The Book of Wizard Parties: In Which the Wizard Shares the Secrets of Creating Enchanted Gatherings

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“A wizard shares 600 years worth of ideas for staging a party, along with an appropriate story to tell guests for each occasion....Craft and food ideas usually have some magical twist...decorations, games, food, songs, and stories are described in great detail...the ultimate, over-the-top, party idea book.” —School Library Journal.

Provides directions for preparing invitations, refreshments, games, and favors for such parties as an Alchemists' Gathering, Chinese ...

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Overview

“A wizard shares 600 years worth of ideas for staging a party, along with an appropriate story to tell guests for each occasion....Craft and food ideas usually have some magical twist...decorations, games, food, songs, and stories are described in great detail...the ultimate, over-the-top, party idea book.” —School Library Journal.

Provides directions for preparing invitations, refreshments, games, and favors for such parties as an Alchemists' Gathering, Chinese Dragon Fete, Merlin's Birthday Parley, and Wizard's Welcome Springtime Fairy Frolic.

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It's Party Time A Chinese Dragon Fete, Springtime Fairy Frolic and an Egyptian Summer Solstice Party are just a few of the activities in The Book of Wizard Parties: In Which the Wizard Shares the Secrets of Creating Enchanted Gatherings by Janice Eaton Kilby and Terry Taylor, illus. by Marla Baggetta. A cushioned cover and a purple satin placeholder add to the fancy package of this sequel to Book of Wizard Crafts. (June) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-A wizard shares 600 years worth of ideas for staging a party, along with an appropriate story to tell guests for each occasion. Themes include spring, winter, Chinese New Year, Halloween, and summer solstice, as well as generic parties for "alchemists," and Merlin and Aladdin fanciers. Many of the festivities require involved and not inexpensive materials. Craft and food ideas usually have some magical (usually chemical reactive) twist. The decorations, games, food, songs, and stories are described in great detail, and readers are advised when to seek help from an adult. The text is superimposed on splashes and swirls of color, and the illustrations are decorative as well as instructional. This is the ultimate, over-the-top, party idea book for well-off, bored middle schoolers who may be lured by the Harry Potteresque motifs.-Cathie Reed, The Montessori School, Lutherville, MD Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579902926
  • Publisher: Lark Books NC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction by the Wizard, & How to Use This Book 6
Including Some Thoughts on Party Giving and Going 8
You're Invited! How to Make Fantastic Invitations 9
Chapter I Alchemists' Gathering
Magical Things to Make & Marvelous Things to Do
Party Decorations 12
Alchemist's Laboratory 12
Portable Cauldron 13
Dance of the Spheres Centerpiece 14
Alchemist's Robe 15
Alchemist's Safety Gloves 16
Alchemist's Spell Catcher Safety Goggles 16
Wizard's Magic Flowers 18
Alchemist's Gold with Handy Sorcerer's Pouch 19
Fun Recipes for Young Alchemists: Potions, Slimes, and Dazzlers 20
Wurm Slime 20
Dragon's Blood Potion 20
Presto, Change-O Potion 21
Fairy Rose Water 22
Orange Peel Fireworks 22
Nebuchadnezzar's Incense 22
Song of the Spoons 22
Gaming
Gold-Oh! Alchemists' Game 23
Feasting
Bubbling Elixir of Life Layer Cake 25
Magic Chameleon Eggs 25
Smoking Alchemist's Brew 26
Storytelling Time
The Story of King Midas 27
Alchemists I Have Known 26
Chapter II Chinese Dragon Fete
Magical Things to Make & Marvelous Things to Do
Party Decorations 30
Chinese Lanterns 31
Chinese Wizard's Robe 32
Dragon Staff 33
