Birthday Party

Musical Chairs--down to the last two!

I am not one to plan a wonderful birthday party, but one of my boys turned 12 today and we had a small party for him.  He got to have a friend over for the night last night, and another friend’s mother brought her children for a couple of hours this morning and then took the first friend home with her so his dad could pick him up.  I had imagined that the boys would spend their time playing outside–but it started raining this morning!  They were out for about half an hour, but then came in.  We had to quickly think up inside games for a group–not my forte, either!  They ended up playing Musical Chairs, and then Elephant Stop, which is a fun variation of Blindman’s Bluff.  After that, they each made an individual pizza, and while the pizzas were baking they played Pin the Tail on the Donkey.  I learned how not to do that!  I had printed out a donkey, on four sheets of paper, and they felt the edge of the paper.  Then, they felt each other’s tails and used them as a reference point to put their own on.  I decided that it would have been better to trace the donkey onto a larger sheet of paper, and then draw the tails on with pencil or marker–have to make it more challenging for my crew!  They seemed to have fun, though.

Elephant Stop

The birthday boy with his cupcakes!

Enjoying his ice cream!


About NZ Filbruns

A home-school family living in New Zealand, with a desire to share what Christ has done for us.
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5 Responses to Birthday Party

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  3. dianne pannell says:

    WHAT FANTASTIC PHOTOS AND FITTING CAPTIONS! You had a great day inspite of the rain it seems. Love our surrogate grandkids. Luvya Seth and glad you had fun. Granny Di and Gramps Pete. xxx

  4. Ali says:

    Tim had a fantastic time, thank you VERY much!!

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