brewer’s 6th birthday party
my baby(?) boy turned 6 years old on friday. this year was supposed to be pizza and a movie at home, but he decided he wanted an indiana jones party. it’s the first year he has been excited about the planning so we went with it. i kinda dropped the ball this year and things didn’t go as I had planned, but it happened and i tried to make it look as “fun” as possible so i could make a post
we managed to avoid the storms that were heading our way for the outdoor party and had a beautiful breeze. that, however, kept us from lighting candles…so, that night when brewer and his daddy were playing with his lot-o-toys i brought in some leftover mini cupcakes with 6 trick candles. OF COURSE, i didn’t get a picture. so, yeah, had to mock it a few minutes later.
…not being able to light the candles at the party was fine because we needed to not draw attention to the cupcakes. they tasted great, looked cool, but uh, yeah, there weren’t enough. (PLEASE RSVP TO PARTIES)
now, on to the party earlier that day…didn’t get a DAMN picture the entire time because i was running around trying to keep it all together and apologizing to everyone for the lack of organization.
brewer and i had an entire plan for the tablescape. but this is ME we’re talking about and despite all the ideas in my brain i couldn’t execute it because of time and lack of help. there were skeleton cups that were to hold monkey brains (caramel popcorn balls), which my mom did , but i never got them into the cups. which means there were empty cups and caramel popcorn wrapped in wax paper.
there was supposed to be eyeball soup (lemonade with eyeball ring suckers floating inside), but we ended up with lid-less tupperware pitchers with lemonade and a cardboard box to the side with wrapped eyeball suckers sitting inside.
the game was to be a scavenger hunt which started out with 2 bolders(large rubber balls) chasing the children down a hill which was to lead them to 3 different flag posts spread across a large park. each flag was to have a different group of hidden things to find. skulls/bones, snakes and lastly a crystal skull filled with magnets.
in reality, i was left at the park by myself with a canopy that was flying over with the wind. so instead i put all 3 flags within a few feet of each other with bones/snakes and crystal skulls with magnets all just sitting on the ground. the hill was behind a large wall and one of the “bolders” had been kicked into the river anyways so that part was cut out of the plan. the kids ran to the first flag, practically knocked me over and never listened to another direction. they were at the 2nd flag in less than a second and one of the young guests ran so fast that she liturally went flying out into the rock cliffs at the edge of the river. she wasn’t hurt, but she may be scarred for life. the 3rd flag was no different…no directions were able to be given and children that weren’t on the guest list grabbed magnets that should have gone to someone else. no one cried, so that’s a success i suppose.
it ended with a play sprinkler in which brewer slipped and busted both knees open. he didn’t want everyone to leave, so he cried and expressed that this was NOT the party he wanted. i can’t blame him…
can’t wait to post next years party. 3 guests, cici’s pizza and a movie AT HOME!
love you, baby. i’m just hoping all your great gifts have fogged your memory 😉