Today we had Lucas party for all of his friends. As he is lucky enough to have his birthday in the summer and we have a big yard, the opportunity is always there for a backyard party. This year I did some research and tried to find lots of fun games we could play. We invited all of his friends over and had some good cheap fun. It was nice as my Mom took Nathan so I was able to participate in a lot of the games as well. So here is some of the highlights from the afternoon.
The first games we played was a treasure hunt. It went really well. It always takes a while to organzie it, but the kids love running around and trying to solve the clues.
Next was the Fill the Milk Jug game, I really thought this one was fun. At one side of the yard we had a bucket of water and then using sponges we would fill up the sponge with water and then run to the other side of the yard and fill up a milk jug. It was fun running back and forth and the water element always makes things fun.
Then we had a little free time, while I brought down cake and treats and drinks, then the cake and the snacks were eaten.
After that we played a Marble Toes game, where you put a bunch of marbles in a pool and the kids have to grab the marbles with their toes and throw them out of the pool. The bigger kids certainly have the advantage here. =)
Then we did a water ballon toss and a obstacle course. Lastly was opening presents, and more free time until the parents came.
All in all I think it was a good party. The games were good for all ages and most of it was stuff I had around the house.