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Indiana Jones Birthday Party

My middle son, Dylan, turns 8 in September and wants an Indiana Jones birthday party. Finally, he’s letting me host the party at home with an amazing theme. I’m going to have so much fun with this! {{squeal with delight}}

Naturally, I’ll post all the pictures of the party after it happens, but for those of you who are in the planning process like me, here’s some inspiration.

Ness made this awesome cake, “Indy runs from a boulder.” Fabulous!

The Doctor’s Wife has hooked us up! Her party included Indiana Jones singing, Mummy Gallery, Snake Pit, Crocodile Creek, Pankot Palace Banquet, and an Airport hangar where they found their treasure. WOW!! Talk about impressive!

Deb also threw an amazing bash. “The kids were traversing the alligator filled water, picking up two bombs (water balloons) on their way. The bombs that were later used to throw at the masked bad guys (the parents).”

Ashley had such a great cake too, but I couldn’t resist showing you this treasure chest and Clint’s over the shoulder bag.

I think I’m going to make one of these shoulder bags for each guest as their “party favor bag.” They’ll also be able to use it to take home the treasure they find.

Here’s a video on how to make a crystal skull pinata!

Take a look at the cake Pam made. Holy Cow, girls got talent!

Carrie also threw an Indiana Jones party and look what she made!

I’ll definitely have some sort of treasure chest or arch.

Over on the Gates Family Blog I found more ideas like:

Building an amazing “temple of doom” for the kids to explore and collect treasures from. On the way out, dodge the giant boulder — created from chicken wire, a hard plastic pool, died sheets and a flour-and-water mixture to make them harden when they dried.

Man, I wish she had more pictures! 😉

Chris also threw an Indie party and had fun games like a disgusting archeological dig. Remember the monkey brains from…uh…the second movie? Nothing like a little cold spaghetti to gross ’em out. We also had eyeball soup (grapes in water) and snake guts (jell-o). She buried little plastic bugs and snakes (“it had to be snakes”) for them to dig for.

I’m going to ask a friend photoshop Dylan’s face onto Shia LeBeouf and then put this poster on the front door for the party.

Each guest will be asked to wear khaki shorts and will receive this hat when they arrive at the party.

I love balloons! I know, it’s so 80’s of me but I can’t help it. I’ll use this color scheme for the balloons and the water balloons.

For the rest of my theme ideas, invitation, game, decor, obstacle course, and food ideas for an ultimate Indiana Jones party go to Executive Homemaker. You can print them out for free!

I’ll planning on having lots of rubber snakes and rats, the sound track playing, a treasure hunt, an obstacle course, and some crazy fun food. Now I just have to hammer out the details.

I have been Googling for days now and compiling all the best info. So be sure to check out all the details with games, food, and themed Indiana Jones party ideas on Executive Homemaker. You won’t want to miss it.

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  1. For a craft, you could have each kid make their own Duct tape bulwhip like Indy has!

    There are instructions on this blog:

  2. The Blaisdell Family

    WOW!! I really enjoy doing kids parties. If either of my boys pick this theme, then I have a lot of cool ideas to choose from. this is great!

  3. You have some fantastic ideas! Your boys are so lucky. Too bad mine is 19 months (I dont think he would get into the Indiana Jones Theme) 🙂

  4. Oh my gosh! I’ll be 34 in October, and I want an Indy party!!!

  5. Erm… I’m guessing you know that the “treasure chest” you have pictured is actually supposed to be the Ark of the Covenant from the Bible that held the Ten Commandments?

  6. Hey, I just saw that you posted about my party…it turned out so great! We live right by a little wash, so we took our ATV Rhino’s out and pretended that we were on an adventure…complete with dangerous hazzards…the bags pictured were made by my grandmother, and were just sewn using a simple envelope pattern, and then using ribbon for the strap. I also included little treasure maps, compasses, and flashlights for the boys. Our “treasure hunt” ended up in the wash with the treasure chest pinata… It was the best party I have thrown…so much fun!

  7. Fun ideas!! My 9 year loved looking at the pictures. Too bad his birthday was last month 🙁

  8. Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life

    Those are really great ideas…

  9. Thanks for the inspiration i have so many ideas now for ny sons party at the end of september.


  10. I can’t find the custom made Indiana Jones invitation on Executive Homemaker…..can anyone help.
    Please and thanks so much.

  11. I am turning 8 in November And i really think this is a very good idea when my mom showed me the temple of doom i freaked out cuz they stole hearts 🙁 and i realy liked ur ideas

  12. I lead a “Indiana Jones Adventure” themed week of camp a few years back. Some of the activities would be a ton of fun at a birthday party! Here is a link to what we did:

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