Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Spiderman Birthday Party: Part 3, Games and Activities

This is the third in a whole series of posts about my son's Spiderman Birthday Party Extravaganza!! Click here for Part 1: Theme and Invitations and Part 2: Dessert Table. Stay tuned for Part 4: Decorations, Part 5: Food & Drinks, Part 6: Party Favors, Part 7: Daily Bugle Staff.

Note: If you're joining us from Amy Atlas, please read on for many more details and lots of photos.




Desserts are great and all, but, after a few awe-struck minutes, children really aren’t very interested in looking at pretty labels on a dessert table, so we had lots of fun, Spiderman-inspired activities for them too.  


When the children arrived at the party, they were given a set of Spiderman-shaped crayons and a Spiderman coloring book to keep them busy while we waited for the rest of the guests to arrive. I made the Spiderman-shaped crayons! Stay tuned for a tutorial. I also made speech-bubble-shaped name tags for the all the children too, so Spidey would know all their names! 






















 


We had Spiderman (who was actually a girl!) come to the party to “teach” the children how to be super “Spider Children”. 





The children had fun just hanging out with Spiderman in the backyard. 






We then played a series of party games designed to "hone their spider senses". 


The first game, "WEB SLINGING" was a big hit with the children! I found a Spiderman glove that shoots out silly string (at Target) and I used it to create a game where the children took turns shooting at Doctor Octopus, Venom and Green Goblin on the spider web targets that I made. 








































































































































































The second game, "WALL CRAWLING" was supposed to involve an obstacle course race--the children were supposed to race up the rock climbing wall on our outdoor playground, down the other side, through a series of zig-zagged cones, and end with throwing a water balloon at a "bad guy" target. What actually ended up happening was that the children discovered the water balloons first and chased Spidey around the back yard throwing water balloons at Spidey! As long as they had a great time, I consider the game a huge success!! :-)

"WEB SPINNING" was a fun, indoor craft activity, in which the children wove their own spider webs using black wool and paper plates!! 

I love classic games (with a thematic twist), so we also played "PIN THE SPIDER ON THE WEB" and "WEB JUMPING" (musical chairs, but with web-shaped mats instead of chairs). The mats for the web jumping game were actually the place mats that I made for the table, which I "recycled" to be the mats for the game. 




We also had a spider web "FACE PAINTING" station, which the children loved (not sure about the parents!)



Finally, the children (and adults!) had a blast playing dress-up in the mock “CITYSCAPE PHOTO BOOTH”, which was another building backdrop (similar to the one for the dessert table), lots of old Halloween costumes and dress-up clothes, and speech bubble signs. We had Spidey takes lots of photos with all of the children in the photo booth. 


At the end of the party, each child was awarded a BACHELOR OF SPIDER SCIENCE, with "Marvel-ous honors" (for having honed all their spider senses) in a mock graduation ceremony from Spidey’s Superhero School. 





Stay tuned for Part 4: Decorations, Part 5: Food & Drinks, Part 6: Party Favors, Part 7: Daily Bugle Staff!!!

21 comments:

  1. where can i find the spidey award????? Love the idea!

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    1. I created the Spidey Academy certificate myself. Unfortunately, I cannot provide it to others, due to copyright concerns.

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  2. I am trying to create my own spidey award and I am just wondering how you made the latters look like the actual spiderman letters?

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    1. Im sorry I meant letters of the word Spidey not latters!

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  3. I got the font from www.dafont.com

    I hope that helps.

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    1. Thank you very much!! You done an amazing job!!

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  4. how did you make the spidey crayons? Those are so neat!

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    1. I have a tutorial I've been meaning to post, but basically, you just melt crayons in a metal tim can in the over. Then pour the melted wax into a candy mold and place in the freexer until set.

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  5. how did you do the sugar marshmallows and the colored popcorn?? i love it!! you did a great job and this is a huge help for my sons birthday!!

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    1. You can find a tutorial for the marshmallows here:

      http://www.thepartywall.com/2012/02/valentines-day-home-made-marshmallow.html

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  6. PIN THE SPIDER ON THE WEB" and "WEB JUMPING this game where you got ?

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    1. I made both games. They are super easy to make. For web jumping, all you need is large sheets of red construction paper, then jsut draw the webs on using a marker. Pin the spider is also just a hand drawn web on a large poster board. The spiders were made on my Cricut, then I just put double sided tape on the back.

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  7. great job..found some ideas for my son's spidey party...

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  8. I'm in my 30s and I think I'd have more fun at your party than my husband and boys! Great ideas....

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  9. Brilliant post, have saved it for reference for my sons party in May, he's totally Spiderman obsessed at the moment!

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  10. Wondering how many cans of that silly string u needed for how many kids. I bought the glove that shoots the string, but wondering if I need extra refills. I have about 20 kids coming.

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    1. The kids love the silly string and get through it fast. I'd buy extra cans if I were you! :-)

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  11. Loved all the ideas and the party in whole!!! I'm interested in the candy buffet tags. Did you make them as well or purchase already made? Thanks in advance!

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    1. The candy buffet tags are printables from Birdsparty.com

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  12. Hi, how did you make the spider lollipops? Where did you get the mold?
    Thanks

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