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Lilo & Stitch Party
By shopgirlaudi
(Esmeralda Cavazos)
Copyright August 2, 2004
Written Exclusively for ThePartyWorks.com

Say ALOHA! Both boys and girls will love the mischievous Stitch, and the equally mischievous and lovable Lilo at a birthday luau full of surprises!

Invitations:
Buy or make your own.

Use clip art to make your invitations or...

Cut a surf board shape out of cardstock or funfoam. Write party details on the back of the surfboard. You can decorate the front of
the surfboard. Take a ziplock bag (sandwich size would be best) and insert the surfboard along with some tiny shells. Zip and send.

Ask guests to come dressed in Hawaiin attire.

Decorations:
Use solid colored tablecovers in orange, yellow, green, light blue. Use raffia table skirting or...

Use beach towels as a tablecover alternative.

Or just fringe plastic table covers by cutting strips 3/4 of the way up the cover.

Use pineapples, coconuts, or small fruit baskets for centerpieces. Tie a cluster of balloons to your fruit.

Cut surfboard shapes out of a refrigerator box. Paint and decorate and use a props at your party.

Decorate with paper lanterns, tiki torches, totem poles. You can make your own totem poles using large plastic containers or empty coffee cans. Wrap in colored paper and decorate. Stack to desired heights.

Use tropical flower arrangements, flower leis, inflatable palm trees, plastic flamingos.

Drape fish nets across tables or hang. Add a few plastic fish, some starfish, a crab, some shells, etc.

Make door curtains using blue and green streamers. Tape paper fish to the bottoms and middles of the strands.

Use beach chairs for seating or beach towels/beach mats arranged on the ground.

Inflate some huge beach balls and scatter around the party area.

Use Lilo and Stitch partware and decorations.

Use any Lilo and Stitch toys you may already own.

Give out leis and grass skirts for the guests to wear.

Play Hawiian music or the soundtrack from the Lilo and Stitch movie.

Cake:
• 1 baked 13- by 9- by 2-inch cake
• 2 1/2 cups blue frosting
• 1/4 cup white frosting
• 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
• Candy rocks
• Birthday candles
• Plastic Hawaiian dancers
• Candy flower sprinkles
• Plastic palm trees
• Fruit Stripe gum (surfboards)
• Plastic figures
• LifeSavers (inner tubes)
• Sour tape, cut into 1-inch lengths (beach blankets)
• Paper parasols
• Plastic dolphin or gummy fish

Step 1:
Lightly coat the entire cake with a thin layer of blue frosting. Swirl extra blue frosting on two thirds
of the cake to create the ocean with waves and a curvy shoreline. Add whitecaps by squirting white frosting through a pastry bag.

Step 2:
To make the sandy beach, sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on the remaining third of the cake
(the crumbs will stick to the thin layer of frosting). Next, let your kids help you turn the cake into a bustling beach.
Arrange a circle of candy rocks around a candle bonfire.

Step 3:
Add Hawaiian dancers, a candy flower path, plastic palm trees, Fruit Stripe gum surfboards,
plastic swimmers, LifeSavers tubes, sour tape beach blankets, and paper parasols. Don't forget to stock the ocean
with edible and decorative sea creatures.

Or make a pineapple upside down cake.

Food and Snacks:
Serve Hawaiian Punch in plastic tropical hurricane glasses. Garnish with a piece of fruit on and a paper umbrella. Or put fruit
cocktail in the punch.

Or serve it in a punch bowl and float plastic fish shaped cubes.

Coconut shrimp or grilled chicken and pineapple kabobs.

Hawiian pizza. Pepperoni pizza topped with pineapple.

Skewer cubes of cheese, fruit, and meat with fancy toothpicks for appetizers.

Make fruit kabobs. Use pineapple, kiwi, star fruit, cherries, etc.

Set out some macadamia nuts.

Serve tropical fruit cups (Dole) or blue jello cups. Add a Cool Whip wave and a gummi fish for garnish.

Make fruit smoothies in tropical drink glasses.

Goldfish crackers.

Make frozen fruit juice pops.

Goodie Bags and Prizes:
Use a plastic sand pail. Give stickers, or themed party favors, disc shooters, squirt guns, plastic toy aliens, shell necklaces, sunglasses, umbrella straws, plastic or squirt fish, small play ukulele.

For prizes, give out inflatable beach balls, pool toys, diving toys, sand castle molds.

Games and Activities:
Coconut bowling. Set up plastic soda bottles and fill with sand to weigh them down. Use coconuts as bowling balls.

Have a hula hoop contest. Have several hoops on hand. Pair in groups of two and see who can go the longest.

Have a limbo contest.

Stitch UFO toss. Toss tin pie plates through a hanging hula hoop.

Laser shoot out. Make cardboard or alien cutouts or use fun foam. Let kids use water filled squirt guns to try to shoot down
targets. Most down wins.

Make flower leis or shell necklaces.

Do sand art. Use empty baby food jars to mix colored sands in or make edible sand art using powdered candies like Pixie Stix.

Use empty plastic water bottles. Fill with 1/3 baby oil and the rest of the ways with water. Add a few drops of blue food coloring. Let kids add in ocean animal shaped pony beads, glitter,etc. Cap tightly to create your own ocean in a bottle.

You can also use the baby food jars and let the kids fill them with sand and mini sea shells. You can paint and decorate the lid with additional sea shells.

Fill a sandbox or large cardboard box with sand. Hide small plastic toys and trinkets in the sand. Give kids a sifter to dig for a prize.

Make surfboard cutouts out of fun foam. Fill a kiddie pool, baby bathtub, or disposable aluminum roasting pan with water. Pair up players for a surfboard race. Have kids set the boards in the water. Use straws for them to blow their boards across the "waves". First to the end wins. If you are using a bigger container such as the kiddie pool, you can have more than two racers at a time.

Have a fish pond game. Like the duck pond except substitute floaty fish or whales or crab toys. Mark the bottoms with a number or color. Make prize groups corresponding to the numbers or colors. Kids take turns picking a floaty, turning it over, and getting a prize corresponding to the marking on the bottom.

Play musical beach towels or beach mats. Like musical chairs but using towels or mats.

Take a very large blanket. Have a mini inflated beach ball for each player marked with the guests name. Toss all the balls into the blanket. Everyone holds onto the edge of the blanket. Call out, "Tidal Wave"! and everyone tosses the blanket until only one ball is left. Ball left is the winner.

Play pass the coconut or pineapple like hot potato.

Play Pin the Nose on Stitch.

Moon Rock Hunt. Wrap snack sized candy bars ( Snickers, Milky Way, Three Muskateers ), small toys and trinkets in aluminum foil. Shape in an irregular pattern to resemble a rock. Hide the "moon rocks" around a designated area and let the kids search for them. They get to keep what they find.

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