Sunday, May 22, 2011

Birthday Party

Yesterday we had a friends' birthday party for Michelle and Ella. It was our first drop-off birthday party. The theme was Tangled, and I think everyone had a lot of fun. The girls each had a couple of friends from school and a few friends from the neighborhood.

We started off by letting them color Tangled pictures or just play on the tramp, zipline, and swings. Then we played some actual games. Many of the games came from
Super Mom Moments and at this site.
First, we played Pin the Frying Pan on Flynn Rider's head. The kids really liked that. A couple of funny things. Maddy put her frying pan right smack on top of her brother Andrew's frying pan. We all laughed at that. Then Kodi predicted she would get it right on the bump on Flynn's head...and she did!

Then we played hide-n-seek with Pascal. I had hidden a couple of plastic chameleons (lizards) and the kids searched for them.

Then we played Tug of War with Rapunzel's braid (a rope). Then we did an obstacle course because Rapunzel had to overcome many obstacles to be reunited with her real parents. The kids had to throw a frisbee, climb up and slide down the slide, jump on the trampoline and run around a pole, then do the teeter totter and get back in line...and the first team to have everyone finish was the winner... happily the teams tied.

Then it was pinata time. (For some reason, I hear this in my head being said in Mario's voice... just like he says on the Wii game... "It's Mario time.")

Then we had cupcakes. Because Rapunzel loved to paint and decorate her tower, each child got to decorate their own cupcake... with sprinkles, frosting, heart shaped cake toppers, and so on. (This was my idea...not borrowed from anyone else! :))Then we sang Happy Birthday to the girls and ate our cupcake creations with ice cream.

Finally, the gifts were opened and the girls were thrilled with all the wonderful gifts. The kids played for a few more minutes, and then the party ended. Success!