Thursday, January 28, 2016

Graydon's Birthday Party

Almost a month after his actual birthday, we have finally fully celebrated Graydon's seventh birthday.

This was his year to get a friend birthday party.  He chose to have a sleepover.

His friends arrived around 5pm on the evening of his party. They decorated pillow cases first.
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To be honest, I probably put the least amount of planning into this party than I have for any birthday party. A few days before the event, I realized that I probably should have some sort of plan for the eight 6/7 year-olds that would be at our house all night. I did a quick online search and found a bunch of "Minute to Win It" game ideas.

In this game, they had to move the cookie from their foreheads to their mouth without use of their hands. I tried it. Very hard! But a few kids did it!
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Bella was one of them.
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One-handed penny stacking.
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Transfering M&Ms from one plate to another with just the use of a straw.
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Eat the donut in a minute with no hands.  These kids were lucky to even get a few bites.  Not easy!
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Transfer ping pong balls from one ball to another with just the use of a spoon in your mouth.  Again, no hands.
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Stacking sugar cubes on popsicle sticks.
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Don't let the balloon touch the ground.  This game started off with two balloons/kid.  But that was pretty impossible for this group, so we brought it down to one.
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For each game, every kid received 3 points for attempting the task and 5 points if they succeeded.  The boys with the highest total got first pick of the prizes.

After that, the boys went wild with our toys and especially the costume bin.
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Cupcake time!  Smile Graydon!
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No. . . smile!
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Third time's a charm.
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Our house was a pretty noisy place for a few hours.  Popcorn and movie time was very welcomed! Graydon chose VeggieTales: Jonah.
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Everyone was officially tucked in by 10:30pm.  Whew!

Fun party!  But I definitely found myself napping on the couch the next day.

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