Sunday, October 18, 2015


Dawson was very excited for his birthday! Unfortunately, Mom and Dawson had some miscommunication during the planning stage of his party. I thought that we had agreed to do a secret spy birthday party and Dawson thought it was just a nerf gun war party.

So, he was patient and we ended up doing a great combination. Here's how!

First, here is the invitation. (I was still thinking secret spy party!)

When everyone arrived, we had them pick out code names! One was a color and the other was an item or person figure.

Next we played a game where they had to use their interrogation skills to ask yes or no questions to find out who they were. Here was the first - Dawson and Mickey Mouse.



The group - they decided after round 1, that they would shoot each other during the interrogations! It was quite funny and worked out well.

The pictures we used were Mickey Mouse, Nemo, Spiderman, Harry Potter, Pikachu, Olaf, Marshmallow, and Christoff. Super fun!

The 2nd game was to check and see if they were able to pick up on clues! Faith put together a tray of "random" items. I had them number their papers 1-3, 1-4, and 1-5. They had 1 minute to review and go over the tray. After the minute was up, Faith removed 3 items and they had to write down there answers. Round 2 was the same. Round 3 I played with them a bit and had them turn over their paper and write 1-12. They then had 2 minutes to write down all items on the tray! Another fun and easy game for us!

Evan (AKA - Orange Lizard), Daniel (AKA - Blue Ninja), Teagan (AKA - Red Snake), and the birthday boy (AKA - Green Tiger)

The final game that I put together was running through the trip wires without showing up on the sensors. I timed each of them and we did 2 rounds.

They also used black balloons to do a little bit of skeet shooting for target practice.

I had a friend from high school make these wonderful chocolate cake "bombs" for the cake.

We actually had 2 dozen, but it was awesome to light the whole platter for a big KABOOM!

Presents! Thank you boys!

Dawson is always pulling faces! And although he does not like chocolate, he LOVES rolos! Silly boy!!!

The boys had the remaining hour to play with their nerf guns and go absolutely CRAZY!!! They had the whole house and had free play which they so loved! We didn't even plan to have 2 of the boys wear orange and 2 of the boys wear blue! Couldn't have planned that more perfectly!

I also put together a little gift bag that had pop rocks (AKA - explosives), glow bracelets/sticks (AKA - laser wires), a couple extra black balloons (AKA - skeets for target practice), and silly string (AKA - more laser wires.) The boys loved it and it was super easy to put together.

In the end, we had a bunch of fun and both mom and Dawson were happy. And that's all that matters. Unfortunately, we get to spend the next 4 months listening to Kate plan her party (yes, she has already started.)

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