So I thought we were set, sprinklers, spray bottles, water balloons. My husband was making a last minute run to Aldi to pick up a few things and he called me. they had water slides....50% off. Well, it was a great price and I knew my kids would use it for a long time, so we got it.
And here is the bounce house we rented
So we were ready to beat the heat, but nothing prepared us for what happened next. Within a half hour of everone arriving, rain started pouring down....POURING. At first the kids didn't know what to do, but ater a few minutes they decided it was really fun to play in the rain. They played out there until we heard thunder, then 15 dripping wet kids ran through the house. After a short while the rain stopped, so the kids went out again, and again it started to pour. it was crazy. I was planning on setting the kids table and benches outside but now they couldn't eat out there. We made do with the space we had inside. After eating the kids ran right back out. Once the rain stopped I thought we might as well to the water balloons before these kids get sick of being wet....it was a blast.
After that we had another game in mind. We told the kids to pick up as many balloon pieces as they could find and the one with the most (they had to count them) won $5. We ended up having a second and third place winner as well, and a yard that had no balloon pieces left.
Then we did the cake. I have to tell you guys, normally I just go get one at Wal Mart or Sams, this time I ordered somewhere else. My mother in law told me that her friend's daughter makes really nice cakes. I checked out her website and decided to order from her for two reasons, the cakes were amazing and I would be supporting another local small business. Check out what she came up with for my son
This cake was almost too cool to cut into, and it was so moist and delicious! I will definately order from her again. If any of you locals are interested, the lady's name is Susan and you can check out her site by clicking HERE. Her email address is on her site as well as pictures of some of her work.
My little man had a good birthday, and though the weather was nuts, I think everyone had a good time :)