four-year-old superhero party.

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When Atticus turned four, he wanted a superhero party. I never posted about it, but I have all these pictures and I feel like this is what the internet is for, to share party ideas.

For the games, we kept it pretty simple. We framed it as “superhero training.”

First we had them jump from cloud to cloud like superheroes. I drew clouds on the patio with chalk and the kids jumped around. I placed airplanes out there as well and I think we played superhero music while they did this. It was a good way to get their wiggles out.

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Then we had them throw beanbags at the bad guys. We printed pictures of villains and put that on the cornhole board. The kids got to take turns throwing beanbags.

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Then we played a dancing game inside where we played superhero theme songs and the kids would dance until we turned off the music and yelled freeze. Super easy and very fun.

Finally, our biggest hit was that we drew faces on a ton of balloons (it was 80 or 100 ballons – took most of the morning to get that done) and then dumped them in our living room. The kids had to find the “bad guy” faces (mostly frowny faces) and put them “in jail” behind the couch. That was so much fun that we had them “break out” so the kids could do it again.

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For the food, we served pizza for everyone. We were going to have someone make cupcakes for us but she got the stomach bug. So we bought cupcakes and put superhero papers on them at the last minute.

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We also had pow-corn because Atticus wanted to watch The Incredibles after the party was over.

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I went ahead and labeled the cups beforehand to make it simple.

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I labeled the lemonade and the water just for fun.

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Every kid got a superhero training certificate, a sticker, and a bracelet.

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None of the activities cost much of anything, and the kids loved being superheroes! Most of them came all dressed up. Definitely an easy and fun party, and Atticus loved it.

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