DIY ESCAPE ROOM PARTY IDEA: THE LOST MUMMY
Can you solve the mystery of the Lost Mummy? Or will this tomb become your grave?
Birthday parties are hard. Kids far outnumber you, and they’re easily bored. Finding a way to entertain them all afternoon, year after year after year just gets tiring.
Fortunately, a DIY escape room is the perfect way to spice up your party and give these kids an experience they will never forget. Plus, if you use a printable escape room kit, they’re dead-easy to pull off!
Party invitations can be as simple or as glamorous as you like. For this particular theme, you could word your invitations along these lines:
I, (name of birthday child) have discovered the long-forgotten tomb of an Ancient Egyptian mummy.
This tomb is far too dangerous to navigate alone. Please, come assist my expedition as soon as you possibly can.
Meet me at (location), (time), and make sure to bring (dress-code or other item).
Return my message with your promise of aid ASAP, and I will organise the expedition.
However, this printable escape room kit comes with a collection of over 30 editable posters and birthday invitations, all ready-to-print. Using powerpoint, you can customise the invitations to suit your party, and then send them out by print or email.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with casual dress. It makes for a low-stress party, and is still heaps of fun! (Let’s be honest, no one is actually comfortable when they’re all dressed up!)
However, if you wanted to go all-out and dress the part, here are some suggestions for ancient Egyptian-era costumes:
- Sit a tea-towel on your head and shoulders, fastening it into place with another strip of cloth, or a headband.
- Wear gold or multi-colored beads
- Wrap yourself in toilet paper, cloth, or actual bandages and become a mummy!
- Don a vest, tank-top, khaki pants or iconic adventurer’s hat.
- Draw on eyeliner in the same style as the ancient Egyptians.
When it comes to DIY escape room parties, your imagination is the limit! You could go all-out and transform your entire house into an immersive escape room experience, or you could gather your guests around the kitchen table and hand them their first puzzle sheet. No matter what approach you decide to take, your party guests are guaranteed a great time!
Obviously, the most stress-free way to decorate your house… is not to decorate your house! This is a party among friends, after all. But for those who want to add that extra something, you could try:
- String spiderwebs
- Cardboard cut-outs
- Cardboard hieroglyphics (simply paint over a large piece of blank cardboard, and tape it to the wall!)
- Bedsheet curtains/dividers
- Toilet paper bandages
- Cheap dollar-store spiders/scorpions can also be scattered around the house
The best part about an escape room party using the Lost Mummy kit? The game almost runs itself! Simply read your kids the intro, explain to them the concept of the game, and hand them their first sheet of puzzles (or point them in the right direction, if you decide to hide the puzzles for them to find).
This means that clean-up is also just as easy as picking up scrap pieces of paper. Done!
Read more about how you can run ‘The Lost Mummy’ for your children here