The kids helped me use paper mache to make a pinata. So fun! And if I do say so myself, it came out really cute! I had planned on just using the pinata goodies as the "goodie bag" item, but then I ran across these adorable bubble containers and couldn't help myself. Gosh, I can see how this party-planning thing can be addictive.
I made the Birthday Girl a special shirt for her special day.
I love this picture of Daniel! So cute! Especially because he was the one who told me that we can't have a birthday party without birthday hats!
We played on the awesome play structure for a bit and then had lunch: jam sandwiches (we had a guest with a peanut allergy), turkey wraps, watermelon, grapes, orange slices, chips and bottles of water. Yummy! The kids were all great eaters!
After we ate, it was game time! Our fist game was pin the cherry on the cupcake - which I totally forgot to take pictures of! Then we moved on to the egg and spoon races. My belly hurt from laughing so hard.
There's some serious concentration involved here. And yes, that egg does have a name on it, it's from many, many years ago...we've just used the same eggs every year.
After games and running around, the kids gathered in the gazebo again to work on their bags. I had colored bags for holding the treasures from the pinata and stickers/markers available to decorate the bags. The kids got crafty while the men hung the pinata.
When Joshua swung at the pinata, Keith raised it up out of reach! Joshua's next swing broke the pinata open.
Megan had a great time and said it was the "best party ever!". I was so happy to see her so happy!