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July 1, 2008 / April T.

Real Parties: Willy Wonka Birthday


 This Willy Wonka party was more “production” than “party”.  Read on for all the little details.

 The Food Table


Wheat grass centerpieces with lollipops from Oriental Trading Co.

 The “Candy Store”


Parents and kids arrived and waited in the driveway, which was set up with a popcorn machine and carnival music until “Willy Wonka” came and led them to the backyard, where they had to sign a contract before entering the party.  More creative activities included:  1.  Fizzy Lifting Burping Contest  with mini Mountain Dews  2. Bubble gum blowing contest a la Violet 3.  Lickable wallpaper (melted jolly ranchers) and 4.  a Golden Egg Hunt where each golden egg had a note inside saying whether it was a Good Egg or Bad Egg. After each game the kids got to go to the candy store and choose their prizes, everyone got at least one candy/snack per game.


Mainly sandwiches with cheesy names like “Mike BLTeevee”, “Golden Egg Salad Sandwiches”, “Veruca Salt & Cucumber Sandwiches” and “Charlie’s Bucket O’ Tuna”. 





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  1. Jessica / Jul 3 2008 2:49 am

    Nice theme! I know what you mean about those kind of parties being more production than party, but man does it make for great pictures. 🙂 I really liked the imaginative activities to go with is. Out of curiosity, what age was it for?

    I’m already planning my daughter’s party in september….


  2. April / Jul 3 2008 7:58 pm

    This was for a 1 yr old birthday party. It was a little age in-appropriate, since he couldn’t even eat the candy 🙂 …but he still had fun. All of the other kids who came were older.

  3. Michelle / Sep 13 2008 2:13 pm

    Fabulous party!!!
    Let me know if you have more! I’d love to feature them on my blog!

  4. Amy / Sep 25 2008 5:06 pm

    Such a creative, fun party!!! How did you make the labels for the “Fizzy Lifting Drinks?

  5. Ivanna at / Nov 1 2008 10:05 pm

    Wow! Everything looked wonderful. And I love the unique and fun theme!

  6. Natalie / Nov 27 2008 4:27 am

    love the colors…what a great 1st B-day!

  7. Kendra @ My Insanity / Jan 25 2009 5:04 am

    So fun and colorful! I bet kids of all ages had a blast! I love the lollipops in the grass!

  8. betti / May 31 2009 9:50 pm


  9. sandrar / Sep 10 2009 2:19 pm

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

  10. Sara / May 1 2010 6:15 am

    Your “fizzy lifting drink” labels are dreamy! My son is about to have his 4th birthday with this theme. Are these labels printables?

  11. Kathy / Jun 18 2010 1:12 pm

    Liked your site – tonna include a linik to it on my site – it is all about willy wonka birthday parties

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