Nov 18, 2011

Walk Like An Egyptian Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

Nicole from Tradewinds & Tiaras sent us this Egyptology/Archaeology themed birthday party she created for her daughter’s 8th birthday. The party was set in 1911, at the excavation of the tomb of Senusret II, the second king of the 12th dynasty of Egypt. Invitations resembled leather-bound archaeological field notebooks. The scene was set with a life-sized sarcophagus, a tomb frieze as the background to the dessert table, golden torches, papyrus plants, a campsite with eastern flare (including a real camel saddle!), and a cut-out photo prop of a sphinx.  When the young archaeologists arrived, they received Egyptian glitter tattoos and had their picture taken in the Sphinx photo prop. They then learned how to make paper and had a mock archaeological dig. Food consisted of hummus and pita bread, bacon, date and goat cheese strudel and pizza made from the wood-oven. Sweet treats included a pyramid shape cake (which Nicole made), baklava, mummified oreos and Egyptian themed sugar cookies. Instead of giving out favors at the end of the party, each girl was given her own trowel to dig for favors. In the dig site, fun items were buried like Egyptian figurines, small golden coins, bracelets and necklaces. Each girl took home their treasured finds in a muslin “Artifact bag”. Nicole did everything in this amazing party herself.  What a find!

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