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I had a great time planning this party and watching Blair get excited about it. He had numerous inputs, especially about the cake and pictures for the gallery of goons.
The scavenger hunt really excited the kids. Blair was worried at first that the presents truly were gone and told me to "stop playing a trick on him", but I kept reading the first clue and as I read I could see his excitement begin. The kids ran from room to room and had a great time discovering the clues (party was supposed to be outside, but due to rain had to improvise). It was hilarious hearing the kids lecture Benjamin on stealing his own sons presents.
I love my babies and am glad this will be a good memory for them.
What People Drank
Cake, "Scooby Snacks" (sugar cookies), "Mummy pops" (Krispie treats drizzled with chocolate and decorated with eyeball candy), "Monster Mash" (jello with crushed Oreos), "Marsh Mud" (Oreo truffles), "Ghost Goo" (vanilla pudding), "Puppy Power Bars" (sugar cookies dipped in chocolate and covered in sprinkles)
Clue bags filled with various items from each step of tracking the criminal. Clue 1 landed each kid sunglasses. For finding Clue 2 they each got two sheets of stickers. Clue 3 was in a pinata that had candy, snap cameras and paw print paddle balls. Clue 4 would have included Scooby Snack fruit candies, but the rain forced us to skip clue 4. Clue 5, well everybody got to watch Blair open presents...so no take home prize I guess. But they did get to play with presents.
Activities / Games
Pre-cake the kids played with toys. We planed on playing "Scooby, Scooby, Goon" (duck,duck,goose), and "Ghost / Scooby" (Red Light / Green Light). But the kids were really enjoying the free play so we went with that. After cake we found the villain who stole Blair's gifts and played with presents.
Blair being mostly happy with the decorations and cake. I did get in a little trouble for not having the 10k volt monster in the Gallery of Goons, but I couldn't find a good picture.
Hearing "Mr. Ben" get lectured about "stealing his own son's toys".
Most Touching Moment
When Blair almost lost it because he thought I had really taken his gifts away, but was able to realize it was a game and regain composure.
Well considering I hadn't slept, ate, brushed my hair or teeth when guests first started arriving, probably not me. I did pull it together though. Best Dressed goes to everybody else, but especially to "Powdered" Blair.