We recently were able to celebrate Austin's sixth birthday! This year, in addition to celebrating with the family, we let him have a party with his friends. Luckily, the weather cooperated so we could have it outside. We played a number of games like moving M&Ms with a straw onto plates, trying to shake ping-pong balls out of tissue boxes strapped onto kids backs without using hands, balance the ping-pong ball on a spoon relay race, freeze tag, and a bean bag toss. Below is a video of the kids trying to get the ping-pong balls out of their tissue boxes:
Additionally, we had face painting. At first, none of the kids were interested in having their face painted. However, after finally convincing one person to get painted, most of the other kids followed suit, and some happily went back for more later after everyone else who wanted a turn had one.
Of course, we ended with some cake and ice cream. Cupcakes actually... All the kids seems to enjoy the party, so we are counting it as a success!