outdoor party games // Summer

 When the weather is hot and sunny,

and you have an outdoor space at your party,

Birthday games are easy peasy to plan for.

For two of my girls’  favorites,

all you need is a faucet, bucket and paper cup!

Water tag

  1. Fill bucket and hand to the child who is “It”.
  2. “It”  then has to run after the other children, and
  3. “tag” them by splashing them with the water in the bucket!
  4. That soaking wet child is now “It”!
  5. Refill bucket and repeat. 

Drip, Drip, Drop

  1. Fill cup with water and hand to child who is “It”
  2. All the other children sit in a circle and “It” walks around the circle {in Duck, Duck, Goose fashion} chanting drip (drips some water on each head) and then… DROP! (drops remaining water in cup on child’s head and that child springs up and chase “It” around the circle until they a) catch “It” placing “it” in the middle of circle for remainder of game or b) Do Not catch “It”, allowing It to sit in their abandoned spot, making the child standing “It”).
  3. Refill cup and repeat. 

Rainbow Tie Dye 8th Birthday Party

When I was a child, my mom did everything by hand and from scratch. And I hated it. Complained incessantly. I STILL remember how excited I was the October she hurt her back, {she was moving a bureau to dust behind it. No, she wasn’t Fall cleaning, she did this … Continue reading

Tie Dye rainbow party {sneak peek!}

Coming up with  a PRETTY and different design for a rainbow tie dye party {the specific request of the to-be 8 year old guest of honor}  theme was challenging but after embracing turquoise and pink, and giving the “rainbow” colors an … Continue reading

(not school) pictures

I hate  dislike school photos. My girls always have a stiff smile on their faces, food and/or sweat + dirt on their shirts and inevitably, (WHY do they photograph children AFTER snack/lunch/gym?!) someone thought it was a good idea to try to COMB DOWN  their curly … Continue reading

“sassy grad” graduation dessert table

This gallery contains 26 photos.

When I first heard the words hot pink + black zebra and classy, shower-like feel, my mind drew a blank. Those words didn’t seem to belong all in the same sentence together. Then,  I thought of the old print, well, … Continue reading