How to Plan a Captain America Birthday Party

Are you planning a Captain America birthday party? In this article you will find ideas for planning a Captain America themed party including: room decorations, games, favors, food, and birthday cake. A Super Hero themed party is always a fun party and easy to do without spending a lot of money. With the release of the new 2011 movie, this is a popular party theme with the boys (young and old). A true fan never outgrows their love for their favorite super hero!

Planning Your Party: Start planning your party about a month in advance. Decide on your guest list, menu, games and activities, and decorations. Purchase anything you can well ahead of time to save stress later. Use my ideas below to save your money and at the same time, have a fun party.

Inviting the Guest: Send out your invitations at least one week in advance. Invite guest to wear their favorite Super Hero t-shirt (if they have one) or the colors red, white, and blue to the party.

Decorating the Party Room: Decorate for your party with themed tableware and lots of red, white, and blue balloons (or red and blue star-shaped balloons)! The tableware is a great way to decorate in your theme, so use Captain America paper plates, napkins, cups, tablecover, centerpiece. If you want to save money on decorations, use solid red and blue colors for the tableware. Sometimes I purchase only the themed napkins and tablecover, and use solid color plates and cups. This makes the child happy and the parent, too! If you already have some Super Hero type toys, just set them randomly around the room. Also, a Captain America movie poster is very inexpensive and will make a great party decoration that can double as a gift! Since it’s a Captain America theme, if you have any Patriotic themed decorations around the house, these would be perfect to add to the decor!

Party Games and Activities: The ideas below will cost very little money.
1. Super Hero – free play
2. Super Hero Best Move Contest
3. Hot Hero – play this like the classic Hot Potato game, but use a Super Hero doll instead.
4. Pin the Tail on the Donkey – Don’t forget this classic party game.
5. Pinata – fun at any party!

The prizes and favors: A few inexpensive ideas are: wristbands, masks, stickers, tattoos, and coloring books.

Super Heroes eat on the run! Keep the menu simple with bite size snacks, small sandwiches, fruit, and chips. A fun idea for this party would be to cut sandwiches into a star shape with a cookie cutter. Serve a drink that is red or blue in color.

A The Birthday Cake is easy to do! If you’d like to save money and make your own cake, purchase a Captain America cake topper or toy figure (This can double as a gift!) to place on a homemade or bought cake. If possible, use red, white, and blue icing on the cake. If you order from a bakery, be sure and order early!

To Sum it Up
It’s really pretty simple to make a fun Super Hero themed party without costing a lot of money! Invite your guest to wear a Super Hero t-shirt to your party. Decorate with Captain America themed tableware, movie posters, and lots of balloons. Play a few fun games and save time for plenty of Super Hero free play. Finish up with a Captain America birthday cake (that you can easily make yourself) and ice cream. Don’t forget to take plenty of pictures! I hope these ideas have helped you plan your party!

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