each guest come up with their own mutation. Explain what it
is and how it can be used.
the soundtrack to the movies in the background of the party
(check your local public library first.)
THROW AWAY THE PARTY DECORATIONS! - Save money and do something
your guests will LOVE! GIVE AWAY your party decorations! Use
Xmen posters (see below for inexpensive resources) to hang
around your party area. Allow the winners of different games
to choose which poster they'll get to walk away with at the
conclusion to the party! Combine decorations with party prizes!
make a villain's lair (The Brotherhood of Mutants) - consider
using black light bulbs and fluorescent paint. (also known
as ultraviolet light and phosphorescent paint, respectively.)
Not fluorescent colors, but actual fluorescent paints. Magic
shops and stage and lighting companies carry fluorescent paints.
The paints are usually sold in small sized cans. Paint words
on signs, paint bats on the walls if you're going for a cave,
or perhaps the symbols of the superheroes if you've got more
than one on the roster for your event. If you are particularly
ambitious, you could paint disposable plates, picture frames,
whatever might look neat under the blacklight. You'll need
your lamp close to the area that's painted, so you may not
want to paint too many items. Rosco company makes fluorescent
paints. You can check their website and see who sells their
products close to you.
wanted posters of different villains (members of the Brotherhood
of Mutants such as Magneto, etc.). You can print images from
the Internet, draw them yourself or copy them from coloring
books, then hang them around the event area. You might even
include a villain in the invitations, 'challenging' your guests
directly, and to add ambience. It's a good way to set a mood
for beating the bad guys.
the invitations, invite the children to Xavier's School for
a list of X-Men (the more your guests are familiar with the
X-Men characters, the more obscure you can make them...still
throwing in some easy ones, too, though.) Call out the name
of the mutant and have your guests recall what mutation/power
Posters! - Great party decorations!