It was a wonderful day for a birthday party and everything went perfectly. The weather man had predicted 72° with patchy clouds and it was exactly that – a perfect day for a bouncy house and 20+ kids to be in the backyard. Twiggy and Twursula could not have disagreed more. They really didn’t like the sound of the compressor. The bouncy house arrived at 11 AM and T&T began their day of hiding. The cake arrived shortly after that and it was awesome! The beverages were on ice, the table clothes were on the tables and Jenna and I made a run to Albertson’s to pick up the food. We left Justin and Amara to blow up balloons and decorate and Grandpa Richard to watch the door. Everything was perfect!
The guests began to arrive and Amara went into high pitched squeeky voice mode — she was so excited! This was her day. She has such a great group of friends from Kindergarten and as each one arrived the excitement level grew and so did the noise level. The bouncy house was the main attraction, the swingset never had a vacancy and the little brothers and sisters especially loved the slide. Surprisingly there were very few tears.
One of the biggest hits of the day was Build Barbie’s Marshmallow Tower. Now I must admit when I first heard about this game I just didn’t think it would work. Boy was I wrong! Justin was in charge of the games and he had gotten bags of Marshmallows and bags of spaghetti noodles and the idea was to build a tower. The only rule was it had to stand up on it’s own. The tallest tower wins! Now a lot of Marshmallows just got eaten but the kids had a blast eating and building. There were 3 or 4 kids at all times standing there building Marshmallow Towers. Justin would measure each one with a tape measure. Sometimes they wanted to come back later and add to it — — they had so much fun.
One of the funniest moments was when I heard giggles coming from the bathroom — never a good sign! So I slowly opened the bathroom door to find Amara and her friend Samantha washing Samantha’s feet with the drippiest wash cloth you can imagine and laughing their little heads off. There was water and muddy footprints everywhere. Grandma banished them to the backyard.
They ate cake. They ate ice cream. They ate Cheetos —FYI— Cheetos are the number one choice of kids at a party — they had sandwiches, fruit, veggies, pop cycles. They had fun! Grownups ate and talked and wiped ice cream off of faces. Amara had a wonderful day. She is Six.
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