Roy, Sheena, D, K, A, C and L

Roy, Sheena, D, K, A, C and L

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Birthday Party

Today was the girls' friend birthday party.  We decided to do it early because we will be out of town during their actual birthdays.  K decided she would like a safari party.  (A picked Sesame Street last year.)  I planned ahead and had an awesome photo safari worked out in the circle where we live.  I made the safari hats, cameras and binoculars.  Got everything ready and then ... see the sky in this picture?
I had everything under control except the weather.  So it rained and our outdoor party quickly became an indoor party.  With 12 kids and 6 helpers.  Crazy.  But we forged ahead and the kids all had a good time which is what the point is anyway, right.
Love this ensemble.  The SuperGirl dress really sells the safari theme, don't you think?
In-the-house safari.  See A in the bottom corner "taking a picture" of an animal?  There is a photo on the front of that bag.  The kids used their "cameras" to take a picture then in the bag as photos that fit inside their cameras.  The back of the camera is open so you can see the photos.
We split the part into two groups - A's group and K's group.  K's group started the safari first while A's group played games. 

Cake and ice cream!  I had a bit of genius and bought Little Debbie Zebra Cakes for the birthday cake this year.  Hooray for no cake decorating!  Someone pointed out that we had store bought cake and homemade ice cream.  Yeah, that's how we roll at our house!
Present time!  Everyone was so generous.  The girls are really excited about their new toys.

Party favors and thank you cards rolled into one!  During the beginning, while the kids were decorating their hats, cameras and binoculars, I had a helper doing these handprints with the kids.  The girls wrote their thank you's on the back of these papers before the party.

Thank you gift for my helpers.
My awesome helpers!  I could NOT have done this party without them!

1 comment:

Melanie said...

What a fun idea. You really pulled off the Safari Theme (and the impromptu inside party)! Good Job!!!