Monday, October 29, 2007

Star Wars & Fall Fun Fest Celebration!

It was quite the day on October 27! ...Here's a few snap shots of Braden's 6th party. Happy Birthday sweet boy!
I think the party was a hit. I had fun! Braden said he had fun, and a couple of the parents thought everything was so thought out! (little do they know... ;) ) My friend, Elizabeth had an R2D2 cake pan that she let me borrow and this is how it turned out. I have forgotten how I like to do cakes.
I had found a couple ideas for games, and then adapted them and thought out a couple more. They started out the party by breaking their own geodes to see if they could find crystals inside. They also decorated their own flying saucers, and colored Star Wars coloring sheets. Then it was a game of Musical Chairs to the Star Wars music. Instead of sending a child away, everyone always had a seat, and I drew a character out of the bag, and if they were sitting in that seat, they got to draw a prize from a bag. If you won already, you chose someone else to draw a prize. So everyone wins! We sang "Happy Birthday", ate cake, snacks & lemonade then opened presents. He got some very cool Star Wars and Lego toys! Then we played "Keep the meteor up", with some noisemaker- light sabers and balloon- meteors. THAT was a huge hit! The kids got so excited when I told them that they first had to dress in a Jedi tunic (a black plastic table cloth with a colored belt tied around their waste)! We also played "Avoid the Death Star", a version of "hot potato"... if they were stuck with the star, they had to either play on their back or tummy or sit backwards, etc... They went down the slide and played with the light sabers and then it was over. Nobody wanted to leave, they were having so much fun!

Then it was off to home to rest before heading back out to the First Baptist Fun Fall Fest & Trunk or Treating with friends, Elizabeth, Gabe, Perryn & Teagan. This is where McKenna goes to school. We saw her friend's mom dressed up as a gardener in the "Secret Garden". It was soooo cute! They had a bunny, a dig for real worms, pick a duck, etc., with plants and decor galore! The kids had fun. McKenna wasn't feeling well, so she got her one piece of candy and held it the entire time we were there. She was STILL holding it when we got home, then ate it after pizza! A brown/black/green gummy worm, ewwww! She liked though. ;)
After Elizabeth and the kids left, our kids zonked out after the days' festivities! We did too.

Now, on to Halloween on Wednesday!

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