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Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmast Party with the Elementary Church Youth

Last night we hosted the Kindergarten through 6th grade church kiddos for a Christmas party at our home.
Instead of having a dessert all ready for them, I decided it would be more fun (and save me time!) to let them decorate their own cupcakes.  My daughter divided up candy and sprinkles in small containers for each table group to share.  Each child got a small cup of icing of their own.
My husband helped out by baking the cupcakes.  He overfilled some, but no one seemed to mind: Just more to eat!
While my husband went to pick up pizza (the order was late) the kids played Christmas bingo and decorated their cupcakes.
They had a lot of fun decorating and not too many tried to lick the icing :).  It was hard to wait for the pizza, but this passed the time really well.
One of the cupcake creations.
More decorating...
After pizza, the kids played "Dirty Santa".  I wasn't sure how it would go, since the possibility of a prized gift being taken away might be traumatic for some.  It turned out that the only trama was that no one was taking some of the gifts away!  Not too many problems, thankfully.  The kids did well!  I think that game is a good lesson-learning game for children, actually!
A favorite gift!
The Dr. Pepper and chocolate was the most traded gift at the party.  It was "dead" early!
A cool gift!
More party pics...
Another traded gift....a furry tiger.  She's hanging on to it!
The kids had a great time laughing, talking, and enjoying their time together.  Surprisingly, even with 23 youngsters and 7 adults, it really wasn't that loud.  In fact, when our three teens came in from their youth group Christmas party, they were surprised that it was quieter here than at their party.  Yay for fun and special memories (and not too loud :) with some very special children.

1 comment:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Looks like a fun time to me! I think you are right about Dirty Santa teaching a good concept.

 
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