Around the lawn there were little play stations to keep them busy and engaged. There were some purple water beads and neon cups for scooping and pouring, a large tub of coloured rice and tape-wrapped cardboard tubes for turning into sweetie machines, churning out coloured sweets through the pipes! This was a really popular area, with the girls’ cousin ending up sitting in it to play for quite a while.
On a table there was some Wonka play dough with coloured buttons, candles, cup-cake cases and empty chocolate trays, for creating some fantastical and delicious sweets and chocolates to play with! You can also read this post about making weird and wonderful Wonka dough and ideas of what to add into it.
We ended up playing very few of the planned games in the end because there was no need, but we did play a couple.
Golden Ticket Treasure Hunt was a hit and everyone got a prize! I painted a large piece of cardboard with gold paint and cut it into tickets, adding numbers with glitter glue. These were hidden around the garden and each child given a number to go and hunt for. Once their ticket had been found, they traded it for a wrapped book in the prize bucket (The Book People sells sets of 10 popular children’s books for £9.99, so less than £1 each!)
The Golden Egg Race was simply an egg and spoon race, split into 4 runners at a time, using plastic gold eggs. My trusty chicken sat in her basket nest and watched to see if her eggs would be “good or bad” (I know, it’s a goose really but I didn’t have one of those!) Lots of simple fun!
Piñata: At the very end of the afternoon there was a number 4 piñata, filled with felt tip pens and plastic gold coins to collect after it was broken open, scooping the treasures into individual paper bags.
For take home gifts there were bags of Wonka’s Scrumptious Chocolate Play Dough and giant lollipops, as well as party hats and blowers. See how to make easy no-cook chocolate play dough here.
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wow! this is fantastic 🙂 going to give this a go for my little ones birthday next year.thanks for the fab ideas x
Amazing I wish I could go to a Willy Wonka party! Xx
Thank you for posting this! Lots of great ideas I can use with my little ones for Roald Dahl day on 13/9! We were planning on reading Charlie and the Chocolate factory. 🙂
Have been very excited waiting to see what you did and as always – AMAZING! So creative and looks like you all had a fantastic time. Ellie
Growing a Jeweled Rose says
Beautiful party Anna!
Emma @ My Book Corner says
What a wonderful 4th Birthday party – big happy birthday to the birthday girl!!
All the details look awesome, and as Cleo said, perfect timing for Roald Dahl Day on the 13th. We’ve added it to our Roald Dahl Pinterest board.
kellie | kids sunwear says
This is so cute and very full of sweets! Its my first time to see a Wonka theme birthday party and it look so great! 🙂
emma @mummymummymum says
You are amazing. That is fantastic! I want a wonka bar!
Looks like it was a fabulous and super fun party! Am excitedly awaiting your post about the rainbow cake and your “lazy method” – it looks lovely and sounds like just the thing I need to make the requested rainbow cake for my daughter’s 4th birthday coming up!
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toady mama says
Oh delicious fun! Good job mama!
Louisse Campbell says
Wow! When I was a child, having a “Willy Wonka” birthday factory is what I always ask for! Until now, I still want that dream to come true or to personally experience a tour of a chocolate factory; I want to see if they also use some drum heater for the bottling application of the chocolate.
Really beautiful job on this Wonka-themed party. The rainbow cake is totally awesome! I bet the kids went nuts when it was cut into. 🙂
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