a few rounds of Story Add On. For those not familiar with
this game, it begins with someone (preferably an adult) who
begins a story by saying out loud to the group ONE sentence.
The next person must say another sentence, continuing the
story. Continue this around the room until everyone has had
at least one turn to add to the story. Make sure to have someone
taking notes as the participants contribute - this would make
a fun story to put in the Thank You cards!
Check out different books from the library about the Backyardigans
and all things adventure (undersea exploration, Egyptian Temples,
the Amazon, being a spy, etc.) and set these up as your table
centerpieces. They look great and don't cost a cent :)
The Backyardigan theme is SO easy to work with because each
episode involved using your imagination to travel all over
the world and all throughout time. Have your party activities
and games reflect that eclectic aspect - have an Egyptian
game followed by a spy activity, etc.
Borrow a few DVD players and TVs and play a few different
episodes of the Backyardigans TV show at different places
in your party area (check your local library before you start
renting them.) The volume doesn't need to be turned up on
them - they make great decoration as the scenes change! These
make great prizes for the end of the party, too (assuming
they aren't library copies you've used)