Hobbits are storybook creatures that live a simple, rural life in the Shire in Middle Earth. They enjoy merriment, storytelling over a good pipe, dancing and lots of good food. Hobbits love peace and quiet, and appreciate the Earth. Host a hobbit party and enjoy the same simple pleasures of the hobbits, with lots of food and fun.
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Invitations and decorations
Build excitement for an outdoor hobbit party with an invitation that invites guests to a celebration and feast at the Shire. Find images of hobbit characters online and suggest that guests wear costumes. Write the invitations in Old English style script or use a computer font that resembles old-style writing, and print on parchment paper. Seal the envelope with a wax seal for authenticity. Decorate your garden or party room to resemble a Shire celebration. Hang thatched roof birdhouses from trees, and set some in the garden. Set up long tables for food. Drape festive ribbons from a pole for dancing around.
Have your guests dress up like hobbits of the Shire. White, long-sleeved shirts, cut-off trousers, sweater vests, long coats and cardigans can be put together to make basic hobbit costumes for boys. Braces and capes complete the outfit. Renaissance-type bodices, skirts and blouses are ideal for girls. Top with an apron or shawl to complete the look. Make hairy feet for your guests to add to their costumes by attaching pieces of fake fur to elastic that can go over bare feet or shoes. Cut out some of the fur so it looks more like hair. Appoint an adult to be the wizard to keep everything running smoothly. Dress your wizard in a long hooded cape and carry a staff.
Hobbits enjoy frolicking in the outdoors. Play lively, mediaeval or Celtic music for dancing. Hide a "precious" ring in your party area and create a map of your own Middle Earth with clues to find it. Hang a dragon pinata from a tree and let everyone take turns slaying the dragon with a plastic sword for its treasures. For craft projects, make flowered hair circlets and wizard hats. For quiet time, have everyone sit in a circle and read adventure stories while using a bubble pipe.
Hobbits traditionally eat six meals a day, and food is an important part of their daily lives and celebrations. Serve foods that hobbits would grow and make themselves. Serve beverages like root beer and berry drinks in mugs. Barbecue chicken legs and skewers of meat and vegetables. Serve corn chowder with flat bread and butter. Set out bowls with lots of blueberries, strawberries, grapes and plums on the table, and serve with whipped cream. Add a buttercream-iced chocolate cake to complete the feast.
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