Yesterday was Cooper's birthday party. AND OH MY GOD ARE WE EXHAUSTED.
He didn't have a theme, which was awesome and a theme in and of itself.
Behold, the tiny Star Wars Hy-Vee cake.
How did we keep them all busy for 2 hours?
We did bubbles and chalk for a hot minute. Then we went in the back yard to bounce until the kids almost killed each other (approx 8.5 minutes). Then we let the kids try to eat the donut garlnad without using their hands. Then I passed out treat bags and let everyone raid the school carnival's worth of prizes I bought. Then Ben transformed the back yard into game stations, and I took everyone out front to play more games. First we did that one game where you put a cookie on your forehead and try to get it in your mouth without using your hands. Then we did a balloon relay race. Then we played hot potato only they COULD NOT PLAY HOT POTATO, and it was really hot in front. So, we went in the back with Ben and did game stations: pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey, drop a clothespin in a jar, beer pong with no beer, unwrap a Hershey's kiss with mittens on, and rescue a Lego guy from an ice cube. We gave lots of carnival prizes for each game. It was finally time to go inside for sandwiches, pizza, goldfish, fruit, cake/cupcakes, and ice cream. And juice boxes. Duh. Then back outside for the piñata. Inside to open presents. And then home with bulging treat bags and balloons. PHEW!