Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party - Third Wheel Edition
I knew it was going to be good because I lucked out and picked up a 2013 Wimpy Kid calendar signed (in silver, no less) by Jeff Kinney at ALA. That would be the centerpiece of the party that we would schedule on the eve of the book's publication.
We downloaded the event kit from Abrams books to help us decide what games and activities to use at the party. They have always been generous in making bookstores and libraries look good with the latest trivia, games and puzzles. We chose the Shame Game and trivia from this year's event kit; downloaded masks from the Wimpy Kids Club and used the "Worm Chase" activity from a previous party (a picture of a worm colored by the kids and glued on a craft stick in honor of Rowley being accused of chasing kindergartners with a worm on a stick).
It's not a Wimpy Kid party unless we take a toilet seat, prop it atop a wastebasket and let kids chuck mini-cereal boxes into it. And of course there were "Mom Bucks" aplenty that we made and gave out with abandon for any and no reason.
For other Wimpy Kid parties we've done, check here and here .