18 January 2010

A Fine Balance



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.

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Josh concentrating hard…DSC05460

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.

Collage - loot bags

*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!

17 COMMENTS:

Yelena R. said...

That is too funny! I have a always thought kids birthday parties are the best...and the loot bag looks pretty nice too :)

Booklover1212 said...

Very cute!!!

~ Jennifer
http://thetoyboxyears.blogspot.com

Robin said...

I want a party bag...great items...lucky kids..! Glad you had fun..!

Kimberly said...

Haha! Tape on the ping pong ball - that's totally clever!

Jennifer said...

LOL! I think I like Jan's style! Josh must have been so proud of himself, eh? :-)

Aunt LoLo said...

Oooh...so jealous of the cutie tape! It's hard to find here.

Oh, and that trick made me laugh. *grin*

Genny said...

Hi there! Hope you are doing well. I saw you over at MBC and stopped by to follow. :)

blueviolet said...

What a cute and funny trick for Josh! I like what you came up with for the goody bags too!

Veronica Lee said...

Cute trick!! Glad everyone had fun!

Jana said...

How fun! what a great party for such a sweet boy!

4 Lettre Words said...

Such a FUN party, my friend! Love it.

Six Feet Under Blog said...

I want one of those loot bags-lol!

Nezzy said...

Hey girl, ya can send me a party bag just any old time. Great pics of Josh's great birthday party!

Have a great day and may God bless it!!!

Lindy said...

WOW - their goodie bags rocked!

Cascia said...

Great balancing!

Kimberly said...

That is impressive!

Helene said...

You did a great job with the favors! I never do them...it's something I always forget until the last minute! You are SO together!

Glad everyone had fun!

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