We chose the theme Every man is a Superman to occur on June 1 in our hospital to
commemorate the appearance of Superman in D.C. Comics on June 1, 1938. The Every Man is
a Superman theme focuses not only on Superman but also on the fact that every man and
woman has powers that make him or her a Superman to someone. In a hospital, there are many
people who should be celebrated, from the janitorial staff who create a sanitary environment to
protect patients, to the nursing assistants, nurses, and doctors who provide care to patients every
day. As these efforts are often overlooked, this theme will serve as a fun staff morale day. We
feel that this theme will also strike a chord with our diverse patient and visitor population
because all age groups are familiar with Superman. We also believe the recent trend towards
superheroes in movies and media will add to excitement surrounding this theme day and
contribute to its success.
We will incorporate traditional Superman themes such as Kryptonite, Lex Luther, Lois
Lane, and Supermans powers as well as highlighting modern-day Supermen in the hospital.
These modern-day Supermen will be chosen by the patients and incorporated into the
decorations in the form of handouts filled out by the patients. We think that this will be
particularly popular with the pediatric unit because the handouts include a coloring section where
the patients can color in their hero.
To promote our theme day, each patient will receive an invitation to our theme day with
their lunch a week before the event. Coloring pictures titled, My Hero Is_____ with a color-in
figure will be handed out to the pediatric patients the day before the event and collected by the
nursing staff. We will hang these pictures around the cafeteria so each kid can see their own. We
will also distribute a voting sheet to all hospital staff with nominations for the Superman of each
job type in our hospital a week before the event. The winners for each job type will be hung up
on the wall in a Superman Spotlight area. Tissue paper balls in Superman colors (red, blue,
yellow) will be hung from the ceiling and cardboard cutouts will be placed of superman doing
various powers around the cafeteria. We will place dry ice around the menu item freeze breath
frosty and each table will have trifolds announcing the event and listing some fun facts about
Every man is a
Laser-Vision Lasagna Freshly roasted vegetables layered with laser lasagna sheets and ricotta cheese in a hearty basil meat sauce topped with mozzarella cheese. If this wont
give you laser vision, nothing will. Served with Heat Emitting Garlic Bread.
Super Strength Salad Fresh romaine lettuce with a super combination of blueberries,
strawberries, and raspberries and topped with super candied almonds and grilled
chicken. Served with a lemon poppy seed dressing.
Flying Fruit Bowl Fly home with a delectable array of pineapples, strawberries, blueberries,
and apples covered in a citrus glaze.
Freeze Breath Frosty Save the world with this frozen vanilla dessert.
Kent Farm Mud Pies Get in touch with Supermans roots with this moist chocolate cookie.
Lex Luthors Choice: Kryptonie Kandy Try this irresistible rock candy. We hear Superman can never resist this one.
Spaghetti Sauce, herb and basil
Mozzarella Cheese, low-fat
Cottage Cheese, large curd, low-fat
Garlic Bread, frozen
Super Strength Salad
Candied Almonds, sliced
Chicken, pre-grilled and frozen
Shredded Romaine Lettuce
Flying Fruit Bowl
Apples, Golden Delicious
Orange Juice, 100%
Light Corn Syrup
Liquid Food Coloring Dye, Green
1 ounce clear plastic bags with twist ties
Freeze Breath Frostie
Vanilla Ice Cream
Kent Farm Mud Pie Chocolate Cookies
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
*all other ingredients are normally in stock