Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Party!

Jeremy's 4th Birthday Party!!

We started off with a rousing game of Bed Bugs.
(Which Jeremy needed earmuffs for because the game is "too loud.")


Then we had the kids be exterminators and do a bug hunt! I made this little teepee, filled it with balloons and then "hid," plastic bugs beneath the balloons. One at a time we had the kids go in the tent with a butterfly net and search for bugs. We gave them each 15 seconds and then counted up how many bugs they caught.


The kids all wanted a turn blowing up balloons. It didn't matter that we had plenty for the teepee. 
The balloons ended up being a major source of entertainment,
from hitting them up in the air to taking their Capri Sun straws to them.



We also went outside to play for a bit, but forgot to bring the camera out. We tried to have the kids play bocce (pronounced bow-chay, not like the Star Wars language), but they were too interested in running around free and playing with other lawn toys.


Jeremy wanted a firefly cake. This was my best attempt.
I put neon green sprinkles on the butt of the bug to give the appearance of glowing :)



Waiting for the cake!


 
Happy Birthday Jeremy!


Don'tcha love how kids swarm together when one of them is opening a present?

This was Jeremy's first birthday party with friends and I think it was a success. The kids seemed to have fun and Jeremy is still flying high playing with his presents.

Thanks to everyone who came!

3 comments:

Lindsey said...

You are so creative! Happy Birthday Jeremy!

Emily said...

So cute! I LOVE the "glowing butt" on the cake. :-) Nice job, mom!

katie said...

Happy birthday! You're such a great mom. I dread the day my kids expect a real party. I've already given up on making cakes. Way to go!