An Egyptian Themed Birthday Party

Kaitlyn mentioned she was having a birthday party (Happy Birthday, Kaitlyn!) and wanted some ideas for an Egyptian Themed Party. Here are my ideas. If any of you have any ideas feel free to mention them in the comments!

I’d start with the invitations. Find sheets of paper that look like papyrus or at least that fibrous, rice paper sort of stuff, then decorate the invitations using Egyptian symbols and hieroglyphs. (I believe they make rubber stamp kits for those.) Then roll the invitations up like scrolls before handing them out. Maybe even tie them up with a piece of straw or strip of fake leather.

Consider having the birthday cake in the shape of a sarcophagus. Or if that’s too grisly, a pyramid.

You could play a game where you pin the name of an Egyptian god or goddess on the back of everyone’s frock. Then they have to guess who they are by asking the other party goers questions that can be answered yes or no. The first one who guesses who they are wins.

Or how about Wrap the Mummy? Divide everyone up into teams and they have to wrap one of their team members up like a mummy using either rolls of toilet paper or white crepe paper. First one to completely wrap their mummy wins.

Maybe also have an amulet making activity. There are some great instructions for this in Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos.

Maybe even have an archaeological “dig” by burying party favors and prizes in a sand pit and having the guests have to “dig” them out or discover them.

Or how about a treasure hunt with teams of guests having to follow clues to find the Egyptian treasure?

Or maybe a word scramble game where you pass out sheets of paper to each guest with a number of Egyptian names and words scrambled? The first one that unscrambles them all gets a prize.

You could have the party goers help with the decorating by having big strips of white butcher paper taped up to the walls, and then have everyone decorate them with Egyptian hieroglyphics and symbols and drawings, like the ancient Egyptians used to decorate the walls of their pyramids and tombs.

For music you could play musical chairs to “Walk Like An Egyptian” by the Bangles.

Food might include dates, nuts, honey cakes, chicken or lamb kabobs…
And that’s all I can think of for now. Hope you have a lovely party!

91 Responses to “An Egyptian Themed Birthday Party”

  1. Kyra Says:

    Oh my EEK!!! gosh! (don’t ask) THAT IS A GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sorry. I mean, it is, right?
    I am going to use that for my party in June!!! My birthday is the first day of summer, June 14th (we get out on June 13th) and it’s a perfect day. Last time we had a Ride the Ducks party (does anyone know about that?) and afterwards we got into our bathing suits and attacked each other with hoses, water guns, and water balloons in the rain. One girl went overboard and started filling up pots with water and dumping them on people’s heads, and it started an uproar.

    The year before that was a spa party, WHICH WAS REALLY FUN….

    okay. now i will never talking capitals again. thank you for the amazing idea theodosia, and goodbye!

  2. Vincent Says:

    What a brilliant idea!

    I have another suggestion:

    ‘Pin the Capstone on the Pyramid’

    You could also make a couple of Egyptian board games – Senet and Mehen.

    Vincent.

  3. Kyra Says:

    Oh, or maybe–
    i have this game called “Valley of the Pharaohs”–
    It’s about an Egyptian curse, mummies and a scarab–
    AND IT’S AN AMAZING GAME!
    I could play that!

    Adding to Vincent:
    Pin the Bandage on The Mummy!
    You and your friends have to work together to cover the mummy’s body. If it’s not done by, say, ____ minutes…..?

    Welcome Vincent!

  4. Kaitlyn Says:

    Thanks for all of your ideas, guys!

    Especialy you, Theo!! I would never have thought of those things. You’re brilliant!!

    I promise I will use your ideas. I love them!

    Maybe I can invite some people on here on my birthday…

    Bye for now!

    Kitlyn :) :) :)

  5. Kaitlyn Says:

    I meant Kaitlyn.

  6. Kyra Says:

    Kitlyn is a nice name!
    Kitlyn. That sounds cool.

  7. Kaitlyn Says:

    Thanks. It was made by mistake.

    :)

  8. Kyra Says:

    CHCH!
    Sorry, that was a sound of surpise/fear. I found out that, apparently, pyramid mean honey cake or some kind of cakey thing.You see, early in the school year we did an Egyptian scavenger hunt on the Internet. And one site said pyramid meant (ahem) HONEY CAKE……………..
    Maybe it was lying.

