your local library for books on the US Civil War. These look
great as table centerpieces or just propped up around your
party for easy but creative party decorations.
a small campsite outside the entrance to your party (or even
inside if you are able to!) Make sure to have a small fire
ring (stones placed in a small circle.) A couple soldiers
sitting around the fire finishes it off!
up a creative Civil War themed scavenger hunt activity. Either
create your own or download one off the Internet (CLICK
AAA you can order for free (if you are a member) maps of each
of the states on the East Coast that were involved in the
war. These are great to hang around for decoration!
THROW AWAY THE PARTY DECORATIONS! - Save money and do something
your guests will LOVE! GIVE AWAY your party decorations! Use
US Civil War posters (see below for inexpensive resources)
to hang around your party area. Allow the winners of different
games to choose which poster they'll get to walk away with
at the conclusion to the party! Combine decorations with party
the Yankee and Confederate flags on the wall for decoration.
the party location into two halves, the North and South. You
can split the decorations, theme music and other aspects to
the US Civil War, too.
your local library and photocopy old maps (found in their
reference section.) Black and white copies can then be taken
to your local print shop/copy center to have blown up to any
size you want (3' x 4' feet.) When they are blown up that
large, they get very 'grainy,' which a great affect for antique
maps. These can then be either hung on the walls, or rolled
up and placed around the party/event.
a few rounds of Civil War bingo. This also a great game to
play throughout the evening, giving out squares as the party
progresses. You can either create your own Civil War themed
bingo boards or download them from the Internet HERE.
an entertainment center or other such 21st century items that
are 'killing' the old Civil War mood you are trying to set?
burlap. It's cheap and it also looks great as
curtains, table cloths or as simple draping to hide the abovementioned.
I get mine at an army supply store.
Civil War Posters! - Great party decorations!