I put my 9 year old nephew in charge of the photo taking as I never get opportunity at the children's parties to snap away. Giving the camera to him to use gave him a grown up job to do, it also gave the other adults dotting around 'permission' to snap away for me when he put the camera down. Resulting in a massive 160 photographs roughly of the party.
Here's some of the pictures;
All hands on deck for the painting of the castle
Children were amazed when I said they could chalk on the fences/ shed etc; My children and I had to show them that this really is allowed. It was as if I had set them a trap!
The same with digging in the 'box'
The birthday cake
The smiles on every ones face made it worth while. Rough running order for the 2 hour party;
- guests arrived and set to work painting the castle on arrival
- crown/sword/shield etc making
- pass the parcel
- garden games
- cake and singing
- party poppers and departure.
The games we had in the garden were;
space hoppers- or humpy hoppers as my nephew calls them
nothing amazing or out of the ordinary but the children loved it.
Definitely a party I would repeat.