Are princesses and butterflies are too girly for your spunky little gal? Let her and her friends save the world from bad guys (and icky boys) with this slightly more feminine take on a superhero party created by Rebecca of My Paper Lily.
The Costumes: What fun is a superhero party without superhero costumes? Let guests personalize their own superhero capes and masks -- order satin capes and adorn with sticky felt cut into lightning bolts, stars and each child's initial. It's a party activity with the superhero power of doubling as a take-home favor! Let guests accessorize their hero attire with "Bam!" and "Pow!" hairclips.
The Decor: Make a phone booth out of a refrigerator box for costume changes and secret superhero meetings. (Ask around at home improvement stores for cast-off boxes.) Use more cardboard to cut and paint a city skyline and a starburst backdrop for photos.
The Food: Serve super "hero" sandwiches. Top your cake with a mini cardboard skyline. Use long licorice ropes as Wonder Woman's lassos, and serve fruit and veggie cups labeled as "energy" food.