How to host an Avengers Themed Party (For Grown Ups)

IT IS FINALLY HAPPENING PEOPLE.

The Infinity War trailer has officially landed.

Nearly a decade on from RDJ’s first outing as Iron Man, the now colossus-sized MCU is about to culminate in every nerd’s wet dream: the long-awaited punch up with interstellar evildoer Thanos.

Just like a dog chasing its tail, now that the moment is upon us and we’ve got what we’ve always wanted… we’re not actually sure what to do with ourselves?

There’s probably only one thing we can do. Avengers themed mega bash anyone?

We thought we’d channel our unbridled nerdish joy into a guide for the ultimate Marvel themed shindig to entertain you and your super friends.

Drinks & Cocktails

Overdo it on these bad boys and you’ll be Thor in the morning (see what we did there).

Natalia Romanova’s Red Russian

Ex-Soviet assassin and S.H.I.E.L.D. super spy Black Widow deserves an equally badass cocktail to match.

Ingredients:
2 Parts Vodka
1 Part Cherry Liqueur/Brandy or Strawberry Schnapps
Ice & Fruit to serve

Simply pour the vodka and liqueur over ice into a short glass or tumbler, then suckerpunch that boozy brew with raspberries or sliced strawberries for an extra fruity finish.

Captain America’s Old Fashioned

So what tipple do you think the first Avenger would drink? The first ever cocktail, duh!

Ingredients:
2 Parts Bourbon
4 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Teaspoon Caster Sugar
1 Orange
Ice

To make Steve Rogers’ signature Old Fashioned, mix the bitters and sugar in a low ball glass and stir until all that sugar dissolves. Add your bourbon along with a Hulk-sized chunk of orange peel and give it another wee stir. Last but not least you need to make like the Winter Soldier and get that booze on ice.

Tony Stark’s Tequila Sunrise

Ok, so we’re scraping the barrel here, but it’s red and orange so it kind of works…

Ingredients:
2 Parts Tequila
4 Parts Orange Juice
1 Part Grenadine
Ice

Unlike Iron Man’s arc powered exosuit, this one is super simple to put together. Bung some ice in a highball and follow it up with your tequila and OJ. Slowly & steadily pour in the grenadine so that it settles at the bottom. DO NOT STIR IT.

Avenger Party Decorations & Accessories

Infinity Gauntlet Mug 

INFINITE POWER

Yes, we know mugs are for tea, but why wouldn’t you want to drink every beverage from this Marvelous mug? Complete with all 6 infinity stones (including the missing soul stone), why not swap the boring cocktail tumblers for kickass Infinity Gauntlets instead!?

If you’re not a fan ‘o’ Thanos you can’t go wrong with Black Panther themed steins and mugs.

DIY Bam Ball Bunting

If a party doesn’t have bunting, can you really call it a party?

We found this cheap and cheerful idea over on Pinterest, which is perfect if you blew all your wages on a vibranium weave panther suit (we’ve all been there right?)

Spiderman Lampshades

“Spider Lamp, Spider Lamp, does whatever a Spider Lamp… can”

The Amazing Spider Lamp – durable, collapsible and easy to hang, this sweet lamp shade fits right over your pendant ceiling lights. No web shooters needed.

(We dare you to stick this up without singing this)

P.S. If you’re more “Team Cap” than “Team Tony” or you just want to throw heaps of shade on your mates, check out the matching Captain America Lamp

Om Noms & Nibbles

Hulk SMASH-ed Avocado + Tomato Bruschetta

HULK NEED NIBBLIES!

Rather than pretend we know how to make this (seriously we could burn cornflakes), why not check out Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen and follow her simple steps to making this lean mean tasty plate o’ green.

Mjolnir Marshmallow Treats

Stop! Hammer time! (how has Thor never said this?)

Yeh yeh, we know. It’s just chocolate marshmallows on sticks… but if you use your imagination, it sort of looks like Thor’s Hammer?

Ingredients:
Melted White Chocolate
Black Food Colouring
Skewers

This one is mega simple to Assemble. Load your sticks up with some big ol’ marshmallows and set them aside for later.

