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Little House on the Prairie / Pioneer party ideas

ideas for lilly's pioneer party

pioneer cookies - an egg-free oatmeal cookie

Pioneer Cookies

pbs frontier house lots of good information on what pioneers ate etc.

PBS - Frontier House: The Families

Pioneer Crafts List Candles : Hand dip a taper candle to take home using hot liquid wax. Candles were the main source of light on the homestead. (Age 5 and Older) Soap : Make soap from tallow (lard) and lye. Requires a lot of stirring. Tenacity was an important characteristic to have. (Age 8 and Older) Tin Lanterns : Design and use a hammer and nail to punch out your pattern in a tin can. (Age 8 and Older) Rope : Twist fibers into a length of rope. Teamwork is a necessity. (Age 8 and Older) Quill Pen : Use scissors to cut a feather into a quill pen and try writing or drawing by dipping it into ink. (Age 8 and Older) Moonspinner : Drill into wood with bit and brace or bow drill to make a toy. Add string and decorate it. The finished product works like a sideways yo-yo. (Age 7 and Older) Bean Bag : Sew fabric into a bag and fill it with beans. Sewing was an important skill for both boys and girls on the farm. Adult help with sewing and scissor use helpful. (Age 7 and Older) Yarn Doll : Wrapping yarn and tying knots to make a doll. (Age 5 and Older) Cornhusk Doll : Soaked husks are assembled by size to make a doll. Knot tying and scissors used. Adult helpers a necessity. (Age 11 and Older) Clay Marbles & Pouch : Sew a fabric pouch to hold the marbles you'll roll from wet clay. Sewing and scissors . Adult helpers needed. (Age 9 and Older)

Pioneer Crafts List

cute jars with holes for straws and lemonade

Then I made bonnets for each girl to have and wear at the party.  We had fun deciding on what was a good old-fashioned treat.  We choose muffins with hand shaken butter,  lemonade and and pop corn. With candy sticks as our sugary treat, like you'd get at an old general store.

Yesterday: Prairie Girls Party