I thereby set out to put my creative energy and amateur cake decorating skills to use.
As Halloween is just a month after her birthday, I found the perfect costume online.
Together, we converted an old appliance box into a photo prop.
She told me during the party, “This is the party I always wanted! Thank you, Mom!”
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.
The kids had a blast wrapping one another in toilet paper.
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).