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My youngest daughter will be turning 13 on Oct. 31. As she is a big fan of the F13 franchise, my wife and I are planning an extra special birthday party for her. I thought I'd reach out to the outspoken and creative members here. So far, my wife is planning on baking a cake and shaping it like a giant hockey mask. My daughter's best friend is taking care of inviting her closest friends, and my other daughters are overseeing some of the other details. Since our property is surrounded by trees, and there is a small pond in the middle of the woods, I was thinking of some kind of Camp Crystal Lake theme. If you have some awesome ideas, I'd like to hear them.

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Is she a fan of the game at all? Just the films? How much time and money are you spending into it?

Dry ice in tubs make cool fog effects. 

A fake body or two hung up like a body trap would be fun. 

If you make a small shed you can camp in it like Jason.

Set up a small mini game where they have to find certain objects in time to "escape" while you chase them around. Download a ringtone or somehow play the music over a speaker to provide ambience. 

Snacks involving gummy worms or something crawling out of a torso, or severed head to provide a creepy buffet. Add other snacks they may enjoy that color can come into play. 

Camp fire and ghost stories like the beginning of Part 2.

Take time to talk about why sex and drugs are bad in the woods.

Come up with trivia games based off the series.

The small pond can have a raft with a fake body in it. 

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3 hours ago, Fair Play said:

Since our property is surrounded by trees, and there is a small pond in the middle of the woods, I was thinking of some kind of Camp Crystal Lake theme. If you have some awesome ideas, I'd like to hear them.

I could think of an idea for your party. :lol:

 

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You guys could go to a thrift store, but crappy clothes and cosplay their favorite characters. 

Make your own Jason mask. 

Let her be Jason and play hide and slash.

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@Fair Play, my area has dollar stores that carry simple hockey masks during Halloween. If you have similar stores in your area with that kind of inventory, it could provide an inexpensive activity that packs a big punch. Some basic spray paint, paint brushes, poster paint, and creativity will give you a crafting activity that would eat up an hour of party time. I did this with my kids as a Saturday arts and crafts protect, and they loved it.

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15 hours ago, TheHansonGoons said:

Is she a fan of the game at all? Just the films? How much time and money are you spending into it?

Dry ice in tubs make cool fog effects. 

A fake body or two hung up like a body trap would be fun. 

If you make a small shed you can camp in it like Jason.

Set up a small mini game where they have to find certain objects in time to "escape" while you chase them around. Download a ringtone or somehow play the music over a speaker to provide ambience. 

Snacks involving gummy worms or something crawling out of a torso, or severed head to provide a creepy buffet. Add other snacks they may enjoy that color can come into play. 

Camp fire and ghost stories like the beginning of Part 2.

Take time to talk about why sex and drugs are bad in the woods.

Come up with trivia games based off the series.

The small pond can have a raft with a fake body in it. 

She is indeed a fan of the game and the movies.

As far as a budget, I'm going all out. Of course cutting cost whenever possible is just as good.

I've purchased the movie soundtracks over the years, so I'm gonna put together a playlist of the best tracks for this party.

14 hours ago, GhostWolfViking said:

I could think of an idea for your party. :lol:

 

I loved the video. Thanks for the link.

3 hours ago, TheHansonGoons said:

You guys could go to a thrift store, but crappy clothes and cosplay their favorite characters. 

Make your own Jason mask. 

Let her be Jason and play hide and slash.

My wife is checking out the local thrift stores for clothing and such.

I'm working on the mask as we speak.

2 hours ago, NthnButAGoodTime said:

@Fair Play, my area has dollar stores that carry simple hockey masks during Halloween. If you have similar stores in your area with that kind of inventory, it could provide an inexpensive activity that packs a big punch. Some basic spray paint, paint brushes, poster paint, and creativity will give you a crafting activity that would eat up an hour of party time. I did this with my kids as a Saturday arts and crafts protect, and they loved it.

My wife has picked up a lot of stuff from the local dollar stores. My other daughters will get together this weekend to start designing some of the scenery.

 

The biggest thing overall is keeping this a surprise from my daughter. Not the easiest thing to do, but will be well worth the look on her face on her birthday.

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Kind of wish I had been your kid now! Good luck! The party sounds like it will be amazing!

Can we come over?

Btw, Waxwork Records is putting out a cool vinyl issue of the Final Chapter soundtrack. Someone had also made a link to La La Land records that has part 2 and 3 on cd.

