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Indiana Jones Adventure Birthday Party (36 photos)


Indiana Jones Journal Invitation

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My son loves the Indiana Jones movies so for his 8th birthday we decided to plan his birthday around that theme.  

Since his birthdcay is close to Halloween, it gave us an opportunity to incorporate items we could find during the Halloween season such as snakes, spiders, cobwebs, candy and other styling props.

For his invitation, we took pictures of him in his Indy gear and used those throught the Journal Invitation.  We created the journal with elements from an Indiana Jones Journal we purchased as well as clip art found online.  We wrapped each journal in kraft paper, tied it and added stickers.  It resembles the journal that was delivered to Indy in the movie.

I also created a different invite for sale in my Etsy shop, A Boy's Life.

For the Adventure Dessert Bar, I used crates that I stenciled to represent top secret items from one of the movies as well as skulls, spiders, bugs and snakes.  I also some had old books, a cross and little globe.  It all addes to the adventure theme.  The Adventure Banner was created by using a stencil and adding map paper to the back.   I found the luggage at Hobby Lobby.  I also used a piece of faux leather fabric for the backdrop.


The Holy Grail Drink Bar features some more skulls and snakes.  I created the backdrop using 8x8" map paper and taping it together on the back.  I created the Holy Grail banner, drink tags and sigange which is also for sale in my A Boy's Life shop.  I added some chevron burlap ribbon to the water bottles along with a little age tag.  We covered the juice boxes with kraft paper and a skull sticker.  I also used some netting, old books, a large globe and my favorite go to display piece to store straws and cups.


We made blow guns out of PVC piping and I added some twine around them to dress them up for the theme.  Long cotton swabs served as the darts.  

Our favor bags for the party were small, drawstring muslin bags which I stamped with a map stamp.  Kids filled them with candy from the dessert bar.  We also gave out wooden airplanes that the kids could assemble at home.   For school friends, we made fedora-shaped crayons and packaged those up in the little Kraft bags and added a tag.  Party favors were displayed in a little suit case with a small explore banner on top.  We also put cotton candy (spider webs) and plastic spiders in little cello bags along with a topper. The kids loved it!

The cake...I saw one like it online and my son had to have one like it.  We added some palm trees, candy rocks and Indy on the top.

You can find the Indiana Jones Party Printables at

**The journal invitation is not for sale as it includes copyrighted materials**



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