Saturday, November 21, 2009

birthday party!!!

Willow and Indigo will be six on Wednesday! We decided to have their party this weekend, since so many people are busy on the weekend after Thanksgiving. We had so much fun!!!!

This year, they both agreed on having a Candy Party. They wanted everything about their party to involve candy (from the health food store). So...

We played games and the kids got candy for prizes. Duck, duck, goose is such a fun one for a variety of ages. When everyone was in the "goose pot", they got a gummy worm for a treat. Mummy tag is another favorite with my kids. The prize for winning (and by winning I mean tagging someone or getting tagged or just looking on with amusement) was two chocolate raisins.

For the "craft" activity, we decorated graham crackers with chocolate icing, sundrops, jolly beans, tiny marshmallows, and chocolate covered raisins:

We had some yummy cupcakes and opened so many wonderful gifts. Indigo practically attacked my mom with a hug because he was so excited over the costume that she gave to him.

Possibly the most fun part of the whole party was the treasure hunt. The kids worked together to find five clues. Willow had to figure out the clues with the green star on the front, and Indigo had to figure out the ones with the blue stars. The last clue had a blue star and a green star. There was lots of running and climbing and discussing...

They finally found the treasure in one of our favorite places for play in the forest - the hollow tree! Indigo found the red basket hanging inside, and handed out treats.

Clover found some faerie gold near the tree, and made sure that everyone got a coin.

I love birthday parties, but they are such reminders that my babies are growing up! How can they be almost six years old???

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