|Posted by mandybaggot on June 19, 2012 at 4:15 AM|
Yes, being a mum to two children I have to coordinate two birthday parties a year and every year I struggle. This year, on Sunday in fact, my eldest daughter is having her seventh birthday party. The plan was to get out the swimming pool (that should kill 40 mins of the 2 hours) followed by party food (30 mins?) followed by a fairy hunt (tracking down coloured in drawings downloaded from the Rainbow Magic website) a quick bit of musical statues, candle blowing, cake chomping, party bags and then adios! Simple! However, something has happened to scupper these plans - it's going to rain! ARGH!!!
Last year it was cold but dry (ish) so I managed to push the shivering children into the pool and told them to jog about to get warm. I let them come out when they were just getting a tinge of blue, no drama. However this year rain is set to arrive on Thursday and continue through to Sunday. What to do?
This is where you come in! My current plan is to erect two gazebos in the garden and have them musical bumping and pass the parcelling in those but what else are we going to do? Has anyone got any ideas for entertaining 11 children for two hours? All feedback gratefully received!
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Hope you have a great day!