Thor Theme Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies
Waves are but water. Wind but air. And though lightning be fire…yet it must answer thunder’s call. —Thor Odinson (Earth-616)
Plan your Thor Party Today! Seize the day and celebrate your own super powers — all it takes is a little boost from your favorite superhero. Party Idea Pros will walk you through every step of your Thor theme celebration with professional recommendations on just about every detail including Thor party invitations, centerpieces, napkin rings, party favors, costumes, party decor and lots and lots of little extras. After all, in event planning, the details matter and we have done all the research for you! KABOOM! Mission Accomplished!
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Who is Thor?
Thor is a superhero character appearing in comic books published by Marvel. He is one of several powerful ancient beings who dwell in a magical realm called Asgard. Through history, these beings have been revered and worshiped as gods. Ages ago, Odin, lord of the Asgardian gods, desired a child who would one day exceed him in power. Odin wooed Gaea, the earth goddess, and from their union Thor was born in a small cave in Norway on Earth. Odin took him to be raised in Asgard by his wife, Frigga. The young Thor grew up alongside his adopted brother Loki, the trickster, who was always jealous of his more favored sibling. Thor grew in power and popularity and on his eighth birthday, Odin had the hammer Mjolnir created for him, enchanting it with powerful magic. Odin decreed that Mjolnir would be presented to Thor when his son had been proven a worthy warrior. After spending the next eight years training and performing heroic deeds, Thor was given the hammer and declared the greatest warrior in Asgard.
While Thor continued to engage in many heroic battles and adventures through the years, he grew headstrong and proud. On one occasion, Thor broke a truce between the Asgardians and their enemies, the brutal Frost Giants, nearly starting a war. To teach his son a lesson in humility, Odin sent Thor to Earth in the mortal body of a crippled medical student, Donald Blake. Stripped of his hammer, his powers and memories of being an Asgardian, Thor, as Blake, graduated medical school with top honors, gained a reputation as a caring family doctor and a brilliant surgeon, and opened a private practice in New York City. He worked beside a caring and skillful nurse, Jane Foster, and the two fell in love.
Who is Donald Blake?
After 10 years on Earth, Blake received a subconscious prodding from Odin to vacation in Norway where alien Kronans were preparing to invade Earth. Fleeing into a cave (which, unbeknownst to him, was also his birthplace) Blake discovered a plain walking cane in a secret chamber. When Blake struck the cane against a boulder, he transformed into Thor while the cane became Mjolnir. Thor fought against the Kronans and their invasion was thwarted. Tapping the ground with Mjolnir, Thor was able to transform back into Don Blake, holding the simple wooden cane once again.
Blake returned to New York, using his secret identity of Thor to fight crime, defend Earth and contend with the jealous and hateful Loki, who plagued Thor with many devious tricks and outright confrontation. One such trick led Thor and other heroes, including Ant-Man (Hank Pym), the Wasp (Janet van Dyne), and Iron Man (Tony Stark) to fight the Hulk (Bruce Banner). Learning of Loki’s manipulations, the heroes, along with the Hulk, bested Loki and agreed to continue their partnership, forming the Avengers.
While Thor faced many struggles as an Avenger, his personal life as a human was also tumultuous. Despite the sincere love between Blake and Foster, Odin was displeased by the relationship between a god and a mortal. He forbade Blake from revealing his identity to her, creating a strange love triangle between Foster, Thor and Thor’s alter-ego, Blake.
Thor Theme Party Invitations and Cards
Don’t forget the stamp!
Thor Centerpiece Ideas
Plant a mug with a green plant or succulent. For extra POW! add a bunch of red & blue latex balloons. These Thor mugs make great party favors too!
Thor Replica Props and Gifts
Now add a little something special to your centerpieces and table decorations!
What would a Thor theme party be without authentic comic books. Roll them and add them to the centerpiece. And they clearly make the perfect party favor!
Thor Place Settings, Paper Goods, and Party Kits
DIY Thor Placemats
Make comic book placemats. Purchase a couple of Thor comic books and carefully remove the pages. Laminate two pages side-by-side to create one placemat. Arrange the placemats on your party table and then guests can take them home as favors at the end of the day.
Another option is to make your own Thor party kit using solid colored paper goods and just add a green lantern sticker in the middle of each plate and on the cups.
Food for Your Thor Theme Party
Thor Party Food Ideas courtesy of Birthday in a Box
- Tower of Power: Make hamburger sliders and stack them vertically on wooden skewers. This will look like a tower of burgers!
- Lightning Rods Serve foot long hotdogs in buns and draw lightning with mustard on each one.
- Thor’s Cheese Hammer Place a large rectangular block of cheese on a platter. Insert a wooden dowel on the side of the cheese so that it resembles a handle. Arrange the crackers in the shape of lightning on the side of the platter. Let your guests see the cheese hammer before slicing it!
- Chicken Parmesan Hero Subs Learn how to make crispy hero subs with this recipe.
- Loki Gnocchi Prepare your favorite type of gnocchi and serve with tomato or cheese sauce.
- Golden Apples Thor needs to eat golden apples from his planet to rejuvenate his powers. Therefore, you can serve golden delicious apple slices with peanut butter and honey for dipping.
Desserts for Your Thor Theme Party
Thor Brownie Idea
Impress your guests with a tasty hammer they can eat! Here are directions for making Battle Brownies!
- Bake a batch of brownies and then wait for them to cool.
- Slice the brownies into thick rectangles.
- Insert a pretzel rod on one side of each brownie.
- The pretzel will symbolize the handle and the brownie is the hammer head.
- Draw a lightning bolt on top of each brownie with yellow icing and serve on a platter.
Drinks for Your Thor Theme Party
- Thunder Shake Make ice cream soda using vanilla ice cream and lemon lime soda such as Mountain Dew. This recipe is super sweet so we suggest serving small portions to your guests!
- Signature Drink
Please always drink responsibly. Never drink and drive. And please, do not serve alcohol to anyone under the legal drinking age!
Hammer of Thor
* 4 oz Aristocrat Vodka
* 5 oz Cranberry Juice
* 3 oz Milwaukee’s Best Ice Lager
Stir in a highball glass, and swing away. Give about ten of these to your worst enemy and watch the hi-lar-ity ensue.
Thor Theme Party Decor
Thor Theme Party Decor meets Thor Party Activity
Place speech and thought wall bubbles throughout your party space. Fill out a few with fun words and phrases like Kaboom and Mission Accomplished to inspire your guests to add their own words of empowerment!
Thor Costumes, Clothing, and Accessories
Thor Figures and Plushes