When planning his party, he wanted a video game party. Then he wanted a water fight party. Then he wanted a video game party and I finally told him we could do BOTH! We kept our fingers crossed that we would have a hot day for the party (so much better to have a water fight on a hot day) We contacted a mobile video game service and booked them for 90 minutes (8 year old boys seem to LOVE video games).
The expert game coach was fantastic, and all the kids had a really great time. The 90 minutes went by pretty quick, and the only reason there wasn't complaining when we were finished was that they knew they got to have a water fight!
|the boys playing video games (with their dad)|
|Mr. J chose an American themed cake since his birthday is July 4th!|
We received 7 NERF Super Soaker Floodfire Blasters (these are pretty cool because you can actually hook them up to the garden hose for a never ending supply of water) and 1 NERF Super Soaker Flashflood Blaster (this has 2 separate nozzles - one for a flash strike and one for a flood strike) I used a permanent marker and wrote their names on their water guns. I gave Mr. J the choice of gun, and he wanted to the Flashflood Blaster, so the rest of the guests got the Floodfire Blasters.
Hubby set up the hose to use for a refill station (which was also a safety zone) and we let them all have a blast running through our yard and the field behind our house. I made a sign so they would know where the safety zone was (although they all tried to be sneaky and hide in the safety zone and then shoot people from there)
|the sign I made for the refill station|