This is the third year in a row that we have thrown a simple but large invite-the-whole-class party at our house. The girls basically wanted the same party as last year, with a jungle theme. After my initial surprise, I went to work, planning decorations and games. Here is our snack table:
Beetle wings (chips), piranha bites (goldfish), toasted grubs (veggie sticks), alligator eggs (Reeses puffs), anaconda eyes (grapes), monkey bites (donuts), jungle vines (um...do they have another name? green licorice?), dried ants (raisins), toucan toes (gummy chicken feet--yes, there is such a thing!), and the coup de grace--python pellets (Sugar Babies). We also loaded up the ice chest and made a sign designating it as "The Watering Hole".
The girls asked for the same cake as last year. My mom, the cake master, upped the ante and created this masterpiece!
We did the towel toss.
And of course, seed spitting. We gave prizes for each set of winners.
Then we had cake. I'm happier than I look here.
And then...the monster slip-and-slide!
We had a 6-mil sheet of plastic and a hose. What more do you need?
Right...maybe some baby shampoo to add some more "slip".
And a huge running start!
So I'm noticing that I actually have NO PICTURES of MY OWN KIDS on their birthday. You'll have to take my word for it. They were happy!