Monday, March 16, 2009

My Son's Eighth Birthday Party

Around Christmas, I posted about the “gingerbread houses” we made for my daughter’s tenth birthday.

That went so well that I decided to do it again for my son’s eighth birthday.

The party program:

2:00 arrive

2:05 start building Boboli pizzas

2:10 blow bubbles outside with Mr. Miller (it was a pleasant 52 degrees) while Mrs. Miller cooks the pizzas

2:30 pizza time

2:45 build Easter bunny houses (composed of graham crackers, royal icing, and lots of Easter candy)

My 8-year-old son's:

My 10-year-old daughter's:

My 11 1/2-year old daughter's:

3:00 build birthday cupcakes

3:15 eat cupcakes

3:25 open presents

3:30 whiffleball outside with Mr. Miller

4:00 good-bye

We only had two boys as party guests, but add that to my four and there are enough kids to have a good time. I was exhausted at the end of the day, and could not believe the quantity of candy consumed! For our dinner, we reheated the leftover pizza and then had another cake. My son was very happy.


Lisa@UnexpectedJourney said...

Cute gingerbread houses! Sounds like a fun party. But I don't know about that "pleasant 52 degrees"! When it's 62 degrees here, we're shaking in our boots and don't want to set foot outside! :)

Loren Christie said...

Hi Elizabeth!
Sounds and looks like a perfectly delicious birthday...

Elizabeth Kathryn Gerold-Miller said...

Lisa, when it's been 32 degrees for several weeks, 52 is a welcome change. My family from the south comes well stocked with sweaters and jackets, even in the summer. Loren, the leftovers are delicious too! Good thing I didn't attempt to give up sweets for Lent! I thought we'd have enough Easter candy for the Easter baskets but, no, I'll have to replenish those supplies again.