Riddles in the Dark
- Paper Mache Box (from any craft store or online here)
- Grey & Metallic Gold craft paint
- Clear acrylic sealer (I used spray paint)
- Riddles! I made a free PDF printable with the riddles from The Hobbit here.
- I painted my book grey and just added a simple "Riddles in the Dark" with metallic gold paint. Cover the book with a clear coat after the paint has dried.
- Print out or write out your riddles. I have a free PDF you can download here which includes the riddles from The Hobbit here, or you can write your own. :)
- Cut the riddles into strips or notecards, fold them up, and place inside the book box!
How to Play:
- The person with the birthday closest to September 22nd goes first!
- The first player takes a riddle from the box and reads it aloud.
- The first person to answer correctly gets to keep the riddle and gets the box.
- Repeat until all of the riddles are gone.
- Whoever has answered the most riddles at the end wins!
- Optional: if someone answers a riddle incorrectly, they are eaten by Gollum.
- Also Optional: The winner gets a Gold Ring!
I realize this post is nearly a whole year overdue, but I wanted to share as many photos as I could from our 2017 Hobbit Party! It was so fun looking back on all of these and thinking about my plans for this year...! You can read more about Hobbit parties and click through more of our Hobbit Party posts here.
- Beorn's Honey Cake (my gift from the Tea with Tolkien Hobbit Day gift exchange we hosted in our facebook group!)
- Lembas (made with almond, citrus, and lavender using this recipe)
- Beef Stew, Shepherd's Pie, and Mushrooms and Bacon
- Po-Ta-To Chips
- Ent Draught & Other Ales
- More food ideas here
The Photo Gallery
You can click through the photos to see them in a larger size. I hope you get some fun ideas for hosting your own Hobbit Party this year!
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.Read More
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.Read More
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 RingRead More
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!Read More
Our 6th annual Hobbit celebration is less than two months away and I'm getting quite excited as I begin planning and shopping a little bit. I wanted to share a few of the items I'm planning to purchase in case you were also planning a Hobbit celebration for this fall! As Hobbits have such a love for nature, our parties tend to lean towards a natural or woodland theme, with lots of green, orange, and brown…Read More