Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Our GRKids.com Winner's Party!

A few weeks back, I had the privilege of hosting a 7th birthday party for David, the son of our www.grkids.com contest winner.  A Detroit baseball fan, David requested a Detroit Tigers themed event.

We were lucky to have a nice Fall day, so we took advantage of that for our party games.  I created a Baseball Triathlon, with a pitching carnival game, a home run derby, and a dizzy bat race.  It was a lot of fun for boys to smash the baseball past our designated "Home Run" line.  It was even more fun to watch the boys spin around the bat 5 times and try to run the bases without falling down in the fastest time.

When we came in from outside, the boys made their own sports pennants with crayons, markers, and felt baseball and star stickers.  Some boys made Tigers pennants, others made U of M pennants, and a few made Boys Only - No Girls Allowed! pennants for their bedroom doors.

For the rest of the party, the guys had cupcakes, opened presents and played on the Wii that I brought - that was definitely a hit!  As each guest left, they received a package of Big League Chew and a wooden baseball bat pen packaged in a red and white striped stadium-style popcorn bag.

As a mother of two girls, I don't often get to hang around just boys, so it was refreshing to do some "boy stuff."  All the boys were fun, cool kids that were also very respectful and well-mannered.  I had a great time, and I hope that David did too.

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