It just goes to show that even if your

dreams do come true — as in waking up one morning with superpowers — the

government will somehow ruin it for you. But if you are a fan of Heroes, airing Mondays on NBC, rest assured you will learn just enough to keep your

cheerleader outfit blood-soaked but wearable. So give me an H! Give me an E!

Give me an R-O-E-S! What’s it spell? (Give us a second to think … ). Call the

neighbors; we’re throwing a Heroes party! Woo hoo! Go, Asian time travelers!


Setting the scene:

While primal rage and microwave emission

would not be at the top of our list of powers we’d like (unless we had some

Orville Redenbacher popcorn that didn’t pop properly), it’s best to decorate in

the starkest, bleakest choices possible: Think the holding cell in the episode Building 26 with concrete-block walls. You can paint fake blocks on rolled

art paper or on a dropcloth. Then add a metal chair in the middle of the room with

chains to restrain the hero or villain of the moment. In front of the chair,

you can hang heat lamps. For this, we’d just use regular fluorescent strip

lamps in an ominous fashion in case Niki tries to

freeze anyone. You could also replicate Mohinder’s Brooklyn apartment if that

seems easier. Invitations should be on the back of Heroes magnets available

from the NBC Universal Store, and party favors can

be anything from character action figures to Helix scarves or necklaces, Heroes magazine, stamps, T-shirts, tote bags — you name it, they’ve got it.



Tell guests to come as their favorite

character: Claire, Niki, Sylar, H.R.G., Peter, Mohinder, Hiro, Ando. You get

the idea.


On the menu:



On the hi-fi:

Heroes by David Bowie, Waitin’ for a

Superman by the Flaming Lips, Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down, The Ballad of

Barry Allen by Jim’s Big Ego. Or go traditional and grab the show’s soundtrack featuring songs by Wilco, Panic! at the Disco,

Death Cab for Cutie and many others.


The showstopper:

So what can possibly take this party over the

top? How about if you commission artist Tim Sale, whose work

is seen throughout the series, to draw you into a huge piece of art? As a rule

he doesn’t take commissions, but let’s not kid ourselves; money talks, and his

work is amazing. Pay him a lot. Hang the art. Save the cheerleader.

Posted by:Michael Korb