If you are anything like me, I'm barely keeping my head above water the last few weeks of school. The alarm clock goes off about twenty minutes later than it did at the beginning of school, I find myself forgetting to pack their snack or sign the reading log and I simply cannot believe another school year is almost over! I also fight back tears because it feels like just yesterday we were taking preschool pictures and now they look like grown boys who will be starting another grade level. Something that once seemed so far away, is now reality.
Before they grow into typical teenagers who would rather spend their time with friends and (gulp) girls instead of snuggling with me on the couch reading books and talking about Mine craft, or happily spending weekends together as a family where one of my guys always gives me a hug and announces "I love my family!" I am trying to cherish every moment, celebrate their hard work in school, and have a little fun. Welcome to Summer kids!! The last few years I have hosted an easy get together celebrating the end of school with lots of water play and fun! Click here to see the first Welcome to Summer Party.
This past year the twins each invited three boys from their class to our Welcome to Summer bash. We planned this party for the last day of school and had lots of messy fun!
|The boys and party guests were greeted with this|
|Our second Costco purchased giant ball, sadly this one didn't survive too long after the party either but it provided a whole lot of fun while it lasted.|
When I say simple and affordable, I mean it. The pool noodles and balloons were from Dollar Tree and the kids had a blast trying to keep the balloons in the air using only their pool noodle.
The obstacle course consisted of jumping through hoops, weaving through cones, throwing foam rockets into a hula hoop, kicking a soccer ball into the goal, and then finding a flag in the pool of shaving cream. Can you guess which was the kids' favorite part of the obstacle course?!
|I bought a birthday banner from Dollar Tree and cut off the pennants for the flags|
|It was a great way to celebrate a wonderful school year and kick off to summer!|
The squirt guns that each boy got to take home were purchased from Five Below
The sacks, hula hoops, and colorful cones used in the obstacle course came from Oriental Trading
The pool noodles, balloons, shaving cream and hula hoop all from Dollar Tree
Stay tuned for this years Welcome to Summer Party and for more of my party ideas, home decorating, favorite recipes, twin activities x 2, and all things
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What a fabulous party! Enjoy every moment that you can. Now that Amara is 12 this will probably be the first summer she isn't going to want to have a Super Soaker fight in the front yard. Ah but they grow up too fast!ReplyDelete
PS Jenna asked Amara if she wanted to take any fun classes this summer -- her reply -- no I just want to sleep in and watch TV!