A Birthday Party for Batman - Pinata, Food, & Games
Batman has been a heroic icon for quite a few decades now. If your child has also taken an interest in Batman, you might be inspired to throw a batman themed birthday party. My son turned 6 last year and all he wanted for his birthday was the Dark Knight Batman Costume, so of course, his gift idea inspired his party theme.
Piñata Bat Dressed as Batman
We have done the piñata birthday game many times before, but this year, with my boys aged 8 and (almost) 6, I thought it would be fun to make our own piñata.
With this being a Batman themed birthday party, we decided to make a bat with a large Batman symbol on it's belly.
Here is a photo of our preliminary sketch
We decided to create it using paper mache (papier-mâché)
- We formed the head and body with one small balloon and one large balloon.
- Using strips of newspaper dipped in a mixture of flour & water, we covered the entire form.
- After letting it dry for a day, we added ears & wings with large pieces of cardboard and covered that with additional paper mache.
- After about 3 days it was completely hardened, we cut out a hole in the back, so we could have a place to add the candy
- We spray painted the entire thing black (leaving a large oval in front to later paint on the bat symbol)
- We filled it with lots of candy & small toys, it lasted an entire round of about 10 children and then the birthday boy got to take the last hit at it before it opened, spilling the candy everywhere.
Pin the Bat Symbol on Batman
This was a fun game and super easy to make!
- Take a large piece of yellow posterboard, draw and cut out a silhouette of Batman. Tip: I had my son lay on the posterboard, so I could trace an outline of a human figure and then I added the ears and arm muscles to it.
- Cover the chest area with a small oval piece of scrap posterboard
- Spray paint figure with black spray paint
- Once dry, remove scrap oval to reveal space in which symbol should go
- Cut out bat symbols from pieces of black posterboard
Asian-Inspired Batman Birthday Cuisine
Since Batman studied Jujutsu, a Japanese martial art, I chose to serve some asian-inspired foods.
- Steamed Edamame (frozen section at Trader Joe's)
- Sesame Noodles
- Vegetable Fried Rice (frozen section at Trader Joe's)
- Steamed Vegetarian Dumplings (frozen section at Trader Joe's)
- Grilled Tofu
- Chinese-style Turkey Meatballs
- Wasabi Peas (very spicy, not recommended for children to eat)
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