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Title:
The book of wizard parties : in which the wizard shares the secrets of creating enchanted gatherings
Author:
Kilby, Janice Eaton, 1955-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Lark Books : Distributed in Canada by Sterling Pub., [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
Provides directions for preparing invitations, refreshments, games, and favors for such parties as an Alchemists' Gathering, Chinese Dragon Fete, Merlin's Birthday Parley, and Wizard's Welcome Springtime Fairy Frolic.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/ste021/2001050324.html
ISBN:
9781579902926
Format :
Book

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"A wizard shares 600 years worth of ideas for staging a party, along with an appropriate story to tell guests for each occasion....Craft and food ideas usually have some magical twist...decorations, games, food, songs, and stories are described in great detail...the ultimate, over-the-top, party idea book." -- School Library Journal.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-6. Expertly riding the Harry Potter tsunami, the authors expand on the potions and projects of The Book of Wizard Craft (2001) with this collection of ideas for eight theme and seasonal fetes--from "Wizards' Winter Revels" to an "Egyptian Summer Solstice Party." Assuring children that, "we wizards never say no to having a good time," the jolly, 600-year-old narrator suggests games, crafts, costumes, snacks, and such crowd-pleasing concoctions as "Dragon's Blood Potion," which changes color when poured into prepared glasses (the first ingredient listed is "an adult wizard"). The book even includes a few a sketchy folktales. Patterns and diagrams appear when needed, and Baggetta's painted party scenes add festive, atmospheric notes. Though the volume is overdesigned, with padded covers and small type printed over textured backgrounds, the contents are both inventive and practical enough to keep young alchemists and faerie folk spellbound without causing adult wizards to lose either their sanity or their life savings. --John Peters


