Ideas for Riley's 8th Birthday!
Happy times with kids call for cheerful cupcakes. Easier to serve than cake, cupcakes require no slicing, no plates, and no forks -- and every child gets her fair share of icing. The designs on this page start as Chocolate Cupcakes or Vanilla Cupcakes iced with Swiss Meringue Buttercream -- perfect for spreading in thin layers or sculpting into thick mounds (and licking from the bowl). The cupcakes can be baked a week ahead and frozen, but decorate them no more than a day before serving. Se...
Lots of ideas for decorating cupcakes
Balloons & pipe cleaners
Wipeout! obstacle course- inflatable water slide, added a mini trampoline and our own big red balls (yoga balls that sat on tires), followed by a baby pool filled with plenty of bubbles and plastic balls, and ended the course with pool noodles grounded in pots to create an in and out weave. The entire course was set up on plastic tarps which were wet and soapy to make things even more fun!
Best Kids Parties: Wipeout!
One at a time, each guest at the party stood about 5 feet in front of the board and threw a dart at the balloons, trying to pop one. The balloon would pop, and the candy would explode, and the child got to run and grab all the candy from their balloon. The kids loved it, and even the littlest guys who were 4 and 5 years old could pop a balloon pretty easily.
Balloon Pop - candy in the balloons. See blog post for how to.