Well, the party has ended and all is quiet...... finally.
I learn something new everyday but today was special.....
Here is what I learned today:
I LOVE planning parties.... I love making the invitations, decorating, preparing the food, making the cake, filling loot bags, decorating (did I mention that?) and everything that goes along with planning a party.
I can not handle large crowds.... especially those of the under 13 age group.
9 boys in one house will run at some point despite the requests not to.
Candy strings boys out. A LOT.
Apple Bobbing is apparently a contact sport.
Pin the Wart on the Witch is a contact sport.
Dress the Mummy Relay Racing is also a contact sport.
$2 worth of toilet paper (8 rolls) used to wrap the mummies can keep 9 boys occupied for over half an hour
Playing with $2 worth of toilet paper is a contact sport.
Devil's Food Cake strings boys out. A LOT.
8 bucket's filled with various body parts (spaghetti, cauliflower, tomatoes... shhhhh) can really freak 9 boys out.
There are some boys that scream like girls but then deny it was them.
Guessing what body parts are in each bucket is NOT a contact sport.
I have a snacking addiction. Veggie sticks, chips, cake, you name it... you'd swear I'd never had a celery stick before!
Video Games are a GOOD THING (Go Martha!)
9 boys can take turns playing Rock Band and stay entertained indefinitely (or until their parents come to pick them up).
9 boys and assorted adults can make the same mess in 4 hours that my entire family takes 4 weeks to make.
I dislike cleaning up after a party, I dislike packing up the extra food, I dislike the extra laundry table cloths etc. (think of the mess if I did not use the tablecloths!)
But alas, I will yet again hold another party for my kids .... glutton for punishment I guess. My son had a blast and that is what is important.
I will post pics of the party and decorations later this weekend... we took the pictures with the camera that is set up on hubby's computer so I have to load them there first.
The "Duck and Cover" Technique......
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