Monday, July 21, 2014

Myles' Party!!

 My dining room kept collecting things the week leading up to the party...

 It's a little hard to tell, but we have this huge Mulberry tree that is a great shade tree, and the majority of the party would take place under this it was decorated with 36 "danglers"....which all had to be hung really high because they were long.  Took a while : )
 Random, but my boots got new soles...not party related at all.

 This Mickey is so cool, he walks across the floor with just a bit of breeze.

Thanks for the banana dolphin idea, mom! They were pretty cute!
 There's a little silver pig hidden in this tree. It was an ongoing game, whoever found the pig hidden in the yard got a special prize...and it was indeed found. Do you see it?

 While I was setting up, Brian and Em went to the party store for the balloons.

 Above picture is the make a can pyramid and shoot it down with rubber bands game, and the put a cookie on your forehead and move it to your mouth using only your face muscles game.
 This was the vaseline on you nose, put your face in a plate of cotton balls and run with them stuck to your nose and put them in a bowl relay race game, and the tie the box to your booty and bounce out all the ping pong balls game.

 The kids all wrote their names on a bag and after every time they played a game, win or lose, they got to put a handful of prizes into their bags.
 And then our friends came and we all had a lot of fun -
 Ashley playing the move that cookie game
 shooting rubber bands at cans
 TP wrap up game...they spin in circles as fast as possible to unroll the roll fastest...very entertaining!

 The boys playing the cotton ball/vaseline nose game...I got suckered into playing this one a few times.  (MOM- notice in the distance...there is not junk/garbage cans? It's so clean!!)
 Playing the ping pong bounce game

 Sophie getting her face painted.
 I got a call the morning of the party from a teen boy we are friends with...he had made too many virgin Margarita cupcakes and wanted to bring some...they were so so good!! I stuck some mickey rings in them and they were perfect!

 The $1 Store fishing game I thought nobody would play with...huge hit!

 Auntie Jill and Uncle David in the bounce house, Auntie has traveled all over the world, but had never been in a bounce house!

 Snow Cone!
The party ended at 4 and we had the bounce house till 7, but ended up with it till 8:30, so Myles had lots of alone time to do his thing. He was pretty worn out, but every now and then he'd climb back in and bounce for a bit.

He spent the rest of the night in face paint, walking Mickey around the house.
We are super proud of our boy for getting through a rough year. Whenever things got rough, we'd encourage him to keep trying hard so he would get to have his party....and he did!! 
We're proud of you, Myles! Now...on to 2cd grade : )


  1. Myles, I am so proud of you. Having taught school for almost thirty years I know how difficult it can be. You are such a great person and your courage is so motivating. Your work ethic and your drive to hang in there and never give up motivates me. You are my hero. Keep on keeping on
    love you

    1. Myles says, "Thanky you, Grandpa!"

  2. This is so beyond cool! What an amazing (and clever) party - I've never heard of most of those games you had there! Congrats to Myles for being tough and persistent (where did he get that from? HA!).

    1. The games all came from 'searching' Minute-to-Win-it party you know that tv show? Lots of fun, non traditional ideas. I knew we'd have kids from toddler to teens, so tried to do games that would be fun for all. Twas a blast. : )