Friday, 26 June 2009

A summer un-birthday party

Due to timing and indecision, Alexander's birthday party was significantly delayed...but when we had it, it was a summer 'un-birthday' garden party, and was worth the wait!

About 2 hours before the party was suppose to begin it began to rain, so we cleared the cellar incase we needed to herd the kids in there. Thankfully about 1/2 hour beforehand, the rain stopped and the sun came out...the grass was dry enough for the party to be held in the garden, with a few picnic blankets laid out.

We had 10 kids in the garden, each with their own canvas and copious amounts of paint, they spent the afternoon painting, running around the garden, or hopping into all of the party food.

The kids had such a great time, and for Phil and Nicole it was easy to run. By the end of the afternoon all the kids had a 'masterpiece' to take home. Even our little neighbor joined in (look in the front row). She had a wonderful time - mostly getting paint on her hands and her clothes (the nice white long sleeve tshirt she was wearing went stright in the bin after the party..after a lot of blue paint decorated it), and a little on the canvas.

With Alexander having his birthday in winter, such 'outside' party options are not possible. A great day.

1 comment:

Linda Robertus said...

What a great idea for a birthday party, I will remember that!