All in Celebrating Tolkien
Bilbo's finding of the Ring and his riddle game with Gollum are two of the most important, or at least consequential, scenes of The Hobbit. To include this chapter in our celebrations, I put together this fun and easy riddle game for guests to play.
As hobbits are known for their love for food, it is likely the most important element of any good hobbit celebration! Hobbits are known to feast from breakfast and well into the evening, preferring hearty, home-cooked comfort foods.
Two party games that our little hobbits loved last year were the Mount Doom Bean Bags & The "One Ring" Ring Toss. They were both very simple to make and were fun for little ones of all ages (especially toddlers and preschoolers)!
“Eat little at a time, and only at need. For these things are given to serve you when all else fails. The cakes will keep sweet for many many days, if they are unbroken and left in their leaf-wrappings, as we have brought them. One will keep a traveler on his feet for a day of long labour, even if he be one of the tall men of Minas Tirith.” -The Fellowship of the Ring
Of all the Hobbit Party games we've played, I was most excited about this one! We have a little clearing of trees in our backyard and I had the idea to set up a giant spider web for the kids to cut through with their own (foam) swords!