Out for curiosity, how did it go?

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On 10/11/2017 at 11:42 PM, TheHansonGoons said:

Take time to talk about why sex and drugs are bad in the woods.

LMAO

"Jason won't bother you if you don't have sex or do drugs, kids!

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I've seen some cool box sets of all the films and some come with special booklets and even documentaries some times just check amazon

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On 10/12/2017 at 5:57 PM, TheHansonGoons said:

Kind of wish I had been your kid now! Good luck! The party sounds like it will be amazing!

Can we come over?

Btw, Waxwork Records is putting out a cool vinyl issue of the Final Chapter soundtrack. Someone had also made a link to La La Land records that has part 2 and 3 on cd.

Out for curiosity, how did it go?

You'd be surprised how often I hear that phrase. :lol:

10 hours ago, NthnButAGoodTime said:

Alright, @Fair Play, how did it go? What ideas did you use? Was she surprised?

The party went very well, and she was pleasantly surprised. I have never seen my daughter so happy. When she took off her blindfold, she shed tears of joy.

 

To give you an idea of the inspiration I got from here:

-Preparations (My wife and I checked out the local dollar stores and thrift stores, and found a lot of decorations and materials at really good prices.)

- Decorations (Dry ice was used to make fog. I went to the local hardware store and bought materials to build a shed for "Jason". We made a couple of campfires with logs to sit on. A few tents were set up to function as "cabins". We made some fake bodies that were filled with candy. A buddy of mine wired speakers all around and we played music from the movies the whole time.)

- Food (My wife made a Jason Mask cake. We had a couple of severed heads filled with side dishes, and a severed torso filled with barbecued meats for guts. A pair of severed hands dispensed some fruit punch. The hanging corpses were filled with assorted candies.)

- Games (There was a trivia game where a series of questions about the movies franchise and the game were asked. This was tied in to a later game. Next there was a dance competition. A couple of people did a pretty good Crispin Glover impression. We waited until sunset and did a couple of scary campfire stories. Once it was dark, we moved on to the main event.)

- Re-enactment (We did a re-enactment of the game. The results of the trivia game, gave the "counselors" some kind of perks. A neighbor is in local law enforcement, so he was our "cop". The birthday girl was "Jason" for the 3 rounds we had. In addition, we have a couple of John Deere Gators, so those were our 2 seater and 4 seater. A canoe was provided to be the boat. We didn't want anyone getting soaked, so we had a setup where if you used the boat escape, you have to row parallel to the dock to give Jason a chance to get you. The tents we set up were our "cabins", and there was a little cemetery. We had a "power box" that controlled the lights and a "fuse box" for the radio. There were exit points marked off for the escapes. Jason's knives were made of plastic and covered with foam to prevent real injury. His traps were made of cardboard and fitted with a sensor that lit up when you stepped on the cardboard. These were color coded: Jason had red ones, and the counselors had blue ones. Fake weapons were made of cardboard, and we used Nerf guns for the Flare Gun and Shotgun. There were replica items for the med kit, battery, gas and the other items from the game. A pair of walkies were also used. The rules of the game were as close to the real game as possible. We had items worn by the counselors to distinguish who was whom during each match. There weren't any double instances of counselors, to make things practical. We put the names of each counselor in a bowl, and each round, the participants drew a name at random. We wrote down what their stats were, and they knew what their role was to be. For "Tommy", the counselors who escaped / died during each match drew a marble from a bag to see who spawned as Tommy.)

- Match results

Match 1: Jason got 4/8, Cops were called, Tommy was called, 2 got away by cops, 1 got away in 4 seater

Match 2: Jason got 6/8, Cops were called, Tommy was called, 1 got away in boat, 1 got away by cops

Match 3: Jason got 8/8, Cops were called, Tommy was called, Jason was unmasked

- Paranoia (We tried a round of an experimental Paranoia-style mode. We put slips in a bowl, and a killer was chosen at random.)

The killer got 5/8, Cops were called, Tommy was called, 1 got away by cops, 2 got away by 2 seater

 

After the party, I stayed up with the birthday girl and watched Friday the 13th: Part IV.

 

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@Fair Play I'm totally jealous! That sounds fucking awesome!! I hope I have that sort of creativity if/when I eventually have kids. Sounds like something she will remember forever.

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@Fair Play, online privacy of your family and guests obviously takes precedence over this request, but any pictures you could share would rock!

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