Narnia Party

Crown on Throne, Chronicles of Narnia

Alright, this one’s for anyone who has to plan a party in the next couple of months but feels a little brain dead from all the creativity required during the holidays.  Let me just throw one out there for you to go along with wintertime. How about a Narnia party?

This one is specifically portrayed for children, but could be tweaked for any aged guests, by changing the activities and adding more food.

One of my daughter’s past birthdays was Narnia themed and I will share some of the highlights. But first, to really appreciate the atmosphere we created, you should cue some of the Narnia soundtrack that we had blaring the whole time.

Go ahead, I’ll wait.

To start things off we found a picture of the original wardrobe from the first Narnia movie and printed them out for our invitations.

birthday party, handmade

Inside, we added a tiny picture of Lucy at the lamp post in snowy Narnia with party details and, of course, glitter accents.

handmade, Chronicles of Narnia birthday party

To our dismay, the day of the party dawned with an unexpected deluge of rain on our outdoor party set up! Neighbors showed up to help us and we frantically put up several canopy tents.  In the end, the tents and extra smokey bonfire from the dampness really added to the authenticity of the party, so all was well.

Outdoor Birthday, Chronicles of Narnia

We carried upholstered arm chairs and stumps down to our party site and hung Christmas ornaments on the shrubs.

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Outdoor Themed Birthday, Children's party

Most of the guests came in costume, which made it extra fun.

the lion, the witch and the wardrobe

They each received their own party crown upon arrival and then had to walk through the “wardrobe” that we made out of a refrigerator box. Inside the wardrobe was a fur coat to push past and as you stepped out the other side into “Narnia” you had to part the snowflake streamers that hung over the back opening of the wardrobe.

refrigerator box, birthday party

There was a Play Doh station with homemade glitter Play Doh.

homemade play doh, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

And mason jar snow globe crafting.

Narnia party craft

outdoor birthday party, craft

children's birthday party, craft

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children's birthday, mason jar craft

The cake was one of my favorite parts of the day. I found a company online that would print any image on a thin sheet of sugar paper. This could then be transferred onto a frosted cake. Since then, I have heard that any grocery store bakery will do this for you, as well.  We found a beautiful quote and image from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and had them print it for us. I baked the cake in a cake pan shaped like an open book to represent one of the Chronicles of Narnia.

the lion, the witch and the wardrobe, cake decorating, birthdayA clean comb along the cake edges made them look like pages.  And a doll house wardrobe off Ebay with one of our toy lions as Aslan pulled it all together.

There were gluten free cupcakes, topped with toy beavers and little bottle brush trees.

children's party, cake decorations

“Melted Snow”, i.e. water, was served to balance all that  sugar.

birthday, children's party, the lion, the witch and the wardrobe

We borrowed my friend’s lamp post off her porch for decoration and ended the day with a game of freeze tag, of course, and a re-enactment of the Narnia battle scene.

Narnia Party

outdoor birthday, chronicles of narnia, C. S. Lewis

birthday, party game, the lion, the witch and the wardrobe

For favors, I made turkish delight and bought bookmarks off Etsy made from Chronicles of Narnia book pages.

children's party, outdoor, birthday

All in all, it ended up being one of my favorite parties to host and I hope you will love it as much as we did, if you find yourself throwing a Narnia party in the near future.

Chronicles of Narnia Party

For Narnia and for Aslan!!

For more inspiration and details, please visit my Narnia Party Pinterest board.

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12 Comments

  1. Tanya Hulbert
    January 11, 2016 / 6:11 PM

    So enchanting. Ava and I highly enjoyed viewing this post!

  2. Sarah | She Holds Dearly
    January 11, 2016 / 6:27 PM

    Thank you! Were you able to get the song to play?

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      January 13, 2016 / 8:30 PM

      Oh, thank you so much, my Dear. I am so pleased you enjoyed a peek into one our favorite days! xo

  3. January 22, 2016 / 6:15 AM

    Hi Sarah! Found you from Alicia’s @ourvintagenest IG. I LOVED this post! Beautiful blog! Happy to be a new follower. 🙂 Have a blessed day <3

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      January 23, 2016 / 7:39 PM

      Megan, I am so glad you are here. Alicia is dear! Thank you for reading our little story and for your enthusiasm. You are such an encouragement to me!

  4. Sarah Gallegos
    August 23, 2016 / 1:10 PM

    This is so perfect! Doing this theme for my daughters birthday and just wondering where you got the wardrobe image….can’t find a good one anywhere!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      August 24, 2016 / 8:31 AM

      I saved the image on my Narnia party Pinterest board, you will find it there. Good luck on your daughter’s party!

  5. Lilianna
    December 1, 2016 / 12:44 AM

    Where did you find the pictures for the invitations?! They are perfect for my school’s narnia themed winterball!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      December 1, 2016 / 6:51 AM

      Oh, wonderful! The image is saved on my Pinterest board, click on the link at then end of my post. Have fun!:)

  6. Ashley
    January 24, 2017 / 7:36 AM

    Do you have any instructions for the snow globes? Did you do them without water?

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      January 25, 2017 / 8:18 AM

      Ashley, we used very cold, pure water (I took pitchers of it from the fridge filter) and a couple drops of glycerin in each jar. I used the recipe from one of the pins on my Narnia Pinterest board, you can find it there. Good luck!

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