The kids decorated (plastic?/melamine?) bowls for their ice cream. I found these for a $1.00 at the Christmas Tree Shop. On the bottom of each bowl, I wrote "Thank You".
It was such a great day outside, that we didn't even play any of the party games I spent hours preparing (thankfully, this is not the case) because the kids spent most of the time outdoors. I'm definitely a planner, but I do sometimes work best under pressure, so although I had some ideas for games floating around in my head, they didn't all come together until the day before, which worked out well, considering we didn't really play any of them.
But here's what I had planned:
For each game, the participants would all get a "scoop of ice cream", the winner would receive "2 scoops"
Each kid had a cone and would place each scoop onto the cone. At the end, the kids would get a quarter for each scoop of ice cream on their cones. But, since there weren't any games played, all the cones still looked like this at the end of the party.
Who can make the tallest stack of ice scream cones?
Build an Ice Cream Cone Relay:
Scooping ice cream:
Wearing a blindfold, fill a bowl with scoops of ice cream (cotton balls), using a spoon.
Stick the cherry on the ice cream:
We didn't have time for all the games, but we did:
enjoy the fun decorations,
eat cake (to see my other cupcake cakes, click on "cupcakes" under labels on the right sidebar),
make sundaes (but, I forgot the cherries...oh my gosh!),
hit the pinata (with such determination),
enjoy many laughs,
and spend time with our family and friends.
"Believe in today."
"Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know that we have for sure is what is right here right now. Don't miss it."
I'm linking up with Heather today at Life Made Lovely Mondays....
Come check it out!