Last year the kids wanted to have a back to school party. I wanted to keep it simple so when they came up with the theme of water balloons and popsicles I was all over it! I mean really what more do kids need to have fun? Last year we had 500 balloons (all of which I tied because my kids did not know how to tie balloons at that time) and 150 popsicles - we invited a few friends over and had the party in our backyard. The 500 water balloons lasted all of 5 minutes. Yes, you read that correctly - 5 minutes - my fingers ached for days and all my hard work was over in 5 minutes. It was fun nonetheless. Last year everyone averaged 7 popsicles each - even the adults. Last year was fun, but it didn't even compare to this year. This year we were smarter. New rules! We invited lots of our friends - their price of admission - 100 filled water balloons. My children learn to tie balloons this past year and since it was their party they had to fill 200 balloons each (all except Boy 3, he still can't tie a balloon and if he is smart he won't learn how for a few more years! ;o). I bought the popsicles - all 600 of them. I tied 0 balloons. My fingers did not hurt at all! We had the party in the driveway and in the street. Even the teens got involved. We had at least 1500 balloons, 3 slip and slides, water hoses coming from every spigot we could find and unlimited popsicles!
I'm not sure who had more fun at this party - me or the kids.