Whoopin' it up!

I sent out these invitations to 8 of Alec's friends for a night time scavenger hunt that we hosted last night. Before the friends and their families came, our families came for dinner. Not sure what we were thinking by cramming two parties into one night...whew! That was a lot of work!!

Alec specifically requested a "cake-mix cake with mountains of lumpy, tie-dyed icing, and a number eight in Twinkies" on it! I"m a hater of all pre-packaged foods and it made me cringe, but as you can see, I gave him what he wanted. We bought a back-up cake just in case...
The Twinkie Cake, as we dubbed it, turned out to be a hit with kids and adults alike.

What started out as 8 kids and their siblings turned into what seemed like about 20 kids once it got dark. I have no pictures of the fun in the dark because I was too busy running around like a lunatic trying to keep track of everyone and everything that I could not see. Once the scavenger hunt started, the backyard looked like it was full of UFOs. We gave all the kids headlamps or glow sticks and there was no light at all except for the dwindling fire that we were keeping for s'mores later.

Apparently everyone had a good time, I was too busy to notice! I always feel like a truck hit me after my kids birthday parties; I never feel like I got to enjoy them or visit with anyone except for the brave souls who ask me if they can help with anything. Maybe someday I'll afford to hire someone to run the party so I can attend as a guest and enjoy it!

Oh, and a big thank you to Brittany for using my camera for me!!!!!! At least I can see what it looked like afterward...

3 readers took time to leave a thought:

Clair April 20, 2009 at 3:13 AM  

Sounds fabulous! If you are too busy running around that usually means the kids had a BLAST! Fab idea, might borrow it...

Anonymous April 21, 2009 at 12:31 PM  

Fun - it must have been one great party! Love the invites!! ;-)

My2Gs April 22, 2009 at 6:47 AM  

Looks like you had a great time! :-)

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