it to the party!
I loved how all of the children gathered around to watch the birthday boy open gifts.
The same week of the party, the boys got to celebrate Superhero day! We dressed up in these awesome Superman Costumes from Birthday Express. Even the “S” on the chest lights up! We love, love, love playing dress up and the costumes from Birthday Express are high quality and withstand tons of play.
Thanks for being a fan and letting me share our family’s Superman themed birthday party with you.
FREE Party Planning tools, recipes, printables and more
Speaking of parties, I’ve posted a free 50 point party planning checklist, free printables, and lots of recipes for party food on my blog. Check out some of these great party themed posts.
- Download and create your very own FREE Sesame Street Party Decorations
- Download Over 30 Birthday Printables for a Disney Princess Party
- Need help getting organized? Try my FREE three-page 50 Point Party Planning Checklist
- Want to serve an incredible dish? Try ideas from my Big Hero 6 Party – especially my Honey Lemon Chicken recipe
- Need help baking the perfect Chocolate Cake? I have a step by step tutorial with lots of photos here: Chocolate Cake
Are you planning a superhero themed birthday party? What great ideas can you share with HappyandBlessedHome.com readers? Please share by leaving a comment. I love hearing from my readers!
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