The Phantom of the Opera is a haunting tale with beautiful music and gorgeous costumes, and will make a great kids party.
If your kid has seen the movie or Broadway Show and wants to play the show out for their own party, here are some ideas for a grand celebration with the phantom. This can make a unique Halloween party as well.
This theme lends itself well to being a masquerade ball for the kids and you can combine the two very easily.
In the invitation, have the kids attend “dressed up.”
When the kids arrive, have them make masks as part of the costume they will wear. Make half white masks as in the show. You could provide the boys with Phantom capes if you like.
Hire a storyteller to re-tell the classic tale. Have the entertainer dressed either in a fancy man’s outfit or a beautiful dress, depending on who it is, to tell the story. Have them make a special entrance to the party.
Definitely have the Phantom music playing throughout the party. Have a masquerade ball where the kids dance.
Play Pin the Mask on the Phantom.
Remember the Monkey at the beginning of the show that stirs the memories? Play Hot Monkey, as you would Hot Potato.
Musical Chairs to the Phantom music would be fun.
On the party table, additional fun decorations would be a candlesticks, fake jewels, strings of pearls, and spider webs. All will add a festive touch.
Phantom of the Opera takes place in the Paris Opera house, so make the menu french. Even for picky kids, there are plenty of french food choices (besides french fries!). Try sandwiches on croissants instead of regular bread, for example, if you are concerned about palatability of more traditional french fare. Even calling regular foods by their french translations would be fun.
Another party favor option, these cool Phantom of the Opera pins from Amazon. And bonus! They are very reasonably priced.
Also, the forever symbol of the Phantom is the rose…you could hand out long stemmed roses to the girls and a boutonniere for the boys.