Walk like an Egyptian….Party!

Parties have been sort of easy to pull off in recent years.   Once I realized how to farm them out, we did.  We ran the circuit of indoor bounce houses, bowling and laser tag locations.     This year Braden said he wanted to have a home movie night party.  I told him to let me know what the theme was going to be and after a few days passed, he said wanted an Egyptian themed party honoring the first female pharaoh Hatsheput.

Oooooookay then and how do you even spell that?


By the time I got all that information together I realized that I had to get the invites out that day.

I didn’t have time to do anything really unique with these other than use my mad Word skills and send out by email.


You know what you don’t get at a party store?

Egyptian themed decorations.

 I knew that I needed a focal point and decided on a large painting as a backdrop.

 I found this picture and decided I could take elements from it.

Egypt scene

Food buffet bars are really popular on Pinterest right now.  I went with a popcorn bar for the party.

popcorn bar

There were 3 types of popcorn plus toppings to choose from.


popcorn bar bowls

As for the table, thank all the Egypt mummies that we saved this playmobil set that he got years ago.

I used burlap as the tablecloth.  Being wrinkled made it sort of look like sand.

whole table view




takehome bags




As for the cake, I started out wanting to do a king tut cake.  Then I thought I’d do a pyramid cake.

Honestly, when it came down to it, I sort of ran out of time and ended up dialing it in with a Nile river cake.

Not my best work but you know what?  That’s ok too.

I really had a fun time with this theme.   My other son has a June birthday.  I’m rooting for a carnival party……I guess we’ll see!






28 thoughts on “Walk like an Egyptian….Party!

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  2. This is AWESOME!! I’m working on the decorations for my daughter’s Egyptian Festival Party at school. Would you have any interest in selling the backdrop that you made?

    Thanks so much!

  3. I really like your invitation and the way you set up the dining room.

    Other fun Egyptian party ideas include playing Egyptian pop music (Youtube), a mummy wrapping competition and using lots of black and gold balloons.

    Thanks for sharing your ideas, Jen.

    • I have a machine that cut it out of vinyl. If I didn\’t have that I would print out the design, then use an exacto knife to cut out of the vinyl.

  4. So you stenciled in the cups? And then you MADE the backdrop??? And also had your house clean for everyone?

    How in the world? WIthout sleep? WIth caffeine? HOW in the world???

    It looks so awesome and I’ll bet you made him so very, very happy.

    This is just incredible. You heiroglyphed their names to their goodie bags, too. AMAZING.

  5. This is such an amazing party. I love the tablecloth and painting behind. And the cups were so clever. I think the reason I love this so much is that it’s not completely regurgitated from another source. Just all around clever. Now, I predict a surge of Egyptian parties around the blogosphere.

  6. LOLing at the convenience of you already having AN ACTUAL MUMMY already in your possession! Like, of course you do! Love this party! It looks awesome. Happy birthday, Braden!

  7. Wow. You’re really on a roll, crafting for Martha Stewart, taking up important social issues and raising the bar on birthday parties. Perhaps rather than The Next Martha, it’s time to redefine to “More Than Martha” or “Makes Martha Jealous” – something like that.

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