It seems we’ve all gone dragon crazy.
Game of Thrones is constantly the talk of the office; children wear dragon shirts to school. Naturally, dragon party ideas are popping up everywhere. And, really, what better way to celebrate, say, a Thrones marathon, than with a house full of dragon-themed crafts and snacks?
We’ve rounded up four simple ideas that don’t take all day to carry out. You need no special skills to craft these ideas together, and most of the ingredients can be found in a grocery store, dollar store, or craft store. So, you can gather all the supplies while you’re doing your weekly shopping, then put on a dragon party to remember.
So, prepare to celebrate—dragon style. Kids of all ages will find these four easy ideas fun to make and even more fun to enjoy.
Dragon Eye Rings
Here’s a simple idea for stunning homemade jewelry. This fun idea turns glitter paper and fire beads into sparkly gems that look just like a dragon eye.
Though you could certainly prepare them ahead of time and pass them out as party favors, they make a particularly fun party activity. Simply set out the supplies with a list of directions and let guests make their own dragon eye rings. The process is simple: just cut glitter paper into right-sized rounds and draw on marquis shaped pupils. Glue to the back of a transparent or translucent fire bead, attach to a ring form, and voila! Your dragon eye ring is ready to wear.
3/4 inch – 1 inch fire beads (available in floral section of most dollar stores)
- Glitter paper (blue, green, gold)
- Black and silver permanent markers
- Adjustable ring forms
- Clear hot glue
- Hot glue gun
How to Make:
Heat the hot glue gun.
Place a fire bead on a piece of glitter paper. Trace around the bead with a pencil, then cut inside the line to create a circle just slightly smaller than the glass drop.
With a black permanent marker, draw a marquis/diamond shape in the center of the circle. Outline the black shape with a silver permanent marker.
Pipe a small amount of clear hot glue around the glitter side of the circle. Press onto the bottom of a glass drop. Pipe a small amount of glue onto the top of the ring form, affix the marble atop. Allow to cool and harden before wearing.
Dragon Tail Cookies
Every party deserves dessert, and these cute dragon tail cookies are the perfect party eat.
You won’t need to bake these; they call for assembling instead of cooking. Start with store-bought shortbread, slather with peanut butter, arrange almond slices on top, and dip in green candy melts. The resulting cookie is an adorable “scaly” treat that tastes as good as it looks.
- Triangle-shaped shortbread cookies (like Walker’s)
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1 1/2 cups green candy melts
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- Parchment paper
How to Make:
Spread peanut butter atop shortbread cookies. Arrange sliced almonds in several rows, pressing into peanut butter to secure.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt candy melts and coconut oil together in 30-second bursts, stirring between, until melted.
Gently dip cookies into the candy melts (or use a spoon to drizzle candy melts over the top of the cookies). Tap cookies to remove excess candy melt.
Place on a piece of parchment paper, almond-side up, and allow candy melt to cool and harden.
Dragon Blood Soda
Sure, you can give your guests water to drink. But why not whip up these fun green “dragon blood” sodas instead?
They take just a few minutes to make and bring an added charm to a party table. Grab a pack of green sodas, and make your own glittery labels. Handwrite right onto glitter scrapbook paper, or, if you’ve got computer skills, you can get fancy and print custom labels.
- Green glass-bottled soda
- Glitter paper
- Permanent marker
- Hot glue gun
- Clear hot glue
How to Make:
If desired, peel labels from soda bottles. Leave bottles unopened.
Measure the label area. Cut glitter paper into a rectangle wide enough to cover the label and long enough to wrap around the bottle.
Print “Dragon Blood” on the front of the label with a permanent marker. Get as creative as you please.
Pipe a small amount of hot glue on the end of the label. Wrap around soda bottle and secure with a thin line of hot glue.
Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with colorful straws.
No dragon party would be complete without dragon eggs! And this simple, hard-boiled hack is a surprisingly easy way to serve them up.
You’ll need at least 24 hours for best results, so plan to make these ahead. Once dyed, they can be served with salt and pepper for dipping, or can be sliced in half and turned into colorful deviled eggs.
For perfect hard-boiled eggs, place your eggs in a pan and cover with at least 1 inch of water. Place the pan on your stovetop and bring it to a boil. Once it’s boiling, stir in 1/2 tsp. of salt. Then, turn the heat off, cover the pot, and allow your eggs to sit for 12 minutes. Pour the water from pot and cover the eggs with crushed ice.
- Hard-boiled eggs
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- Food coloring
How to Make:
Crack hard-boiled eggs, but do not remove shells.
Place in a mixture of water, vinegar and food coloring. Cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge overnight.
To serve, remove peels and enjoy!
Dragon Party Decor
With treats and crafts in place, it’s time to hang the decorations! Green streamers and glitter balloons are a natural match. Maybe you could set out black or purple placemats and spill golden candy coins across the table for a royal twist. Don’t forget to fill a bowl with candy fireballs and invite guests to take the “Dragon Breath Challenge”—anyone who can make it through the whole candy wins an extra bottle of dragon blood soda! Perhaps they can drink it out of a gold goblet.
More For Your Menu
If dinner will be served, chicken drumsticks make a fun medieval eat.
You could prepare a pasta salad with a mix of shell, wagon wheel, and curly pasta, and label it “Dragon Graveyard Pasta.” A bowl full of clementines labelled “Dragon Fire Balls” and party mix of “Dragon Food”—colorful candies, pretzels and mini cookies—make for tasty snacking all night long.
Ship in golden Easter eggs from online retailers (unless, of course, you’re lucky enough to find them in season in stores!) and fill with fun favors. Tiny trinkets, toys and candies can be purchased from party stores. Decorate the eggs by attaching rhinestones with a glue gun. Place them in a large bowl and let guests pick their own dragon egg to tote home at the end of the night.
With so many deliciously simple ideas, your dragon party is sure to be a hit! Grab the glue gun, hit the grocery store and stock up on all supplies needed to bring your dragon party to life. With snack, craft and decor ideas covered, all you have to do is enjoy the party. It’s gonna be a firey hot night!