Duchess Ilish O’Donovan and THL Hrefna Ulfvarinnsdottir send fond greetings!

kidsTheir Majesties, Timothy and Gabrielle, have charged us to help create a fun filled family evening , which is scheduled on its new day and time of Thursday August 6th (War week) from 6pm-8pm in AE Royal and will be held right before the traditional AE Kingdom Party

It is Their Majesties wish to have games, face painting, crafts, prizes, treats, and snacks for all who attend. As organizers, we are reaching out to you for support to help make the AE Family/Children’s Party a wonderful and great time for all! With that, we are looking for donations toward the party to help support and defray the cost so all who attend may enjoy themselves. We are planning for 75 children.

Below are some of the items we are currently looking for and hope some of you are willing to donate:

• Prizes for the games (ideas are necklaces, little things you might get at a carnival game or fair) [Note: The Dollar Tree, Oriental Trading Company, SmallToys.com, and the Rhode Island Novelty Company are great sources for these types of things.]

• Donations of snacks (gummy treats, cookies, pretzels etc….)

• Sponsor a game or craft by your group.

• Items for grab bags.

• We are also looking for volunteers to help run games, crafts, and entertainment for the children and their families.

These are just a few ways that you and your group can help. If you have any questions or are willing to donate and help make this year’s Family party a huge success, please contact us. We thank you, and I know Their Majesties thank you as well.

And the Shire of Sylvan Glen wishes to issue a challenge!

Pennsic is fast approaching and soon we will find ourselves there and rushing about to fit it all in, but the Shire of Sylvan Glen would like to take a moment to issue a challenge to all of the groups and households in our fair kingdom.

We will be providing at least 3 volunteers to staff the Æthelmearc Family and Children’s party. We are also supplying more than 2 dozen items for the gift table, and will be bringing a bocci set, koob, and 2 or 3 sets of hunkerhausen as games to entertain attendees and a mask making craft.

What can your barony, shire, canton, college, household, guild, or you as an individual supply to make this party a great experience for the children of our kingdom? If you want to staff the party as a general volunteer or lead a craft or activity, let us know! If you have a conflict that prevents you from being there then make a donation of kid friendly snacks, items for treat bags or the gift table, face paint or craft items (see the list above for suggestions), or contact Her Grace Ilish O’Donovan or THL Hrefna Ulfvarinndottir (contact info is below) with questions.

Thank you all in advance.

For AÆhelmearc!
Duchess Ilish and THL Hrefna

Contacts: Duchess Ilish: illish_o at hotmail dot com
THL Hrefna: ravenstyx at gmail dot com