Marvel Avengers Party Ideas

MACALKids of all ages just love Mavel Avengers!

It is easier than you may think to have your own great memorable party at home (or in a hall) that your child and their friends will remember for years to come.  And to make it even easier, in this blog we will cover what you need to think about and give suggestion on how to theme a perfect Avengers Party…

Things to think about in advance…

  1. Venue and guest numbers.

The size of your venue will depend on the number of superheroes attending.  I have given large parties of 30 or more guests in a hall, and also smaller parties in my own home.  There does seem to be a trend of inviting their entire class, but sometimes it is nice to celebrate with their closest friends, and smaller parties are far easier to manage.

Tip: If you would like a smaller party but are worried about playground politics simply send your child into school with small treats for their classmates on (or near) their birthday so no one feels left out.

For your first party don’t be too ambitious with guest numbers. Remember you do not want to get stressed out, if you are happy the children will be too!

  1. Date, Time and Duration.

Childrens birthday parties are not necessarily held on their actual birthdays and are more commonly held at the weekend.  However I have had a couple of parties after school that have been fantastic, although you may need to leave work early to set it up.

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Think about meal times when arranging your party.  It is common to have food at the party so if the party spans over lunch or tea-time ensure you have plenty of filling food, otherwise snacks will suffice.  But it is helpful to other parents if your make it clear that it is only snack food so they can plan their meals.

2-2 ½ hours is typ

ical for a birthday party.  This should give enough time to get through your games and have something to eat.  It is also not too long so younger guests will not get over-tied.

  1. Send the invites. I recommend between 2 and 4 weeks in advance of the party. Any earlier then parties can be forgotten, and later than plans may already be made.  Don’t forget to include:
  • Your child's name and birthday age.
  • Who to RSVP to
  • Your address and phone number.
  • The date, start and finish times of the party.
  • Are your guests expected to come as their favourite Avengers character?
  • How to get to the party venue.

 

  1. Party Food

As stated earlier, the types of food you can serve will depend on what time the party is. It is not hard to theme your party food. You could simply label food e.g. a fruit kabab could be ‘Iron Man’s Power Food’ or you can shape or colour foods using red, green, blue white and black.

Here are some suggested Avengers themed party food ideas but also check out our Avengers Pinterest Page for loads more ideas.

Snack party food Meal party food
  • Cupcakes.  Use themed cupcake cases and decorate your cakes with Hulk green, Captain America red, white and blue, Spider Man red and black etc
  • Carrot and Cucumber sticks or crisps placed in Avengers Cups or Treat cups.
  • Plastic shot glasses can be filled with red, green and blue jellies.
  • Mini pretzel sticks placed into cubes of cheese to create Thor’s Hammer
  • Avengers themed Jelly – green, red and blue.
  • Use food dye to dye Marshmallow Crispy Cakes to become for example Hulk Crispy Cakes
  • Doritos with a Salsa Dip can become Captain America Dip
  • Pizza.  If you would like to theme the pizza, simply rearrange the topping, for example you can make a captain America pizza by arranging pepperoni into a circle with an ‘A’ in the middle!
  • Thor’s Hammer (Sausage/sausages/chicken nuggets) rolls on sticks)
  • Sandwiches – these can be cut into super hero shapes or arranged into shape of a shield.
  • French Fries placed in Avengers cups/treat bowls.MAFood

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We have plenty of designs for Avengers Cakes on our Pinterest Page if you want to make one yourself, or if you know a good cake maker.  Supermarkets also stock themed birthday cakes.

 

  1. Party Games

It is easy to theme traditional party games.  Here are some ideas but you will find more on our Pinterest page

Keeper of the Gate - A blindfolded guest has to defend the gate by touching intruders as they pass.  If you have our Avengers Party in a Box there is an inflatable America baseball bat to help the hero.

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Pin the tail - Included in our Party box is a themed version of this traditional game. Encourage them to use their superhero powers to find the right spot whilst blindfolded.

