On the menu were hot dogs & hot links, with a variety of toppings. I usually make too much food, but I think I was a little too minimal this time, so I'll revert back to having an overload next party. It ended up being the perfect amount, with my Thai slaw, chili, etc.
For activities, we had our usual coloring station on white butcher paper, a bubble station up on the hill, face painting by me (why didn't I take some photos??), and t-shirt decorating. I got fabric remnants in a variety of colors, fabric glue, colorful buttons, big embroidery needles and embroidery thread. The kids and parents had fun creating Ugly Doll t-shirts or whatever their creativity sparked. Some of the girls even made little mini-purses and eyeglass holders out of the fleece. Here is one awesome creation:
Isn't that great??
Sadly, I didn't snap a photo of the fireplace mantel with the Ugly Doll crepe paper, and the monkey's entire collection of Ugly Dolls, but it looked very cute! He had an awesome time. We had less kids than last year, since his class shrunk so much this year, but that turned out to be a good thing. If there had been more people, we would have had to run out for more food!