We had the plate-spinning Jan as our party entertainer at Josh’s party today. Although his act was pretty much the same, Jan was as funny and as entertaining as he was at the party where we first met him. He did have some new tricks, though. He pulled out a ping pong ball and asked Josh to lean his head back and to try to balance it between his eyes.
Jan asked Josh to slowly turn around while balancing the ping pong ball. We were all oohing and ahhing when Josh successfully did a full turn without causing the ball to fall. Jan then asked us to clap for Josh.
The ping pong ball? Stayed stuck to Josh. Even when he took a bow. The magic of double-sided tape.
Thanks to all of you who offered suggestions on what to include in the party bags! I ended up including these: Jigsaw photo frames, a tube of color pencils, a tube of watercolor markers, two rolls of ‘cutie’ tape, and tubes of mini Mentos chews*. I figured those would go down well with both boys and girls, regardless of age. For the 1-year olds, one got a Baby BeeBo™ plush toy and the other one got a felt hat in leopard print.
*Only after Chris teased me about how kids would not want to come to any of Josh’s party in the future if we do not at least add some sweets to the party bag!