Last April, a message went out to 10 homes: “Calling all superheroes!” The mission? “Get here in a flash!” The location? Henry’s house.
No, this wasn’t an epic standoff between the forces of good and evil. It was Henry’s fourth birthday party.
Samara Tilkens Postuma’s son Henry is obsessed (“and I mean super-obsessed,” Samara said) with superheroes, so she decided to throw him a theme-party to mark his fourth year.
The two-hour party began with a dinner fit for superheroes — Batman sandwiches, super-strength veggies, green goblin grapes, Spiderman web pretzels and superpower juice-boxes.
The 10 super-guests played Pin the Batwings on the Batman. They cracked a superhero piñata and placed their candy in superhero-labeled paper bags.
The highlight of the party came after they sat down for cupcakes adorned with superhero toppers: Superman himself came running up the street and into the house.
The celebrity guest informed the party that he was there to wish Henry a happy birthday, and that Batman — Henry’s favorite hero — had wanted to come but was busy fighting crime in Gotham City.
Superman stayed to hang out with the guests, and he handed out the party favors — superhero capes personalized with each child’s initial.
Samara guessed that the party cost less than most, and still managed to have “way better party favors than usual.” “Not only did we save money, but it was more creative and a little simpler than most parties are,” Samara said.
It took some extra work and planning, Samara said, but she pulled together an enjoyable and exciting party that kids and parents “still talk about” and Henry absolutely loved.