For Lily's 12th birthday I decided to have a Nancy Drew Party because she loves to read and loves a good mystery. She loved the idea too.
I went online and looked over a couple other party ideas and incorporated a few things I found and then figured out all the rest.
I started by going to used book stores and buying lots of Nancy Drew books. They were around .25 to .50 each.
I also found some preppy houndstooth bags and a hat at the thrift store, and an red fountain pen at the antique store.
The hardest thing to find/do for the party was getting/making sleuth bags for the girls! I was surprised to find out there were never any bags to purchase after the movie was released.
I went to 3 different Walmart's to buy tan messenger bags, then I went and purchased the detective items needed for the party. I tried to get things that were in her sleuth bag from the movie.
I couldn't find larger tins for their "lemon bars" but I did find some tins in the wedding section at the craft store.
Here's things from the inside pockets. Finger print powder, a whistle for emergencies, new headbands, lemon bar and tin, paperclips, tape, flashlight and magnifying glass.
The first clue-a letter with a will....
Clues hidden in old match boxes, the fountain pen, in a book.
Another game-take a string and tie a paperclip, and try to hook the book clip that was on a file, to pick up the evidence.
Sleuth badge- I "Mod-Podged" this onto a luggage tag.
Few gifts I got her- the Nancy Drew Handbook.