A Alice in Wonderland Mystery Meal is great for every age troop. As a Leader I am always coming up with some crazy exciting party for my girls. We have always had a Multi-level troop. So when planning parties I try to come up with a theme that everyone will enjoy no matter how young or old.
Additional Alice in Wonderland Theme Party ideas can be found here: 12 Fun Games and Activities for a Alice in Wonderland Theme Party
This whole post is about how to put on a Mystery Meal and have it be a Alice in Wonderland theme. If you have never done a mystery meal and want to have a blast with your girls make sure to plan one of these, you will not be disappointed. We came up with 12 different items and put it together into a menu.
Get your copy of the Alice in Wonderland Mystery Meal Program Here. It is a 3 course meal with 4 different items in each course. For example the main meal item is spaghetti and it is called DoDo Delight. For the Chesture Smile you can find a good recipe to use here
How to Run a Mystery Dinner
First print Mystery Dinner menu, one for each girl. At the beginning of the event have each girl fill out Menu, only writing down each item once, this will be a three course meal.
You will need help running the kitchen we had some great mom’s at our event and we had them in kitchen filling orders, if they want to participate have them fill out menus before having them go in kitchen, then after they serve all the girls they can fill their order as well.
Start with the first course, whatever the girls get during that course is what they get to eat or use. Meaning if they picked a fork and a knife, napkin, and a spoon all at once, then they wont be eating during first course. But that also means that during the course they have food coming they wont have anything to eat them with.
YES that is where the fun part comes in, after each course the girls must throw away everything they received during previous course. (Note you will go through more plates during this event, so make sure you have extras. We had small and large ones in case all they got were meat balls during a course)
We made a adjustment to rule of throwing away previous items, we allowed them to keep their drinks when they got them, since we didn’t want them to chug it or waste drinks. For the water, we purchased Tea Cup water bottles from Oriental Trading for the girls. We put their name on the bottom so they would be able to use during the whole event.
We also purchased fun coloring place mats, found them at a five below store, we put crayons on table so if girls got done eating or were waiting for their food they had something to do.
I hope you try a Mystery Meal with your girls, and if you do share with me how it goes, if you come up with your own, I would love to see it, send me a email and if you would allow I could post it on blog for others to use.
If you need more Alice in Wonderland ideas look no further here are 12 Fun Games and Activities for a Alice in Wonderland Theme Party
Party Planning Kit Printables
I am so excited to present Strawjenberry’s Ultimate Party Kit! Almost everything you need to plan your troop celebration is included in this kit and can be printed at home or through your local office supply store or printer. It all starts with a personalized troop banner (two options to choose from) that includes your troop number. From there you have many different supplies to create the labels, stickers and decorations that you need.
The full color party kit includes:
- One personalized banner
- Personalized party invitation
- Four (4) styles of placecards/treat labels, including one (1) secret bonus design
- “I Love Girl Scouts” flower graphic
- Fifteen (15) unique and colorful “badges” to use as stickers, cupcake toppers, or decorative elements on any number of party items
- A sheet of personalized gift tags
- Two (2) square backgrounds to create labels for lollipops. chocolate bars or giftboxes
- A set of personalized badges with your girls’ names on them (you can also opt for a troop number instead)
- Printable 8 1/2 x 11 Promise and Law pages–perfect for framing!
- One sheet of twelve (12) blank badges
- One sheet of twelve (12) level letters with heart (d, b, j, c, s, a, v)
The sky is the limit for how you can use all of these DIY elements to create the ultimate party. All items are included and have the bright and cheerful design color scheme. Get now for any party, ceremony or event you are planning for your troop.
Organize Your Troop Parties This Year with a 25+ page Leader Planner
This Leader Planner is from another amazing blogger named Jen her blog is called “I am StrawjenBerry” With the help of Jen I wrote a blog post explaining everything you will get in this planner. It has everything you need to plan your troop year. The planner contains your calendar, meeting planners, rosters and badge trackers in one safe place for when you need it. Read more