Percy Jackson and the Olympians: A Legendary Party Experience

Are you ready to embark on an epic adventure inspired by Percy Jackson and the Olympians? Join us as we dive into the magical world of Greek mythology to celebrate Ben's 9th birthday party. This...


Are you ready to embark on an epic adventure inspired by Percy Jackson and the Olympians? Join us as we dive into the magical world of Greek mythology to celebrate Ben's 9th birthday party. This unique party theme will unleash your inner hero and transport you to a world of gods, monsters, and heroic quests.

Unleashing the Hero Within

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a captivating book series that brings Greek mythology to life in the modern age. Ben, our young hero, has been captivated by these tales read aloud by his father, Drew. So, it's no surprise that he requested a Percy Jackson party for his special day.

But here's the catch - there are no ready-made Percy Jackson party supplies available. So, we had to get creative and "Make it Do" to bring this magical party to life. Join us as we take you through the exciting activities, crafts, and mouth-watering treats that made Ben's party an unforgettable experience.

Crafting Like the Ancient Greeks


Every great hero needs their trusty weapon. To kick off the festivities, we handed out foam swords to the young warriors. Although we initially planned to create our own swords using pool noodles and PVC pipes, we found an incredible deal on ready-made swords. The boys wasted no time in channeling their inner demigods, playfully engaging in epic sword fights. As a word of advice, it's best to keep a safe distance when these young heroes are in action!

The crafting adventure continued with the creation of Greek Hoplite shields. Using black foam board and gold paint, the kids fashioned their very own shields, which could withstand blows from their foam swords. The materials were affordable, thanks to a 40% off coupon, but feel free to explore alternatives such as spray-painted cardboard or sturdy poster board. The shields truly made them feel like powerful protectors of Mount Olympus.


Embarking on a Mythical Treasure Hunt

After unleashing their creativity, it was time for the young heroes to embark on a thrilling treasure hunt. Clues inspired by Greek mythology led them on a quest to unlock the secrets of the gods.

One memorable clue revolved around Hades, the god of the Underworld. Hidden in the darkness of our Halloween-decorated basement, the boys had to conquer their fears and toss a golden Drachma into a cauldron, symbolizing their payment to cross the River Styx. The excitement grew as they explored the eerie underworld and discovered hidden clues in the midst of skeletons, ghosts, and chains.

The treasure hunt also included a dart-throwing challenge with Medusa as the target. Carefully aiming their darts at balloons pinned to a dartboard adorned with Medusa's image, the boys reveled in the thrill of the hunt. With each successful strike, they revealed clues that brought them closer to their ultimate goal.


Battling the Fearsome Minotaur

As the treasure hunt neared its climax, the young heroes faced their final challenge - defeating the fearsome Minotaur. In a stroke of creativity, we transformed a cow piñata into a menacing Minotaur by adding red angry eyes and black foam horns. The boys, armed with a sword that could slay the Minotaur, took turns striking the piñata until the treasure spilled out.


The triumphant heroes, having completed their tasks, were crowned with gold laurel wreaths. They stood tall, basking in their newfound glory, as we celebrated their bravery. The party had reached its peak, and it was time to indulge in delicious treats.

Savoring Mythical Delights


In honor of Percy Jackson's mother, who often prepared blue food for special occasions, we enjoyed a delightful blue cake with blue frosting and sprinkles. The cake, made from a Betty Crocker White Cake mix with added blue food coloring, perfectly captured the essence of the series. Poseidon himself adorned the cake, adding a touch of godly presence to the celebration. To complete the feast, we served blue ice cream and blue Kool-Aid, bringing the color of the sea to each delectable bite.

After the cake was savored, gifts were unwrapped, and memories were made, we made sure to capture a photo of each hero in their party gear. These photos would serve as a heartfelt thank you for attending Ben's extraordinary party.


A Legendary Party to Remember

As the festivities came to an end, we couldn't help but reflect on the joy and laughter that filled the air. It reminded us of the importance of imagination, creativity, and the power of storytelling. By utilizing everyday items and our own resourcefulness, we transformed a simple gathering into an unforgettable journey to Mount Olympus.

We hope that, like Ben, our young hero, you too will be inspired to embark on your own mythical adventures. So gather your friends, don your laurel wreaths, and let the magic of Percy Jackson and the Olympians ignite your imagination. The party may end, but the memories will live on, forever etched in the hearts of those who embraced the hero within.

After receiving numerous requests, we decided to share all the clues from our scavenger hunt. Although they might not be poetic masterpieces, they certainly captured the imagination of our young heroes:

Percy Jackson Scavenger Hunt:

  1. The first clue was hidden in a shark's mouth on the table where the boys made their shields.

  2. Look above, beyond the wall, In the sky Zeus rules all. Climb to his realm and do not fall, If you're lucky, you'll feel no jolt From Zeus' mighty Lightning Bolt.

  3. There's much to fear in Hades' home, For in his kingdom, the dead do roam. Descend, descend to darkest black, And if you survive, a clue bring back.

  4. Ares is the god of war, He loves to fight and not much more. He's hidden a clue in orbs of gold, To find them out, you must be bold. So take his weapons and throw them well, Within the orbs, a clue may tell.

  5. The Goddess Athena will always help the wise, You must seek her weapon, that is small and black in size. When you meet the Minotaur, the weapon you will need, To find the treasure, you've come far, Strike him dead, and you'll succeed.

Now, it's your turn to embrace the hero within and create your own extraordinary adventures. The world of Percy Jackson and the Olympians awaits!