We decorated our living room with our Christmas tree, lights everywhere, a bunch of ornaments, snowflakes all over the walls and ceilings, our stockings, and we even wore our Christmas appearl.
But we did make 1 rule- Nothing spiritual for the party. Just great food, some embarrasing games and a few funny grab bag gifts. Viola! Super Fun!
Everyone broke up into 2 teams:
Team Grinch: Angie, my mom-Felicia, Julia, Sara, Hailey, Lily, and Daina
Team Ice #2: Mike, Steve, Aaron, Big Aaron, Mason, Sue, Ducati, and Katie ( all the ladies above were #2's when we divided up into teams so they thought they would "Ice" all us #2's.... that's not very nice :-))
Now it was time for the games to begin!------
Aaron playing Bobble Head. ( a pedometer is attached to a headband and the person tries to get to 120 in 60 sec.) Both Aaron and Hailey were able to get it in the 50-80's. Everyone thought it was impossible to get it over 120. So after the party I showed everyone how it's done- I got it to 132! Mike recorded me doing it and soon I will have the power to burn that onto a DVD and hide it FOREVER!
(The joys of a bunch of blurry photos to show how much fun everyone had)
Breakfast scramble (put together a puzzle of a cereal box) Harder than it looks. Especially since the box was yellow (Cheerios are harder)
Head Trauma ( put the cup onto of your head and throw the ball into it)
Melted snowball toss- (water balloon toss) Steve and Aaron went the furthest within the 60 seconds. 36 ft before the balloon broke.
Julia and Daina made 26 3/4 ft. Great job ladies!
After all the tasks were complete the kids participated in a snowball fight. It seemed that they enjoyed themselves.
After adding up the score Team Ice 2 won! Great job everyone- it seems that you did "ICE" Team Grinch. Also, Aaron was the MVP of the Xmas in July games. He completed 2 tasks in 7 seconds! That lead him to his title of MVP and he won a box of Life cereal! I know....but it's suppose to be silly!
Then it was time for the grab bag gifts. I have to say it's alot harder finding silly gifts for people than nice special gifts. So I just had to close my eyes when I went searching at Target's $1 bins. So people ended up with either a star pen, socks, chap stick, a toy car, a rubber ducky, a clown nose, etc. It was all meant in good humor and silliness.
We couldn't end the party without giving everyone a special "X-mas in July" gift.....sunscreen!
After everyone left and we put the kids down to bed. Instead of cleaning we had a quiet moment to ourselves and had a date night.
Things have been really hectic at our house for the past few weeks so date night was the 1st thing to be put on the back burner. So it was nice to have some special time with just me and Mike.
Since it's summer I'd be crazy to serve hot cocoa with our cookies. So I substituted it for chocolate milk with cake cookies. So yummy!
(I usually give him his gifts the same day I buy them)