Saturday was the big day and it started with a kids party at our house from 1-3. We invited his whole class plus other friends and thank goodness the weather was nice because I don't know where I would put 23 kids in my house #thankyoumothernature
We brought it back old school with a good old fashioned backyard fun and games party. It was a very stress free party and that is a win in my book!
The only real decorations was the birthday banner I made using my silhouette (seriously love that thing!!), the other burst cut outs and the super hero skyline.
***Warning: this post is picture heavy!!
I made this sign so everyone would know just to come into our backyard once they arrived
After the super hero masks were made, we gathered the kids up for the first game. It was a race across the yard holding a golf ball on a spoon. We split the kids up into 4 teams and the first team to finish won. However, I didn't even think to have prizes because 1. it's a birthday party and 2. they were getting goody bags at the end of the party, but jeeez some kids just expect a prize for everything! I was happy that most of the kids were just so happy to play games, even with no prizes LOL
After that game, we kept the kids in 4 groups and did a hop across the yard with a balloon between your legs. I have to say, it was so funny watching the kids do this! They were having a blast!
Ella was having some trouble so Dad was there to the rescue :)
After those games, the kids ran around some more, had some snacks and juice boxes then we got ready to sing.
Happy Birthday Brayden!!
After cupcakes, it was pinata time!
I made this pinata by watching this youtube video my SIL sent me, and I have to say I was SO happy with how it turned out! It was so easy and fun, and it only cost me $1! $1 people! Of course then I had to get the candy but I would have had to do that anyway if I had a store bought pinata.
I was hoping all the kids would get a hit and since there were so many, we used a foam bat at first to try and ensure that would happen
Brayden was up first :)
Then we were down to the last kid and I was worried this thing was never going to break and the last kid hit it twice and the bottom split open and all of the candy came pouring out! I swear, you would have thought it was Christmas morning with how excited the kids were! It was awesome!!
Poor Ella couldn't make her way in to get candy. Another Mom barged in and got her a huge handful though :)
We managed to get a family picture - 1 (in case you were wondering, Avery napped the entire kids party!)
These were the goody bags, I made sure to hand them out to the kids before the pinata so they could use them to put their candy in. They are just white bags from the $1 store with a thank you label I printed and glued on. Super easy and cute!
We had the most perfect day celebrating our boy and I cannot believe on Tuesday he will be 6!
*linking up with B Loved Boston for weekending