Break your white chocolate into a heatproof bowl and sit it over a pan of simmering water. Stir them chunks until it’s as molten as the fiery Norse rivers of Hel. Now this is the point where you can add some of that black food colouring, you should only need a couple of drops to get that grey hammer-y colour. Once mixed serve the bowl on a heatproof mat and get your guests to dip their fluffy pillows in that gooey pool of chocolatey goodness!

Nick Fury Fiery Chipotle Wings

S.H.I.E.L.D. boss man and all round badass Nick Fury first donned his signature eyepatch when he accidentally got some of the punchy chipotle juice in his peepers. We’ve not seen Nick’s origin story yet and until we do this is the fan theory we’re gonna stick to!

As no one from Truffle Shuffle should be let loose anywhere within a 5 mile radius of an oven, we thought it best you follow the recipe put together by the kind folks over @ BBC Good Food

Avengers Themed Outfits

Black Panther Logo T-Shirt

#WakandanAndProud

Why spend a fortune on a black cat leotard when a shirt will do the job (and save your dignity). Make like Chala and represent Wakanda with your pals in this Black Panther Logo Tee. Bonus – because you didn’t buy an actual costume, you can wear it as a normal t-shirt after the party. Win-win.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Earrings

“I am G̶r̶o̶o̶t̶  Cute”

If you’re a tad subtler than Drax or Star Lord and don’t want to be all shouty about your Avenger Allegiances, go for the understated approach and stud some baby Groots to your lug holes instead. That way you can wear whatever outfit you bloomin want and when someone pulls you up for “not making an effort” you can flash your orbs (the purple orb… the MacGuffin from Volume 1)

Avengers Greatest Battle Of All Time T Shirt

Because there’s no skool like the old skool

If you’re that friend that always natters on about how “the comics are way better than the movies” or that you “can’t believe they’re not more faithful to the source material” then we got you covered 😉 Flaunt that insane Marvel knowhow over your mainstream superfan friendos with a classic comic Avengers tee!

Our Latest Pyjamas Every Retro Lover In The Land Needs!

As much as we all love to get out and about experiencing all that the world can offer, there is still very little that can beat the feeling of getting home, chucking on your trusty PJ’s and chilling out with a movie or good book. Right? Nothing feels more like being at home than chucking your day clothes on that chair in your room you can never actually sit on (we all have one) and grabbing your trusty, super soft and clean lounge pants! Heaven.

Well! To make sure you can keep your cool at all times of the day, we’ve just added a heap of new retro inspired PJ’s and Lounge Pants featuring some of the most iconic Superheroes, Disney characters and more! Check out some of our latest designs below…

Men's Navy Marvel Comics Spider-Man Lounge Pants
Get those Spidey senses tingling with a fab pair of Spider-Man lounge pants! Featuring the Marvel superhero in a fun, all over print, these are bound to get you in a spin!
The perfect lounge pants for dreaming about heroic missions in! This official Marvel design features an all over print of the Captain America logo and his trusty weapon, the shield.

Men's Marvel Comics Captain America Lounge Pants

Men's Green Marvel Comics Incredible Hulk Lounge Pants
What an INCREDIBLE pair of lounge pants! Looking fierce, the Incredible Hulk features in a Marvel-ous all over printed design. They really do pack a punch!
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Ladies DC Comics Wonder Woman Pyjamas
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Enjoy a SUPER night’s sleep in these fabulous DC Comics Pyjamas! with a fun Super Girl costume style top and all over printed logo bottoms, these are a wonderful find for fans of the super heroine.

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Ladies Disney Tinker Bell YOLO Glitter Pyjamas
You Only Live Once
This fantastic Disney pyjamas set features Tinker Bell alongside the YOLO slogan in a soft watercolour style print, tamed stylishly with pink/lilac checked bottoms. Very cool!
These delightful lounge pants come with a super cute all over Minnie Mouse fair isle style print and the the perfect find for Disney fans!

Ladies Disney Minnie Mouse Lounge Pants
So there you have em’ folks! Which will you be rocking at your next sleepover? 🙂

For all these and so much more, check out our full range of funky lounge pants today and pick up your perfect pair from only £10.99!

