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HOW TO HOST A HIKING BOOT PRINCESS PARTY

Crafts | Treats | Games

How to Host a Hiking Boots Princess Party brochure (pdf)
Find even MORE party ideas on my Hiking Boot Princess Party Pinterest board


Crafts

Tall Crowns
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You will need:

  • Paper tubes (toilet paper tubes work great!)
  • Scissors
  • Craft paint
  • Miscellaneous decorations (pom-poms, jewels, glitter, sequins, silk daisies, etc.)
  • Glue
  • Rope elastic or stiff plastic headband
  1. Snip the tubes according to the photos. You will end up with approx 6 points to the crown.

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  3. Paint the outer and inner sides of the crown. Pink, green, purple, blue...metallics are nice too!

  4. When paint is dry, decorate with pom-pons, glitter, jewels. Tacky brand glue dries fast.

  5. There are two ways to make the crown wearable.

    1. Poke a small hole on either side of crown. Knot rope elastic on one end. Thread through to the other side. Adjust for sizing on child's head. Knot the other side.

    2. On the non pointy side of the crown, paper punch two holes on either side of crown, large enough to slide through a narrow plastic headband. Carefully slide the crown to the side or center.

    3. Crowns

Paper Daisy Crowns or Super Hero Bands
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You will need:

  • Green construction paper (or red and blue)
  • White construction paper daises (or blue, red, yellow stars for Super Hero Bands)
  • Tacky glue
  • Tape
  • Paper cutter (FOR ADULT USE ONLY)

Note:
Each strip needs to measure approx 1 1/4 inch X 25 inches. Using a paper cutter, carefully cut long 18" X 1 1/4 " strips.
Cut half of them in half and then glue the shorter pieces to the long strips to make longer strips measuring 25" long. This will now fit most children's heads.

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You will find a daisy template on my Pinterest board along with other party ideas.

For star templates, I used a star stencil from the craft store. Or you can make your own stencil.

Child glues daisies into place on the band.

Crowns

You will need an adult to fit and tape the band around each child's head.

Crowns


Treats

Princess & Prince Cocoa
From the kitchen of Carmela LaVigna Coyle
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1 Tablespoon unsweetened bakers cocoa
1 cup milk of choice
1 1/2 tablespoon raw sugar
A couple drops of vanilla
pinch of sea salt

Place milk in a small saucepan over very low heat. As milk warms, add 1 T cocoa and 1 1/2 T sugar. Whisk until smooth. Add vanilla, salt. Whisk-whisk-whisk. Heat through, but do not boil. Add a smidgeon more sugar, if needed.

(Recipe easily multiplies for a group.)


Trail Mix Station
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You will need:

  • A table and "trail mix station" sign or chalkboard
  • Recycled jars, paper sacks, tubs, or cups for trail mix options
  • Spoons or scoops
  • Choice of: M&Ms, nuts, raisins, pretzels, seeds, coconut, banana chips, craisins, etc.
  • Miniature paper bags, paper cups, or baggies for mixing n' munching!

For more ideas, see Hiking Boot Princess Trail Mix Pinterest Board


Hiking Boot Granola
From the kitchen of Carmela LaVigna Coyle
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3 cups oats
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup raw sesame seeds or pumpkin or sunflower seeds (or combo!)
1/2 cup chopped raw nuts (optional)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coconut oil
2/3 to 3/4 cup maple syrup

  1. Preheat oven to 325*.

  2. Stir together all dry ingredients, salt, and cinnamon until thoroughly mixed.

  3. Add coconut oil and maple syrup. Mix well. Pour onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (or not.) Flatten granola with a spatula or large spoon.

  4. Bake for 20 minutes, carefully flipping the granola occasionally. Granola should be deepened caramel colored when done. Sometimes I add 5 minutes for an extra crunch.

  5. Let cool before breaking into pieces. Store in an air tight container. Refrigerate! And enjoy...


Tic-Tac-Bingo

Games

Tic-Tac-Bingo
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Prep:

  • Print Princess-Tic-Tac-Bingo cards onto card stock paper. 20 different cards are provided.
  • Print out the Master Sheet. Cut the master sheet images along the grid lines. Put the images in a cup or hat.

Object of the game:

  1. Distribute bingo cards to all the children, including markers of choice, such as jelly beans, small pieces of recycled paper, "O" cereal, etc.

  2. Bingo Master randomly picks out a symbol from the cup and calls it out loud.

  3. If a child has that particular symbol on her card, she places a marker on the symbol.

  4. When someone has filled up their entire card, she/he calls out PRINCESS BINGO! :)