An Egyptian Party - Eva Varga

September 15, 20083
When my daughter turned six, we were in the depths of a thematic unit on Ancient Egypt. It was of no surprise, therefore, when I inquired what kind of party she desired her response was, “Let’s go to Egypt!”
The Invitations

I thereby set out to put my creative energy and amateur cake decorating skills to use.

The Pyramid of Gisa Central Oregon

As Halloween is just a month after her birthday, I found the perfect costume online.

The Pharaoh Isis before her guests arrived

Together, we converted an old appliance box into a photo prop.

The Young King Tutankhamun

She told me during the party, “This is the party I always wanted! Thank you, Mom!”

A Delighted Mummy

I made a stencil with a graphic I found online (the same graphic I used on the invitations) so that the kids could create custom Egyptian themed t-shirts.

Party guests modeling the take-home gift (t-shirt) and fashionable mummy attire.

The kids had a blast wrapping one another in toilet paper.

In addition to the activities pictured above, party guests also made necklaces with their name written in hieroglyphics on shrink film… some turned out, others did not.

They danced to the Bangles’ Walk Like An Egyptian and enjoyed playing a homemade version of Senet, a game popular with the pharaohs of ancient Egypt.

Snacks available included tabouli, hummus and pita chips, a veggie tray, and falafels. Other than a few chips and the cake & ice cream, of course, I’m not certain the kids even tasted the food. Also served with the cake & ice cream were crushed Pecan Sandies (to simulate sand).


  • Teacher of One

    September 15, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Oh my Goodness!!! That is AMAZING!!!
    What a beautiful party.

  • Shez

    September 18, 2008 at 1:07 am

    Love, love, love it. what a GREAT party. We’re studying Egypt this semester. I think I might copy your idea and hold a party once we’ve finished with Egypt. We’re also going to Atlanta to see the King Tut exhibition once we’re done

  • School for Us

    September 23, 2008 at 2:14 am

    Wow!!! That is an amazing party. And, amazing outfits!!!

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