A superhero theme party combines cool costumes, awesome decorations and cultivated nerdiness.

19. August 2017 - Alexander Schmidt

Superhero Theme Party – How to Throw a Epic Party and Save the World!




Where do Wonder Woman, Batman and the Avengers meet? That’s right: at your superhero theme party! 7 tips to make it super good.

You don’t have to be a comic book nerd like Sheldon from Big Bang Theory to secretly wish you could save the world as a superhero and show it to everyone! The multitude of comic book adaptations in the last 10-20 years, especially superhero films, be they reboots, sequels, prequels or first adaptations, shows that superheroes are more popular than ever in the 3rd millennium! Maybe because we wish for them more often in view of world politics???

Superheroes are just so damn cool, and an official superhero theme party definitely brings together a group that makes even well-rehearsed teams like the Avengers, the X-Men and the Guardians of the Galaxy look old!

On Abenteuer Freundschaft you’ll find lots more ideas for Having a theme party together.

7 Tips for Your Superhero Theme Party

Where to go here for the superhero theme party?

1. Preparation

As with any good theme party, good preparation is half the battle. You should ask yourself the following questions first:

  • Where will my party take place? Inside or outside?
  • What kind of decoration should I get and how can I create the right atmosphere?
  • What kind of music suits the theme?
  • What is there to eat and drink?
  • Do I want a special party highlight as a surprise?

It is also highly recommended to write a TO-DO list and a shopping list. What goes on it depends on points 2-7! 🙂

2. The Invitation

A good theme is always a good basis for a really original invitation! In the case of the superhero theme party, how about the following text:

Dear superheroes near and far, save the world with me!

I have terrible news for you: the Joker, Lex Luthor, Magneto and Dark Phoenix have joined forces and developed a terrible weapon that could destroy all superheroes – all of you. On [DATE] starting [CLOCK TIME], their radiation will nuke all superheroes worldwide who are not partying wildly and exuberantly at that time (because that’s the only way we can combine our superpowers into a formidable shield)! And as a result, these villains would then usurp dominion over the planet we can no longer protect. So it is: save yourselves to save the world!!! You have no choice but to show up at my place in full superhero gear on the aforementioned date and party until the world is saved!

XOXO, your Wonder Woman (replace with superhero(s) of your choice that you will impersonate yourself).

3. Characters and Costumes

For a superhero theme party, you should get or rent a really cool costume.

Inconspicuous on the way to the superhero theme party

Really? Do I really have to list all the superheroes out there? Do I really have to list all the superheroes out there who make sure every day, every hour, that everything doesn’t go down the drain and the forces of evil finally take over society, the media, the economy and politics?

All right… 🙂

10 DC Superheroes

  • Batman
  • Superman
  • Wonder Woman
  • Green Lantern
  • The Flash
  • Super Girl
  • Catwoman
  • Green Arrow
  • Aquaman
  • Nightwing

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10 Marvel Superheroes

  • Spider Man
  • Hulk
  • Jean Grey
  • Iron Man
  • Captain America
  • Black Widow
  • Wolverine
  • Thor
  • Storm
  • Deadpool

10 Superheroes from other universes (neither Marvel nor DC)

  • Hellboy
  • Invincible
  • Witchblade
  • He-Man
  • Sailor Moon
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Spawn
  • Avatar Korra
  • Darkman
  • Midnighter

4. Decoration

Costumes are one thing, but the atmosphere of a theme party really gets good when you decorate the party location accordingly. For a superhero theme party, it is a good idea to decorate the location with fan articles.

The ideal decorations for a superhero theme party definitely include…

  • Posters of your favourite superheroes, preferably a good mix of comic book posters and movie posters
  • Large & small stickers with superhero symbols
  • Paper napkins, paper plates, paper cups and cutlery in superhero or comic design
  • Homemade posters with comic noises written on them, e.g. ZAP!, BOOM!, POW!, BANG!, WHOA!!! etc.

If you are creative, like to craft and have enough time to prepare, you can also make a spider’s web for Spiderman out of wool and hang it up in one corner of the party room, a big bat out of black cardboard, a green lantern, a lightning bolt out of cardboard or Thor’s mighty hammer in another….

5. Music for Superheroes

One thing is clear: no matter what kind of party, the music has to set the mood! That’s why you have to be a bit careful with some themes, because not every music that fits the theme also brings party mood and drives the guests onto the dance floor. So you have to weigh things up!

Nevertheless, a good mix of simply awesome party music and sounds that perfectly match the theme is the perfect soundtrack for your superhero theme party!

Soundtracks of old and new superhero movies

6. Party Games and Actions

You can spice up your superhero theme party with an awesome action or party game to surprise your guests.

  • Prepare a superhero quiz
  • Call out a superhero competition drawing
  • Superhero party game Who Am I? – Everyone is a different character to the one they are dressed up as, of course
  • Guess superhero quotes

7. Food and Drink for Superheroes

At any superhero theme party, delicious food and drink are a must!

superhero food cart party by theNerdPatrol at CC BY 2.0

What do superheroes eat? Mostly the same as normal people, after all, in everyday life they are halfway normal citizens like Clark Kent, Bruce Wayne or Peter Parker.

Nevertheless, there are cool ways to adapt the snacks, food and drinks to the superhero theme, for example by decorating the food with superheroes, their likenesses or symbols, or by presenting the usual party snacks as super (hero) food with small labels: Batman Oreos, Spider-Man strawberries, The Flash hot dogs cut in the shape of lightning bolts, green vegetables arranged on plates as the faces of the Ninja Turtles, etc.

Check out more cool theme parties for adults.

On Abenteuer Freundschaft there are lots of party ideas and inspiration for gifts as well as lots of ideas for activities with friends, for families and with your partner. Check it out!

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