Publisher's Weekly Review

It's Party Time A Chinese Dragon Fete, Springtime Fairy Frolic and an Egyptian Summer Solstice Party are just a few of the activities in The Book of Wizard Parties: In Which the Wizard Shares the Secrets of Creating Enchanted Gatherings by Janice Eaton Kilby and Terry Taylor, illus. by Marla Baggetta. A cushioned cover and a purple satin placeholder add to the fancy package of this sequel to Book of Wizard Crafts. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-A wizard shares 600 years worth of ideas for staging a party, along with an appropriate story to tell guests for each occasion. Themes include spring, winter, Chinese New Year, Halloween, and summer solstice, as well as generic parties for "alchemists," and Merlin and Aladdin fanciers. Many of the festivities require involved and not inexpensive materials. Craft and food ideas usually have some magical (usually chemical reactive) twist. The decorations, games, food, songs, and stories are described in great detail, and readers are advised when to seek help from an adult. The text is superimposed on splashes and swirls of color, and the illustrations are decorative as well as instructional. This is the ultimate, over-the-top, party idea book for well-off, bored middle schoolers who may be lured by the Harry Potteresque motifs.-Cathie Reed, The Montessori School, Lutherville, MD (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introduction by the Wizard, and How to Use This Bookp. 6
Including Some Thoughts on Party Giving and Goingp. 8
You're Invited! How to Make Fantastic Invitationsp. 9
Chapter I Alchemists' Gathering
Magical Things to Make and Marvelous Things to Do
Party Decorationsp. 12
Alchemist's Laboratoryp. 12
Portable Cauldronp. 13
Dance of the Spheres Centerpiecep. 14
Alchemist's Robep. 15
Alchemist's Safety Glovesp. 16
Alchemist's Spell Catcher Safety Gogglesp. 16
Wizard's Magic Flowersp. 18
Alchemist's Gold with Handy Sorcerer's Pouchp. 19
Fun Recipes for Young Alchemists: Potions, Slimes, and Dazzlersp. 20
Wurm Slimep. 20
Dragon's Blood Potionp. 20
Presto, Change-O Potionp. 21
Fairy Rose Waterp. 22
Orange Peel Fireworksp. 22
Nebuchadnezzar's Incensep. 22
Song of the Spoonsp. 22
Gaming
Gold-Oh! Alchemists' Gamep. 23
Feasting
Bubbling Elixir of Life Layer Cakep. 25
Magic Chameleon Eggsp. 25
Smoking Alchemist's Brewp. 26
Storytelling Time
The Story of King Midasp. 27
Alchemists I Have Knownp. 26
Chapter II Chinese Dragon Fete
Magical Things to Make and Marvelous Things to Do
Party Decorationsp. 30
Chinese Lanternsp. 31
Chinese Wizard's Robep. 32
Dragon Staffp. 33
Fighting Dragon Hand Puppetp. 35
Dragon Claw Power Jewelryp. 37
Dragon Queen Scalesp. 38
Gaming
Message from the Dragon Gamep. 39
Magical Imprisonment of the Dragon's Eggp. 40
Feasting
Dragon Cookiesp. 41
Devilled Dragon Eggsp. 42
Dragon's Breath Draughtp. 42
Storytelling Time
Dragons in Historyp. 43
Handy Basilisk Protection Devicep. 44
The Story of Hoa, Achina, and the Dragon's Pearlp. 45
Chapter III Merlin's Birthday Parley
Magical Things to Make and Marvelous Things to Do
Parley Decorationsp. 48
King Arthur's Castlep. 48
Royal Coat of Armsp. 50
Throne of the Realmp. 51
Treasure Grailp. 52
Merlin's Robep. 53
Morgan le Fay, Queen of the Fairies Robep. 54
Fillet Crownp. 55
Magic Daggerp. 56
Gaming
Merlin Commandsp. 57
Merlin's All-Seeing Eyep. 57
Musical Throne of the Realmp. 58
Search for the Grail Treasure Huntp. 58
Feasting
Ladon's Apple Cakep. 58
Pegasus's Caramel Applesp. 59
Sword in the Stone Icy Treatsp. 60
Lady of the Lake Spicy Ciderp. 60
Storytelling Time
The Story of King Arthur and the Sword in the Stone, as told by Merlin Himselfp. 60
Merlin, My Magical Friendp. 61
Chapter IV Open, Sesame! Aladdin's Cave Party
Magical Things to Make and Marvelous Things to Do
Party Decorationsp. 64
Aladdin's Treasure Chestp. 64
Magic Carpetsp. 65
Desert Wizard Robe and Headdressp. 66
Genie Bottlep. 67
Genie Command Ringp. 68
Gaming
Aladdin's Tent Gamep. 69
Reading Palms for Funp. 70
Feasting
Genie Hummus and Toasted Pita Breadp. 72
Swordplay Shish Kebabs with Dipp. 73
Oasis Punchp. 74
Storytelling Time
The Legend of Ali Baba and the Forty Thievesp. 74
Chapter V Welcome Springtime Fairy Frolic
Magical Things to Make and Marvelous Things to Do
Party Decorationp. 78
Good Magic Flower Power Robep. 78
Merry Maypolep. 80
Decorated Beastie Egg Centerpiecep. 81
Fairy Wristletp. 82
Fairy Wings and Wandsp. 83
Jack O'the Woods Maskp. 84
Gaming
Maypole Song and Dancep. 85
Fairies, Flowers, and Fortune-Tellingp. 86
Feasting
Mandrake Cupcakesp. 87
Lavender Lemonadep. 87
Candied Violets and Rose Petal Candyp. 88
Storytelling Time
The Story of Tamlin, Andreana, and the Fairy Queenp. 89
Chapter VI Egyptian Summer Solstice Party
Mgical Things to Make and Marvelous Things to Do
Party Decorationsp. 92
Egyptian Sorcerer's Tunicp. 92
Egyptian Collarp. 94
Egyptian Staff with Anubis Headp. 96
Pyramid Powerp. 97
Sugar Cube Pyramidsp. 97
Paper Pyramidsp. 98
Egyptian Fortune Catcherp. 99
Gaming
Secret Messages and Other Sun Power Gamesp. 100
Egyptian Dice and Dice Gamesp. 101
The Yes/No Pendulum Gamep. 103
Feasting
Sand Pattiesp. 104
Ra Herbal Sun Teap. 104
Storytelling Time
The Pharaoh's Final Rest, as Told by the Wizardp. 105
Chapter VII Spirited Druid Halloween Gathering
Magical Things to Make and Marvelous Things to Do
Party Decorationsp. 108
Druid Robep. 109
Goddess of Beauty Robe with Magic Girdlep. 109
Celtic Jewelryp. 111
Gaming
Turnip Tossp. 113
Cabbage Bowlingp. 114
Druid Apple Duckingp. 115
Magic Nuts Tic Tac Toep. 115
Feasting
Ghost Pizzap. 116
Handwichesp. 116
Jellied Sugar Snailsp. 117
Chocolate Covered Wormsp. 117
Storytelling Time
The Beheading Ballp. 118
Things that Go Bump in the Night: How to Know if You're Being Visited by Ghosts (and How to Escape if You Want to)p. 119
The World's Shortest Ghost Storiesp. 119
Chapter VIII Wizard's Winter Revels
Magical Things to Make and Marvelous Things to Do
Party Decorationsp. 122
Snow Sorceress Robep. 123
Crystal Crownp. 124
Frosty Wizard's Tree with Giant Icicles, Glittering Snowballs, and Perfect Snowflakesp. 125
Gaming
Wizard's Top and Blizzard or Thaw? Gamep. 128
Telling the Future with Tea Leavesp. 129
Feasting
Yule Log Cakep. 131
North Star Cookiesp. 131
Hot Buttered Not-Rump. 132
Storytelling Time
The Snow Queenp. 133
Good Witches, Glamorous Goddesses, and Legendary Queensp. 133
Chapter IX Basic Wizard Gear: How to Make a Robe, Wand, Staff, and Hat
Basic Wizard's Robep. 135
Basic Wand with Dragon Heartstringsp. 138
Basic Wizard's Staff with Jeweled Orbp. 139
Basic Sorcerer's Hatp. 141
Farewell from the Wizardp. 143
Indexp. 144