I should mention that most birthdays at our house are usually inviting three friends over to do your favorite activity and enjoy some cake together. When I was planning this party, we invited our close friends and their kids and before we knew it, there were over 40 people. I think the guest list could have easily been over 100…we really have gotten to know so many great people since we’ve made the move 2 years ago. I only wish our house could fit them all!
We started the party with the kids swimming and when everyone finally got hungry, they got out of the pool to eat. After that I took the kids to the front yard for a water ‘canon’ fight(so the adults wouldn’t have to join in).
Here’s the birthday boy…
And some of his pirate friends!
Instead of a cake, I bought eight glass mugs (they’re at Walmart for $2!) for his eighth birthday. We did rootbeer floats instead of a cake…and the kids loved it!!
My original plan was to stick a candle into a scoop of ice cream for each float, but the foam covered up the candle, so I had to stick a ramekin with a scoop of ice cream and all eight candles on top of the mugs…oh well!
I have to share one last post from the photo booth…that one will be coming tomorrow!