Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sophia's 8th birthday - Egyptian theme party!!!

 
On the 6th of March we celebrated Sophia's 8th birthday! Each year we do a BIG party (till they are ten) and this year I suggested that she have an Egyptian themed party (soon as we are studying it at the moment!)
She LOVED the idea so we were off and racing to make it wonderful for her!
I looked at the Internet for LOADS of  ideas, decorations and games, party bags, food, costumes and more.

The invitations:
All you need to do is make a triangle with 3 equal sides and cut it out, fold in the first point to the centre and continue with the other folds, decorate the back like a pyramid and write some hieroglyphs for each guests name!
The decorations:
I drew an Egyptian backdrop on an old sheet, I found a picture I liked in a book and copied that (larger size) then added some hieroglyphics saying
"Sophia's birth celebration, with music and dancing!"
I also went to the bush (just behind us) and cut heaps of bunches of dried grass (idea HERE) and put them in vases around the set up. We made a sign for the gifts and found heaps of gold/brown/cream cushion (again from the op shop) and laid them on an old blanket in front of the mural for a comfy place to play games!
 
 
 
The food:
I made flat bread and date candy (both from the time) and then we had loads of fruit, nuts and honey!
  
 
 
The cake:
I made (kind of) a pyramid shape cake, just with a loaf tin and then cutting down the sides to make it look triangular. Then with the icing I "scratched" a toothpick through to make the brick marks. Add some awesome Egyptian Lego people, some more hieroglyphs, brown sugar to look like the sandy, dusty ground and you have a very simple birthday cake!

The games:
We played quite a few games from the time. This included a Mummy game, wrapping up someone in 5 minutes the best you can with loo paper. Goat in the grass: have 2 people sit on the ground touching feet and moving their arms up and down while you jump over.... if you get touched then you're out!
Pass the cobra snake: pass around the snake and when the music stops you are out, you get a "gold" bar (a twix) and then the last person at the end gets the prize!
 
The craft:
I drew some templates of a Paddle doll (idea from HERE) for the girls to then decorate. We used wool for the hair and told the meaning behind them while they crafted!
 
  
The party bags:
I got some cheap bbq cane plates from the op shop as the "bag" then added a piece of Toblorone wrapped up for each guest, added their paddle doll, a paper doll sheet for them to do at home from HERE and lastly a catoush for them to write their names on also!
The costumes: I read somewhere that you can make an easy Egyptian costume with some old pillow cases, for Esther I only needed the one and for Sophia and Hannah I just sewed two together! Add a piece of scrap material (in gold/yellow) and you have a very easy costume!! Of course the jewels are a MUST and all of those we made!! HERE and HERE is the link to that!! We bought the wig for Soph as part of her present, it was only $16!!
 
Sophia absolutely LOVED her party! In fact we all did! It was sooo much fun and we learnt a lot!
I can't wait to the next party, who knows what theme we will come up with then!!
Smiles The Torrents'

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