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Book themed birthday party - help!

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BoBoo Sat 25-Nov-17 10:44:55

Throwing a birthday party along the line of world book day (daughter was upset they didn't get to dress up this year).

Any ideas for book themed games, food or decorations? She will be ten. Have previously done Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland, so can recycle some ideas from those, but looking for new inspiration.

Backingvocals Sat 25-Nov-17 10:59:47

What a great idea. I would have loved a party like this grin. Charades with book titles? Who am I with book characters?

Ricekrispie22 Sat 25-Nov-17 16:44:15

Party invites: golden tickets

Drinks: jugs of limeade labelled as frobscottle and cups of a green smoothie marked as snozcumber smoothie.

Spaghetti bolognese like wormy spaghetti from The Twits

Upturned un-iced chocolate cupcakes/muffins hollowed out and filled with green jelly make excellent cauldrons.

These Hedwig-style owl biscuits are cute www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/snowy-owls.

brilliotic Mon 27-Nov-17 14:22:37

Roald Dahl's 'Revolting Recipes' for food inspiration?

Maybe share what kind of books your DD is into, could help get more appropriate ideas.

I'd go for code-breaking and invisible messages in a treasure hunt style thing, and the like, having a child keen on 'secret agents'. But that might totally not rock your DD's boat...

brilliotic Mon 27-Nov-17 14:26:04

That said, I just had the idea of a treasure hunt style thing where each stop revolves around a different book (or series) e.g. at the Harry Potter stop they have to brew a potion to get the next clue, and at every stop some kind of problem to solve - even if it is just a crossword with fact questions from the book.

BoBoo Wed 06-Dec-17 21:09:26

Hello. Thanks for all the suggestions and sorry for lack of respose. Have done the usual of start thinking about things and then abandon until I have a few days to go...nothing like a deadline.

I love the charades idea - super easy and should work well. She likes lots of different book, Enid Blyton, Mysterious Benedict Society, Lemony Snickett, Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter. But would like to do thing that will recognisable to most of her friends as well. Will do Mad Hatter's tea party, so that's manageable and will stop me having to put too much effort into food themes. Then a few more activities. Treasure hunt also a great idea.

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