Coolest party we've ever planned!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Last Saturday Liam got to have his very own birthday party at our house. Bill and I had planned this before school got out because he had a few friends from school he wanted to invite. Yet, somehow, it still crept up on us. Liam had decided he wanted an Angry Birds and Super Mario party. So, Bill and I scoured the internet to steal other people's ideas. It's what we do best.

Bill stayed up until midnight on Friday decorating the balls for the Angry Birds game. We had this game planned for a month, however, Bill and I are the same and neither one of us likes to plan ahead. Love us as we are, people. They turned out awesome. The kids were very impressed, and Bill became the coolest dad ever!

We also played "Pin the Mustache on Mario." The mustaches were cut out at noon on Saturday. The party was at 1:00. Do you sense a pattern? We would make excellent wedding planners... This game was also a hit--if not just because it was inside where we could cool off from the 879 degree weather. I am not exaggerating. It was really funny watching the kids with their blindfolds on! They were completely disoriented. I loved it :)

The last game we played before cupcakes and presents, was "Shoot the Bad Mario Guy." I am not sure if that is the technical name. It too was a complete hit! Some of the kids played Angry Birds again and some played the Mario game, so nobody had to wait too long.

The kids had nerf-like guns (we didn't spring for the name brand--don't be like us, get the name brand) to shoot the bad guy when Bill, or one of his helpers held up two signs--one with a good guy and one with a bad guy.

Bill's minions

Then we broke for cupcakes. I made the Angry Birds cupcakes that I had made a few weeks earlier for his actual birthday. They were a big hit and several kids had two. You know that gives me a thrill because I love to feed people. It's my calling.
It looks like the yellow bird pooped over the side. What can I say?

Please notice the angry birds hanging from the ceiling--I didn't get a good picture of them, but they were to replace the helium balloons we were going to get. Apparently there is a nationwide shortage of helium and the party store isn't doing balloons. I'm not making that up. It's true. 

Bill and I were so thrilled to be able to pull this party off--even with our penchant for avoiding the details until the last minute. We did have a lot of help from Grandma Casey, and if Grandma Hoo Hoo hadn't been there, there would have been zero pictures. So thank you Grandmas! Can't wait to do it all again in a few days for Rori!

All the kids!


Jenna said...

Looks like it was fun! Sorry we missed it. Igor looks like he wants to come in to play the mustache game too. Helium shortage is very real, you are correct!

Baba HooHoo said...

Great time and I didn't even get crabby in the know I am one hot Grandma and YES it was THE COOLEST PARTY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Had a great time even staying up until midnight painting angry bird balls. I can't believe we puled it off. Next year we will start earlier. yeah right.--Bill