Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Celebrate William Shakespeare!  Party Games, Recipes and Cocktails

Also featuring Menu, Posters and Quotes




Party Menu: The Food -Shakespearean Style

Main Dish: Hamlet & Beans
Salad: Caesar Salad
Side Dish: Eggs You Like It Salad (Recipe)
Fruit: King Pear Slices
Dessert: Capulet’s Cakes with The Taming of the Sherbet (Recipe)

Stomach Settler: All's Well that Ends Well - After Dinner Mint
Two Andes Chocolate Mints laying in the base of a nice spoon placed with the other silverware when setting up for the meal.

Recipes from Shakespeare's Party Menu:

Eggs You Like It Salad:
Ingredients
8  hard boiled eggs
1/2 cup mayonnaise 
1 tsp yellow mustard 
¼ cup of chopped celery
¼ cup of chopped green onions
1/2 tsp black pepper 
1/4 tsp coarse salt 

Instructions:
Peel and chop the hard boiled eggs
In a bowl gently mix all ingredients
Adjust seasonings AS YOU LIKE IT!!!
Cover and chill for 30 minutes

Capulet’s Cakes with The Taming of the Sherbet 
This is a simple recipe. The young, fair Juliette was far more interested in the pursuit of love than the pursuit of a good recipe.

On each serving dish neatly arrange 2 Macbeth Ghostess Cupcakes (unwrapped)
Scoop out a dollop of Taming of the Sherbet (preferably orange) between the Ghostess Cupcakes. Serve immediately.


William Shakespeare Party Cocktails

Measure for Measure Martini Cocktail
Measure equal part of gin
Measure equal part of sweet vermouth
Garnish with two cherries

Romeo’s Rum Punch 
2 cans of frozen cherry juice from concentrate 
1 bottle of ginger ale
6 cups of crushed ice
2 cups of fresh cherries without seeds and halved
3 cups of rum
¼ cup of sugar

Soak the fresh cherries in 1 of the 3 cups of rum with sugar mixed in 2 hours early
Make cherry juice as per instructions leaving out ½ cup of water
Combine all ingredients in punch bowl
The pretty red color always reminds Romeo of love!!!!



Action is eloquence
-William Shakespeare Quote











Shakespeare Card Game with Your Original Answers

You will need:
*Cards - cut in half 4/6 index cards or you can use card stock around the same size. These are your cards and will be referred to as such.
*12 blank cards needed for each guest
*12 pre-printed cards--You will make these cards up ahead of time. 3 of each - Write on the cards these topic words: --Shakespeare’s Nicknames (3 cards),  Shakespeare’s Next Play Title (3 cards), What Was Really Said On the Balcony (3 cards), and Shakespeare’s Birthday Presents (3 cards). These are now referred to as Topic Cards.

Hand each guest 12 blank cards.
On three of their blank cards, they will make up a nickname for Shakespeare for each card. One name per card.  For example I might put on one card-The Bard of Bologna, on another blank card- Poet to the Parliament and  my third Tiny Dancer (just being goofy)

Then they will come up with three answers for What Shakespeare’s Next Play would have been titled if he written it. Fill out the next 3 cards with the answers to: What was really said on Juliet’s balcony for example: Juliet might have said to Romeo - "They said you were taller."). On the last three cards, put three answers for what present you would bring to Shakespeare’s birthday party.

Have everyone keep their answer cards.  Shuffle the 12 Topic Cards.  You will host the first round and then the person to the left will host the next.  Have everyone select one of their answer cards to put in the middle without knowing what the topic is going to be.  This is a game of skill and luck.

After all the cards are in the middle,  pick a Topic Card and read the category.  Before the game has started, you will have discussed whether the winner of each round will be based on the closest match to the topic card, the best answer to the topic, or on the most laughs received.  

If the group is at a consensus of who won that round then that is winner of that round.  If there is not majority of those who agree, then the host must pick the winner.  Remember to alternate the host after each round. The winner of the round gets all the cards from that round.

After all the cards are gone, then count the cards you have won. The person with the highest amount of cards they won at the end is your winner.  Suggested prize: Let them keep all the contents of this game!

Pin The Beard on The Bard:

You will need:
A picture of Shakespeare with beard cut out tacked or taped to a wall.  
The missing beard with tape on the back of it
A blindfold
Fun Guests

Blindfold a player, give him/her the beard and spin around three complete times 
Let the player loose.  Whoever pins (or tapes) the beard closest to it’s correct destination, Wins.  Suggested prizes: a novelty trophy or ribbon, book of Shakespearean sonnets, or beard gift set with beard comb & oil.

