Wahoo! The party is over! I have been stressing about it for the last month only for it to be over in 1 and half hours. Gavin had a great time and it made me so happy to see him so excited and having so much fun.
I think the hardest part of the party was that there were a few too many kids and too broad a range of ages. I have a hard time not wanting people to feel left out, but I think when you do something like this you're just going to have to not worry about that. The games sorta flopped because of this, but what do you do?
I really enjoyed thinking up things to go with the 'UP' theme. I made everyone their own Ellie badge, and a snipe chocolate bar. We played balloon related games and the gift bags were balloon themed with a balloon tied to them. I made everyone a wilderness explorer sash and they earned badges for completing activites. I had great intentions and high hopes for the cake, but I am not very patient and it was taking a long time!!!
I learned that 100 balloons when placed on top of your house look like NOTHING! That Carl Fredrickson is full of it...:)
I think it was the perfect theme for Gavin. My neighbor had asked him what he wanted her to get him for his birthday and he said he wanted a pink balloon. I don't think he can ever get enough balloons! I'm so proud of him and so amazed at how grown up he is. I think he is amazing and I can't believe I've had him here with me for 3 years.