We had Eddie's "Wipe-out Kids' Edition Birthday Party" yesterday. It was a hot day (about 96) but a good one for having mud and water and sprinklers going for the kiddos. Eddie turns 10 next week, but his dad is taking him back east, so we had the party on Saturday.
The order of obstacles in the "Edstacle Course" is:
1. Hoop Run (step into four consecutive hoops, raise above head, drop behind you)
2. Dizzy Dummy (a spinning table that the kids sat on)
3. Slick Beam (a balance beam over a mud pit)
4. Crawl Through (kids had to crawl through holes in two ladder-like apparatus with a shallow pool between them)
5. Tarzan Swing (kids have to swing over the water hazard)
We had two rounds through the course and the three fastest times won prizes. The only difference was that the second round, the kids had to navigate water balloons thrown at them, shaving cream on the Slick Beam, Crawl Through, and Tarzan Swing, and silly string sprayed at them when on the Tarzan Swing.
In general, I'd have to say that it was the water balloons that slowed kids down the most.
I would have to say that a good time was had by all. Here are a few pics of Eddie on his obstacles.
Here's Eddie on the Dizzy Dummy:
Here's Eddie on the Tarzan Swing:
And, here's Eddie on the Slip-n-Slide:
I'm going to link to my brother's Facebook page - he put together a quick video snippet of the course and the party attendees. You can follow the action at:
Eddie's Wipe-out Kids' Edition Birthday Party
Eddie and I need to give a huge thank you to my dad for building the obstacles (several longer-term projects), to my mom for taking charge of the food, to my brother Scotty for doing the electronics (theme music, stop watch, microphone and speakers and for photos and video), to my other brother Kevin for running the stop watch, my niece, Kenna, helped with decorating the cake/cupcakes, yard decorations and filling water balloons, and to my friend, Josh, for announcing the play by play as the kids ran the course. Then, of course, there was all the set-up and clean-up. Whew!
Happy Birthday, Spagedward! It was a lot of work, but it was fun, too! Enjoy!