Egyptian theme is fascinating but also very tricky to succeed in. You might do great in decor, but what about games & activities?
For Adults: a Bellydancing party game, its fun and burns off carbs. The important thing is to shake those hips. So give out hip scarfs if you can.
For teens: a spa day or Nile river (pool) party. Have manicures & pedicures while snacking and BBQ-ing by the pool, or nile. Dont forget to give out gold sandals or flip flops and work on that egyptian tan! Also try afterwards to apply eye shadow & eye liner to look like a spoiled egyptian princess.
For Kids: A treasure hunt is always fun. find egyptian theme legos or small toys of that theme, and small rubber snakes to bury in the back yard. If they find a snake, it means the mummy’s curse got them. If they find treasure, they survived or out lived the curse. Also wrap a mummy game is fun and could be different and challenging. Either find a stuff animal (since they mummified animals too) or a tall prop, or even one of the guests, to wrap in bandages or toilet paper, and then write the person’s name in hieroglyphs (might need to print out a hieroglyph chart for the kids) on the bandages. It would be cooler if you made paper amulets or ankhs to tuck into the bandages.
Movies: The best way to end the night is an egyptian themed film. Adults could watch maybe the famous film “Cleopatra” with Elizabeth Taylor. Its about 4 hours long, but very detailed. Teens could watch the hit 1999 movie, “The Mummy” and “The Mummy Returns,” since its about ancient egypt. If you could find the old Discovery Kids cartoon, “Tutenstein”, online or in a nearby library, It’s all ages, funny and educational. Tutenstein isnt a movie but a cartoon tv series, so try to find the 1st episode to watch first.
Music: “Walk like an Egyptian” by the Bangles, is fun to dance to, but more fun if you danced like an Egyptian as well to this song. If your doing the belly dancing party, Shakira is a great artist to dance to. Some songs by the band, “Nightwish”, such as the songs: “Tutankhamen” about King Tut, and “Sahara” are two songs to play at a party. For kids, “The Prince of Egypt Soundtrack”, has “Chariot Race” background music which is cool to listen to.
I happen to find these and fell in love with this halloween idea, Ancient Egypt is one of the hardest, trickiest, party plans there is. But this family did an amazing job, that I can have more inspiration for my Halloween Egyptian theme party!