Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wipeout

Carter never ceases to surprise me.  This year when we started brainstorming about her birthday I had a few pre-conceived notions.  Most of them involved glitter, paint, and something very girly.  Carter on the other hand had another idea.  Wipeout.  She loves the show and looks forward to watching every time she visits Roxi and Pops.  I'm always up for a challenge and set out to plan the best darn Wipeout party my backyard could hold!


I wasn't sure which direction to head but decided to draw inspiration from the famous "Big Red Balls".  Her invitation (minus our address and phone number to protect the innocent *smile*)...




From there it was surprising how easily everything came together.  First up, a table full of goodies...






I especially loved the way her cake with name banner turned out...






Carter gave everything her seal of 6 year old approval...




And then it was time for the fun to begin!  We set up our backyard with a mini Wipeout course (age appropriate for our little contestants).  Giant slide...






and Big Red Balls were a must!




We also added lot's of bubbles for good measure...





Once everyone had arrived we gathered all the munchkin's...




So "Big Nate" (who is a really good sport) could show them how it was done!  First you plummet down the giant slide...





Then it's on to the Big Red Balls...


Next up the Soapy Swamp where you dig until you find a ring...




Then a weave through the crooked noodles, just watch out for those crazy hitters (Carter demo's this one)...


If you manage to make it through give yourself a big pat on the back!


The kids couldn't wait for their turn...


They each had a chance to run the course on their own and it was highly entertaining...






A couple of great wipeouts made things even more fun...


After they all got the hang of things it was a free for all on the course...


My favorite part of the day was the giant smile that was plastered on Carter's face every time I saw her...




I think it's safe to say she and her buddies had a great time...








Even the littlest guests found something to make them giggle...



But you don't have to take my word for it...check out our day in motion (you may want to pause the music at the bottom before watching)...



When everyone was all wiped out we headed over for a little cake...


Note to self: Those fancy "sparkler" candles take a realllllly long time to light...



FINALLY!  


Make a wish...






It was one of those really great days.  Because if you ask me there is no better reason to celebrate than life.  A big thanks to all of the special people who shared the afternoon with us...













I'll leave you with a few more smiles...


















The end.


30 comments:

Megs said...

what a fun idea for a party!!:) everything looked so cute.

Tricia said...

That looks like the best kids' party ever! Actually, if you threw in a pinata filled with little liquor bottles, it might just win best adult party, too. ;) You're such an awesome mom- thanks for always offering creative fun ideas!

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

What a great idea for a party!! We love that show here and it looks like you included our favorite parts of it, too!! Happy birthday to your big 6 year old and I can't believe how big the baby is!!!!

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

Super duper fun!!! Love it all!

Shaik said...

Absolutely beautiful! The pictures is very cute, really had a great entertainment here, lovely to find your blog!


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Jumping Jack said...

That is an AWESOME party idea! Looks like Carter had a Blast! Happy Birthday, C!

Lynnette said...

WOW, This looks like it could win party of the year!
I know Carter & Friends had a blast and I can certainly understand why. Also, can see why you procrastinated on cleaning up the back yard. :)
That's always the hardest part for me.
Give Carter and Emme a big hug for me! Love you all!

Beth said...

Awesome party planning! You are so creative. We're planning a party with another 2 year old for Claire, complete with a bounce house as well, so I hope you don't mind if I copy some of your great ideas! I love the balloons and the birthday spread on the table!

skirtastop said...

Saw you on Ohdeedoh. This party is SO RAD! One of the greatest themes I've seen. Kudos to you for getting those kids playing hard!

Chris said...

Great ideas, Beth! Where did you get the big balls? And what did you do for foam/bubbles? My kids want a Wipeout party this Summer.
Thx, Chris

Chris said...

Great ideas, Beth! Where did you get the big balls? And what did you do for foam/bubbles? My kids want a Wipeout party this Summer.
Thx, Chris

Neely Phelan said...

Love the idea!! Also curious about big red balls and balloons. Also what you used for foam!! So fun!!!

Beth said...

Thanks all for your happy comments! The "Big Red Balls" are actually big red yoga balls that I found at our local walmart for $10 a piece. The foam is lots of tear free baby wash and water! Have fun partying! :)

LaneyTN said...

Where did you get the circle red balloons for the table? Love this idea!

mmr713 said...

Love the idea! What did you do for party favors?

Michelle {Fun On A Dime} said...

What a fun idea! Love it!!!

Vanessalee said...

OMGSH! Thank you so much for this idea (found on pinterest!) my daughter loves this show and I was stumped to figure out what to do this year for HER 6th birthday. Win-win! Thank you so much for sharing!

erins2centz.blogspot.com said...

What a great idea! My family has become obsessed with that show, and we might just have to steal the idea for a fun summer activity. Thanks for sharing :)
Erin

Renee said...

Did you order the big red
balloons at the table from somewhere?

Heidi Fowler said...

Awesome! We are big wipeout fans!

I host a linky party at my website: OneCreativeMommy.com every Friday. I would love it if you shared some of your ideas!

Kaitlyn Whitman said...

Hi Beth, Love your party ideas! My son is doing a Fire Station tour and then everyone is heading back to our house for some water fun! Did you rent the large water slide or buy it somewhere? Also, where did you get the wonderful multi colored flag banner you hung on the fence?

Judy G said...

Just found this via a Pinterest post. What a blast! Can I be your kid?

luceee4 said...

Where did you get the slide?! I need one for my party and I've been looking everywhere! THANKYOU SO MUCH!

Kim said...

Seriously awesome party!!!! Wow! I want to throw one!

she will said...

You two get the best parents of the year award! Im relieved that they weren't standing on the balls to get through the course. Great job thincking outside the box for this whole party!

Thompson Family said...

what a cute party! Where did you have the invitations made? And where did you find the big red balloons?

Thompson Family said...

what a cute party! Where did you have the invitations made? And where did you find the big red balloons?

FLsupermom said...

Hi there! Thanks for posting this as I'm snatching several idea for my son's upcoming party ;) Question: for the bubbles, did you use something special? My son will only be 3 so I'm aiming for the tear free variety, but still "good" bubbles to hide the toys under. Thanks for the share!!!!

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