Where you one of the many that saw The Avengers last weekend during its record breaking opening?Â I wish I had seen it, but we are waiting for my 19 year old daughter to come home for the weekend so we can see it together as a family.Â I know it is a movie we will all enjoy, and it will be more fun if we wait!Â The more I hear about it the more excited I get, because everyone that I know that has seen it has raved about it.Â Disney sent me some information on how to throw an Avengers party, and I’d thought I’d share with you. I have a feeling The Avengers is going to be a favorite theme for parties over the next few months!
How to Throw a Superhero Party Worthy of â€˜The Avengersâ€™
Invitations: Start your party off right with the perfect invitation. You can make your own postcard invitations with cardboard cut-outs of bright blue painted stars, and include the details about your party in a thin black marker. Decorate the front of each with classic comic book words like POW!, ZAP! And WAM!
DÃ©cor: The Avengers bring together 6 epic superheroes. Create your own easy decorations with cardboard cutouts of spiders and paint them black, neon green headâ€™s of The Hulk and classic American flags for Captain America and, throughout the party, use bold colored streamers, which will add some mystery to the room.
Centerpieces: Choose your favorite Avenger and decorate the table around that character. Use lots of primary colors, since comic strips are usually blue, yellow and red. Print outs of comic book pages covered in contact paper make great placemats. Blanket your tables with these to tie the dÃ©cor together and include stars, spiders and Hawkeye cut-outs on wooden sticks around the table with silver confetti.
Music: Keep the music simple but fun. â€œLive to Rise,â€ the original song written for and appearing in the film is the first single from the Marvel Music/Hollywood Records releaseÂ Avengers Assemble. In addition if you buy advance tickets to The Avengers you can get a free song download on iTunes!
Menu: Mini snacks such as cut-out tea-sandwiches make great finger food. Look for cookie cutters in shields, stars and spiders to create these treats. For Incredible Hulk themed beverages, create trays of green ice cubes by freezing water with green food color, and WOW! guests as their clear citrusy beverages transform color before their very eyes.
Party Favors: As a parting gift, place a few Avenger designed cookies in a cellophane bag and close with a gold twist-tie â€“ your guests can enjoy the party for days to follow with these treats!â€
Avengers Sugar Cookies
1. Whip up a batch of your favorite sugar cookie recipe and use a cookie cutter to make character cookies. They make Superhero cookie cutters in the shape of many Avengers heroes. You can also use any oval shaped cookie cutter and instead fill in the details with your decorating. Once your cookies are baked and cooled, you are ready to begin decorating.
2. You can make your own royal icing or use store-bought. Color with food coloring to achieve the various colors you want for decorating. We recommend green (for the Hulk), yellow, blue, black, white, and brown. Place each color in a piping bag.
3. Begin by outlining the cookie in your base color. (If you were starting with The Hulk, outline the entire shape in green. Color in your outline with green icing and cover the entire cookie. (You can actually use a paintbrush to â€œpaintâ€ your cookie.) Give the base a few minutes to dry and choose your next color. For The Hulkâ€™s hair, outline his hairline in black and proceed to fill in with black icing. You can continue to draw features in and watch your character come to life.
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