Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wizards of Waverly Place Party Ideas


Invitations: Turn your invitations into a contest. Lets see who can come up with the most creative and fantastic looking wand! All you need for this is some fancy ribbon, wooden dowels (cut to wand size) and your computer and paper. You can even find some aged or scroll paper at your local store. Using your computer and preferred paper, write all the party details like the who, when and where. Perhaps title the page with something in bold letters like "You are invited to ___'s Wicked __th Birthday Party!" When the details are out of the way, explain the wand contest. Explain that you have supplied them with the base for their creation but is up to them to make it magical by painting, glittering and gluing - whatever they like. To get them excited and motivated also tell them there are special prizes for the most creative, colorful and unique wands. Roll the invite paper up with the wooden dowel inside and tie tightly with your fancy ribbon. Your invitations are ready to hand out!

Decorations: The traditional balloons and streamers in colours like purple, fuchsia and lime green would be great to match with all the WOWP tableware and decorations readily available online and stores. For an absolutely fantastic idea why don't you decorate the party area as the popular 'Lair' which as you know is located in the sub shop behind the large refrigerator door! The lair is is a kinda spooky but super fun place for the kids to hang out and learn magic spells. To create this look, bring in everything antique and old looking. Put tons of old books and encyclopedias around. Use dim lighting with a of lamps. Use lots of printed fabrics and display different spells that the kids have learned in old frames. Use lots of sun, star and moon decor even if you have to make them yourself out of construction paper. Dried flowers, plants and herbs are scattered throughout the lair in vases, pots and jars. Pull out your Halloween decorations and look for items like skulls, rats, witches and spiders - pretty much anything spooky. Watch a few episodes or go to the Disney website to get a look at the 'Lair' and get a real feel for decorating like it.

Party Games: Play your own version of Wizards of Waverly Place 'Scene It'. Watch a recorded or a DVD episode of WOWP and then break the guests into 2 groups. Ask really obscure questions like "What colour hat was Alex wearing" or "What was Max eating". Have at least 25 questions prepared and allow 30 seconds for the team to answer. One answer is allowed only so they must confer as a group before blurting out answers. The team with the most answered questions wins! If you have just two groups, you can play the rule that the other team can steal if answered incorrectly. If the birthday child is involved in the prep for this game, suggest that they become the host and ask the questions.

Crafts: Make your own potions table. Well, maybe not potions but wouldn't it be fun for the guests to make their own lotion or bubble bath. A simple recipe for homemade bubble bath is as follows. Pour unscented and clear dish soap into a fancy glass or plastic bottle 3/4 of the way full. You can use any type of container or bottle you wish as long as it is clear and has a lid. Scan your local dollar store, you will be amazed at what you can find! Offer a selection of different essential oils for aroma and food colourings for a range of shades. It is important to remind your guests that less is more, only a few drops are needed. Feel free to mix and match but never shake your creation, use a stir stick to gently stir. The last step is optional. You can add some body glitter sparkles, soap confetti or even dried flowers to jazz up your bubble bath. That would definitely make it a bubble bath potion!

Menu: Subs of course! The characters all work in their Dad's sub shop so Submarine sandwiches are the perfect choice. You can either purchase a long party sub or have a 'make your own' station set up. You could lay out differ kinds of breads, cheeses, meats, veggies and dressings for the guests to make their own creations. A nice touch would be to also serve can pop and bagged chips of different flavors just like what they have available in the shop. A really inexpensive way to create a Wizards of Waverly Place theme cake is to simply download and print your favourite logo or picture of the wizards from Google images. Once printed and cut to size you simply laminate it. Place it on your cake and pipe you child's favourite colour of icing around the image. Keep the icing bright, add a wand, candles and some stars and your done. Your effort and imagination will be much appreciated. Just don't forget to remove the laminated image before eating!




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