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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!