Wow. It’s been almost a week already since I last wrote. I forgot how much you guys love neurosis. I’ve got plenty more where that came from but it might harm others so I’m just gonna stay mum. But thank you for all your kind comments. I hope it didn’t sound like I was fishing for compliments because I wasn’t. I really do think I’m a nut. It’s comforting to know the internet is full of nuts like me.
So anyway! We went to a Narnia party last week. It was so fun. I was waiting for my friend Carrien to write about it because she would have all the details about the scrolls and how we acted out the story by traipsing all over her mother-in-law’s beautiful ranch but she hasn’t had time to write either (she does have four kids and another on the way afterall…) so I’m just going to share my photos and maybe a link to her blog later when she does get around to writing that post. It really was a wonderful party. Make sure you hunt her down.
Bug and I did a little research online before we got into costume for the party. Bug is Susan. I don’t know who I am. Some kind of village person or something. I just wore every gypsy item I had in my closet, which is quite a lot it turns out.
When we arrived we had to duck down and enter through a wardrobe. It was actually a dresser with the drawers taken out and the back taken off and a rod installed into it with fur coats and blankets hanging over it. It was very clever. Of course I didn’t take a photo of it, I took a photo of the cake that I saw on the other side of the wardrobe. Because cakes demand photos apparently. Especially cakes baked by Carrien. She’s an amazing baker.
Then there was some jumping on the trampoline while we waited for the other guests to arrive because Narnia is full of jumping.
And THEN! The White Witch stole away the littlest children. She had candy and crayons and crowns. Bug wasn’t one of the littles but she thought coloring and sucking on lollipops was much more fun than making bows and arrows so she snuck away with the White Witch too.
The White Witch was very captivating. I think it was her dress…
The rest of us made bows out of pvc pipe and arrows out balsa wood sticks. The photo above is confusing because it is out of order. That was taken after the party when Bug suddenly discovered that she had missed out and didn’t have a bow. So we rustled up one for her. Spoiled little kid.
The string was neon from Home Depot. Isn’t it pretty? I think I need to get myself some of that because it would be smashing for some sort of yarn-bomb craft project.
There was a lot of traipsing around reading scrolls and acting out the story. I haven’t read the book since I was ten or so I was a little rusty on the order of events.
They are attacking the White Witch here and she very dramatically crumbled into a little pile on the ground into her elegant ($10 thrift store) dress all crinkled up around her. The kids ate it up.
I forget who this character was but he was crucial to the story too…
And this guy too.
I don’t think this guy was in the story but he was cute.
And there was food! Of course there was food.
With fair maidens rushing it out dramatically like we were in a real castle.
The royal spread.
Eating in Beaver Hollow.
Then it was cake time!
And singing for the birthday girls.
We were all very excited about the cake.
Because it was DELICIOUS like all Carrien’s cakes are.
Then we just hung out and mingled with the other Narnians. That’s Princess Lucy above.
The boy and his dad fresh back from Thailand.
The White Witch changed into The Good Aunt with a very warm snugly blanket for any who wanted to squeeze under.
Little E was there.
Bethany was there. You guys know her. I can’t believe I didn’t get a photo of Annalie. She was off having lots of fun I’m sure and somehow escaped my photo radar.
Then we closed that party down and went over the Blues’ for pizza. It was a great day.
Sounds like a fun party!
carrien - she laughs at the days
Now I am inspired to get that post done. I’m so glad you got all these amazing pictures! And that you came. That was the best part.
Entering the party through the wardrobe like that is such an excellent idea, I can’t get over it!
That is the best party I’ve ever heard of. (Well, top five. I’ve heard about some really great parties.)
Amazing party- so creative!
Seriously, I am glad my kids are past the friend/birthday party theme stage because you and your friends would give me a serious complex! Looks like a fantastic party :)