Superhero DIY Birthday Party

Superhero DIY Birthday party ideas

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The bulk of our decorations were these 2 big guys. I used 2 big boxes from my husbands work to make a phone booth and make the city scape.

Here are 2 tips to make this easy on yourself:


  1. You will need 2 different kinds of paint- tempura for the black. It will help for even one layer coverage. Spray paint did not work for the black.  Spray paint will HAVE to be used for the red. The red tempura paint was too thin and you could see through it. I had it full spray painted in less than 20 minutes.
  2. Draw out your image/idea in pencil on the box. Make sure it looks ok, then cut with a knift, NOT scissors. It will not do as well, and it will mess up your scissors.

Superhero party

I realized my kids did not know what a phone booth was until this. I wish I had put a play phone on the wall to enjoy.

I created a banner in super hero colors to string up.

Happy Birthday banner


I created blank ones that you can use and edit yourself in Picmonkey or Word and Publisher even. All you have to do is add letters to the center. You could use stickers or white pens. Find them at the bottom of this post.

blank superhero invite

I made a simple, bright, and fun invitation to send out. Feel free to take and use this yourself. Just share that you got it here, please.

I downloaded some free printable stickers from Less than Perfect Life of Bliss. She did a really cute superhero party as well. I always purchase solid color plates, table cloth, napkins, and cups from Walmart. They are $1 for the solid color ones in large packs and it is very affordable. I used red, blue, and yellow as our colors and they turned out bright and fun.

Super hero cape fabric pattern

I made his cape and mask from this pattern I bought at Mary Jo’s Cloth Store in Gastonia.

I had some other masks left over from an old Mardi Gra party and used those for the other kids to have superhero masks to play with. I don’t do games, its too much trouble. The kids just want to play.

Superhero party decorWe had SO much fun at this party. I am thrilled with how it turned out.

What do you think?


Right click to save and download these Free Printables to use for banners, decoration, and photo booth props.

blank pow square yellow

blank pow blue square

Banner Square

BAM red chat sign chat bubble





  1. Looked like a fun birthday party for a boy! I have a new little baby boy and who knows what he would like when he grows up! Thanks for sharing with us at Home Matters Linky party. Hope you join us again this coming Friday. Feel free to invite a friend!

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