Released on 23rd March 2017, Smurf: The Lost Village is a re-boot of the characters that many of know and love from many years ago.
The latest film follows one of the few female Smurfs, Smurfette and her three friends Brainy, Clumsy and hefty on an exciting adventure through the Forbidden Forest. Smurfette comes across a creature that looks and acts just like her and when they flee, they drop a map.
Smurfette and her friends follow the map and discover the biggest secret in Smurf history. But what is it? Watch the film to find out!
The Original Smurf Stories
Smurfs are a creation of the Belgian comic artist Pevo, the pen name of Pierre Culliford. These small blue humanoids came into being in 1958 with characters based on human characteristics, such as Jokey Smurf who plays a series of practical jokes. Smurfette was the first female Smurf to be introduced and she now stars in her own film.
Since their inception as comic characters, Smurfs have starred in short films, TV series and films released to fans across the globe.
And it is no wonder that Smurfs are loved. Their tales of adventure are simple, yet bold. All Smurfs look similar – they are short, standing three apples high, have blue skin and white trousers with a hole for their short tails, as well as a white Phrygian cap. Characters will have a small accessory that denotes who or what they are such as overalls instead of trousers, a pencil behind the ear and so on as seen on Handy Smurf.
Originally, there were 99 Smurfs but the additions of a few extra characters over the years bring the Smurf population to 105.
Creating the Perfect Smurf Party
As well as utilising the main colours of blue and white, there are other ways you can create the perfect Smurftastic party…
· Create your very own Smurf village
When Smurfs first appeared in 1958, they lived in a part of the world that could only be reached by magic. There were dense forest and a dry, hot desert, high mountain ranges with the mode of transport for longer distance being the stork.
They lived in mushroom-like houses if different shapes and sizes, the land was rocky and relatively barren, with few trees.
But this is the great bit and the way you could start and end your party – non-Smurfs can only find and leave the Smurf village if they are taken there by a Smurf.
Why not see if you have a friend or relative willing to dress as a Smurf and take your birthday boy or girl and their guests to your very own party Smurf village?
· Have Smurf Characters
With 105 characters, there are plenty of characters that people can choose to be.
On your Smurfified invitations, why not suggest to your guests to come as a Smurf character? As well as Handy Smurf and Smurfette and Sassette, two female Smurfs, there is also Lazy Smurf, Grumpy Smurf, Brainy Smurf, Jokey Smurf, Painter Smurf, Poet Smurf and our favourite, Gutsy Smurf with his fantastic Scottish accent and kilt!
· Your Own Smurfilicious Party Buffet
Smurfs have a varied diet and it is fair to say that they enjoy a range of foods – the sweeter and yummier the better making a Smurf buffet for a party simply delightful.
As well as Smurfberries – we will leave that to your own imagination – they also enjoy cake, pies, sandwiches and anything that is tasty and lovely.
The Smurf colours of light blue and white are iconic and making a Smurftastic cake should be easy although a professionally made Smurf cake will really look the part.
Setting the table with blue table coverings and blue plates, accessorised with white items is perfect too. And of course, no Smurf party would be complete without helium filled balloons, perfect for creating a Smurf buffet with a difference.
· Smurfsuper Party Bags
After fun game and fantastic adventures, it is time to thank you guests and bid them well on their journey home.
As a community, the Smurfs are kind people and this means sharing gifts with everyone freely and with love. Smurf inspired party bags can contain a small Smurf character as well as a slice of lovely birthday cake, and an extra sweet treat or two.