i told you i was way behind on parties – this one was from a couple years ago!
my oldest, grace, wanted to have an outdoor movie party with all of her friends from school and church. i was able to pull together a simple theme with red items with a vintage feel.
we set up a cute snack table with popcorn and treats – everything you need for a movie night!
sometimes i overestimate on the time we need for a party, and this one was way too long! i think we started at 5, and couldn’t start the movie until after 8 when it was dark enough. so to fill that extra time, beyond eating and gift opening, we set up a handful of games for the group of preteens.
spoons is always a fun game for both boys and girls together.
we also played twister outside on the grass – which is always hilarious!
because all the candy just wasn’t enough (#sarcasm), we also supplied all the goods for s’mores at the outdoor fireplace.
finally, movie time! they watched “holes” which fit the bill for mostly clean and entertaining for kids this age (mostly 12 year olds).
one thing i have grown to love about birthday parties for my kids as they get older is to see what a great group of friends they have and to see them be known and loved!