How to make award certificates for a superhero party

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How to make award certificates for a superhero party
Encourage costume participation and creativity by awarding party attendees certificates for their costumes. (spiderman image by Yvonne Bogdanski from

Superhero parties, in which guests dress up as superheroes and the activities, decorations, and refreshments are superhero-themed, are popping up all over the place, for kids and adults alike. As a party favour, award certificates will involve your guests and give them something to take home, and the award ceremony itself provides an entertaining activity. Be sure to make enough certificates so that each guest gets one.

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Things you need

  • Cardstock or coloured paper
  • Stickers and glitter (optional)
  • Felt pen

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  1. 1

    Count the number of invited guests, than subtract those that have declined the invite. Make enough certificates so that you'll have enough even if every "maybe" shows up.

  2. 2

    Create a border for the certificate on a computer or by hand. If you're using a computer, any word processing or drawing program will work. Pick images that appeal to you, such as cartoon superheroes or shooting stars, and insert them around the edge of the certificate. Leave the centre of the certificate blank for text. If you're doing the certificate by hand, draw designs or images around the certificate, or glue sequins or glitter around the border if you prefer. Alternatively, find a template by searching on the Internet for "superhero award," or check if your word processing or drawing programs have an award template section.

  3. 3

    Create an award category for each person. For example: Best Outfit, Coolest Superpower, Most Likely to Save the World from Total Destruction.

  4. 4

    Type or write up the certificates. For example: This certificate is awarded to ___ for Most Creative Costume. Use a fun font, and print in coloured ink or on coloured paper. The certificates can also be printed on cardstock or actual certificate paper, but that's not necessary. If you run out of ideas, leave a few blank until the guests arrive -- their costumes may inspire you.

  5. 5

    Put the finishing touches on the award certificate. Jazz it up with sparkly stickers, glitter, or feathers.

  6. 6

    Fill in the names when the guests arrive with a felt pen. Try to match each guest with an award that truly fits their superhero costume.

Tips and warnings

  • For an adult party, make the award categories a little more mature, such as "sexiest superhero".

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