How to throw an Egyptian Themed Birthday Party
Ancient Egypt is a fascinating place all these years later. There is plenty of fuel for the fascination pyre, from mummies and pyramids to pharos and scarabs. Keep in mind, however, that the goal here is for everyone to have a great time, so if you have any kids present, make sure they are not to be frightened to keep the scary stuff to a minimum if possible (even if your child is brave to a fault that doesn't mean that some of the guests won't be frightened and you want the experience to be pleasant for everyone).
Egyptian Themed Party Decorations
Decorations for this are not as difficult as you may think. Some of these decorations will double nicely for Halloween or may already be in your Halloween stash. First of all, if you have a canopy or tent lying around, this will make an excellent substitution for a pyramid. You can fill your canopy or tent with authentic relics looking for what would be inside an Egyptian pyramid. Use skulls (leftover from Halloween decorations) on the floor, gold coins, sequins that look like jewels, and fake jewellery that might have been worn during the period. Of course, the piece de resistance will be the c wrapped in the corner (if this isn't part of your Halloween stash, it should be after this).
What self-respecting mummies home doesn't have a great curse to go with it? Before allowing the guests into the "pyramid", you need to make sure they know the curse that goes along with it. It's a fun little addition to the theme and a lot of fun to watch their eyes as you tell the tale of the mummy inside and why the tomb is cursed.
If you are still looking for excellent activities, you can bury treasure in your sandbox (if you have one) and let them all take turns digging up treasures or artefact's that they can take home with them. Ensure everyone has at least one turn and gets one thing to take home from the digging.
Egyptian Party Food
You can either barbecue dinner or order pizza or something simple for dinner. I recommend letting the guests eat inside the pyramid for fun (if it isn't too hot) and allowing for a showing of The Mummy afterwards (provided the audience is old enough and interested). You could also enable them to play in the tomb for a while or make it an overnight event and allow them to camp in the tomb if it's a tent.
Egyptian Party Favour Bags
Great goody bag gifts include flashlights, glow sticks, spiders, chocolate coins, stickers, and other candy jewellery. One great game for an Egyptian themed birthday party would be to wrap the mummy. Divide the kids into groups of three and have them take turns racing to wrap the mummy (a member of the team) in toilet paper. Do this so that everyone has the opportunity to be wrapped - be sure to use the cheap brands of toilet paper for this particular project and plan on having plenty in case they get a little overzealous.
Most importantly, you want to plan an event that is fun to participate in, and that will have all your guests eager to come back for the big birthday bash next year. Remember, you'll be expected to top the current theme and might gain a reputation for throwing fabulous parties.
FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can I make my birthday fun?
One easy way to make your birthday party fun is to plan a themed party. For example, you could have a '70s party or a masquerade ball. Another way to add excitement to your birthday party is by having contests and games. You can have a limbo contest, cake-eating, or even a treasure hunt. And finally, don't forget the food and drinks! Be sure to serve up some of your favourite snacks and beverages, and you're sure to have a great time.
What are good ideas for a birthday?
A good birthday party should be full of fun, laughter, and love. Surrounding you with your closest friends and family is the best way to celebrate another year. Make sure to include plenty of cake, games, and presents! Choosing a theme will be the most crucial decision, so make sure you browse our trending Adult Birthday Ideas or Kids Party Ideas.
How do I plan my birthday on a small budget?
There are a few ways to plan your birthday on a small budget. One way is to have a smaller guest list, and another way is to do DIY decorations and save on the cost of professional decorating services. You can also cut costs by serving simple refreshments like cake and punch instead of an elaborate meal. Finally, to get lower venue hire rates, consider having your party at a time other than peak party times like weekends or evenings.
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