  9. Kyra Says:

    It would be cool to have a huge plastic-y but not plastic-y looking case for the cake that was a sarcophagus, and then the cake would be inside and it would be a mummy. The case top would be slightly askew to cause MYSTERY!! (sorry haha) And THEN, if your parents let you and were willing to spend however much money on your birthday party, paperback Theodosia books for everyone!

  10. Kyra Says:

    Hmm…
    is this italic?

  11. Kyra Says:

    OMG IT WORKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Kyra Says:

    not italic I hope

  13. Kyra Says:

    argh, how does it stop?

  14. Kyra Says:

    HELP ME

  15. Kyra Says:

    okay?

  16. Kyra Says:

    will this work?

  17. Kyra Says:

    Oh, I see. Yay!

  18. Kyra Says:

    noo!

  19. Kyra Says:

    this ends now

  20. Kyra Says:

    ? Testing?

  21. Kyra Says:

    NO! I’ll give up now.

  22. Kaitlyn Says:

    Hi again.

  23. Kaitlyn Says:

    :)

  24. Kyra Says:

    mom. mom. dad. dad. racecar. racecar. Can you guess the connections between them?

  25. leximel Says:

    are they palindromes?

    rats live on no evil star

  26. Kyra Says:

    Oh, no, did I set the italics for you guys as well? Theo, or RL, please fix this!
    Yes, they are palindromes! Good job. (thumbs up!)
    Rats live on no evil star is a really cool one.
    Unrelated, my friend says that rockstar mixed up is “corkrats”.

  27. leximel Says:

    check out THESE sweet babies!

    too hot to hoot

    a man, a plan, a canal, Panama!

    madam, i’m adam

  28. Kaitlyn Says:

    Hello

    I’m writing a series called the Spider Queen Series.
    I’ll put them online as soon as possible so you can see.

    - Kaitlyn

  29. Kaitlyn Says:

    Ok you should all see the overly long comment I made in Book Recomendations. :)

  30. hanhan(a.k.a.hannah) Says:

    hola!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!wat up wid da italcs?
    hey hey hey… mr owl ate my metal worm…yay
    me I HEART RICK MARTIN!!she’s into superstition, black cats and voodoo dolls i see a premonition, that girls gonna make me fall!!!l8r me sweeties and my BRIT IS HOT and call me hanhan from now on k? i left #30
    i left #30!!!!!!YAY ME

  31. hanhan(a.k.a.hannah) Says:

    NOT SEE feal

  32. Kyra Says:

    ….?
    Who’s Rick Martin?
    … and voodoo dolls creep me out.
    kk, I’ll call you Hanhan IF you call me Kiki.

  33. Kaitlyn Says:

    I think voodoo dolls are really cool!

  34. Lucia Says:

    Hi I’m Lucia! I’m one of kaitlyn’s friends I’m not done with the first book yet, but I’m done before the next book comes out. Does anyone have any good Ideas on how to make egyptian clothing? I was invited to Kaitlyn’s party. From, Lucia

  35. Kaitlyn Says:

    Hi Lucia! Theo, this is my friend Lucia. She loves the book so far. Kyra, a new persson to type to!! And she’s talkitive!! Even I’m excited!

  36. Lucia Says:

    ha ha everyone is talkitive

  37. Kaitlyn Says:

    Whatever you say. But you are. So there. :)

  38. Lucia Says:

    where is everyone else?

  39. Kaitlyn Says:

    I don’t know. THEO!!!!! A new reader!

  40. Kaitlyn Says:

    WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!!

    Sorry. Heh Heh.

  41. Lucia Says:

    I perfer to wake and smell the cherry soda

  42. Kaitlyn Says:

    HA HA HA…?

    CHERRY SODA!!!!!??????

  43. Kyra Says:

    Erm.
    I’m sorry but……

    FRESCA IS WAY BETTER TO SMELL THAN CHERRY SODA!!!!

    Oh yeah you just got served on a platter with fah-ries!

    Haha, sorry. I’m really stressed, I have a million pages of homework…

  44. Lucia Says:

    YES! I AM SO AWESOME! I JUST FINISHED THE BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM THE MOST AWESOME OF AWESOMEIST! UH-HUH! IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! NOT REALLY.

    I’m being truthful, I finished it in 2 days!

    KAITLYN SAYS:

    It’s true. She did. I was right next to her. In fact I’m right next to her now! But I finished it in 3 days!

