A departure from the usual blog, but we had a really cool 9th birthday yesterday and I'd like to share a bit about it! We are huge Tolkein fans, so a Hobbit party was just
the ticket for Caleb.
"In a hole in the barn there lived a hobbit. Not a dirty,wet hole, but a snug barn loft..."
Caleb was Burglar Baggins and his friends were outfitted with dwarf beards. After a brief description of the the story for those who didn't, the kids were given a map across the Misty Mountains to the Lonely Mountain and Smaug.
|Troll tag--one was appointed the troll and tried to tag the dwarves. |
Bilbo could free them, and game was over when
the sun came up--flashlight on the troll.
All were rewarded with glowstick swords, "Sting" from the troll's trove
|Caleb and his "precious" won from Gollum's game |
of riddles in a cave of black plastic in the eaves.
|We then entered Mirkwood forest and ate some chocolate|
|Burglars had to free the "dwarves" from the spiderwebs |
(individual bags of candy in lieu of a regular pinata).
|Last stop: Lonely Mountain. Pin the arrow on Smaug's missing scale to reclaim the treasure (gold and gem candies).|
|Bag End cake. Sadly the house was warm and out chocolate tree on top melted!|
|Gandalf and the dwarves arrive!|
|Gifts! Creative wrapping in Elvish from |
awesome Uncle Rick! Fantastic presents from all-thanks for all the fun things!
|Lembas for the journey ahead|