We started the day with birthday donuts with Daddy and opening the gift that Daddy sent from the middle east...a stuffed camel and some Qatari Riyals (as well as some American dollars). I'm again, so thankful for technology and that Chris can be here with us while being so far away.
Soon it was time to party!
Pig cake using marshmallow fondant.
Pin the Crown on King Pig
The life size Angy Birds game was a big hit. We didn't have anything for a slingshot so they just threw the ball.
The King Pig pinata was not that fun to make. I made it with a round punch balloon, flour, water, and newspaper strips and then painted it. I used a hanger to hang it with, but we put too many goodies inside and the hanger broke through, so I resorted to using duct tape to fix it. It worked! The kids had a lot of fun with it. I did three layers but the first big kid to hit it broke it, so I'll do four or five layers for big kids in the future. Which, thinking about how long it took, there probably won't be a homemade pinata in my future!
The party turned out great...the weather was nice, the boys helped a lot with preparations, and hosting a party with 22 kids? No problem. Maybe not quite 'no problem', but Gabe loved it and I didn't go insane, so I call it a success.