My friend, Jennifer, designed this party last year for her 3-year old son who just happens to be a huge Batman fan. He’s such a big fan that when Jennifer asked him what kind of birthday party he would like to have this year, his reply was “A Batman party!” She has since convinced him to go with “How to Train Your Dragon.“
So, how do you turn your living room and kitchen into the Bat Cave, you ask? A little creativity, lots of black and yellow paper, an appliance box, and some (Bat) snacks…
Gotham at Night
There are plenty of different ways to make a backdrop like this one. Jennifer used dark blue and black wrapping paper to create hers, which made the whole thing pretty light and easy to take down and store after the party.
When the kids first arrived, everything was perfectly normal in Gotham. Later, after each guest had decorated their Batman utility belts, they discovered the bat signal had appeared…and that’s when they sprang into action…just like Batman!
The kids had a great time making goofy prison faces inside Arkham Asylum, which was actually a re-purposed appliance box painted black.
For a fun activity, try providing your guests with a yellow felt “utility belt” they can decorate and wear…just like Batman!
A few small boxes wrapped in black paper, and you’re well on your way to creating your own Gotham cityscape.
Throw in a few Batman toys to complete the look (who doesn’t have a dozen or so of those lying around?).
The bat symbol on the goody bags was actually a keychain the kids could keep after the party. Cute idea!
Holy Utility Belts, Batman!
This decoration is simple to construct and adds that extra touch to your craft and/or snack table.
The Bat Signal!
This lighted sign was easier to make than one might think. I purchased the wooden sign on sale at a local hobby shop and then added a strand of Christmas lights to the back. It worked great for our Batman and Super Hero (Justice League) parties!
Bat Snacks, Anyone?
The internet has tons of cute ideas for Batman-related snacks. Jennifer prepared Catwoman Claws, Penguin Food (goldfish crackers), Snack-arangs (sliced cheese cut into bat symbol shapes), Poison Ivy’s Vegetable Garden, and Joker Juice.
For added fun, why not provide your guests with Batman and Bat Girl capes made from t-shirts? Just cut off the front of the shirt and the sleeves, but leave the collar in place. These were a real hit!
This awesome chandelier idea would be great for a Batman, Super Hero, Halloween, or Vampire party. It’s super easy to make…all you need are 3 wooden embroidery hoops, some black paint, black paper bats, and fishing line to tie it all together.
I hope you’re inspired by these Batman party ideas. Most of the photos above are linked to their original sources (unless they’re mine), so be sure to click on those and check them out. Below are some additional party supplies you may find appealing (these are affiliate products, and I receive a small commission for any items you purchase through these links). Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.