Fighting Dragon Hand Puppet 35
Dragon Claw Power Jewelry 37
Dragon Queen Scales 38
Gaming
Message from the Dragon Game 39
Magical Imprisonment of the Dragon's Egg 40
Feasting
Dragon Cookies 41
Devilled Dragon Eggs 42
Dragon's Breath Draught 42
Storytelling Time
Dragons in History 43
Handy Basilisk Protection Device 44
The Story of Hoa, Achina, and the Dragon's Pearl 45
Chapter III Merlin's Birthday Parley
Magical Things to Make & Marvelous Things to Do
Parley Decorations 48
King Arthur's Castle 48
Royal Coat of Arms 50
Throne of the Realm 51
Treasure Grail 52
Merlin's Robe 53
Morgan le Fay, Queen of the Fairies Robe 54
Fillet Crown 55
Magic Dagger 56
Gaming
Merlin Commands 57
Merlin's All-Seeing Eye 57
Musical Throne of the Realm 58
Search for the Grail Treasure Hunt 58
Feasting
Ladon's Apple Cake 58
Pegasus's Caramel Apples 59
Sword in the Stone Icy Treats 60
Lady of the Lake Spicy Cider 60
Storytelling Time
The Story of King Arthur and the Sword in the Stone, as told by Merlin Himself 60
Merlin, My Magical Friend 61
Chapter IV Open, Sesame! Aladdin's Cave Party
Magical Things to Make & Marvelous Things to Do
Party Decorations 64
Aladdin's Treasure Chest 64
Magic Carpets 65
Desert Wizard Robe and Headdress 66
Genie Bottle 67
Genie Command Ring 68
Gaming
Aladdin's Tent Game 69
Reading Palms for Fun 70
Feasting
Genie Hummus and Toasted Pita Bread 72
Swordplay Shish Kebabs with Dip 73
Oasis Punch 74
Storytelling Time
The Legend of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves 74
Chapter V Welcome Springtime Fairy Frolic
Magical Things to Make & Marvelous Things to Do
Party Decoration 78
Good Magic Flower Power Robe 78
Merry Maypole 80
Decorated Beastie Egg Centerpiece 81
Fairy Wristlet 82
Fairy Wings and Wands 83
Jack O'the Woods Mask 84
Gaming
Maypole Song and Dance 85
Fairies, Flowers, and Fortune-Telling 86
Feasting
Mandrake Cupcakes 87
Lavender Lemonade 87
Candied Violets and Rose Petal Candy 88
Storytelling Time
The Story of Tamlin, Andreana, and the Fairy Queen 89
Chapter VI Egyptian Summer Solstice Party
Mgical Things to Make & Marvelous Things to Do
Party Decorations 92
Egyptian Sorcerer's Tunic 92
Egyptian Collar 94
Egyptian Staff with Anubis Head 96
Pyramid Power 97
Sugar Cube Pyramids 97
Paper Pyramids 98
Egyptian Fortune Catcher 99
Gaming
Secret Messages and Other Sun Power Games 100
Egyptian Dice and Dice Games 101
The Yes/No Pendulum Game 103
Feasting
Sand Patties 104
Ra Herbal Sun Tea 104
Storytelling Time
The Pharaoh's Final Rest, as Told by the Wizard 105
Chapter VII Spirited Druid Halloween Gathering
Magical Things to Make & Marvelous Things to Do
Party Decorations 108
Druid Robe 109
Goddess of Beauty Robe with Magic Girdle 109
Celtic Jewelry 111
Gaming
Turnip Toss 113
Cabbage Bowling 114
Druid Apple Ducking 115
Magic Nuts Tic Tac Toe 115
Feasting
Ghost Pizza 116
Handwiches 116
Jellied Sugar Snails 117
Chocolate Covered Worms 117
Storytelling Time
The Beheading Ball 118
Things that Go Bump in the Night: How to Know if You're Being Visited by Ghosts (and How to Escape if You Want to) 119
The World's Shortest Ghost Stories 119
Chapter VIII Wizard's Winter Revels
Magical Things to Make & Marvelous Things to Do
Party Decorations 122
Snow Sorceress Robe 123
Crystal Crown 124
Frosty Wizard's Tree with Giant Icicles, Glittering Snowballs, and Perfect Snowflakes 125
Gaming
Wizard's Top and Blizzard or Thaw? Game 128
Telling the Future with Tea Leaves 129
Feasting
Yule Log Cake 131
North Star Cookies 131
Hot Buttered Not-Rum 132
Storytelling Time
The Snow Queen 133
Good Witches, Glamorous Goddesses, and Legendary Queens 133
Chapter IX Basic Wizard Gear: How to Make a Robe, Wand, Staff, and Hat
Basic Wizard's Robe 135
Basic Wand with Dragon Heartstrings 138
Basic Wizard's Staff with Jeweled Orb 139
Basic Sorcerer's Hat 141
Farewell from the Wizard 143
Index 144
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