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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veggie-mom (author) on April 15, 2012:
Thank you everyone for your kind words and support! I love to hear that there are so many Batman supporters on HubPages and that I have inspired a few of you to create a piñata, I think they can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on April 15, 2012:
I had heard about pinata. But your pinata quite beautiful. Thanks for share with us. Rated up and awesome!
taw2012 from India on April 14, 2012:
Nice hub. Congrats on your HOTD !!!
Milli from USA on April 14, 2012:
Awesome Hub. Very creative. Thanks for sharing. Useful and voted up!
Nizam Khan from Hyderabad, India. on April 14, 2012:
Wow! This is just awesome. Pics are really wonderful. Thanks and voted up:)
Arlene V. Poma on April 14, 2012:
Congratulations on your HOTD! I don't have kids, but this party idea is so creative and fun. Positively cute, cute, cute! It makes me want to have kids of my own (naw, not really, but it's a wonderful party idea with a great Hub, instructions and illustrations). A Batman pinata? Pin the bat logo on the Caped Crusade? Now who would think of something like that?
Mtbailz on April 14, 2012:
This is great stuff! I was always a lover of all things batman and I would have killed for this kind of party. Well done!
Sarah Johnson from Charleston, South Carolina on April 14, 2012:
That Batman pinata is awesome! I bet the kids had fun making it, as well as breaking it! Nice healthy foods too. Great hub!
Nettlemere from Burnley, Lancashire, UK on April 14, 2012:
Well done on hub of the day and for your inventive tweaks on traditional games for kids parties.
John Sarkis from Winter Haven, FL on April 14, 2012:
Great hub. I don't have any kids of my own, but my sister (cousin, but she grew up with me) has a 2 year old and both B-days have been done at her home; the first B-day was "Cowboys and Indians" - literary Indians, because, her husband is Hindu; the second B-day was Western style with a pony and such, and the pinatas were decorated accordingly.
Great hub and congrats!
wayseeker from Colorado on April 14, 2012:
Great fun here, Veggie-Mom! I absolutely adore birthday parties that are thrown at home with creatively inspired activities for the kids. While I think bounce houses are cool as is a trip to Chucky-Cheese every now and then, parties like this are so much more memorable and personal.
The instructions are clear and the pictures support the text. A very worthy hub of the day!
kthix10 from IL on April 14, 2012:
Very Cute! We are doing a super hero party in a month and I really need to start planning
veggie-mom (author) on April 14, 2012:
Thanks Kelley! Pinata's are a lot of fun to make. Good luck and keep me posted if you decide to try it with your boys!
kelleyward on April 14, 2012:
Very interesting hub! I've never made a pinata. I would love to try this with my boys! Congrats on HOTD!
veggie-mom (author) on March 30, 2012:
Thanks, so much bloggerjones!
bloggerjones from Denver, Colorado on March 30, 2012:
wow...that's a lot of Batman! Congrats on the Hubnugget win!
veggie-mom (author) on March 28, 2012:
Thank you, farmloft!
farmloft from Michigan on March 28, 2012:
Congrats on your Hubnugget award!
veggie-mom (author) on March 28, 2012:
Thanks so much mom, I love you too!
Mombo on March 28, 2012:
I can vouch for what a wonderful party this was, as I happen to be the proud Mother of Veggie-Mom and proud grandmother of the very happy birthday boy.
All and all this was a very creative, well thought out enjoyable party. Not to mention the wonderful Asian Cuisine. As I recall the sesame noodles were my all time favorite. Not to mention watching my grandson live out his birthday dream. One that will always be a special memory in the years to follow.
Awesome job and Congratulations on being nominated for a hub nuggets. I hope other moms are inspired by your creativity and fun loving spirit.
veggie-mom (author) on March 24, 2012:
Thank you ripplemaker! Yes, I think kids of all ages enjoy piñatas & the classic Pin the Tail on the Donkey can be easily adapted to fit any party theme. I really appreciate your vote & posting the link for others to do the same!
Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on March 24, 2012:
I love this idea as we in the preschool are often having games for kids. :)
Congratulations on your Hubnuggets nomination. Yes to all who would like to vote this way please https://hubpages.com/literature/March-Madness-HubN...
veggie-mom (author) on March 21, 2012:
Thank you, Simone Smith, it was such a fun project to make!
Simone Haruko Smith from San Francisco on March 21, 2012:
Oh my goodness, this is the cutest thing ever!! I love the piñata you made!
veggie-mom (author) on March 05, 2012:
Yes pinatas are fun to make, I love anything crafty & if it gets the kids involved, it's even better! What is your daughter into? I'd be happy to brainstorm some ideas that would be simple to construct into a birthday party pinata...
Brainy Bunny from Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania on March 05, 2012:
Your pinata was beautiful! Great job. Making a pinata is fun, isn't it? And it turned out to be nowhere near as messy as I thought it would be. My daughter has requested one for her birthday party in April, so now I have to think of a theme for hers!
veggie-mom (author) on February 26, 2012:
Thank you, Beenish Raza, you are very sweet!
Beenish Raza on February 26, 2012:
You are a very creative mom!keep up the good work :)