Did you know that today is National Super Hero Day? Well we have been celebrating all things that are super hero, with Miss A and a group of friends who came over to have a pre birthday party with us. We all have a bit of superhero in our heart don’t we?
They all played with a selection of new toys from the Princess Power film, which we also watched. We ate super hero food (well that’s what I named it) and even had the power of flying as they bounced around on a trampoline in the gorgeous sunshine.
This is the first time in 56-years that Barbie is putting on a cape and mask and becoming a super hero, can you believe? Well our little group of super heroes, really embraced the theme of the party, and loved playing dress up and watching the film, which they found really engaging to watch.
In this new Barbie film – Princess Power, Barbie transforms herself into a superhero, inspiring girls to discover their inner strengths and to celebrate the smaller and simple acts of being super!
Miss A who is about to turn 6, loved the film (as did her friends) and we chatted about how, we are all a little bit of super hero in our every day lives. I loved that she said her older sister Nia, was her super hero, so sweet!
I was really interested by the fact that this film, doesn’t concentrate on the usual male dominated super hero storyline, or good v’s evil really. However it has a very different slant, as the main character uses her powers of forgiveness and friendship to defeat foes.
”Whether it is from being nice to a brother or sister, or helping out at home, Barbie empowers girls to find their super power from within, and ask themselves ‘What makes you super?’”
- Girls aspired to be a superhero.
- Girls “wish there were more superheroes for girls.” Nearly 9 out of 10 girls totally or somewhat agree with the statement.
- Girls want to fly. In the UK flight is the #1 superpower that girls would want if they were a superhero. Invisibility, super speed, and super strength also rise to the top.
- Girls don’t want to choose. More than half of girls disagree with the statement that “superheroes are more fun than princesses.”
- Girls expect Barbie to do the same things that they would want to do if they were superheroes. They see Barbie flying, beating bad guys, but also helping people and animals while wearing something sparkly.
This really was a great film, and I can definitely confirm that I was witness to some very super hero type behaviour at this party, and not just the flying around on the trampoline. When someone fell over, the other girls were so kind, even getting her a drink when she cried and that in my book is a brilliant superhero!
Dolls, toys and the DVD are available at many places online, including Argos, tesco and Amazon. The DVD is priced at around £12 and the Dolls start at £10.99.