So where were we? Badvoc has her pirates all sorted, DW is jumping up and down waiting for her invitations, Blathers needs a treasure chest, and I have no idea who has replied because I am away and DH will probably have forgotten who said what to him over the last 2 days...
Apparently these are "the latest thing" in the US - do you reckon I should get some as a time-filler and let DD be seen as a trend-setter, or (probably more realistically) have a couple of rioting games lined up to play after tea? If the latter, what? Musical pots, maybe...
Here's a question...the pirate ship food table....Do I buy some brown fabric/hessian (or another IKEA sheet and dye it) to tie up and do the table with?
Do I take advantage of the fact that I can get huge pieces of card dirt cheap from the scrap store and the fact that we're having the party at home giving me tonnes of set up time and turn the table into a more 'Bucky' looking ship with cardboard sides?
Ah...I am in Leicestershire You can get card ones you put together - I think i saw them on amazon...will have another look. I would use cardboard too. Hessian is not cheap. Wrt party games..if they are young and like to run around how about duck duck goose and traffic lights?
DS and his friends played duck ,duck, goose at one of the later turning 6 parties and they all loved it stealth. Some of those children would have been late 6's. Ask DD but I wouldn't dismiss it.
DS played a good game at a thing last week where they all had to sit in a circle and one child had to walk really slowly, zombie style towards any other. The only way to stop the zombie 'getting' you and making you 'it' was to call out the name of someone else in the circle - then the zombie had to go and 'get' them instead.
Obviously far too easy for your DD and her close friends (these children were learning each others names in a new group) but maybe you could do something similar and choose a topic? Get them to name a 1D song or something? It'll get harder and harder until someone gets 'got' and then you pick a new subject?
Blathers im cross now. Make a bloody treasure chest like i told you too!! Ive still got a box and you have many weeks.
I text my dad yesterday you know all chatty like, does he not realise asking after his dogs is code for "where the bloody hell is my bloody art work damn it!!" Jesus christ i coulda learned illustrator in this time. If they're shit after waiting four weeks(four weeks d'ya hear me in party planning world is like five months!) im gonna scream!
...in other news ds2 has a temp and is complaining of a sore throat And dh is away in London tomorrow til midnight. And it's my nephews b day party on Saturday. And it's ds2s party on Sunday. And it's his school trip on Monday.
Please tell me I am over reacting by wanting to cry?...