Egyptian Birthday Party

 Egypt is a fascinating country and makes a unique theme for a birthday party.  I perused a printing  website and was able to create a unique birthday invitation for my son; with a picture similar to the one I have shown here.  It said to "Walk like an Egyptian" to a unique birthday party.  My son was thrilled with the way it looked.  You can even soak the envelopes in tea and crinkle them, then dry, to make the invite look as if it is old and ancient.

My son wanted an ice cream cake and so I contacted Baskins and asked if they could make a cake that was square with a triangular shape on the top and they stated they could.  I asked to have it covered in chocolate icing and I finished decorating it with Hershey bars so it looked like there was an opening to the pyramid and a door frame around the door.  I also sprinkled some crumbled graham cracker crumbs at the base and around the cake, after letting it sit out 10 minutes, so the icing would soften and hold the crumbs.  This made the cake look "dusty" and "sandy".  Then, I placed it back in the freezer.

I filled a large bowl with sand and hid little crystals I had purchased at a toy store, along with pyrite (fool's gold), polished stones and geodes.  The children were blindfolded and given 2 minutes to "hunt" for treasure.  What ever they were able to find, they could keep.

I also gave each child a geode that I had purchased and we donned safety glasses and broke them open with a hammer on the sidewalk.  The kids were amazed at the crystal formations they found within their geodes.

I made blue punch for the Nile river and bought palm tree cups to hold their drinks.  Ice cubes had plastic bugs frozen in them. Food was served as if cooked over a fire; beans with hot dogs, ground hamburger with bread, cut up fruit and carrot sticks.  Burlap sacks (small ones) were given as the party bags, filled with a compass, little tool set (hammer, screw drivers, measuring tape), magnifying glass, flashlight and candy that went with the theme like rock candy, pop rocks, jawbreakers (etc.).  The kids were able to make their own mummies by forming with model magic a body shape and then wrapping cloth around their little person and securing with glue.

The pinata was a pull-string and filled with balls, parachute men, candy, whistles and suckers.  We had a treasure hunt as well in the house and the clues were on brown paper bags with both words and pictures to help them find their treasures.  Dinosaur toys, plastic cats, little jars with candy were the treasures found.

Children love to explore and feel like scientists.  Another twist to the party could be letting them look at items under a microscope if you have access to a couple.  Either way, this was a great party and the children enjoyed every aspect of it.

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Cam Anju 7 years ago from Stoughton, Wisconsin

Sounds like a very cool birthday party, I'm sure everyone had a lot of fun! Congrats on the hubnugget wanna-be staus! ^_^


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ljrc1961 7 years ago from Michigan Author

thanks...what's the hubnugget?


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

This sounds like a wonderful party! My kids may be a little old, but I will have to remember this for the grandkids (when I get some)! Congratulations on being included in the HubNuggets. You definitely deserve it!

Ripplemaker should be along soon to tell you about it. Or you can go check it out here:

http://hubpages.com/community/Get-In-Shape-For-Sum...


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ljrc1961 7 years ago from Michigan Author

The party was a lot of fun. Thanks for the info on hubnuggets; I didn't know what that meant. What an honor! LOL


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi ljrc!  Kari is so cute and so right.  I had to run all the way here to get the news up and about.  LOL  That should keep me fit and sexy???  Hahaha  Yes, I see that you already know that you are a Hubnugget Nominee!  Congratulations.  This is a cool idea for a birthday party and it was cool that your son (and the other kids) enjoyed it so much!

To vote for this hub and to find out more about the Hubnuggets Festivities: http://hubpages.com/community/Get-In-Shape-For-Sum...

 


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RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

Very cool hub - congrats on your nomination!


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ljrc1961 7 years ago from Michigan Author

thanks Ripple and Red...I love writing so that makes it more fun!


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DoodleLyn 7 years ago from Upstate New York, USA

What a unique idea for a birthday party....and what a lucky boy to have such a creative mom! I'm sure the kids are still talking about that party! Great hub, and congrats on your nomination.


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ljrc1961 7 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks Doodle, my kids' friends always love the parties!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas

Ah, another creative mom after my own heart. I have written several hubs about themed parties I've had for my kids. Our parties are legendary in our little town...LOL


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ljrc1961 7 years ago from Michigan Author

I'll have to check out your hubs...I'm not super mom anymore but I had my moments of glory!


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hinckles koma 6 years ago from nyc

you are really an amazing person i can tell iam your #1 fan. Hubs great, pictures great. in real life we would be good friends, we have a lot in common. Thanks love all koma.


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ljrc1961 6 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks; we'll have to keep tabs on each other!


Low Power Microscope 6 years ago

Always a pleasure to come across some work that is useful, thankyou for the information keep the good stuff pouring in

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