Austin's 9th Avengers Party
Austin has been mad on the Avengers for a year or two but even more so with the release of the Avengers Movie. It was a good time to pick this theme with all the partyware going on sale at the end of promotions making way for Superman vs Batman.
Hulk is Austin's favourite so he was so happy when a lovely friend gave him a pair of Hulk Hands. When smashed together they make sounds. We knew we needed to have these as a big part of his party.
Austin and I were looking for a picture on the internet of all the Avengers. When he saw this picture he changed his mind and said that's the one he had to have. Invites went out to a few of his good friends from school. His birthday was in the first week of the school holidays.
I had to research who the Avengers actually were :) After finding the names of a few I based the games around those characters. We played:Pin the Star on Captain America(similar to pin the tail on the donkey)
We blind folded the kids and they had to pin the star on Captain America's Shield.
Ant Man shrinks from a person to a small Ant Superhero.
Pass the Parcel is similar, every round a layer was taken off shrinking the parcel to the winning layer.
Main present was an Avenger Art Set and Avenger Puzzle.
Some people say there is Iron in Chocolate (I think its dark only), but this was enough for me to base the Chocolate game on Iron Man.
Black Widow is a female Avenger and a spy. I set up an obstacle course like a spider web using bamboo and black cord I found in the garage. Kids all had to get through the obstacle course without touching any of the web. Nathaniel was amazing and got through first go but others found it very challenging. When they got to the end they got to put on the Hulk Hands and smash Ice-cream cones. This was lots of fun and made the children really want to make it through the challenge.
Hawkeye is known for his Bow and Arrow skills. I made a target and got it laminated as the arrows wouldn't stick to the paper. Everyone lined up for a go. No one got a bulleye but we did have someone get 75 points with one shot that won the game. The Bow and Arrow set was brought from a junk shop for $5.00
After researching about Thor I found his secret weapon was his hammer. I made a replica hammer using a cardboard roll, Easter Egg Box, Ribbon and some tape. We live right next to a huge park so we all walked next door and had a go at testing our throwing skills. Josh threw an amazingly huge throw to take out the game.
As this party was not planned very far in advance I brought the pinata this time. It was a sliver star from Kmart for $12.00. I took it home and decorated it to look more Avengers. Austin asked me what a star had to do with Avengers and I said Captain America's Shield had a star in the middle. That was enough to make him very happy. We filled the pinata with lots of lollies. Everyone had a go hitting it until it burst open.
Pinterest is really my new friend. I found lots of Avenger themed food on there. We made Captain America Shields, Cheese Balls were similar to 'The thing", Russian Fudge Thor Hammers, Ant Man Cupcakes.
We printed Avenger Comics and made them into cones and filed them with popcorn. At the Warehouse I found Avenger Lolly Pops and Candy Sticks. As well as this we also had the usual sandwiches, fruit, savouries etc. Lots of delicious food for everyone.
Drinks were cheap flavoured fizz bottles that I took the labels off and put Avengers on them.
I had little glass bottles for each child that they all used to fill.
Keeping this party low cost meant I needed to make a cake again. A very simple cake to look like Hulk was coming out of the road. Tasked better than it looked :)
Thank you also for all the lovely gifts. Austin is going to be very busy over the holidays playing with them all.