It's DD's 6th Birthday at the end of July, and as she's decided she wants most of hte class to come, I'm inviting the entire class, plus a few extras... meaning lots of kids. The list is 35 kids long... though of course some will likely not come... so it should be smaller. Parents are invited to stay, or they can leave if they've got other kids to take care of (I'd allow siblings if the amount of children wasn't already so huge).
We've got a big backyard, so I can cater to that amount of children.
Anyway... I've ordered this pack: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62215955...nivalprintable
That's the general colour scheme.
*Either mini hot dogs or mini dagwood dogs (DD wants dagwood dogs but I'm scared of having to make so many of them)
*sandwiches cut into an elephant shape
*(or maybe just strawberries on a stick, I dunno)
*popcorn in little white-and-red striped popcorn bags
*I'll have a small gumball machine (or 2) with lollies in them (jelly beans or smarties or something probably).
And then a cake with little cupcakes too
It'll be in the afternoon (starting at 1 or 2pm then finishing 2 hours later) so hopefully kids will come fed and won't be too hungry.
For a take-home treat, I don't want to do loot bags, but will give each child a rainbow lollipop (I'll be ordering ones that look pretty much hte same as this: http://www.awise.org/files/productsi...BS_P/43450.jpg
They're about 1.5 inches diameter so not gigantic. I was considering toffee apples but DD hates them.
Or a handmade pinwheel/windmill thing... which do you think is better?
*a tin game game where you use balls to knock down the cans
*A rubber duckie game where some will have a "prize" thing on hte bottom
*I'll fill up our huge trampoline will balloons (it's 14ft)
*If I can manage it, I"ll do some really basic clown-themed face painting
*Pass the Parcel games
*Pin the Nose on the Clown
*Thinking of another luck-based game too (ideas appreciated)
*Maybe a table with stuff to decorate your own plain party hat
I'll have a wall with a plain bit of fabric/plastic/etc on it with prizes clipped on. Either colour-coordinated or just "pick your own" or maybe a lucky dip type of prize bucket. In there I'll have...
*Paddle Ball (carnival-themed - you colour your own)
*mini pinball things
*carnival themed pencils
*carnival themed tattoos
*carnival-themed sticker scenes
I can't afford a clown or face painter or any such thing, or that'd be awesome...
I've already figured out how much this'll cost me and it's not too bad, and I've got places to buy all these things... just wondering if it's a good idea?
I know it'll be a lot of work, and I'll have to enlist the help of a few adults I know so they can man the games and stuff...
Nobody will need to dress up either. I might though... lol... I'll decide how I feel closer to the day. DD might as well, but not full costume... just a little bit here and there.
Anyway, what do you think? Do you think this would be okay? Enough food and drinks (oh yeah, I dunno wtf I"m doing for drinks - most kids will be 5/6 ish so I was thinking maybe a sh*t load of cordial? It's more fun than water, but less fun than soft drink. If I did provide soft drink, it'd just be lemonade anyway. Or yellow-coloured lemonade. If i had the time I'd do homemade lemonade, but DD hates that as well anyway. What drinks do you think? I'm not making anything - too much hard work.
I'll have red and light blue plates and bowls, and napkins, same with balloons and streamers, and if I am able, I'll make a ticket booth out of a fridge box (just need to find a fridge box...lol). I'm thinking I"ll just get heaps of clear cups and some red and blue straws (striped paper ones if I can find some for a good price).
Um... I think that covers everything.