Monday, November 24, 2014

A Superhero Carnival

Charm turned five this year, and ever since his astronaut birthday was over last year, he'd been dreaming of a superhero party.  My mind was trying to come up with a way to make these parties fun, but less work every year, so I came up with the idea of having a carnival party where the games had superhero names.  For example, a bean bag toss became the Captain America Toss by adding a shield to the target.  My plan was to reuse these games every year for a carnival party that is themed to whatever Charm or Lucky or Clover are interested in at the time.

It sort of worked this year, as in, some of the games were reused for Lucky's party.  Mostly, however, these parties are lots of work, and I've decided that I'll do them every other year from now on.  Bill's not on board with every other year birthday parties, so next year, he's planning on doing all the party planning himself.  I'm excited for the break and can't wait to see what he comes up with:)!!

Here is Charm's Superhero Carnival Party:

Waiting for friends:)!

Superhero 'photo booth' and props!

Looking out on the back yard carnival

 Let the Carnival begin:

Superhero Pong
(superhero stickers on ping pong balls)

Super Plinko

The Avenger Ring Toss

(We also had a Spiderman Can Toss using tin can banks from the dollar store that were stacked like a pyramid.  Spiderman foam balls were used to knock the can pyramid over.  I don't have a picture of this game:(.)

The Captain America Toss with Bean Bags

Save the Superhero
(Plank and pool were from his shark pirate party.  I found Avenger dive sticks on clearance at Target and the kids had to use tongs or a net to 'save' them while standing on the plank.)

Hulk Smash was the favorite game of the day!  We just wrapped up a bunch of empty boxes and had kids stack a tower with them and knock them down with Hulk fists!)

The Avenger Triple Threat:
I had this stand on hand already and used it to have the kids try to get a ball into the different levels.

The Avenger Drop:
Charm decorated the clothes pins to look like little Avenger characters, and we had the kiddos attempt to drop them into these containers.  

We also had the 'Hulk Hole in One' with a putting green.  Kids earned tickets when they putted the ball into the hole!

Our lemonade stand turned into the snack and prize station!  (I repainted the sign that rests on the top of the Lemonade Sign.)

This cake, made by a local baker, was AMAZING!

The kids did a potato sack race, and then Bill convinced the parents to participate as well.  It was awesome!  

Another fun birthday celebration for the Charm-meister!!


  1. Glad that you had some gala time in that carnival. Such events are really good for kids to have some fun and enjoy. Next week, I will also be taking my son for party at best Venues in NYC and I really hope that he like that.

  2. It's a great idea to make a party at home with fariends & family member with enjoye party at one place.

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