some VCRs from some friends and have different TV's playing
the movie throughout the event/party area. The great part
about this is that the volume does not need to be turned on.
The visuals alone are great. For the best effect, do your
best to stagger the movies from set to set (i.e. when the
guests walk around, the movie is at a different place in the
story on each TV set.)
movie posters from famous adventure movies. These can be purchased
through any number of movie poster companies online. For a
more economical approach, nab them from the Internet and print
them out on 8 ½ x 11 sheets of paper for 'mini' posters.
THROW AWAY THE PARTY DECORATIONS! - Save money and do something
your guests will LOVE! GIVE AWAY your party decorations! Use
Lord of the Rings 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
character cutouts can be purchased relatively inexpensively
online. These are GREAT to have for photo opportunities, pictures
that can be sent with the guests accompanying the Thank You
your best to get your hands on some scrap wood (the wood can
be weathered or new, depending on your preference or what
is available.) Often times we can look on the sides of our
own houses to find a few scraps left over from past projects.
This wood is perfect for creating great looking signs. You
can either nail a few together or let them stand alone (depending
on their sizes and your own uses). With black acrylic paint
(or a wide, black, permanent marker) write the names of different
areas of Middle Earth (i.e. Mordor, Isengard, Rohan, etc.)
With these signs posted in the appropriate places, you can
give easy directions as to the exact locations for each of
the activities. Simple maps can also be created using the
names on the signs. These signs can either be mounted into
the ground, nailed to trees, or hung with rope to name only
a few options. If you can't get your hands on any wood, cardboard
from brown boxes would also work.
an entertainment center or other such 21st century items that
are 'killing' the Middle Earth mood you are trying to set?
Swags of fabric (looking for 'market place' or tapestry type
patterns.) It's cheap and it also looks great as curtains,
table cloths or as simple draping to hide the abovementioned.
Check a 'garment district' at your local metropolitan city
for the best prices.
your local library, check out different versions of the Lord
of the Rings series. These look great as centerpieces to tables
or just for decoration as you prop them up on flat surfaces
around your party.
of the Rings Posters! - Great party decorations!
Dragon on Antiqued Paper
Sapphires and Emeralds - NON-flat back for ultimate reaslism!
Paper - PERFECT for your Hobbit party or activity!