Hot May day? Shady playground adjacent pavilion, check. Platters of both flavors of Uncrustables for the kiddos (genius), check. Bubbles and coloring books, check. Water balloon baseball, heck yeah!
10,000 times better than a pinata? You betcha. Those soggy sluggers had a blast. Everyone got to be entertained while they waited their turns. Youngest to oldest could all participate. I'm so stealing this one Miss Mel! I'm thinking water balloons suspended on strings and decorated like squids for Isaac's next party. A backyard full of water balloons and little boys with bats, how much fun will that be. Plus Riley's a pro now so she can give big brother some tips.
We weren't bombarded with structured activities, the kids just played. Hula hoops, playground, bubbles, water balloons and friends. Fun stuff. She even had some face painting (washable paint and a willing Daddy to apply it.). Getting your face painted is a very serious thing according to Miss Riley. She looked like a gunslinger squinting into the sun getting her pink and white butterfly applied.
It was a great day. There was a Dora cake and cupcakes! Riley loved hers. There were noise makers too. Miss Mel made girl goody buckets and boy versions too. Smart, smart mom. Riley's purple Dora "baskick" had a purple wand, lip gloss, sparkle nail polish, colored goldfish crackers in a Dora ziploc, Dora fruit snacks, a ring, a Dora whistle and stickers. A+ goodies. Epic fail on my part NOT taking custody of it for the ride home (sorry about the nail polish on the car seat Mrs. D). Good time had by all check!!
Kudos to you Miss Mel!!