@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents
My daughter recently turned nine. With a wife working full time and up to her eyeballs in research for her thesis, I told my daughter I'd plan her birthday party. I've thrown some successful shindigs in the past, so I thought this would be fun (and it was). This year must be the Year of Owl, as it's all she talked about for the months leading up to her big day.
After scouring Pintest for ideas, we came up with several things to do during the party, which included a sleepover. My wife pinned some ideas my way too, which made the planning process all the easier. Add my parents into the mix to help tie up the loose ends and we were ready to par-tay.
|Pinata: Before & After|
Once it was complete, we filled it with nine bags of candy (thanks mom). There were nine girls at the party, and each got three swings at the owl. On the ninth girl's final swing, the owl dropped from his perch and candy spilled everywhere. It timed out perfectly.
Those are just a few of the things we did before winding things down for the night. All in all, I think birthday number nine ended up being a memorable one from the planning process through the party itself.