Friday, June 29, 2012

h2o Party!

What do you do when it's 113 degrees outside and you have 15 energetic little boys to keep entertained for several hours?
Have an h20 Party!

Happy Birthday to our grandson Isaak who just turned 7.
Our daughter and Son-In-Law hosted a really fun party, that was relatively easy to put together and low $$.
I wanted to share their ideas with you in case you are looking for summer party plans that would work well for birthdays or family reunions.
They were fortunate to be able to reserve the splash pad at a nearby park, but this would also work well with sprinklers on the lawn.

First, Amy went to the dollar store and found these h20 blasters at $1 each.
The blasters also served as the party favor for each child to take home.

Buckets were placed around the perimeter of the splash pad.
Within minutes the boys were pulling the nozzles back on the h20 blasters, and filling the tubes with ammunition.

And then it was every man (or boy) for himself.


Two hours of continual running and screaming.

Amy cut the tops off several plastic milk cartons that could be used for additional water bombardment.

A tent was set up with refreshments, where the boys could run over and grab a snack or drink for fortification.

And then it was back to business.
Such cute little boys.
I was fascinated to watch them organize into rows, shouting "Come Men!" and "Charge" like a Civil War reenactment.
These are 6 and 7 year olds!

At times the h2o blasters were used in sword fights.

Little Miss Fashion Statement felt a little overwhelmed with all loud boy energy going on.
Beach balls were provided for those who preferred to hang out on the sidelines.

Amy had another smart idea.
When it came time for presents, she had Isaak climb up and sit on top of the table.

Where he could open his packages more easily amidst the crush of curiosity.

So sweet to see Isaak hug his little brother Noah as he thanked him for his gift.

And happy mom and dad who didn't seem too exhausted at the end of the party when parents arrived to pick up their children.


Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, Isaak! What a fun day everyone had!!

Carol said...

What an amazing party...Perfect...

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

perfect party idea when outside and so hot out. The kids all look like they had a blast.

Needled Mom said...

That looks like so much fun and refreshing too!

em's scrapbag said...

Happy Birthday Isaak! Looks like a fun time was had by all.

Melissa said...

Love the Costa Vida tent. Did curious people stop by because they thought there were free samples? Lol

life in red shoes said...

These young moms just amaze me! What a great party without to much fuss and bother :)

Cindy said...

What a great party idea. It's only 98 degrees in UT, but it still looks fun. I'm sure the boys had a great time.

Janet said...

Happy birthday to Isaak, what a fantastic idea for a party and they all look like they had a blast, excuse the pun.

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Just add water! :) Happy Birthday to the birthday boy! I'll bet every one of those boys slept like rocks that night!

fiberchick said...

Happy Birthday to such a cutie! You given me a great idea for my husband's birthday party. This looks like so much fun!