Mar 21, 2011

How to host a Smurf Party

Get ready to be Smurf'd Source: Smurfhappens


The Smurfs Movie in 3D is scheduled to be released worldwide August 2011 by Columbia Pictures. When this movie is released, look out parents, this will be the theme that every young child will want for their next birthday party.

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours -- in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.

Smurfs in the NYC Source: Smurfshappen

If you are looking for some Smurf party games and activity inspiration, here are a few ideas to get you started:

Arrival Activities:
Have plenty of Smurf colouring pages and a blue playdoh activity station ready for the kids to warm up and allow the majority of guests to arrive. You could paint the children's faces blue to get them really Smurf'd!

Games:

Pass the Parcel - Smurf Style
Sit children in a circle, press play to the Smurf theme song and pass a Smurf plush toy you have purchased. When the music stops, the child with the smurf in their hand reaches into the Smurf treasure challenge bag.  Inside the challenge bag is pre-cut hand out cards with the various Smurf names on them. The kids pull out a Smurf character name and they must mimic that Smurf. If they pass the "smurf challenge" they will be rewarded with a small prize.

The Smurfs have names specific to their characters. The Smurfs include: Papa Smurf, Lazy Smurf, Handy Smurf, Brainy Smurf, Clumsy Smurf, Reporter Smurf, Tailor Smurf, Farmer Smurf, Dreamy Smurf, Harmony Smurf, Painter Smurf, Hefty Smurf, Vanity Smurf, Jokey Smurf, Poet Smurf, Grouchy Smurf, Baker Smurf, Smurfette, Greedy Smurf, Puppy, Baby Smurf, and Grandpa Smurf.

Smurf, Smurf, Smurfette or Smurf, Smurf, Gargamel. (Duck, Duck, Goose) Kids love this game

Smurf Cupcakes Source: Shereens Cakes and Bakes

Smurf Treasure Hunt Help the Smurfs find their way back to the Village and away from the evil Gargamel. Use coloured cards with each clue reading something like this - (this first clue is written on White paper)

Welcome young Smurfs we need your help,
The evil Garagamel is close by our blue belts!
We've landed in a big apple tree,
It's time to flee by the count of three.
Put on your Smurf thinking caps and solve the clues
We're counting on you so we can return with you.
 
Riddle: The first clue is on a colour bright and sunny, it is even the colour of yummy honey.


YELLOW

Second Clue: (Yellow card)
Well done Smurfs and Smurfettes you have found the first one, now we can solve the next clue and have more fun!

This colour is the colour of a magical toadstool and Papa Smurf's cap. This colour also rhymes with bed. Yes it is the colour .........

RED

Third Clue (Red Card)
Now calling all Brainy Smurfs, put your thinking caps and glasses on, mix blue and red to get the next one, Solve this clue and you’ll have even more fun!

PURPLE

Fourth Clue (Purple Card )
Keep going Smurfs and Smurfettes you are close to the end, Grass is the colour of the next one my friend

GREEN

Fifth Clue (Green Card)
Well done young Smurfs and Smurfettes you have solved all the treasure hunt clues. Now the treasure belongs to you!

Smurf Smarties Sucker Relay Source: Goodygoodygumdrops
Smurf Smarties Sucker Relay

Get the children to line up in 2 straight lines and each child is given a straw. One at a time children run up to a container with blue and white choc drops in. Place the straw on a choc drop and suck. The choc drop sticks to the straw. They then need to drop it into their hand, then can eat it and run back and tag the next person. These blue and white choc drops can be purchased from Goodygoodygumdrops.com.au or alternatively in America, you can purchase these direct from Kopper's chocolates.

Smurf Commando Course
In the movie, the Smurfs find a hidden grotto that they drop into and wind up in Central Park in New York City – trying to stay away from Gargamel as they try to find their way back to their Village. Why not set up a Smurf commando course for them. You could time them for greater challenge.

Gargamel Tag
All children line up on the start line and they have to try and get to the finish line. Gargamel (ala you) is standing in the middle and you try to tag them as they run past. If the Smurfs get caught, they become "garagamel it" as well, but must stand stationary. They can only tag players if they come close enough. Keep going until no one is left.

Smurf Bingo Source: Edible Crafts


Smurf Bingo It's time to get your power point skills ready to cut and paste Smurf images from the net and create Smurf Bingo cards similar to the one shown above
Smurf Says Play just like Simon Says, but using "Papa Smurf Says"

Pin the Hat on Papa Smurf or pin the tail on Gargamel's cat

Smurf dress up relay
Split the children into 2 teams and make 2 piles of clothing. The piles should include - 2 white caps (similar to Smurf hats), 2 pairs of blue gloves, 2 blue t-shirts, 2 pairs of white shorts and 2 pairs of white smurf like shoes). Have the first in the lines race to the pile of Smurf clothing and dress up in all of the Smurf clothes. When finished, they must take all the clothes off and go and tag the next player in line. The team that dresses and undresses first wins.
If you want to obtain the real Smurf dress up look visit Costume Express

And remember have fun - no Grouchy! Source: Smurfhappens
Enjoy!

Mar 19, 2011

Party Decoration Perfection - Wish Upon a Party

Fairy Party Decoration: Source: Wish Upon A Party

 Okay, so it has been my personal mission to make parties memorable for kids for nearly a decade now. And yes, it has been a hard and long road travelled, particularly in Perth, as we have had many party businesses come and go over the last 10 years.

Thank goodness for Wish Upon a Party, as they have transformed Perth's parties from the obligatory Happy Birthday Banner and a few strategically placed balloons on the letterbox to a wonderfully magical experience for one and all.

Check out the Fairy Party Package which starts from as little as $280. This includes supply, delivery, setup and collection of props and also including the supply of 10 costumes for the fairy party theme.

Well done Wish Upon a Party! These wonderful party images have been sourced directly from Wish Upon a Party. Book a party - I promise you birthday child won't be disappointed.


Fairy Party Fairyland
Fairy Mapole - Great for Fairy Dancing Games!
Fairy Party Table Chairs - Beautifully adorned with butterflies
Fairy Party Table Centrepiece
Fairy Golden Entry - Sprinkled with Fairy Dust
Beautiful Butterflies - You can't buy these!

Fairy Party Ladybug







Mar 15, 2011

How to make balloon flip flops

Balloon Flip Flops aka - Thongs Source: The Craft Junkie
Now we have endured the hottest summer in record here in Perth Western Australia and Pool Parties, Hawaiian parties, water games anything to do with water has been a high priority this summer. I came across these adorable Balloon embellished flip flops (Aussies call them thongs), at one of the best craft blogs ever The Craft Junkie.

If you have a Hawaiian party to go to or hosting a pool party for your child's next birthday, then these are the go. Girls would love to include this as a craft activity at a party. Try it you won't be disappointed!

For full instructions on how to create these balloon thongs, visit The Craft Junkie for full step by step instructions.

Balloon Wreath - Great first impression!

Balloon Party Wreath for a great welcome! Source: Lilmagoolie
I was welcomed the other day by a beautiful balloon wreath and I instantly beamed! If you are up to the challenge (apparently this is not hard to create), then follow one of my favourite blogs - Two More Seconds for the step by step instructions to create a wonderful Balloon Wreath Masterpiece.

Beautiful, colourful - I love these! Source: two more seconds

Enjoy!