An abra ca dabra birthday. I have gone to tons of birthday parties where a frail looking man with a black top hat and a wand, shows some overly repetitive magic tricks. Although the younger kids seem to say ooh and aah over it, the older guys just roll their eyes as if they just know how the trick is done.
I have a penchant for cooking, but not the usual indian meals. But the more extraordinary cuisines such as arabian pita bread, japanese sushis, chinese momos, italian pasta, mexican and so on. Of course every item is made once in a few months or so. Anyways, one of my cousins wanted to host a party for her 10 year old boy and she called me to help. I am a little bit crazy. So i pitched in.. not to suggest and help her but to wholly take the reigns of her party in my hands. I decided that since the gender rules are changing, why not try a cooking themed party for her son.
Younger kids might want to watch some animated or comedy movie while the older ones would love some sci-fi flick like avengers or star wars. It all depends on the kids’ interest.
(Please Note that the part written in italics will be a message for the players. Rest are instructions for me. This story is divided in 2 parts i.e. two rooms.…
This is one of my favourite themes. I will tell you why. I live in a crowded metropolitan city. So fresh air and open spaces are a treat for us. And these open spaces are very far from the city.
I am sure you must have heard some short introduction before entering the escape room. But this is much more than that. If you want to plan a party at home, you need to have a complete story with start, middle and the final goal. Because, believe me, however good your execution part is, the puzzles and surroundings will never be at par with the professional escape rooms. But don’t lose heart. This will be as much fun in planning as well as playing.
This year my son wanted to invite his friends to an escape room puzzle. But I didn’t have the heart to say no. So, I did what every Indian mother would do. If a kid is sick and can't eat out, you make noodles and pasta at home. So, I planned the party at home. I will walk you through step by step about what I did.