DIY: Hunger Games Themed Birthday Party
Favors and Games
September 22, 2014
My youngest niece LOVES The Hunger Games (books and movies), and I really like them, too. Last year, she was talking with a friend of mine about how she would like to have a Hunger Games party. So since she turned 16 this year, I threw her one. The party was this past Saturday at a park somewhat close to where she lives. Thankfully, the ridiculous heat wave broke a few days before the party so we weren't dealing with triple digit weather. Almost everyone (except the few of my friends who came) were about 2 hours late to the party. Ugh! I'm just going to forget about that and focus on the crafts and party itself.
I was in a mad rush to get everything done since I had been also working on a Minion party for Munchkin #2, but since I'd been brainstorming since last September, I had a good idea of what I wanted to do.
First, the goody/favor bags:
The bags were purchased on eBay, I first printed and cut the Mockinjay image from cardstock and used this as the stencil.
Then I went over the lines with Tulip brand dimensional fabric paint in Metallic Gold.
Arrow Pencil Favor:
|Arrow Pencil Favor|
I purchased black wood pencils and cut arrow "fletching" from black felt and used either hot glue or tacky glue (I did about half and half) to attach the felt to the pencil.
Arrow Candy Favor:
Using flat nosed pliers from my jewelry making tools, and a candle, I sealed one end of the straw.
|Carefully seal the straw by melting the plastic.|
I traced a fletching shape onto black cardstock. Then attached using my ATG.
|District 11 Fruit Snacks|
|Catching Fire Balls|
|District 4 Fish|
|District 2 Warheads|
|District 1 Ring Pops|
|Name Badges (Lanyards purchased on eBay)|
I also made some notepads for District 7 as seen here.
|Effie Trinket Quotes|
|Peeta Mellark Quotes|
|Katniss Everdeen Quotes|
|More Katniss Quotes|
|Johanna and Finnick Quotes|
Expecting a much warmer day, I made some fans to keep everyone cool. I had quotes from Katniss, Effie, Finnick, Peeta, Cinna, Boggs, Johanna, Gale, and President Snow.
I also made a bunch of necklaces, phone charms, bracelets, and keyrings for the Hob.
Tracker Jacker game:
For the games, we did a Tracker Jacker Chase (I got the idea here.) There were 5 teams (each with a different color sticker) and the teams with the least number of stings/stickers, won, and the team with the most stings/stickers on everyone also won. I made tickets in 10, 5 and 1. Everyone who participated got a "1" ticket, winners a "10" and second place got a "5".
After the Tracker Jacker chase, we moved on to archery. I had made a couple of bows following a few tutorials I found on Pinterest (taking bits from two or 3 different blogs) last year for the Marvel's Avengers party I had. I made a few more bows and arrows. I let the kids practice for 10 -15 minutes to get used to using these bows, then they had to shoot at a target to get tickets.
I'll post more on the archery another day as well as the jewelry I made for the Hob where the kids "purchased" these items using their tickets.