as many different small Smurf figurines as you can (images
downloaded from the Internet would also work, but not nearly
as fun.) Play a game of searching for the Smurfs. However,
do not hide every Smurf with the same degree of difficulty.
Keep track of which Smurf you are hiding easier than the others
and taking special note of which ones are particularly difficult
to find (this being easier to do since they each have their
own name.) Award different point values for each Smurf, awarding
more points for the Smurfs that are more difficult to find.
The winner is NOT determined by who found the most, but rather
who has the most points by the time all of the Smurfs has
Create a game sheet with images of different Smurfs in one
column and the names of the Smurfs in another column. The
goal for each participant would be to match up the different
Smurfs with their names. This is a good activity for all ages
because even if you've never seen a Smurf in your life, you
can at least attempt to make logical guesses based on the
overall look of the Smurf (i.e. Brainy Smurf looks smart,
Provide images of different kinds of fun mushrooms for the
kids to color and decorate as a pre-party activity (an activity
for the children to do while they are waiting for all of the
guests to arrive.) These are great to cut out and hang on
the walls as decorations for your party as well! In this way,
the activity will contribute to your list of decorations!
If you have several different activities planned, match up
the type of activity with a different Smurf. Perhaps each
Smurf has a test to put the party guests through to become
an Honorary Smurf. Brainy Smurf can ask them trivia questions,
In the cartoons, Gargamel, the villain to the Smurfs, war
a long, thick coat. Ask around to any Star Wars fans to see
who might have an adult sized Jedi robe. They are similar
enough to work and could be used as a prop or costume piece
for your party (or to have someone show up as Gargamel!)
Visit your local party supply store and see what they have
in the way of polka dot wrapping paper. If you can pick up
a few different rolls, that's ideal. From the paper, cut out
very large mushroom shapes to use as decorations for your
walls (keeping in mind that Smurfs lived in mushrooms.) These
decorations don't get much easier and look great!
Using a scrap piece of wood, paint the words "Smurf Village"
with an arrow pointing the way on it to create a sign for
your party. This looks best when it can be seen on the way
to the front door of your party, pointing the way to the entrance.
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