"The Chronicles of Narnia" is a children's fantasy series written by C. S. Lewis. Containing novels such as "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe," several of which have been turned into films, the world of Narnia offers an exciting theme for a child's birthday party or special event. Make your party a hit by decorating it to resemble a winter wonderland and serving your guests meals taken directly from the pages of the books.
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Things you need
- Parchment paper
- Black pen
- Gold ribbon
- Winter-themed decorations (fake Christmas trees, white sheets, fake snow)
- Stuffed animals
- Fur coats
- Toy armour
- Toy swords
- Toy bows and arrows
- Narnia-themed food (milk, toast, Turkish delight, cake, fruits, cheese)
Invite guests to your child's "The Chronicles of Narnia" party with special invitations. Use damp teabags to yellow pieces of parchment paper. Once the parchment paper dries, use black ink to write the party details in fancy script. Roll the invitations up and secure them using lengths of gold ribbon.
Decorate the party area to resemble Narnia, where it is almost always winter. Lay white sheets on the floor and furniture, and set up fake Christmas trees, which you can adorn with fake snow.
Place stuffed animals around the room to represent the many creatures of Narnia.
Draw a large lion onto a sheet of cardboard and have your child assist you with painting it. Cut it out and surprise your party guests with a nearly life-size representation of Aslan, the lion character in the novels.
Have your guests dress in costume. Set out an array of fur coats, toy swords and armour for children to choose from.
Provide a meal that the characters in "The Chronicles of Narnia" would eat. Include foods such as toast, milk, fruit and cheese, as well as desserts such as Turkish delight and vanilla cake with edible glitter.
Use "The Chronicles of Narnia" as inspiration for party games. While younger children will enjoy freeze dancing, with you, as the White Witch, controlling the music, older children will enjoy target practice with toy bows and arrows, and a game of charades where they must act out characters from the novels.
Have each child pose for a picture with the cardboard cutout of Aslan the lion. Send this picture home as a party favour, or mail it to the guests after the party with a thank you note.
Tips and warnings
- Give out copies of books from "The Chronicles of Narnia" as party favours.
- Ask your guests' parents or guardians about food allergies prior to preparing the menu.
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