Saturday, February 09, 2013

How to Throw a Flash Party

1. Decorations...ideas from Pinterest....elementary school teacher sis-in-law helps you set up (she knew the best way to hang up a huge piece of paper and added some great ideas on displaying the signs)

2. Have your talented Mama make the cake.

3. Pose the kids.

4. Take a great picture of the birthday boy. Costume is a must.

5. Sing Happy Birthday

6.  Scare the living daylights out of the children by having Lizard Man show up.* 

7. Open gifts and play, play, play!

*This Pinterest idea didn't come with a warning. The kids knew that when the bad guy showed up, they were supposed to get their superhero masks on and shoot silly string at him. Instead, L Child had a panic screaming attack.  C couldn't get his silly string to shoot (Lizard Man kindly showed him how). I think Jaci was scared but knew that she had been told to shoot the silly string; she kept her finger down on the spray and emptied her bottle on Lizard Man in record time. I think poor Graeson got more scared as the attack went on. 
I had to use "think" a lot in my descriptions above because I was on the floor holding Liam trying to convince him that Lizard man was just Daddy dressed up and it was okay. Watch the video on Facebook for the full terrifying effect.

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