How many words can you make out of the words: “William Shakespeare”:

You will need:
1/2 sheet of paper with the words William Shakespeare printed on them-each player
A pen for each player
A piece of paper-sized cardboard/clip board as a stable a writing area for guest
An egg timer or any timer device

Pass out the prepared paper with writing face down, a pen and writing surface to each player. Set timer for 5-10 minutes. Instruct guests to make as many words out of “William Shakespeare” as they can in the allotted time. Suggested gifts: a dictionary, an "I love Shakespeare" or "I know Bill" button (there are cheap, make your own pin button kits at any craft store) or make a big gold star (just like the teacher gave you as a kid).

Action Is Eloquence:

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58 comments:

  1. Great post!!! Writing some of these ideas down for when my son gets older.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words and stopping by :)

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  2. Very thorough round up. I may have to have a Romeo Rum Punch tonight to celebrate the Bard!

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    1. His birthday only comes around once a year, so you should enjoy it. Seriously, thank you for your visit!

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  3. Ha this would be such a fun party! Pinned it for the future! :)

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    1. Wow! Thank you very much! I appreciate it!

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  4. Nice round up. Have bookmarked the page for reference. I like the sound of Romeo’s Rum Punch :)

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  5. I bookmarked this post, Paula. I love how the menu were "themed". I find it creative. I had a lot of event ideas that popped in my head.

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  6. PS. I also like the Romeo Rum Punch, really cute name.

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  7. Themed parties for adults!!
    My girlfriend's mom did a game of thrones party and it was awesome. I love the attention you put into this. What a great idea.

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  8. I love this post. Shakespeare is one of my favorites and doing something like this would be great fun!

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  9. Some great party ideas here! Love the pin the beard one!

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  10. Awesome post! That has to be so much fun!

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  11. I always love reading your posts, you have such a great imagination and sense of humor. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. It would really be exciting for a Shakespeare party and you can have games based in his works.

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  13. That is such a fun menu! I love Caesar salad.

    Michelle F.

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  14. Great party plan! Love the Eggs you like it salad and the Romeo's Rum Punch looks really good too!!

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  15. Great Round Up The Rum Punch Sound Like I Must Make ASAP LOL!

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  16. This is awesome! I think I have a Shakespearean Party in my near future. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. what a cool idea. to me, a good salad goes a long way.

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  18. Always love reading what you have next. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I totally love this! My daughter is such a Shakespeare fan. I should throw her a party like this.

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  20. How neat is this! I'm going to have to try this out myself.

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  21. Very creative. I should try a few of these out.

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  22. This is such a fun idea - love all the games, party ideas and food! I could totally get into this!

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  23. Cute ideas! I should do this next year for his birthday!

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  24. he was a good one! i like this!

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  25. I am always up for a good par-tay and I am all for any fun excuse to have one, too :)

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  26. I love the Shakespeare recipe themes! How fun!

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  27. As you like it indeed!
    I love Shakespeare and these are such fantastic ideas!

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  28. Love all of this! How fun, would make a great dinner party!

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  29. This is so much fun, I could think of tons of party ideas for this!

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  30. Great ideas, if only I knew more people who've read William Shakespeare's work.

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  31. How fun! I think I'll do the Shakespeare one tonight just for fun. :)

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  32. What fun! Happy Birthday to Mr. Shakespeare. I never really appreciated his work until I studied Othello in college. That is a great story!

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  33. Party on!! I like Shakespeare and his poems. These recipes are delicious and healthy, I am talking about the Eggs you liked it salad. I love hard boiled egg, I had one this morning.

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  34. these themes are great! a great party idea. thanks for sharing

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  35. I want some of Romeo's punch. Great menu ideas.

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  36. Oooh! Now even adults can enjoy a nice themed party!

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  37. These are so great! Now I really have to start figuring when I'm going to throw a Shakespeare themed party :)

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  38. Love it! I enjoy doing parties based on books, movies etc so this one I will keep in mind.

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  39. i could use some of that rum punch now! i like the idea of a party based on a poem, author, etc

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  40. You seriously come up with some of the most creative games. Thank you for sharing.

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  41. I love this theme! When you host, I hope I get an invite! :)

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  42. This is a really imaginative theme - I'll certainly be using it.

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  43. What a great theme. I think themes help kids learn while having fun!

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  44. Yum, yum, yum...what fun and I have no clue how many words I could make :)

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  45. Would be a very cool Shakespeare party! Loving those cocktails :)

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  46. I am keeping this for a party soon :0

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  47. I love this post! I'm a huge Shakespeare fan and these ideas hit the spot.

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  48. So many great ideas listed here for a Shakespeare themed party! Sounds like lots of fun!

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  49. How fun! Such great ideas. A Shakespeare party would be so much fun, I never ever would think to do one though! So glad to see this, inspiration!

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  50. What a great idea, I very much love the name of the recipes for this Shakespeare party menu; it's creative!

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