Dawn posted about her Crackerjack's birthday party. It sounded like a rousing success. And, you should take a look at her refreshments! She knows how to throw a party!
This past Sunday, we threw a birthday party for Brother and Sister. Their birthdays are 5 days apart and they don't mind sharing parties. Since we invite all the same guests (whole families), three other girls in our homeschool group who had late August birthdays were guests of honor also.
After a lunch of pizzas, chips and various other appetizer type dishes, they had a treasure hunt. Ben had put one on for a couple of families and our children one time while on leave. They loved it and have not stopped talking about it. So, we thought it would be fun to have one for this party. Now, we had a group of children that numbered 28 (this number excluded the infants) so we had to break down the group into older and younger. Ben is very clever with words so he put together all the clues. For example:
You got all dirty looking for treats! Now search on the back porch in boots for big feet!
The simultaneous treasure hunts ended up in the living room at the same time after trips outdoors and in, upstairs and down. One little girl was not feeling well (not contagious) so she was the treasure holder/hider for the younger group while I hid the older group's treasure in the fireplace. It took a bit of time for the older group, but they did find it. The younger group found theirs first. It was a fun time had by all. They only had a bit of trouble dividing up the treasure.
Then in keeping with the treasure hunt theme, we had a pirate birthday cake for my two.
It was a great party and the kids all had fun. The grown ups also had fun socializing while the children played outside and upstairs.
Pumpkin fell asleep while eating cake and ice cream.