A Book-Themed Percy Jackson Birthday Party
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Percy Jackson Birthday Party
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I found as much blue food as I could – and totally forgot blueberries, the obvious choice. The kids sugar-loaded on blue punch, blue corn tortilla chips, blue jelly beans, blue Fruit By the Foot, blue Peeps, blue cereals, blue yogurts, and also, pizza – the only non-blue food.
We baked a Funfetti cake with homemade butter frosting. Poseidon, sea creatures, and our close-enough Percy Jackson decorate the blue frosting.
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The photo above shows the Percy Jackson goody bags – glow in the dark Medusa snakes, a sea creature bookmark, a National Geographic pen, lip gloss, as well as the crafts they made – shirts and necklaces.
Demi-God Parentage & Your Greek Name
Party goers arrived and received name tags with
1. The kids’ names translated into Greek.
2. Their Greek god parent off of this list of the big 12.
Greek Mythology Go Fish
We weren’t sure if everyone knew the Percy Jackson books or Greek mythology. To help, I found a printable Greek God Go Fish game for the girls to play as a way to learn about the gods.
Pin the Eyeball on the Cyclops
The kids decorated their own Cyclops eyes. Then, we blindfolded them for a hysterical game of Pin the Eye on the Cyclops.
Camp Half-Blood T-Shirts
We tried the Design Mom method of bleaching – and it sort of worked. However, the bleached material disintegrated after one washing. Better yet –just use puffy paints to write the words.
TooLoud Camp Half Blood Child Tee – Childrens T-Shirt – Orange – Medium
The kids partnered sword fought, traded partners after I announced, “switch.” Hysterical laughter filled the backyard, more so when we played the “just a flesh wound” way. (Remember that scene in Monty Python’s Search for the Holy Grail where the black knight is fighting and his opponent gets “just a flesh wound“?) If you get hurt, you have to try to not use that body part, hold it behind you or something.
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For Greek god trivia, the kids ran to either the true or false side of the backyard. Winners got gold drachma. Printable true/false questions to get you started.
Camp Half-Blood campers get a bead for each year of camp. We made our own bead necklaces.
Melissa & Doug Bead Bouquet Deluxe Wooden Bead Set, Arts & Crafts, Handy Wooden Tray, 220 Beads and 8 Cords, 9.5” H x 13” W x 1” L
Alas, I didn’t get around to invitations but I bet you could use a Greek-font, aged paper, and make some seriously cool themed invites.
“In a way, it’s nice to know that there are Greek gods out there, because you have somebody to blame when things go wrong. For instance, when you’re walking away from a bus that’s just been attacked by monster hags and blown up by lightning, and it’s raining on top of everything else, most people might think that’s just really bad luck; when you’re a half-blood, you understand that some divine force is really trying to mess up your day.” – The Titan’s Curse
Did you know that there’s a real Camp Half-Blood?
More Camp Half-Blood camp ideas and a printable birthday party kit from the author, Rick Riordian.
Buy and read this 5-book series, you’re kids will love it but don’t waste your time with the movie, The Lightening Thief.
Find other good books that are similar to Percy Jackson.
Great Party Ideas! We love books and film. Thank you
Thanks a heap! My son about to turn 9 loves the books and was keen for a Percy Jackson party, so next week its on. We are using a few of your ideas and the Greek G-d Go Fish will be followed by the trivia contest, which has built some learning into the party (love that!) while they run a little mad. Wish me luck.
hope it’s a blast!!
Thank you so much for sharing your ideas! My daughter loves Percy Jackson and wants this birthday theme. All I knew about was “blue” and “half-blood”.
The quote at the end, is from The Lightning Thief. Not Titan’s Curse. I have read all the books, including the Heroes of Olympus, multiple times. I just find the need to correct someone when they get something about the series wrong,
great party ideas! we love the books and movie. can’t wait till august 18th for the next movie!