George’s Marvellous Medicine is one of our favourite Roald Dahl books but it often gets overlooked as a party theme. So in honour of Roald Dahl’s Dahlicious Dress Up Day and World Book Day, we’ll be showing you all the ingredients you need for a fantabulous George’s Marvellous Medicine party – complete with delicious concoctions George himself would be proud of!
Disclaimer: No grandmas were shrunk in the planning of this party.
- Empty sweet jars
- Our free printable George’s Marvellous Medicine labels
- Candy floss
- Colourful boiled sweets
- Large mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon
- George’s Marvellous Non-Alcoholic Punch (see recipe below)
Step 1: Decorate your sweet jars
Decorate your Roald Dahl party in true George’s Marvellous Medicine style with our free printable sweet jar labels that you can download here:
Stick them to your sweet jars and fill them up with the most colourful sweets you can find – candy floss, sherbet, boiled sweets and marshmallows work great. We don’t recommend using George’s ingredients – our edible, sugary concoctions are much safer and tastier!
Step 2: Prepare George’s Marvellous Non-Alcoholic Punch
Recreate your very own George’s Marvellous Medicine with our delicious non-alcoholic punch recipe. You’ll have loads of fun making it as the kids take it in turns pretending to be George, mixing his Marvellous Medicine with a large wooden spoon.
When it’s time to taste the punch, use your imaginations to act out its magical effects! We can’t promise it’ll be able to shrink any grandmas, but we can promise it’ll be very tasty!
- Pour one litre of fresh orange juice into a large mixing bowl
- Add two litres of lemonade
- Scoop in half a litre of fruit sorbet (raspberry, orange or lime are the best!)
Step 3: Dress up as your favourite characters
Finally, you can have tonnes of fun bring George’s Marvellous Medicine to life by dressing up as your favourite characters!
You can dress up as George by choosing some brightly coloured clothing, such as blue trousers and a red t-shirt. And if you decide to be George’s narky old grandma, all you need is an old dress, a grey-coloured wig and a terrifying temper!
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