Planning a party for dental professionals? Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, oral surgeons, orthodontists, and more will be all smiles at your next party. Let me give you a few ideas I’ve brainstormed for just this occasion. Remember this information can be adapted for children’s birthday parties too.
Dentists are very good at sending out post cards reminding us that we need to schedule an appointment. Now they can receive reminders from you. Design cards informing your invited guests that they are overdue for their annual sweet tooth cleaning.
Dental bibs come in a large variety of colors. Clip enough colorful bibs together to form a decorative streamer that can be hung from the ceiling or over doorways. You can construct larger than life dental instruments for decoration as well. Make dental probes by attaching a bendable straw to the end of a dowel rod and spray painting the entire thing silver. Adhering a stick-on blind spot mirror to a silver dowel rod will pass as a mouth mirror.
Serve hor d’ourves on clean stainless steel trays. Dental inspired snacks can include slices of white cheese cut with a tooth shaped cookie cutter and served on Melba toast, crackers, or lip-shaped cuts of lunch meat. A toothbrush shaped cake can be prepared featuring white chocolate dipped Kit Kat candy bar sections used as bristles. “Fluoride” appearing drinks can be presented in small rinse cups.
Loose Tooth: Place a row of white dental rinse cups (teeth) upside down on a table. Players toss plastic dental floss boxes at the teeth in an effort to knock as many down as possible. This is a good game for any children at your party.
The X-ray Game: Use a chalkboard or large black sheets of paper and white chalk to let players take turns drawing items or people as they might appear in an x-ray – what those items might look like on the inside. Observers must guess what the artist is drawing before the time runs out. The host of the party can offer ideas to the players whose turn it is to draw.
What did you say?: Players must take turns saying a given phrase while having his/her mouth open and a tongue depressor restricting speech. Other players must guess what the person is saying. Careful playing with those people who have sensitive gag reflexes.
Send your guests home on a bright note. Fill their treat bags with travel size toothpaste, wind-up chattering teeth, floss, and a new toothbrush. Your dental party will be an appointment your invitees will definitely want to keep.