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Calling all Marvel Comic fans!! The new Black Panther movie is releasing today and SO many superhero fans are thrilled to see this action packed flick. Delight your superhero at their upcoming birthday party with a bold, Black Panther theme.
Black Panther Party Supplies
For this party’s décor, I combined art deco elements pulled from the movie’s poster imagery, character standees and Black Panther icons. The DIY backdrop was created using bright blue corrugated paper that I created a dramatic pattern on top of using black metallic streamers and a staple gun. I layered a black pleated tableskirt with a gold sequin table runner for dimension and to incorporate some of the art déco imagery.
The Black Panther himself was center stage as a standee, centered against the backdrop with his claw positioned as if it were grabbing the birthday cake. Supporting characters Shuri and Nakia were displayed to either side of the table’s ends in standee form for dramatic effect.
We added personalization to the party’s decorative elements through several paper products. Root beer bottles were wrapped with art deco sticker labels reading “Justice Juice”, chocolate bars were wrapped with art deco designs reading “T’Challa Treats” and party favor bags were filled with gumballs and text reading, “You’re a Hero! Thanks for Coming”.
Black Panther Desserts
When incorporating characters into a party’s design, I often select simple dessert designs to provide a more cohesive overall look. For the cake, we selected an 8” white buttercream cake and added black paper feathers to the top and around the base. For drama, we selected this black matte cake pedestal. Store bought cupcakes were dressed up with DIY arrow toppers. And, to incorporate the panther element from the movie, we added paw print sugar cookies. Cake and cupcakes were served on Black Panther paper plates.
Black Panther Party Activities
When selecting activities to entertain guests at a birthday party, I always choose 3-5 things that fit within the given theme, that are also age-appropriate. Here are some Black Panther party activities to consider incorporating, inspired by the movie itself:
We hope our ideas inspire you to create your own Black Panther party!
Styling: Crowning Details
Party Supplies: Shindigz
Cookies: Frost Bake Shoppe
Cake: Confection Deception