One more retropost from September. I think I'll have one more and then can move into October - maybe right before we finish the month! lol
We celebrated 2 birthdays in September - Joshua and Isaiah. Since their birthdays are just 6 days apart, we typically have a joint party. This has worked well. Only one year did they choose different themes - and it was nuts having 2 different things going on!!! Now, I work hard to help them chose a theme that with which they are both happy. This year, it was Cops and Robbers.
I found this cute cake pattern online. We started with activities. The children made police vests and hats when they arrived. Not real comfortable to wear though, so we just took a photo with them and then moved on.
The first activity was a scavenger hunt. They learned that "Brooke the Crook" had stolen the birthday pinata and it was up to them to find her - and the candy. They had a series of clues that they had to decipher and then do an activity before locating the next clue. For example, in the photo below the activity is to build a tower taller than the birthday boys.
After a series of clues, the did find the loot.
They led the crook to jail.
While she was in jail, they throw wet sponges at her. She was a good sport about it!
Next, we had a series of activites including the following.
*Deciphering coded messages for a piece of candy (this one was popular)
*Making art by driving cars throw paint (see photo below)
*Playing red light, green light.
We ate cake and ice cream, opened gifts and finished off the party with a game of cops and robbers. This one was a bit different. There was a bank (our back deck) where the loot (water balloons) were located. The robbers (in the tree area) were to try to steal the loot. The game ended up being a bit difficult so we made some modifications so the loot was actually attainable. The crooks when caught could be thrown into the jail.
We ended with a pinata. More candy for everyone. lol
It was a fun day and we enjoyed celebrating our boys! Hope you enjoyed the photos.