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After the millionth time in a row on It's a Small World at Disneyland last year, it occurred to me that this would be a fun theme since it is the girls' favorite ride. Sophie turned 6 and Claire turned 4. I made a CD mix of small world/travel themed songs -- everything from the actual ride to Down Under by Men at Work. There were 7 activities or crafts -- one for each continent: American Flag treat for North America, color maracas for South America, Madeline cookie for Europe, Lantern for Asia, safari animal puppet for Africa, kangaroo races for Australia, and making snow for Antarctica. Each kid got a passport and received a stamp for each completed activity. Instead of renting a $400 photo booth, I bought an instant camera and bought round the world props and made my own photo booth for their passport photos. I made mini meals for the kids in Chinese food to go boxes that included a fortune cookie and airplane shaped sandwiches. The kids had a blast!

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Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Cake, cupcakes, cookies

  • Activities / Games

    North America = American Flag treat, South America = color maracas, Europe = madeline cookie, Asia = scratch art lantern, Africa = safari animal puppet, Australia = kangaroo races, Antarctica = make snow

  • Party Favors

    7 activities/crafts/item -- 1 for each continent + passport in "suitcase" favor box and "luggage tag" bookmark (safari stuffed animals for babies)

  • What People Ate

    Mini meals for kids (airplane cheese sandwiches, mini apple, travel themed fruit snacks, fortune cookie and animal crackers) and sandwiches for adults

  • What People Drank

    Juice for the kids, water, soda, and beers from around the world for the adults

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8 comments

  • Nadia F

    Nadia F wrote:

    I loved this party and all the decorations!!! Can I ask where did you get the favor boxes/suitcases and passports? They were awesome! You did a great job! Also, the cake was so cute!

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    Bb P wrote:

    Where did you get those cute boxes!!

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    Debbie V wrote:

    Thank you! Those are "special agent" boxes from Birthday Express: http://www.birthdayexpress.com/Special-Forces-Empty-Favor-Boxes/49778/PartyItemDetail.aspx. I forgot to mention that the "luggage tags" are bookmarks from Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/90916110/around-the-world-national-costume

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    Debbie V wrote:

    Thank you! Those are "special agent" boxes from Birthday Express: http://www.birthdayexpress.com/Special-Forces-Empty-Favor-Boxes/49778/PartyItemDetail.aspx. I forgot to mention that the "luggage tags" are bookmarks from Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/90916110/around-the-world-national-costume

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    Debbie V wrote:

    Oh sorry, I meant to add that the passports are from Oriental Trading: http://www.orientaltrading.com/my-passport-sticker-books-a2-9_1081-12-1.fltr?Ntt=passports

  • Theresa B

    Theresa B wrote:

    did you make this template? I'm hoping to make something similar but need the castle background... :)

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    Debbie V wrote:

    No, I didn't use a template - I just based it off of 1 inch squares and played around with the design.

  • Cj L

    Cj L wrote:

    Would you sell what you created as a template?

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