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Sunday, August 7, 2011

It's Almost Time.....

This is an exciting week around our house.  My 2 kiddos' birthdays are 10 days apart.  Rylee is August 8th and Evan is August 18.  For my sanity simplicity reasons, we always do 1 big bash the weekend between their birthdays.  We invite family and the kids invite their friends and we get it all done in one fell swoop! 
Since it's usually a big event, we go ALL out!  I work best with a theme (can't help it, it's my inner Girl Scout trying to come out!). 
In the past we have done a carnival (the entire yard was set up with carnival games that were awarded with tickets.  The garage was set up like a store and at the end of the party everyone cashed in their tickets for cool prizes instead of goody bags.  We played calliope music and served popcorn, sno cones, etc.  No creepy carnies were invited.)
 
Another year we had a big Bunco bash.  Complete with dice-shaped cakes!
 
Last year we had an outdoor movie night.  We started the party close to dusk, and had soft pretzels, popcorn, and nachos for our guests to enjoy during the movie.  Our backyard was full of lawn chairs and blankets and we set up a projector and large movie screen!  So fun!

This year's theme was a little harder to decide. 
Evan is turning 5 this year, so it's really the first year he has invited his little friends. 
To do a party that will entertain 5 year old boys AND 12 year old girls (PLUS aunts, uncles and grandparents) is a little tricky!

But we came up with a GREAT theme.  And it's gonna be awesome!  We are a little concerned about safety since my family is so stinkin' competitive, but it's gonna be a BLAST!!! 
I'm not gonna tell you what it is, because I only have 60 seconds left.
And because you might practice.

Any guesses?????

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