Griff has been looking forward to his 5th birthday party with extreme anticipation. He and I designed googly-eyed alien invitations using a drawing he made last fall and I planned cupcakes and found decorations to go with an outer space sort of theme. The stars strung across the morning room are so cool that I think we'll leave them for a long time. :)
Around 20 preschoolers descended on our home and proceeded to dig in to the playthings we'd set around the first floor. Sean and Jessa had bravely volunteered to help out with crowd control and food service and such. Their assistance was much appreciated!
Griff was psyched at a version of Simon Says that I suggested and Dan executed: Alien Says. I had hoped it would help to organize kids for lunch/cupcakes but had no idea what a hit this type of game would be with 5 year olds!