Alright, I already confessed that I am a bit of a dud when it comes to parties. I try my darndest, but...well, sometimes the results are questionable. I will never be one of those fancy ladies who plan the perfect party with the perfect decorations along with the perfect snacks that all coordinate with each other. I want to be one of those ladies, but it's just not me. Luckily my great friend Nat from Northshore Days was there to help me out this year.
Not only was I griping about the fact that I didn't have anything planned, I was also whining about how much I dislike piñatas. She suggested the lolly toss, which for everybody who isn't a Brit, Kiwi or Aussie, that's where you take a giant bag of candy, throw it all over the yard and...1...2...3...GOOOOOOOO!! The kids thought this was so much fun and it was better than a piñata by about a million. You throw the candy far and wide for the big kids but keep some close for the littles. Ginger the dog also enjoyed the lolly toss...a lot. What's so good about this is there's not a giant pile up of candy, kids and elbows in one spot. There's lots of room for them and they have to run for the treats, so it's fun for the adults to watch.
The Lolly Toss...aka fun without the piñata
|A big thank you to my Father in Law, Stan for taking some of these pictures...which I have stolen, gratefully.|
Egg Balance...without the Eggs
This game is great too. We used Ring Pops instead of eggs and had the kids balance them on a spoon and walk around the Slip 'n Slide...that was it. I wish I could say there was a grand finale, I was thinking we'd have all the winners compete against each other but then there was drama where My Oldest had a smaller spoon and so she felt she automatically qualified for the next round...but that made the numbers uneven...well, I decided it was time for cake after that!
The party was a success in great part to Nat's wonderful suggestions. So, if you are planning a birthday and have no ideas...these worked out perfectly!
Thanks for reading!