- Comic book pages
- printed comics
- or newspaper comics
- Assorted things
- like tape
- laminate sheet
It’s no big deal when your finances are great and your child asks for a particular theme party. But when you’re financially embarrassed, and your child wants, say, a superhero party, what do you do? It costs a lot of money to have even a small birthday party but you can pull it off; I have confidence. Make your own cake or cupcakes, whip up some inexpensive snacks, and craft your own party favors. It will all work out to be a fantastic party, after all.
You can’t go wrong when you offer candy bars to birthday party kids. It will seem like you shopped with a specialty company when you wrap the candy bars with comics. Measure the original wrapper and cut a comic book piece to be that size. Wrap a comic book piece around each candy bar – in its original wrapper – and tape it on the bottom.
Kids are extremely fond of colorful comic books and derive no greater pleasure than to hold their favorite superheroes in their miniature forms and if it is mixed with candy bars, you can be assured that they will surely savor the pleasure at a different level. Normally, magic show for kids can be a good inclusion into the mixture as it is extremely thrilling for them to enjoy it every bit.
There are lots of other superhero things that you can make for a birthday party. Cut two shapes – like stars – from a comic book page. Glue them together, trapping the end of a toothpick between them. The toothpick makes a great cupcake topper. Forget the toothpick, laminate the shape, and make a comic book coaster for each child. Make a really tiny version of the laminate shape, poke a hole in it, and you can connect a jewelry link to make a key chain, earring, necklace, or bracelet charm.
Make a magnetic puzzle, with a superhero theme, by using old Scrabble tiles. Butt the tiles together in a square arrangement. Cut a comic book page to fit over the top of them and glue it in place. Cut the squares apart and put a small piece of magnetic sheeting on the back of each square. The refrigerator puzzle makes the perfect party favor.
Make a different party favor by wrapping a comic book page around a tin can. Cut the page to be much taller than you need, and push the excess down into the can. That way, you’ll wrap the outside, while lining the inside. Fill it with candy and novelties. Wrap large cans, or oatmeal canisters, and make party table snack servers, for popcorn, pretzels, and more.
Take the staple out of a comic book and use two pages to make a place mat; just laminate it. Kids can take them home after the party. Instead of – or along with – the place mats, use comic book pages to make a table runner. Tape the pages together, end to end, or side-by-side, from one end of the table to the other.
You’ll have no problem pulling off that superhero party for your child. From the decorations, to the party favors, a few comic books will do the trick. Just make sure you can tell the worthless ones from the collector’s comics!