Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Camp In

Skyler had a "Camping" themed birthday party this year. With our winter temps we decided it would be more of a Camp "In" instead of a Camp Out. Somehow I never got a picture of the tent...I know but give me a break I was juggling the big event while trying to remain warm. Just picture an 8 man tent in your living room and you get the picture.

The party commenced after school with team type activities...

Teams had to design a treasure map, provide clues and find each other's treasure.






There were all sorts of relays...







The favorite relay ended with participants having to find 3 worms in the whip cream pie...






The teams also had to mummify one of their mates




They took a break from the brawn and got in touch with their creative side. Our friend Mutsa taught the girls the African art of potato stamping and each girl made their own t-shirt. They were too cute.


Of course dinner was cooked over the fire


And what would a camping party be without smores...I mean "dirt" for dessert?

Flashlight tag was cut short due to the frigid weather and because the $1 store flashlights kept breaking. The girls settled down for a movie "under the stars" (aka- glow in the dark stars on my lounge ceiling)

Any guesses as to what the preferred show was?



Yep...good ole Miss Garrett in Different Strokes. That is Sky's favorite at the moment.

After a few episodes the girls retired to the tent for more games, junk food and girlyness. Just prior to midnight the girls drifted off to their dreams and the day's festivities became a special memory .

7 comments:

Gayla said...

looks like a wonderful time!!! love the "make your own treasure map" idea- so fun. happy day to your girl!!!

~Ginger said...

Love the parties you throw! Always looks way too fun :)

Just Mom said...

I love how you make your parties so memorable for your kids. When I grow up, I want to be just like you. :-D

Susan said...

What a fun camp-in and birthday celebration.
Susan

Sohailah said...

Different Strokes is on TV there or you actually OWN it?!? Seriously?

Another creative, super successful party by Super Mom! :)

michelle said...

Thanks to grandma Franzen we own Seasons 1&2. No we don't get much on TV thus we have our own video store. :-)

Momma Roar said...

You have the coolest parties! Wish we did live closer so I could just send Quintin over to your house to celebrate! ;-)

I hope she had a wonderful birthday! The 23rd is a great day!