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Shirley's Party Advice Part 7 - how did they all get so big...

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stealthsquiggle Thu 26-Sep-13 14:45:27

Part 7 - link to previous one to follow!

stealthsquiggle Thu 26-Sep-13 14:48:50

Link to part 6 - sorry about the unimaginative title - the other thread was at 999 posts so I didn't have time to come up with something better.

stealthsquiggle Thu 26-Sep-13 15:04:20

part 2
part 3
part 4
part 5

stealthsquiggle Thu 26-Sep-13 15:07:58

And finally part 1, which took a bit more finding!

<<housekeeping over>>

stealthsquiggle Thu 26-Sep-13 15:23:19

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...hmm

Blatherskite Thu 26-Sep-13 16:00:08

I do like them but they might be all crafted out after pottery. I'd go for the games...

Blatherskite Thu 26-Sep-13 16:07:22

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?

stealthsquiggle Thu 26-Sep-13 16:21:42

Do the cardboard. Enough hessian to wrap a table won't come cheap.

What games do you think? Not sure I can be bothered with PtheP, and not sure they would want to sit down anyway.... [dither]

Badvoc Thu 26-Sep-13 16:45:44

Ah...I am in Leicestershire sad
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?

Badvoc Thu 26-Sep-13 16:49:31

Yes they have them for £7 - sorry can't do links on the iPad.

stealthsquiggle Thu 26-Sep-13 16:56:42

Badvoc - they are 6 (DD will be 7 but she is the oldest). I think they may be a little too cool for duckduckgoose sad. Maybe musical something or other...

Badvoc Thu 26-Sep-13 17:00:09

Dance comp?

Blatherskite Thu 26-Sep-13 17:04:06

You might be close to DW then Badvoc smile

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?

stealthsquiggle Thu 26-Sep-13 17:15:37

grin Badvoc - I have a horror of little girls prancing around and the boys would probably rugby tackle them anyway.

I will take the easy way out and ask DD for ideas, I think. Although she has said that she doesn't want to know all the details of the party in advance.

Since I have said sensible clothes for pottery anyway, they could play stuck in the mud clay without ruining too many party dresses..

Badvoc Thu 26-Sep-13 17:23:30

Yes, me too.

Tinkerisdead Thu 26-Sep-13 18:07:15

Stuck in the clay would be ace!

Badvoc im in leics....

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!

Tinkerisdead Thu 26-Sep-13 18:09:16

<panics that badvoc is friends with the mums on the dreaded PTA>

Tinkerisdead Thu 26-Sep-13 18:12:34

And Blathers - cardboard!! Way better you can bend it n mould it to shape.

And stealth what the buggary bollocks ate those pile of elastic bands??

Badvoc Thu 26-Sep-13 18:13:27

I am not their friend sad they are too stepford wives for me.
You could make a pretty easy treasure chest from a shoe box actually. ESP one that has a flap top not a not a normal lid.

Blatherskite Thu 26-Sep-13 18:30:41

I have one half made out of an old Amazon box but it's going to be too big for 4 year old girls to pass round.

I did buy 2 new pairs of running shoes this week though both of which came in flap-top boxes!

I also have a box from a pair of DD's shoes that might be more manageable for tiny hands.

Badvoc Thu 26-Sep-13 19:31:08

The flap top should be pretty easy...

Badvoc Thu 26-Sep-13 19:32:58 other news ds2 has a temp and is complaining of a sore throat sad
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?...

Tinkerisdead Thu 26-Sep-13 20:36:31

My dd has a sore throat and a cough but its eased off today so the worst lasted a day. If that reassures you.

Blathers im telling ya, washing tablet box! It clicks shut and everything and nicely square like a treasure chest!!

Tinkerisdead Thu 26-Sep-13 20:37:11

I dont mean square...i mean ....i dunno squat? Boxey?

Blatherskite Thu 26-Sep-13 21:20:40

I've remembered that DS has one of these

Panic over smile

It clicks shut and is about the right size for 6 presents

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