  45. Kyra Says:

    Readddd:
    Flowers for Algernon!!
    Sun, Moon, Ice and Snow!!
    The Princess and the Pauper!!
    Summerland!!
    Watchhhh:
    Nim’s Island!!
    Stick It!!
    And Lucia, say hi toooo:
    Me, Kyra, webkinzmonkeyk or Kiki!!
    Leximel, or Lexi!!
    Hannah, Hanhan, or Anamiecutie (pardon if I spell that wrong)!!
    Kaitlyn, serpantsofchaos, or Kitlyn!! (I’m not sure you need to do that.)
    RL, Robin, or Robin LaFevers!!
    Theo, Theodosia, or Theodosia Throckmorton!!
    Geoffrey!! (kinda. he only came on once)

    Sorry for the geekiness! I just wanted to refresh my memory on everyone….because some people don’t come on anymore!!

  46. Kyra Says:

    hmm

  47. Kyra Says:

    OMG NO…
    I SET SOMETHING ELSE AGAIN!!!

  48. Kyra Says:

    I think I am messing up this website slowly and horribly. You see, I looked up this thing about HTML tags and you can say i for italics or b for bold in a special way. I tried it and apparently it did it to EVERYTHING, not just my post!!!!
    I DON’T KNOW HOW TO FIX IT
    AAACCCCK THEO HELP

  49. Lucia Says:

    hi i’m here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. Paige Says:

    Kyra, you totally forgot about ME!!!!!!! and shayda, too. add us to your list so Lucia may know we EXIST!!!!!!

  51. Paige Says:

    i did the weird html thing! yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

  52. Paige Says:

    i did it again!

  53. Paige Says:

    help me! i can’t undo it! HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP!

  54. Paige Says:

    I messed it up. Paige sad. :(

  55. Kaitlyn Says:

    Geeze. What’s going on with the italics and the bold??
    HOW DID YOU DO IT ANYWAY?

    Oh, and hi Paige! How come you never write back to me?

    Oh, and Kyra? Can you email me back please? I’ve been gone 3 days and NO emails. Thanks!

    -Kitlyn (hee)

  56. Kaitlyn Says:

    Oh, and–

    It dosen’t really matter if it’s bold or underlines or whatever. For some reason, I like it a little bit.

    I SAID A LITTLE BIT.

    Ok, Kyra? PLEASE PLEASE email me back. I’m lonley. I’m not kidding. And Kyra–
    MY PARTY IS TOMORROW DARNIT YOU CAN’T BE THERE!

    Sorry. But that’s ok too. Alright, I don’t really have alot to say and I want to make an overly long comment but I don’t think I can. That was a run-along sentence right there (run-along sentence?).

    Wow. This place is awfully quiet (I think we’ve ALL felt that feeling).

    Theodosia, can you please comment to me or email me or something? I miss you coming on here. :( :( :(

    Sincerly,

    Kaitlyn

    P.S. I can’t wait for the next book. The Staff of Osiris…Hmm. Oh, And Theo, if you havn’t already, try books by Lemony Snicket(The Series of Unfortunant events.) I just know I spelled unfortunant wrong. But then again, I’m not very fond of spelling.

    P.P.S. Thanks again for your ideas! I’m sure I’ll really enjoy myself. Even if it’s supposed to rain tomorrow. Ok, bye guys!

  57. Kaitlyn Says:

    Where is everyone?????

  58. Theodosia Says:

    Welcome, Lucia! I’m so glad you found us. And I’m very impressed you finished the book in two days! It’s not a short book, by any means.

    Kaitlyn, I hope you had a lovely birthday party!

  59. RL Says:

    Hi guys. RL here. Why don’t we not use html in the comments, hm? I’m not sure what it is exactly that you’re doing, but it seems to be affecting ALL the comments and how they’re formatted. So let’s forget about the html, if you don’t mind.

    Also, I want to remind people that this isn’t a chat room. It isn’t designed for immediate feedback or “real time” chat. So the chances are very high you won’t receive a reply from other posters to a comment you make for a day or two…

  60. Kiki (Kyra) Says:

    OMG OMG OMG Sorry Paige and Shayda!!!! SORRY SORRY SORRY SORRY SORRY!!! I forgot oh no…cuz you haven’t been on in so long!
    Kaitlyn, I haven’t checked my email in a while…I will!!!

