11 kids on the invite list
13 including mine
a few games
cupcakes to decorate.. sprinkles of choice..
goody bags.. and out the door the cute kids would go
This is how it really went down...
the kids start arriving..
Camden melts down about not winning hot potato..is crying hysterically in his bedroom..
(lucky his parents didnt find him another home)
Limbo- camden freakingout cause the kids werent playing it right...
balloon stomp-- each kid has a balloon attached to their feet.. the stomping and screaming begins..and doesnt end soon enough
He shapes up and we start having a good time.
after a few more games... we decorate cupcakes.. 13 kids at one table..
squished to say the least
birthday hats that the elastic parts are breaking off of.. each one of them coming to me asking me to fix.. each gets a cupcake... a knife full of chocolate ( what was i thinking) frosting.. and sprinkles.. I managed talking them into letting me sprinkle on just a few..
each kid needs to be wiped down from the chocolate disasters..
Debra takes over the facewiping.. and I grab my camera..
my camera battery is dead.. so out comes the video camera..
We start on the gifts..
I've never seen them all stand so close together before.. like attacking the one with the gift bag..
I glance over and see Debra and Layne cleaning up my kitchen.. sprinkles and frosting..
( i have great friends)
The madness continues with Camden asking " who wants me to open their present next?"..
( does it really matter cam?)
I glance at the clock and realize only 40 more minutes of entertaining needed to be done... one opens the back door to go outside.. PERFECT idea... it's still a bit hot in the arizona desert, but hey they dont mind....
We send out the Capri Suns to be opened, squeezed and drank outside
Some come in with red faces and sweaty hairdo's..
The new gifts are in a pile and being opened by everyone who thinks they look cool..
parts, cardboard, pieces everywhere...
Goody bags with homemade playdough ( are you impressed?)
are handed out as each little munchkin leaves...
Blades and I both look at eachother at the dinner table ( while he is putting on stickers on a GIjoe truck/helicopter contraption) and we both take a deep breath.. WOW..that was alot of kids
What's for dinner?
taco bell it was
All in all the party was a success after a few meltdowns and messes. Camden said thanks for all the gifts and that he had a great party.. I suggested having a "friend" party every other year..
He didnt like that idea..
For now we will all sleep well tonight. I love having parties but this one almost did me in.