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Cool New Tees for All The Mini-Superheroes Out There!

Remember the days of trying your mum’s tea towels around your neck and running about watching it swoosh and swirl? Surely every kid wanted to have an extra special power, be it super strength, flight or X-Ray vision…hell ours changed on and hourly basis!

So much love for Superheroes and now there are plenty more ways to get your very own little Superheroes looking and more importantly feeling the part just like we did back in the day!

Always wanting to keep our little monsters a part of the retro clothing action, we’ve been busy getting our hands on some amazing new Kids Superhero T-Shirts that they’ll just love and covering ages from 3 to 10.

Up first is possibly one of the coolest Superheroes ever, Batman! A true people’s hero, it’s hard not to love Gotham City’s Bruce Wayne with his amazing skills, power and of course costumes! Let your little ones show their love with our fab new Batman T-Shirts from only £9.99.

Kids Batman T-Shirt Batman Logo T-Shirt
One for the little Spidey fans! Showing his love for the greatest sport ever…Football of course! This first Spider-Man T-Shirt is the perfect thing for anyone looking to cheer on England in the Brazil Wold Cup…in retro superhero style too.
This second t-shirt features sewn badges with frayed edges in a collection of Spidey from comic stills as well as spiders and webs. Completed with a ribbed collar, what a perfect design for all the little fans of the Web-Slinger!
Spiderman Football T-Shirt Spiderman T-Shirt
The perfect buys for all the SUPER kids! These classic DC Comics Superman and Supergirl Logo tees are a great find for wannabe superheroes out there! Classic and instantly recognisable. Love em!
Supergirl T-Shirt Superman Logo T-Shirt
Remember what we said about the classic tea towel trick? Well why not keep them one step ahead with our amazing new Superhero T-Shirts with detachable capes! Carrying out your daily heroic tasks definitely requires a cape and these tees are the perfect solution. Complete with the classic Superman or Batman logos, they’re real must haves!
Superman Logo T-Shirt With Cape Batman Logo T-Shirt With Cape
So there you have them folks! Who will your little ones be today? Which powers will they have and what will they get up to, why not get them one of these and they their imaginations do the rest. Limitless possibilities!

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Amazing Superhero Art by Melissa Smith

Now it might not be such a massive surprise to those of you who know us….but we’re kinda huuuuge Superhero fans!

Starting back in the day growing up (ahem, not too long ago thank you) when getting our hands on the latest comic book meant not only entertainment for the next few days, which actually turned into years, but the chance to get lost in another universe where hidden heroes walked among us and did things we could only dream about like flying, super speedy running and of course amazing strength.

From these early days of attaching tea towels to our shoulders and running around as fast as possible so it blew in the wind, we were hooked and thankfully we’re not the only ones! Yep artist Melissa Smith has created some simply amazing artwork containing some of the biggest and best Superheroes ever.

So simple but yet so much detail! Love it! Take a peep all you hidden heroes…..

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With so much buzz surrounding Superheroes in recent years thanks to some big budget films bringing them back to life, it seems comic book geek is the new cool and we couldn’t be happier to help you guys keep your that cool with our amazing range of Superhero T-Shirts.

What do you think of the piccys guys?

xoxo

Addicted to Marvel? You will be….

Addict Clothing and Marvel have partnered together to create these amazing comic t-shirts with designs from three awesome UK illustrators. Mitch, Shogun and Alex ‘Odisy’ Young bring their own unique interpretations to some of Marvel’s most iconic characters; Hulk, Wolverine, The Thing, Captain America, Iron Man and Spider-Man.

Each artist has been inspired by Marvel comics since childhood, resulting in a set of tee graphics designed from the heart. Individual styles and techniques combine to showcase a diverse range of skills, forming a cohesive and complimentary collection which embodies the true spirit of Marvel…

In this interview Marvel speak with one of those artists, Alex ‘Odisy’ Young. Alex produces detailed illustrations, pointillist canvases and huge murals all influenced by his background in comics, skateboarding, graffiti and tattoo culture about his Iron Man design which you can see below.

If you love your superhero t-shirts, look no further Addict and Marvel have got it covered.

Addict x Marvel - Artist Series