 

Pinata - Rather than using a bat, why not use a Gamma Grip Hulk Fist to bust the piñata?

Super hero relay – make a small obstacle course and give each team of spoon.  Place one bowl full of (for example) radioactive balls (marbles or bouncy balls) at the start and an empty bowl at the end.  Each team mate picks up one ball on a spoon and has to negotiate the obstacles course without dropping the ball.  Winners are the ones who finish first and have the most balls in the finish bowls.

Sleeping lions – the super heros have to ‘play dead’ to fool the enemy.

Odds and evens – name each side of the room, e.g. Hulk is even and Captain America is the odd side.  Music plays.  When the music stops the guests choose a side of the room to stand.  The dice is then thrown, if it lands on an odd number the evens are out and vice versa.  An inflatable dice is included in our Avengers Party in a Box.

  1. Music play list

It is handy in advance is make a party music list with your child. Mix well know tracks from the film with whatever your kids are listening to at the moment.  Don’t worry if the songs repeat. Check for explicit lyrics (a mistake I made once, luckily no-one noticed!) and ensure you pick the radio edit version!

  1. Party Plan

If you have bought our party in a box then you will have a suggested party day plan and lots of games instructions. If you have not got one, write yourself a little party plan and be sure to know which games you will be playing and how the games are played. It helps to keep the flow of the party and avoid those moments when your mind goes blank.

MAKHowever, if the kids are having fun be relaxed and have fun with it. It does not matter if you do not get through all the games you have planned or they are not playing them exactly to rule as long as everyone is having a fantastic time.

  1. Guest Safety

Have think about how you will set rules and ensure guest safety. If there are places in the house or hall you do not want guests to go I suggest a notice on the door (or before stairs) stating ‘sorry, superhero no-go zone, keep out!  Have a great time at our party!’  Also have a plan about how you will deal with over excited children (for example have some calmer games on hand)

  1. You can’t be everywhere at once. It is best to have a helper, maybe someone to concentrate on the food whilst you entertain the children – play to your strengths.

On the Day of the party:

  1. Make your house look presentable. Avengers-face-bookI always remove items that have a lot of value or are sentimental to me just to be in the safe side.
  2. Put up banners and any dangling decorations and prepare the food table with cloth, plates, napkins and cups. Our ‘Party in a Box’ contains a ‘Party is here’ door banner, but If you do not have one place balloons on the door/gate of the property.  And do not forget the garden if the weather is nice! Be sure to leave some free floating balloons, especially if you are planning on using them as a prop in a game.
  3. Prepare food ready to go out on the table.

At the party – Top tips

  1. Have your plan ready (but don’t panic if you stray from it, have fun!)
  2. They are not listening!?! Try turning down or off the music, this will tend to get their attention. Failing that, pick someone with a loud voice to call ‘who wants to play another game? Then come and sit on the floor and I will explain…’
  3. If they are not playing the party games how they are meant to be played look around, who is upset? If most are enjoying themselves let them finish but perhaps not give a prize saying ‘that was a good practice, but to win a prize play like…’
  4. Don’t worry if you have not done all the games you wanted to play, it is a good sign that the kids have enjoyed what they have been doing.
  5. Clean as you go – quickly picking up wrapping paper, food waste etc as you go makes the clean-up at the end so much easier.
  6. Pictures are a great lasting memory but sometimes they get missed if you are busy. Having a Photo booth area can help ensure you get lasting memories of the party, and they make great thank you cards. You can buy scene setters and photobooth props, but, if you have the time you could always get creative and make these!
  7. Getting party/loot bags out at the end of the party is a good way of letting he children and parents know that the party is winding down.

Have a fantastic party.  Creating memories for you and your child make doing a party yourself one of the best things you can do!

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Have your seen our Marvel Avengers Party in a Box?  With filled party bags, games and prizes, as well a dining and decorations, they are packed full of everything you need for the perfect party.

Simply add food and guests, and don’t forget the matches!

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