Need ideas for a Titanic-themed birthday party for an obsessed 7-year-old boy!
October 12, 2012 7:53 AM Subscribe
My Titanic-obsessed son is turning 7 in a couple months. I want to throw him a party he'll remember forever. I have the cake planned -- a friend is baking a Titanic-shaped masterpiece. For the rest, I need AskMe's help.
posted by Professor Horatio Hufnagel to grab bag (27 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The party will be in Brooklyn in the first week in December and will include about 20-25 children and many parents. We have rented a large room with a fireplace for the party. The room comes with long tables and chairs, but nothing else.
I'm open to ideas for food, party favors, entertainments -- anything that reflects the theme. I'm looking to decorate the room in a fun, "Titanic-y" way (forgive me for using the word "fun" in relation to this disaster, but I hope you know what I mean; the audience is 7-year-olds). If I can figure out how & where to get costumes, I would even like to dress in a period-appropriate way and my husband would love to dress as Captain Smith.
Any thoughts on how we can create the birthday of a lifetime for our little one, who pores over books about the disaster, watches documentaries, and has even been to the Titanic Museum in Tennessee? We're open to anything!
(FWIW, he has never seen the movie "Titanic," so references specific only to that film won't work. But he knows a surprising amount about the actual historical event, and loves James Cameron's "Ghosts of the Abyss.")