It’s Day Four of the MDRP madness and I’m wondering if anyone is still interested in all of this hullabaloo! Anyway, for the three of you that are still here, we’re getting into games today!Ever since I went to a street fair in Santa Barbara about 10 years ago, I have been kinda in love with cascarones – AKA confetti-filled eggs. I was hell bent on having these for the party just for the randomness of it all. I looked into buying them online but couldn’t find them cheap enough. I was going to suck it up and make them myself. Talk about a bonafide Pita! But the party gods were looking out for me and right after Easter I was walking through Wal-Mart (I know… curses for the big man!) and I spied with my little eye piles and piles of cascarones! I couldn’t believe my peepers! Price check? $1 per dozen! Are you kidding me? Super happy party girl right here. You better believe I filled up my cart. I think I would have had to check into an insane asylum if I had to make them myself. Anyway, it goes without saying that they were a smash! Hee hee! I made all the kiddos find their parents and then crack them on their heads. What good sports my confetti-headed friends are! You should have seen all of our wine glasses! Such a hoot! I hung a Pin The Tail On The Donkey game up but didn’t force it on anyone. Some of the kiddos added a few tails but we (intentionally) never lined up to play. I just thought it was cute… and well, a donkey at a donkey party sure doesn’t hurt.Now for the tortilla toss.Huh? Okay, so backstory here. When I graduated college, instead of throwing our caps, we UofA Wildcats (Bear down!)
threw tortillas up into the air. Thousands and thousands of them! It was gorgeous! The problem was that I foolishly came prepared with flour tortillas when only corn ones really fly high. I always loved ending college that way but I always wanted a redo with corn.So in thinking of random games to play at this random party, I thought, why not toss a tortilla? No real object to this “game” just a chance for the kiddos to chuck food into the sky!
It was hilarious!This lasted until these guys……turned into this…Between the cascarones & the tossed tortillas, our backyard, house, and hair were total messes. I honestly do not know what we were thinking but it was so much fun it was worth the big fat mess. (Although my huz did spend his Father’s Day vacuuming – yes, vacuuming – our grass!)Oh but wait! There’s more! Of course you can’t have an MDRP party without a P! This huge piñata got smashed to bits but it took some major muscle.For the piñata bags, I gocco’d the design on plain brown paper sacks. The writing in the red banner said “Eat it all before bedtime.” I’m certain their parents appreciated that. I literally almost had a heart attack manning this part of the party. I’ve never had a piñata at a kid’s party before and it is intense! One of our sweet little party guests got whacked in the eye with the bat. I was happy when the piñata got smashed and it just turned into this crazy candy-grabbing free-for-all. So funny that I had a lawn full of tortillas & eggs but it was the piñata that stressed me out!Do I suggest copying any of these game ideas? Not if you’re a neat freak. But the kids had a total blast and it was hysterical to watch. I’d certainly do it again… just not any time soon!What a mess! But what a blast! The late night crew (well… late for the kids, anyway) threw an impromptu dance party. It was totally hilarious and adorable. I didn’t know kids could throw moves like that! Party on! We’re wrapping up this chaos tomorrow. Whoo hoo!
In case you missed anything:
Pre-Party : Invitations
Idea Thief : Painted Rock Napkin Weights
Part 1 : Decorations
Part 2 : Dessert & Food
Part 3 : Photobooth
Part 4 : Fun & Games