I suppose I am a bad mom…Shaylyn’s birthday was a week ago and I am just BARELY getting around to blogging about her big day… Ah well.
Anyway, so this year Shaylyn was set on a friend birthday party because Tanis was able to have one when he turned 9. Ay yi yi…I really, really dislike hosting kiddie birthday parties. I don’t like chaos and I’m never quite sure how to entertain kids. But to be fair to Shaylyn we had a friend party anyway.
We did her party on Friday the 28th. We let her invite 11 kids – thinking that only about half would show up. Well 1 kid didn’t show up, one girl brought her sister and another girl brought 2 of her sisters (Yes, they all asked if it was okay and I am too nice to say no). So we had 17 kids in our house. 10 Invitees + 3 Siblings + 5 of our own kids = 17!
Shaylyn is really big into Monster High right now, so of course we had to do a Monster High party. I was lucky and found a website where a lady had come up with all sorts of games to play for a Monster High party. That made it easy.
I made the invitations on my own, they turned out like this:
Then Shaylyn and I had the same idea (without talking to each other beforehand) that the kids should each get an id card like they have on the website, so I came up with this:
I had planned to do 6 games and we only ended up having time for 3! I learned a few things. #1 – Make parties longer than 2 hours if food is involved and #2 – Some older children still SHOULDN’T be allowed to use food coloring!
The first game we did was a PIN THE TAIL on the Donkey type game, but since it was Monster High, I used Medusa’s son and used his snakes as the ‘tails’. The kids absoultely loved this game. Then we made slime, also a great activity – but also a messy activity. Finally, they played a game where they had to get their teams frogs into the correct bucket. I’m not sure how that went over as I was cleaning the kitchen and preparing things for dinner and the cake.
We then did presents: