A party inspired by the beloved cape- and mask-wearing superheroes that grace the pages of comic books must have an equally impressive spread. In the second post in our series, we put together a delicious power lunch using jazzed-up, store-bought finger foods that make hosting the party (and cleanup) a breeze. The result is a tablescape perfect for a guys’ birthday, or a superhero-and-villain-themed Halloween party.
We started with our DIY string-art sign as the backdrop, then swept a black-and-white tablecloth over the table for a solid base. Black trays, red metal boxes and clear apothecary jars helped set the stage for the food.
We anchored the menu with “SUPERMANwiches” composed of store-bought subs wrapped in yellow tissue paper and tied with black-and white baker’s twine. The food labels were made using this free comic book font, quote-bubble cutouts, and toothpicks.
Potato chips are pretty much a must if you’re serving subs, so we photocopied comic strips in black and white then rolled them into cones to hold “POP! Chips.” A wooden serving tray turned upside down and drilled with holes made a great chip holder. If drilling isn’t your thing, display chips in vintage cocktail glasses.
Candy can contribute to the color scheme and count as decor when cleverly displayed. Two types of “Kryptonite” (blue and green), “Fire” gumballs, and “Sidekicks” PEZ dispensers add panache to the display.
Classic black and white cookies touted as “Two-Face” treats add a villainous (and delicious) touch. You can’t eat just one!
An array of comic books completes the theme and provides festive take-home reading material for favors.
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