FINALLY, we celebrated Finn’s birthday with a proper party. Since Steve axed all of my suggestions for party ideas…all outside the home so I didn’t have to a) clean, b) buy furniture for people to park their patoots on, c) organize, d) clean up the after party, e) clean, f) update framed photos of the kids…..I left the party planning up to him. As the first date we chose for the party approached and Steve had not yet sent out any invites, a second date had to be set to give him time to accomplish task #1, Tell people they are invited.
Aside from the small details like put toilet paper in the bathrooms, clean the bathrooms, clean the house, purchase more than just juice boxes and beer to drink, get dip for the veggies, and have forks for the cake, Steve planned one great party! We had plenty of beer.
There were definitely elements that only Steve would come up with. We played Toss The Chicken, where each kid threw a rubber chicken at a big basket that Steve maneuvered to the destination of each throw, ie each kid got the chicken in the basket and won a prize. The prizes all came from Archie McPhee. Squirrel Underpants was just one of the prizes won.
Finn #1 Tosses the Chicken.
Cameron Tosses the Chicken.
Finn #2 Tosses the Chicken.
Fynn #3 Tosses the Chicken. We had THREE Finns under one roof…All tossing chickens. Weird.
After the kids had their fill of sugar, Steve gathered them in our empty living room for a round of Whack The Dragon (get your minds out of the gutter, People). He set up a Dragon Piñata on a pole and gave a group of kids under the age of 7 a second pole to hit it with…..IN MY HOUSE. Yes, there was potential for disaster. Only one kid got hit, so I’d call it a success.
We had Rule Breakers. There is always one in the group, in this case there were 3. The invite stated NO GIFTS. Finn was pretty pleased a few chose to ignore that instruction.