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Christopher's birthday party

One week after his birthday, we had Christopher's 10th birthday party yesterday in a traditional, old-fashioned birthday party (as opposed to renting a skate rink, a rock climbing gym, hiring entertainment, etc.), and enjoyed games, cake, and pizza. Musical chairs was fun with music by Lindsey. Christopher's hip-whomping technique led to him being the champ of the first round, and Rutger won the second.
From left to right, here's Christian, Adam, Cole, Max, Ian, Alex, Christopher, Garrison, Matthew, and Rutger. The boys were participating in a pumpkin seed spitting contest.
Here the boys were lined up for a popcorn ball toss.
Christopher's big wish for his birthday party was for me to bake an extra cake to smash in his face. This was one of his requests, but here he puts up a struggle for show. The boys thought this was awesome.
One thing that I forgot to plan for was a towel for Christopher's face afterwards. He waited patiently while I ran into the house to come to his rescue to see.
Here's Christopher showing off his gifts from last week from his grandparents and parents.
We got him a new bike since he rides his to school every day. He loves it as it rides much smoother and shifting gears is a breeze.


that looks like such a fun party. Great presents as well. he'll have to teach me some yo-yo tricks sometime.
Holly said…
Looks like a fun party! I know I say this all the time, but I can't believe how quickly all those kids are changing and growing up. Little Adam and Max aren't quite so little anymore! I like that you did "traditional"- some parties really get out of control in the $ department and traditional is just as fun.
~ Tina said…
Did you create "prizes" for all those competitions?
Popcorn ball toss - that's a new one for me, love it!
Julie V. said…
The party sounded fun, that's just what kids love. Christopher's new bike looks really great!
Kelly said…
Tina, to answer your question, they had goody bags filled with prizes, including a set of chattering teeth, a skull head ball that when you squeeze its eyeball, out pops this magget looking stuff, a big die (dice), a frog in slimy goo, a whoopie cushion, a fish that you squirt water from it's mouth, pop rocks, and a neon-glowing necklace. Basically things that ten-year-old boys think is cool.
Lonna said…
What a lucky kid. I have to say that is not a request that I have heard extra cake for your face? But it sure made for a fun show. What a great party.

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