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I always see so many creative ideas here...so I thought it the perfect place to beg for help!<br><br>
My 5 y.o. decided he wanted a "castle party" - but it's at our local aquarium. I got so far as the invitations (drawn by him - castle 2/ prince, princess & dragon) and the cake (a castle). I *think* I'm going to make all the kids felt crowns for their goodie bags but after that I'm <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
The aquarium is small - one big room. I was thinking of writing on the invitation that kids should come dressed as their favorite king/queen/prince/princess/knight or dragon but then what? What kind of activity could I have? I'd like some sort of art project but have no ideas yet. It would be fun if the aquarium could be tied in some how - maybe a sign saying "welcome to the royal aquarium" at the entrance?<br><br>
Any ideas anyone?
 

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If you have a toy store near you that sells Melissa and Doug products, they have a kit that sells for about $5/each for kids to decorate their own treasure box. It comes with a little paint set, glitter glue and stickers. Very very fun for kids that age. Also asking them to dress up as a princess or a knight is a cute idea. Do you want to do mostly crafts or are you looking for game ideas as well?
 

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I love the treasure chest idea - but with the amount of kids I'll have, I think $5 is cost prohibitive - but maybe I could find something similar that would work from Joann's - or maybe decorate your own sword or wand? I think I should do at least one organized game. There will be a lot of kids - 25 - so I thought if I had "stations" set up it would be easier.
 

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Could you do some kind of a sea monster quest -- you know, make cardboard swords and shields (and decorate) and then follow a sequence of clues to find where the sea monster (think one that looks like a dragon) is hiding -- you could maybe end up with a pinata that looks like a seadragon????<br><br>
Is that too violent for MDC?
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> We'd actually do the string pinata - I doubt the staff at the aquarium would appreciate us whacking one with sticks next to the tanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> But I really like that idea - they have to search for a pinata!
 

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I wasn't thinking of the whacking the pinata as violent, as much as the pretending the pinata is a dragon, and "killing" it (whether by pulling strings or whacking it with sticks/swords.<br><br>
Of course I'd let my kid do it, but then I'm not the most "MDC" (adjective) MDCommunist (is that the noun? I just made it up).
 

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Could the aquarium be the castle's 'moat' somehow?
 
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