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Feb 4 2013, 6:22pm

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thoughts [In reply to] Can't Post

The Alamo Drafthouse does a trilogy showing many years and I think they offered a Middle-earth menu. It might be worth doing a search for that.

also, we had a thread a while back that asked for suggestions for a kid's party. I made some but I think they were more kid oriented than adult so I'm not going to search for it but the original poster could try a forum search for any past conversations. (points to button at top of page)

While coming up with suggestions for that older thread and while looking for ideas for Christmas gifts, I did some searching on google for party ideas, food and crafts using Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, Tolkien, and Middle-earth as search parameters. There was some interesting stuff. Decorating cookies as round hobbit doors was popular. :-)

And, I'm kind of new to the whole Pinterest thing but it might be worth going there and doing some searches for party ideas using those Tolkien search terms above.

When I entered the Show Your Hobbit Pride competition, I went back and read the chapters in LOTR describing Hobbits (including the foreword, if that's what it was called). I'll throw these out for consideration - go back to the book for more details: gardening, flowers, pipeweed (bubble pipes?), smoke rings (you can buy and maybe rent machines that make smoke rings), mushrooms, cabbages and taters (for decoration in a basket or maybe colcannon).

there are a bunch of English cheeses with the word 'shire' in them. Look in any store that carries a good selection of imported cheeses. Any English cheese would be good.

ale (I don't know that ginger ale would be particularly English but root beer maybe?)

as far as costuming... if I engage in 'dressing in costume' it's usually by suggesting something connected to the theme. At a Tolkien halloween party, I just wore a silky vest that looked kind of Elvish to me and pulled my hair back with a vaguely Elvish looking clip... leaving strands in front of my ears on each side. For a Alice in Wonderland theme ball, I wore a regular ball dress but I painted the tips of a silk rose with red, shiny fabric paint... making sure it looked gloopy and drippy, as if it were brushed on with a big brush... then I made a drip that I fastened onto my dress with a tacky (removable), fabric glue. I can't tell you how many people thought it was a real drip! A few people came dressed up in provocative clothing and declared they were 'tarts'.

So, it might be just as much fun to let people come up with creative ways to dress to the theme. A scarf, a vest, furry feet. And not get too caught up in full costumes.

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Subject User Time
Hobbit Birthday Party. Ideas welcome! anagum Send a private message to anagum Feb 4 2013, 6:14am
    Howdy and Welcome! What a great idea :D grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 4 2013, 5:48pm
        thoughts Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Feb 4 2013, 6:22pm
    Hobbit Party Games? Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Feb 4 2013, 8:48pm
    Don't forget that most Hobbity of birthday traditions tennie75 Send a private message to tennie75 Feb 5 2013, 4:26am
    Fun! I'll try to think of more Nira Send a private message to Nira Feb 5 2013, 5:50am
        Aaaaah, so much stuff to work from! :D anagum Send a private message to anagum Feb 10 2013, 4:04am
            gramma is the queen of trinket gifties Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Feb 10 2013, 4:16am


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