Descendants is brilliant, I love it, I think the concept is brilliant. It takes some of the worst villains from Disney, namely Jaffar, Cruella, The Evil Queen and worst of all Maleficent! who have now all had children of their own attending high school with the children from the Disney prince’s and princess’s. It’s a great concept and that is shown by now having two movie (ok they are straight to TV movies not blockbusters, but still very enjoyable) and an animated series too. I’ve noticed at the birthday parties that I entertain at this is getting more and more popular so Disney are starting to tease a third film for the Summer 2019! My own daughter loves this and got her first vinyl record for her birthday of the Descendants album, oh I didn’t mention it’s pretty much a musical too.
In this article we are going to take you through pretty much everything you need to put on a brilliant Descendants Party for your little ones. Lets kick off with these amazing party invites that I have designed, as always they are free to print out just click and go, I have added them to our brilliant Invite Library too. We have even got a descendants playlist for you on Spotify waiting below, sign up to a free account and thats your music sorted.
Lets take a look at some great Descendant Party Table Layout’s, using the colour combinations of black, purple and green you can add loads of great ideas but I have also included a whole bunch of Descendant Licensed products below too.
Next I am going to show you a super simple brilliant craft that kids will love, this is handy to get on with whilst you are waiting for everyone to arrive at the party.
This is super easy, all you need is a bead set like the one shown, some cord elastic and scissors. The only thing you have to get right are the colour combinations to match each characters outfit. I have listed each one below, it may be a good idea to pick out the colours needed and put each characters beads into it’s pot. I know thats tedious but it will really help the kids and stop them from whinging that they can’t find what they are looking for.
For Mal’s Bracelet, you will need 16 purple beads, 4 magenta beads and 4 green beads. Thread 2 purple beads followed by a green bead. Then thread two more purple beads followed by a magenta bead. Repeat.
For Jay’s bracelet you need 6 dark brown beads, 6 light brown beads, 6 red beads, 3 dark blue beads and 3 yellow beads. Thread in this order: 2 dark brown, 2 light brown, 1 yellow, 1 blue, 2 red. Repeat 3 times
For the Carlos bracelet, you’ll need 10 black beads, 10 light gray beads and 5 red beads. String the beads in this order: 2 black, 1 red, 2 gray. Repeat 5 times.
My favorite thing about the Evie bracelet is the single red bead to represent the signature heart necklace that she always wears. To make this bracelet you need that 1 red bead, 12 dark blue beads, 12 medium blue beads, and 3 light blue beads. String the beads in this order. 3 dark blue, 1 red, 3 dark blue, 2 medium blue, 1 light blue, 2 medium blue, 3 dark blue, 2 medium blue, 1 light blue, 2 medium blue, 3 dark blue, 2 medium blue, 1 light blue, 2 medium blue.
Rotten to the Core Apples
I have two very simple and great ways to use apples as special treats at the party using the Rotten to The Core tagline. The first is a hard candy apple, the second is a little easier and is more like an Apple fondue set.
Hard Candy Apples
6-8 medium apples (washed, dried & stems removed)
3 cups of white sugar
½ cup light corn syrup
1 cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract (or other flavoring)
2 tbsp white food coloring
1-2 tsp. of gel coloring
Candy Apple Sticks (or craft sticks or short dowels)
Heavy Duty Boiler or Sauce Pan
Combine the sugar, corn syrup, water, and food colouring (both the white and colour you want the apples to be) in a heavy sauce pan. Turn on medium to high heat and let the mixture come to a boil.
Be sure to have a candy thermometer inserted into the mixture but not touching the bottom!
Let the candy come to 150°C (hard crack stage). This will take about 20 minutes. There’s no need to stir or disturb the mixture while it heats… just be patient!
While that’s going on… make sure your apples are ready (washed, dried, and on the sticks!), then spray a cookie sheet with non-stick butter spray. The “butter” flavor isn’t necessary, but butter makes everything better, right? If you don’t have butter, just use regular non-stick cooking spray.
When the candy reaches 150°, immediately remove it from the heat and use a rubber spatula to stir in the vanilla (or other flavour). Stir it gently to get the flavor evenly incorporated but without mixing in too much air.
You’ll want to work quickly because the candy will start to cool immediately. As soon as the flavour is evenly mixed in, begin dipping your apples.
Have fun with these, I see no reason why the kids couldn’t help with prepping the apples and dipping them just make sure you are watching them and they don’t get to close to the candy mix. Have fun and let the first colour set, make a second different colour, using a tick drip it over the top for a very funky mix.
This option is super simple and the kids will love it but it could get messy. Just cut up some apples, supply some sort of cocktail sticks and let the kids loose on their own creations.
Here is what you will need
melting chocolate for dipping - white chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate
caramel dip - 1 bag of caramels and 1 5oz can of evaporated milk
chopped cashews or peanuts
sprinkles - I made an 'Evie' mix and a 'Carlos' mix as well as gold sprinkles to signify royalty.
Melt the three different dipping chocolates in the microwave on 50% heat for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in-between. Or you can sue Nutella, again just a. few seconds in the microwave will make it nice a playable.
For the caramel dipping sauce combine one bag of caramels with one 5oz can of evaporated milk on the stove over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until melted and combined.
Make your own character sprinkle mixes by combining colours, so for Evie its, blue white, grey/silver with some edible glitter and for Carlos it’s red white and black.
Ok lets get on with some games, first I have searched Wonder Kids to see if anything is relatable and I have found this glow in the dark ring toss and some potion making both of which would be great whilst the descendants playlist is on.
Another simple idea is to use the Disney Headbands game but only use the villain cards
Steal the magic wand game
The aim of the game is to reach the wand while remaining undetected by the Fairy Godmother (whoever wins gets to replace her). The wand is placed right in front of the Fairy Godmother and the children are situated at the opposite end of the room. Whenever the Godmother has her head turned, the children can freely move – but when she looks directly at them, they have to freeze. Whoever moves when the “Godmother” looks is labeled as a thief and thrown back to Isle of the Lost (back to the starting point) Whoever reaches the wand first wins.
Lonnie’s Hip Hop Martial Arts
Another Descendants party game idea is to make a variation of the musical statues using the “rotten to the core” song. You can call it Lonnie’s hip hop martial arts – and have the children alternate between ‘ninja’ moves and hip-hop dancing moves.