We hosted a little back-to-school backyard bash this afternoon for a hand full of John’s first grade buddies…think ice cream sundaes, slip ‘n sliding and a gaggle of water gun wielding, sugared up six year olds! I didn’t do a single solitary thing to prep for this shindig until about noon – which makes me pretty darn proud of myself for not over-thinking or over-doing it for a change :-)
Honey pulled the baby’s old changing table out of the attic and we set it up as the dessert/drink station. I expect to get a lot of use out of the “first grade” bunting! The red buckets came from the PCP’s room and the vintage milk bottles are the same Starbucks Frappucino bottles I keep using at every party shown on this blog.
I rigged up a little photo booth using left over fabric from the porch and cut the props out of clip art and taped them to dowel rods. I fully intended to get individual photos of all the boys but they were stripping down to their swimsuits pretty much the second they disembarked their cars so there really wasn’t a chance.
The boys had a rollicking good time slipping on the slip ‘n slide, flying on the zip line, dousing each other with water guns and making big bubbles – such a great way to bid farewell to summer!
And so went the last hurrah before school on Monday!! Needless to say, my littles were out like lights!