This awesome LORD OF THE RINGS THEMED TWEEN BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Michelle Paige
What a fun party theme for a tween boy! I love all of the fun signs and labels. I also love the cute table scape with rings spread out over top of it! This party is full of fun ideas that anyone who loves the Lord of the Rings series will enjoy!
The Lord Of The Rings party ideas and elements to look for from this fantastic birthday celebration are:
- The cute shire cake
- The fun ring backdrop
- The cute “happy birthday” banner
- The fun Lord of the Rings printables
- The fun scroll invitation
- and MORE!
Lord of the Rings Party Details:This is what Michelle said about planning/styling the party-
“When my almost 12 year old son told me he wanted a Lord of the Rings themed party, I panicked! I had never read the books or seen the movies. How was I going to pull this off? After a bit of researching and watching a few of the movies, I was ready!
Downloading the Lord of the Rings font called Ringbearer was a lifesaver! The party invitations, agendas, nametags, food labels, etc. were easily made on the computer printed out on brown paper. The edges were ripped and inked to look old.
I created a burlap pennant banner with the same font and hung gold bracelets from the banner.
The table was decorated with lots of burlap strips and foliage. Gold rings were purchased from the party store and scattered about. Lord of the Rings Pez sat at each place setting. Name tags were mod podged onto pebbles for seating assignments. Gold take out boxes were perfect for loading up with treats. (boxes from Dollar Store.)
The Ring Buffet was easily assembled with ‘ring’ shaped treats. Onion rings, pretzel rings, donut rings, gummi rings and Pop Rings. Bamboo picks held the printed food labels.
The Second Breakfast (that is what Hobbits call their mid-morning meal), was designed to go with the theme. Hobbit Doors (round waffles with a pineapple ring), Orc sausages and bacon, Elf fruit arrows (cut fruit on skewers), Samwise Po-Tay-Toes (tatertots), Bilbo’s Cinnamon Cakes (mini cinnamon rolls) and Gollum’s Juice (apple juice) completed the meal.
I created the cake by making a double layer sheet cake and a round cake cut in half for the hobbit house. Candy rocks, cookies and LEGO minifigures were added. Green colored buttercream frosting covered the entire cake.
Many Lord of the Rings themed activities were scheduled to keep the boys busy. Archery practice (bows and arrows were found at the Dollar Tree), took place in our family room with hanging balloons, hoops and vinyl targets. I made felt backpacks for each boy to store their weapons and treats. Plastic toy daggers were used to battle the Orcs. I copied off ugly Orc pictures from the movie and taped them inside the buckets. The kids tried to destroy the Orcs by throwing their daggers into the buckets.
A Quest was designed around our neighborhood. I created a map and clues and set them out with a gold ring tied around their necks and wood staffs and swords. At each location were directions and a treat to keep them going. The quest ended with a final Orc battle and throwing their rings into the fire (just like the story). We ended the party with Gandalf’s fireworks. The kids had a ‘blast”!
Items and supplies used in this Lord of the Rings Party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:
- Jute Twine
- Chinese Favor Boxes
- Nut and Treat Cups
- Pastry Bags
- Burlap Bags
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