I wanted to try out some coral glitter tape that I had, so I found some Sorbet and Crystal Blue and Creme Brulee papers to go with it, (mostly from the Balloon Ride paper packet) and made 3 cards that got sent last week. Add a little bling and it's done.
And now for the fun games.
We invited out trek family kids to come over for a BBQ reunion, and these were games we played in the dark or at night so I forgot to take photos. I found the ideas on Pinterest and hoped they'd be fun and they were. We had some good laughs.
Game 1 - Hunger Games Balloon Wars
Everyone blows up a balloon at least 9 inches. Each player is Tribute and the balloon is his/her life.
The object is to be the last player with a balloon unpopped.
The weapons we gave them were a crayon and a popsicle stick.
We gave them a glow stick around each wrist to make it easier to find each other in the dark.
Then we told them to go survive and they were running all over the back yard. After the first game was over pretty quickly, they wanted to play again, so handed out more balloons and off they went, though this time we changed one rule - No balloons in your mouth. You had to hold them in one of your hands. We were afraid one of our boys was going to get stabbed in the eye as he held his balloon between his teeth but fortunately all went well, and they played til we finished the package of balloons.
Game 2 - What If?
Give everyone an index card and a pencil and sit in a circle.
Have each person write a what if question on their card.
Then I'd call out a direction and number for the kids to pass their kids, like 3 cards to the right. Then the new holder of the card would write the answer to the new what if question. Then I'd call out another number and a direction, like 2 cards to the right. Now the first person would read their card's question and the person to their right would read their card's answer. Some of them were hysterical and some fit perfectly or amazingly or weirdly. I realize there is a potential for trouble but this group of kids were great and I knew they'd write appropriate things, and we had some very good belly laughs.
We also played Minute to Win it games, and there were prizes at the end for the everyone. It'll be fun to play these again sometime. I write them down here to remember :-) Happy September everyone!