US Civil War Theme Party Ideas and Supplies

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US Civil War Party Ideas

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Check 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.

Make 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!

Set up a creative Civil War themed scavenger hunt activity. Either create your own or download one off the Internet (CLICK HERE)

From 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!

DON'T 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 prizes!

Post the Yankee and Confederate flags on the wall for decoration.

Divide 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.

Visit 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.

Play 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.

Have an entertainment center or other such 21st century items that are 'killing' the old Civil War mood you are trying to set? One word…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.

US Civil War Posters! - Great party decorations!

Gone With The Wind Poster Harriet Tubman Poster Frederick Douglass Poster Abraham Lincoln Poster

Civil War Canon Antiqued Papers - Great for Invitations!