  61. Kiki (Kyra) Says:

    Oh yeah, and sorry, RL, for starting that. Heh.

  62. Kaitlyn Says:

    Sorry, R.L.! I forgot! I’ll try to remember.

    And Theo, thanks! I had a GREAT party!

    Kaitlyn :) :)

  63. Lucia Says:

    whats hmtl? it sounds really weird?

  64. Lucia Says:

    nevermind Kaitlyn just told me

  65. RL Says:

    Lucia, html is a coding language. It can be used to make your text be either bold or italic among other things. Unfortunately though, it seems when people try to use it in the comments it has the ability to completely reformat the comment thread, which is not good. ;-)

  66. Lucia Says:

    theo were sending you a email please check you email

  67. girlygirl (Lucia) Says:

    oh no i said you not your oops!

  68. Kaitlyn/Kitlyn Says:

    Ok, Theo/R.L., check you’re email cause we sent it! (when you can, that is)

  69. (Kiki) (Kyra) (Kiyura) Says:

    just renewing this back to life!!! haha.

  70. Kaitlyn Says:

    Tell me about it. This is quiet ever since there was a new contest posted. :)

  71. Kyra Says:

    CHECK YA EMAIL KITLYN

  72. Kaitlyn Says:

    Ok, ok.

  73. Kiki, Kyra, Kiyura Says:

    Hmm, I have received no reply on email! Are you there?

  74. lucia Girly girl Says:

    sorry that was by accident :(

  75. lucia Girly girl Says:

    that was really weird

  76. lucia Girly girl Says:

    I don’t really think that was a overerly long comment since i did it by accident

  77. Kaitlyn Says:

    Tee hee. :)

  78. =DYLAN (HANNAH) Says:

    MY NICKNAME IS ALSO DYLAN MARVIL. EVEN MY TEACHER CALLS ME DYLAN!!! LOL!!=D. HAVE YOU GUYS READ THE TWILIGHT SERIES? THAY ARE SOSOSOSO GOOD. CHRIS BROWN LEARNED TO DANCE BY WATCHING MICHAEL JACKSON DANCE!!! ISN’T THAT WEIRED?
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  79. Kaitlyn Says:

    I will NOT EMAIL YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!

    Jk

    you HAVE to be kidding me

    Jk (again)

    And there’s this website where this little animal keeps dancing and then says : once more!! over and over and over. And there’s this website called http://www.theodosiathrockmorton.com !!! IT’s awesome so try it!

    Jk (once more!!) lol :)

    l8ter! (got that from you hannah (dylan. hee)

  80. Claire Says:

    My birthday’s coming up soon.
    Theo, when is your birthday?
    When is the 3rd book coming out?
    I’d like to get it for my birthday.

  81. Vanessa Says:

    I’d want to get TatKoH for my birthday.It sounds really cool.Hey Theodosia,what are your stactics?

  82. RL Says:

    Vanessa, the title has been changed just a bit so it is now THEODOSIA AND THE EYES OF HORUS.

    And if you’re asking about Theodosia’s statistics? Those will be revealed in TatEoH, and so is Top Secret until then!

  83. Olive Says:

    when will TatEoH be coming out?!

  84. TheatreGeek(a.k.a Hannah) Says:

    those are great party ideas!! i would use them but all my friends already think i’m weird because i like this kind of stuff. anyway, LOVED THEODOSIA AND THE EYES OF HORUS! READING IT FOR THE SECOND TIME! i bought it like a month after it came out can’t wait for the next one!

  85. Caitlynn Says:

    Is Tateoh the next book after theodosia and the last pharah? don’t worry Theatregeek my friends all think im weird because i love egypt too.

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  87. Anaya Says:

    Everyone i just have to say…
    I HATE WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN!!!!!!
    Its annoying, and a prototype!
    And DON’T get me started on the Egyptian walk.
    UGH!!
    I hate those things more than Theo hates Fagenbrush, and The Serpents of Chaos are bad!!!!!!!!! :C

  88. Anaya Says:

    I meant I hate it more than the Serpents Of chaos are bad and boy are they

  89. Anaya Says:

    Guys the idea of a Egyptian is a great idea! I’m going to do it for my birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  90. Anaya Says:

    For my birthday everyone has to bring an egyptian costume

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