Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Backyard Beach Birthday Bash

After 2 performances today I rushed home and got ready to host 21 six to ten year olds for The May Queen' 7th birthday party. Whew. Shark Fin and Beach Umbrella Cupcakes. I stole the idea from Martha Stewart. Easy and fun. The kids loved them.

Surfer Girl.

I took a picture of every kid "surfing" on this boogy board (on a surf of blue bedsheets). The shark, of course, came from my personal collection. We'll use the pictures for thank you notes. (and yes, I did have the Best of the Beach Boys CD playing in the background, why do you ask?)

Most of the kids cheated at limbo, but they still loved it.

We played several water games, including "fill the milk jug by squeezing the sponge." The kids seemed to like this one the best, oddly enough.

Presents were, of course, the highlight for The May Queen. I wish I could convince her otherwise, but she is still all about the loot. She did enjoy the whole party, though. I did, too. So did all the kids.

Success, all around.


Chrissy said...

Oh, what an adorable girl. And what fantastic ideas for the party! I'll have to remember to steal these sometime.

flutter said...

she is such a doll

Melissa said...

That looks like a ton of fun.

And sigh...we're past all of that now. :(

Anonymous said...

Looks great, and not just because we're already shivering in our hoodies and fleece socks.

Happiest of birthdays to MQ. I hope she has a fantabulous year.

kaye said...

happy birthday to the MQ!

Magpie said...

that looks like a divine party!

Aunt Becky said...

Now THAT is my kind of party.

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Tina said...

Awesome party ideas! (even if you did snag em from Martha). Any suggestions for a 4yr old princess party?

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Chantal said...

oh what cute photos! That looks like tons of fun. I just wish we had warm weather to enjoy! :)

Louise said...

I LOVE taking a picture of everyone and using that as a thank you note. I've done that for the two "friend" parties we've hosted. They LOVE it! COOOOOOL party!

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