Monday, October 22, 2007

Nerf Gun Party!! For Aidan's 8th bday party it was all about boys running and shooting. What more can a boy want?! Aidan and I were floundering for party ideas so we turned to Pete who didn't hesitate at all and promptly offered up his take on every 8yr olds dream party. All attendees would be presented with Nerf Guns and the party would be spent using them for various games. They started off with target shooting from progressively further away. They moved on to a game that involved a few unarmed contestants trying to snatch a couple of flags before being shot. I think there was a who can shoot highest and farthest game. They finished with a capture the flag game. Poor kids had to put their guns down and play that one as tag. The kids had a great time and sure did a lot of running around. Not only was Pete a great master of ceremonies, he even made the cupcakes with the kids the day before. I organized some snacks, procured the weaponry, sent out the evites, and made the frosting. The kids decorated the cupcakes. This was the easiest party yet. Aidan had 8 of his buddies (all boys of course). He had a hard time waiting for the party to come. He was showered with cool gifts and has spent all his free time since putting together legos and playing with the other toys. He has been kind enough to share many of his gifts with his brother. Tomorrow is his "real" birthday. It can't come soon enough for him - there is that stack of presents from family still to open!! I also need to try to locate a restaurant that serves his favorite "calimari" - or failing that we'll head to Park Chow - a favorite.

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