|I'm loving the purple. I made each girl a balloon filled with homemade , violet colored play dough. These feel like the balloons I had as a kid that were filled with flour. They are the best stress balls. I had each child draw a face on the balloon and then we hot glued pom balls as hair. I called them Purple Pals. I got the idea from here, she called hers Wacky Pals. These are addictive. I was running out of time getting ready for the party and my hands were getting tired from stuffing things into balloons, so I talked my Seminary students into helping me. They enjoyed it and each made one for themselves as well.|
Then I sent everyone to the playroom to play. It was super easy and they all enjoyed it. I had blown up several balloons in there and somehow they all made their way into the cardboard house.
|This year she let me blindfold her for the game. I was so proud.|
|She colored most of the tails in herself too. I put her to work this year.|
|I had some snacks available to those who were interested. I was proud of R. for eating the green pepper sticks.|
|This is my kind of piñata. No fighting, and lots of fun. The challenge is stuffing toys and candy into a balloon before blowing it up. My fingers were sore. The kids enjoyed popping the balloons and finding the candy. I found the idea here and got some good hints from my friend Jenny on how to recreate it. Instead of attaching the balloons to the board with T-pins, I cut an x into the cardboard and just pulled the balloons through. I made this the night before and most of the balloons stayed full until the next day.|
|Some of the parents weren't too happy that the bags contained whistles and harmonicas....|
|Purple Present Opening, surrounded by purple friends.|