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Puppet Show Theme

Recommended for ages 4 - 10

 

 

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Invitations

No one will pass on your puppet party when they receive an invitation featuring such cute designs as hand puppets, a stage, a puppet or balloons.

Decorations

Set stage in one corner of the room. You can buy these pre-made, or make your own from a large, empty appliance box. Just cut out a window near the top of one side of the box, then cover the window with small curtains stapled to the top of the box. To make the box more attractive, you can cover it with pretty gift wrapping paper. When show time begins, draw the curtains up and keep the puppeteer down.

Activities

Puppet shows are most fun when they involve the audience in a story. You can choose a well-known story -- such as The Three Bears -- or a less-familiar one (or one you’ve simply made up!). The key is to keep the storyline simple, exciting and funny, while encouraging plenty of audience participation. Puppets can be purchased or made at home; you’ll find children enjoy them either way. After the show, have partygoers create their own puppets from brown paper bags that they decorate with crayons, markers, stickers, and more.

 

Snacks

Finger foods that can become finger puppets are lots of fun, and a good complement to a puppet party. Offer guests a big bowl of plain ziti noodles that they can slip over their fingers, turn into puppet characters, then eat. The same thing can be done with tortellini, Bugles corn snacks, and licorice sticks.

 

Cake

To tie your cake in with the puppet-show theme, use an icing tube to draw a character or characters from the story that was told during your puppet show. For instance, decorate your cake with the Big Bad Wolf following Little Red Riding Hood, if that was one of the puppet show stories performed that day.

 

Goody Bags

Use the puppets that guests have created from the brown paper bags to hold their goody bag treats. Fill them with a variety of candies, small toys, and/or school supplies that they can enjoy once they get home.

 

Thank-you’s

Match your thank-you notes to your invitation, or choose a complementary design. Teach your child good manners by allowing him or her to sign their name to each note. Also, don’t forget to mention what the gift was that you’re thanking the person for -- and how much your child enjoyed it!

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