Legolas Greenleaf will be proud of your party guests as they practice their archery skills, as shown here.
Give your Middle Earth guests fun names, using this name generator here. What's yours?
59. Athelas Tea
60. Fish & Chips
“Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It'll be spring soon, and the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they'll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields. And they'll be eating the first of the strawberries with cream. Do you remember the taste of strawberries?” – Samwise Gamgee
64. Hare Stew
"There's only one way to eat a brace of coneys." - Samwise Gamgee
From "An Unexpected Cookbook", you can find the Gamgee-style recipe for hare stew right here.
You can purchase a copy of An Unexpected Cookbook: The Unofficial Book of Hobbit Cookery for $24.95 on Etsy or Amazon.
65. Hobbit Hole
Create a gorgeous little hobbit hole and garden, as shown here.
"Hobbits give presents to other people on their own birthdays. Not very expensive ones, as a rule, and not so lavishly as on this occasion; but it was not a bad system. Actually in Hobbiton and Bywater every day in the year it was somebody’s birthday, so that every hobbit in those parts had a fair chance of at least one present at least once a week. But they never got tired of them." - The Lord of The Rings
In Hobbiton tradition, give each of your party guests a gift!
67. Rune Name Tags
Entertain your guests with a rune activity as shown here.
68. Map Seating Plan
Make your own cool Middle Earth seating plan, as shown here.
69. DIY Bookmarks
Create your own versions of these bookmarks, with the tutorial shown here.
70. DIY Gandalf's Staff
Here is a tutorial on creating your very own version of Gandalf's staff!
71. Gandalf's Hat
Follow the tutorial here to make your own replica of Gandalf's hat.
72. Hobbit Door Cushion
Create your own Hobbit door crocheted cushion, with the free pattern here!
73. Middle Earth Cocktails
Here are some ideas on creating your own Middle Earth-inspired cocktails. Enjoy!
Play a game of Destroy the Ring Toss, and other games and ideas, as shown here.
75. DIY Crockery
You can recreate these beautiful plates and cup, with the tutorial here.
76. Menu Inspiration
"And laugh they did, and eat, and drink, often and heartily, being fond of simple jests at all times, and of six meals a day (when they could get them)." - The Lord of the Rings
Above is a great menu, if you are stuck for ideas on how to feed your party fellowship!
77. Table Centrepieces
Here is some inspiration to create a Middle Earth atmosphere with table centrepieces.
78. Elvish Braids Tutorial
Get your Rivendell styling down, with this braiding tutorial here
79. Thranduil Inspired Dress
Here is a tutorial on creating a modern version of Thranduil's gown.
80. Farmer's Maggots Soup
Here is a recipe for Farmer Maggot's cabbage and sausage soup, that Merry and Pippin would be proud to make from their stolen hoard.
81. Feel the Fires of Mordor
Alex Dodson makes these amazing fire pits and ovens, including this awesome Witch King of Angmar example! See more info on Alex's work here.
82. Roasted Mushrooms
"I suppose you three won't want mushrooms again?" - Fredegar Bolger
Of course we want more mushrooms...we're hobbits! See the recipe for these roasted mushrooms here.
83. Play Trivia
If your party guests are all Tolkien fans, you might want to play a game of trivia, as shown here.
84. Paper Tree
"You remember the Old Forest? On the borders of Buckland? Folks used to say that there was something in the water that made the trees grow tall, and come alive." - Merry
DIY one or two brown paper trees, as shown here.
85. Paper Chain
Here is a free paper chain printable, featuring elvish script. Enjoy!
86. Legolas Costume
See the awesome tutorial on a DIY Legolas costume here.
87. Speak Friend and Enter!
Bring the gates of Moria to your party, with this decal available here.
88. Play a game of Riddles
"'Sssss,' said Gollum, and became quite polite. 'Praps ye sits here and chats with it a bitsy, my preciousss. It like riddles, praps it does, does it?' - The Hobbit, Riddles in the Dark
Treat your Middle Earth guests to a game of riddles in the dark! You can find a tutorial and a free game printable here.
89. Bag End's Berry Tea Cakes
90. Ent Draught
"The drink was like water, indeed very like the taste of the draughts they had drunk from the Entwash near the borders of the forest, and yet there was some scent or savour in it which they could not describe: it was faint, but it reminded them of the smell of a distant wood borne from afar by a cool breeze at night. The effect of the draught began at the toes, and rose steadily through every limb, bringing refreshment and vigour as it coursed upwards, right to the tips of the hair. " - The Lord of The Rings
Below are some Ent-draught recipes that you may like to try at your Middle Earth celebration:
Recipes 1 & 2 here
Recipe 3 here
Recipe 4 here
Recipe 5 here
91. Your Party Date
Unsure of when to host your party? Below are some important dates in Middle Earth, for ideas:
February 26 - The breaking of the Fellowship
March 1 - Aragorn's birthday
March 15 - Thorin meets with Gandalf at the Prancing Pony
March 25 - Destruction of the One Ring/ Elanor's birthday (Sam & Rosie's daughter)
April 6 - Samwise Gamgee's birthday/mallorn tree planted by Sam flowers
April 8 - Samwise and Frodo are honoured on the Field of Cormallen
April 26 - Thirteen dwarves and Gandalf arrive at Bag End
April 27 - Bilbo starts together his journey to the Lonely Mountain
May 1 - Coronation of King Aragorn Elessar/Samwise Gamgee marries Rose Cotton
June 22 - Bilbo returns to Bag End
July 1 - Bilbo meets Gollum
September 22 - Bilbo Baggins' and Frodo Baggins' birthdays, and World Hobbit Day
October 1 - Smaug is killed
October 4 - Death of Isildur and Ring is lost
October 10 - Battle of Five Armies
October 25 - Council of Elrond
December 25 - The beginning of the Fellowship
Find more dates here.
92. Bingo Download
Entertain your Fellowship with a fun game of LOTR Bingo! You can download this free printable here.
93. Hobbit Hole Cupcakes
Hobbit holes and cupcakes? It doesn't get much better than that! See the tutorial here.
94. Blackberry Tart
"There was hot soup, cold meats, and a blackberry tart, new loaves, slabs of butter, and half a ripe cheese: good plain food, as good as the Shire can show, and homelike enough to dispel the last of Sam’s misgivings (already much relieved by the excellence of the beer). " - The Lord of the Rings
Find the recipe for blackberry tart, as served at The Prancing Pony in Bree here.
95. Shelob's Loot
"No. This fellow ain't dead!" - Shagrat
Make these cute little Frodo's stuck in Shelob's web! Or make dwarf varieties from The Hobbit.
96. Paper Minas Tirith
"Then turning south again he beheld Minas Tirith. Far away it seemed. and beautiful: white-walled, many-towered, proud and fair upon its mountain-seat; its battlements glittered with steel, and its turrets were bright with many banners.” ― The Lord of the Rings
You can find the free printable to construct your own White City, here.
97. Free Quote Printable
You can download this free quote printable right here.
98. Farmer Maggot's Mushroom Pot Pies
The recipe for the mushroom pot pies can be found here.
99. Lord of the Ring-Pops?
Okay, a funny one - give ring pops as party favors!
100. Orc Vitality Drink
Get the recipe here.
101. Free Bookmark Printables
Click here to download our free printable bookmarks. These are from our Middle Earth Party Pack.
Well, that means that our Unexpected Journey to Middle Earth Party Ideas is over! We hope that you have been inspired by this series and enjoy creating your very own Tolkien celebrations.
Missed Part One of this series? See it here.