Our little blue buddies are back! With their Big Screen release this past summer they are just as popular as they were in the 80's. Here you will find tons of party ideas like how to make homemade invitations, decorations, party games and even some Smurfalicious menu ideas. These fantastic tips and tricks will help you throw the most Smurftastic Birthday Party ever!
Costumes: Outfit all of your party guests by making them a Smurf hat in advance. These can be super easy to make. All you need is some white felt from a fabric store, scissors, and some felt glue. Create a pattern on card stock, cut out the felt to shape and then glue along the edges or use a simple stitch leaving an opening at the bottom. For Smurfettes glue on some yellow yarn to the inside of the hat! You can also have the kids participate in this craft by making it a party activity. Either way, the kids will love wearing their hats. Blue face paint anyone?
Games: 'Pop A Smurf' – Blow up a bunch of blue and white balloons prior to the party, at least 2 or 3 per child. Divide the guests randomly into team white and team blue. On "GO" they must work as a team to pop the balloons by sitting on them until all of their teams colours are gone. 'Smurf Charades' - the kids must act out which Smurf they are and see if the guests can guess. Some Smurfs include: Papa Smurf, Lazy Smurf, Handy Smurf, Brainy Smurf, Clumsy Smurf, Farmer Smurf, Grouchy Smurf, Baker Smurf, Smurfette, Greedy Smurf, Baby Smurf, and Grandpa Smurf. 'Smurfette’s Dress Up' – For this game you can use theme costumes or just some fun clothing you have in your own closets - the funnier the better. Hats, shoes, nylons, costume jewelery - you name it! Have the same amount of items that can make up two piles. Break up the guests into two teams. Place all the clothing on the ground in front of each team and set up an area across the way they must race to – maybe a cone of obstacle they must go around while all dressed up. On “Go” the first person must put on all the clothing in the pile and they race around the obstacle and back again. They must then take off all the clothing and tag the next person in line who must then do the same.
Food: Everything blue of course! Using a mushroom shaped cookie cutter (or any Smurfy shape) cut out sandwiches filled with cream cheese and blueberry jam. Serve a fuit tray with an array of yummy seasonal fruit with a blue fruit dip - the sweeter the better! Fruit Pizza - Use a regular pizza crust with marshmellow puff as the sauce and top it off with fresh blueberries, banana slices and strawberries. Blue Drinks (Smurf Juice) – Cool Aid, Blue Gatorade, Blue Milk or any beverage that can be coloured blue. Some great dessert ideas would be Blueberry Pie, Blue Jell-O topped with Cool Whip. How about a cake (cupcakes) covered with blue icing and Smurf candles on top? Try this yourself or have your local bakery make up a Smurf Cake or Smurfette Cake. Or a really simple idea is to take a regular store bought cake and place plastic Smurf figures on top for decoration. You get the idea - Blue, blue and more blue!
Lootbags: Some great party favors can be found super cheap on Ebay. Favors like buttons, personalized candy wrappers, stickers, figurines, tattoos, candy and much, much more. Its definately worth taking a look! Instead of handing out the lootbags at the end of the party you can play a game of 'Gargamel’s Hide n Seek.' Gargamel is always trying to find those Smurfs so why not play a little game of Hide N Seek. Hide the kids lootbag around your Yard or Home and all the guests can pretend to be Gargamel as they search to find them. Remind each guest to find only one! Don't make the gift bags too easy to find - make the them work a little for their prizes!
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