1024 Maple Avenue
Bala, Muskoka
705-762-5876 or in Canada:

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Illustration is from The Anne of Green Gables Treasury

Let Bala’s Museum help you plan a “perfectly scrumptious” Anne of Green Gables birthday party.

Old-fashioned games, such as ones run during the Avonlea Sunday School Picnic, will be sure to please your guests:

Three-legged race

Egg-on-a-spoon race requires soup spoons and hard-boiled eggs. Bala’s Museum recommends brown eggs to be authentic to Anne’s era. Don’t forget a small rope or line for the finish line. (Contestants must not hold the egg while running!)

Three-legged race requires only strips of fabric about 3 feet long to tie the contestants’ legs together. You may want 2 volunteers to hold the finish line and decide who comes 1st, 2nd and 3rd. (Photo at left shows Anne & Diana winning the 3-legged-race in the 1985 “Anne of Green Gables” TV movie).

Sack races give a whole new meaning to hopping! Inquire at the produce counter of your grocery store to see if they will save burlap bags for you. Don’t forget to cheer the contestants on.

Egg-on-a-spoon race

Let Bala’s Museum help you plan a "perfectly scrumptious” Anne of Green Gables birthday party.

Anne hat with braids

An Anne hat with braids makes a lovely photo op for the guests. Have your digital camera ready
to get shots of each girl wearing the anne hat.

Yes, we sell Anne hats @ $20.99 (bangs included!).

Anne Postcards

We have inexpensive Anne postcards (75 cents each) that can be used for invitations. You may want to suggest that guests come costumed as one of Anne’s friends or classmates. A prize could be given for the best costume.

Goodie Bags
Anne pencils
Paper Doll Kit
Goodie Bags are easy to fill, thanks to Bala’s Museum 1-888-579-7739.
We suggest a small Anne of Green Gables bag filled with a variety of Anne items.
(large, $2.00, small, $1.50)
Bookmarks @ $1.25.
(Kindred Spirits)
Anne pencils (left) are 45 cents a pencil.
The pencil on the right with an eraser is $2.50.
Paper Doll Kit with four outfits for both Anne and Diana, plus a Green Gables backdrop that can be used for display.
Limited number available.. $6.95
Matthew’s buggy
Matthew’s buggy that brought Anne home from the station doubles as a
pencil sharpener! $4.95
You can buy jute sacks for your own sack races!
Sack Races
Jute sacks for races
We have a limited number of jute bags for your own sack races at $2.99 each. (Sorry, Anne, they are coffee sacks, not PEI potato sacks)

Anne of Green Gables Birthday Party Refreshments

cookie cutterPuffed sleeved Cookie Cutter $2.00 each.

Young guests will appreciate dainty tea sandwiches, cookies, raspberry cordial and - of course! - ice cream.

Raspberry juice is an easy way to make raspberry cordial.
Just add one teaspoon of lemon juice to re-constituted raspberry juice. Delicious!

Cookies in the shape of a puffed sleeved dress will be an instant hit.
. Bake ahead gingerbread cookies - and let the guests decorate their
with coloured icing in an icing decorating gun.

The museum's 26th birthday cake was designed
and prepared by Lyn Luksa in 2018.
We love this Anne peeking over the fence!

Here is how your invitation might look!

Birthday Invitation

We happily accept e-Transfer, Visa and MasterCard. Contact us if you want further advice about making your Anne Birthday Party a hit. Have fun!

Bala's Museum
1024 Maple Avenue
Box 14, Bala, Muskoka
ON Canada P0C 1A0
705-762-5876 or in Canada 1-888-579-7739