October is a month of birthdays within KLE.
It’s Laura’s birthday this month <3
My husband and daughter celebrate their birthdays this month too <3
This year my little girl, Connie, wants a Dark Crystal themed Escape Rooms style birthday! And you know what…bring it on!!! If I can make events happen online then I can do them offline too.
The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance is on Netflix and it is awesome. It has taken the original movie and created an amazing series from it. It has all the wonderful puppetry and gorgeous scenes. We loved watching this as a family.
So that’s the beginning of my speech for the party. And yep, I’ll have to dress up 😉
I’m going to style 5 rooms of our house into Dark Crystal themed rooms. Each with a puzzle experience that go with a short story that I’ve typed for the kids. Connie will be 7 and is so unbelievably excited since I said yes I’ll try to do this for her.
So we have 6 children coming along…I don’t think I’ll get any more in the rooms tbh.
This is my conservatory, aka craft room. It has been completely taken over by my daughter who loves to make things. <3
That pink thing on the chair is the start of our “Crystal of Truth”. It has a little hole in so the kids can put a “Crystal Shard” into it at the end of the party. What they and Connie don’t know, is that at the end of the party this will be a pinyata full of sweets. 🙂
I’ve not finished it yet. It’s just drying.
The blue thing in the background is actually my bin. Now known as the Sword Bin because I can’t remember what the sword tree thing in “Stone in the wood” is called in the series. That is actually finished (but not in this photo) and now full of shredded paper.
I should point out that Connie knows nothing about the puzzles. She is helping with the decorations but I am keeping all puzzles and the story to myself…although I might share them with you all if you want me too?
Have another bit of speech…
“You will work as a team on your quest, solving puzzles and gathering items that you will have to keep with you until the end. By the time you have completed your quest you should have found 8 messages, 2 pieces of the Dual Glaive sword and The Shard. You will find other things along the way but they are the most important.”
This weekend I made a simple door for the kids to get through. This will be in the middle of the living room separating the All Maudra’s throne room from the “Cave of Grot”.
The style on the front goes with the window I’ve created for the throne room. I say window…its a big piece of paper stuck on my wall.
Connie is just making sure it works x
The “Cave of Grot” room is my living room. Luckily its blue so doesn’t need too much decoration…she says!
I’ve created a “Sanctuary tree”, stones and blue moss. I’ve used my clothes horse and blankets as a cave wall to hide the tv. What do you think so far?
Under the tree there will be my plasma ball which is sound reactive. That’s going to give them “Gelfling powers”…they are 7 after all, who doesn’t like having powers!!
I took a days annual leave last week to sort out puzzles and test-drive things while Connie was at school.
This is not finished but its a good start. It looks much better in person. Shall I do you a video on the day before the kids turn up?
I’ll keep a blog too and show you updates if you want me to.
Journey to be continued…