I always find it easier to have Blake's parties at the end of the school year. This year he wanted to have a military theme. We sent out the invitations a couple days ago. Only half the people responded, but he had a great time anyways.
We started out with some boot camp training. A few push-ups and jumping jacks etc. Then they decorated the bags that they were going to put their loot in going home.
We had froze plastic army men in water filled plastic bags. Then they shot water at them until they thawed.
Cora and Leah had set up an awesome obstacle course. It went around the entire yard, back and forth. They did a really great job.
Our next game was Wounded Soldier. The kids ran down to the end grabbed the bandages and band-aids. Raced back and wrapped the soldier up then carried them back to the beginning. Then do the next person. I think the boys had a lot of fun doing this.
We opened presents then I did a popcorn buffet. Blake doesn't really eat cake or ice cream. I popped lots of popcorn and had bowls of a variety of candy to put in the popcorn. I was really excited about this buffet. It did not work with 7-9 year old boys. They FILLED the bags with candy not much popcorn and totally munched down. I was worried that they were going to be sick. I will do it again sometime with probably Cora's age group of a party of my own.
After that there was only 10 minutes left. The boys went back out to play on the obstacle course until their parents picked them up. We were praying that the rain would stay away until we were done. Rain began about 5 minutes at the end. Awesome!! It was fun. Blake got some great gifts and everyone went home with a water gun and army men. Plus bags of candied popcorn.