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My sister Sarah, just debuted her beautiful new blog.  I asked her if I could share one of her posts.  I love all of them, but I thought this one was so creative and packed full of fun ideas for a kid’s party, or any party, for that matter!

Sarah is also an interior designer.  She uses her design skills to create beautiful parties, as you will see in this post!

Sarah’s blog is called She Holds Dearly, you can find it at SheHoldsDearly.com.

 

The Following is from Sarah’s blog:

Narnia Party

Alright, this one’s for anyone who has to plan a party in the next couple of months, but feels a little brain dead from all the creativity required during the holidays. Let me just throw one out there for you to go along with wintertime.  How about a Narnia party?

One of my daughter’s past birthdays was Narnia themed and I will share some of the highlights. But first, to really appreciate the atmosphere we created, you should cue some of the Narnia soundtrack that we had blaring the whole time.

Go ahead, I’ll wait.

To start things off we found a picture of the original wardrobe from the first Narnia movie and printed them out for our invitations.

birthday party, handmade

Inside, we added a tiny picture of Lucy at the lamp post in snowy Narnia with party details and, of course, glitter accents.

handmade, Chronicles of Narnia birthday party

To our dismay, the day of the party dawned with an unexpected deluge of rain on our outdoor party set up!  Neighbors showed up to help us and we frantically put up several canopy tents.  In the end, the tents and extra smokey bonfire from the dampness really added to the authenticity of the party, so all was well.

Outdoor Birthday, Chronicles of Narnia

We carried upholstered arm chairs and stumps down to our party site and hung Christmas ornaments on the shrubs.

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Outdoor Themed Birthday, Children's party

Most of the guests came in costume, which made it extra fun.

the lion, the witch and the wardrobe

They each received their own party crown upon arrival and then had to walk through the “wardrobe” that we made out of a refrigerator box.  Inside the wardrobe was a fur coat to push past and as you stepped out the other side into “Narnia” you had to part the snowflake streamers that hung over the back opening of the wardrobe.

refrigerator box, birthday party

There was a Play Doh station with homemade glitter Play Doh.

homemade play doh, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

And mason jar snow globe crafting.

Narnia party craft

outdoor birthday party, craft

children's birthday party, craft

children's birthday, mason jar craft

The cake was one of my favorite parts of the day.  I found a company online that would print any image on a thin sheet of sugar paper.  This could then be transferred onto a frosted cake.  Since then, I have heard that any grocery store bakery will do this for you, as well.  We found a beautiful quote and image from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and had them print it for us.  I baked the cake in a cake pan shaped like an open book to represent one of the Chronicles of Narnia.

the lion, the witch and the wardrobe, cake decorating, birthdayA clean comb along the cake edges made them look like pages.  And a doll house wardrobe, off Ebay, with one of our toy lions, as Aslan, pulled it all together.

There were gluten free cupcakes, topped with toy beavers and little bottle brush trees.

children's party, cake decorations

“Melted Snow”, i.e. water, was served to balance all that sugar.

birthday, children's party, the lion, the witch and the wardrobe

We borrowed my friend’s lamp post off her porch for decoration and ended the day with a game of freeze tag, of course, and a re-enactment of the Narnia battle scene.

Narnia Party

outdoor birthday, chronicles of narnia, C. S. Lewis

birthday, party game, the lion, the witch and the wardrobe

For favors, I made turkish delight and bought bookmarks off Etsy, which were made from Chronicles of Narnia book pages.

children's party, outdoor, birthday

All in all, it ended up being one of my favorite parties to host and I hope you will love it as much as we did, if you find yourself throwing a Narnia party in the near future.

Chronicles of Narnia Party

For Narnia and for Aslan!!

For more inspiration and details, please visit my Narnia Party Pinterest board.

5 thoughts on “Narnia Party

  1. Sarah says:

    Oh my! I’m so flattered and humbled that you would re-post this. This means so much to me.

    What a sweet sister and Auntie you are!

    Blessings on you and your blog, Dearest Melissa! xo

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    1. Sarah, I am so grateful I was able to re-post your article! I love your blog, it is beautiful and inspiring! I can’t wait to read the next post and the next one and the next one! You are sweet, thoughtful, hardworking, talented, a great sister, friend, wife and mother, I am proud of you!

      Multiplied blessings back to you, Dearest Sarah! xox

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  2. Janea says:

    Such a cool, magical party for kids – it seems it would encourage their creativity too! Janea
    http://thestyletti.com

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  3. Nancy says:

    How cool is this! A magical and mystical theme! FABULOUS!

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    1. I think this is so cool, too! I would have completely gotten lost in the fantasy of this party if I had attended it as a kid.

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