Prankster Party 8yr
Susan in Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA
For my son's 8th birthday, we had a Prankster Party. Like most 8-year-old boys, he loves to play pranks on family members. We sent invitations with a picture of a giggling jester on them and the following poem on the front: "Join Me for a Time Most Jolly, Tricks and Pranks and Lots of Folly, So Please Accept this Invitation, Come with Loads of Expectation!" I glued the middle of the card shut, then put all the necessary info (what, when, where) on the back of the card under the header, "Tricked You!" We decorated the party site (a park) with various gags found at a local party store, such as fake doggy doo, fake vomit, fake cockroaches, snakes and other bugs. We also had a fake wiggling hand, and "Wet Paint" signs on the picnic tables. My son greeted his guests with a hand buzzer. We also taped various silly signs on the guests' backs ("Make a Face at Me!" and "What's My Name?" and "Call me Bob!"). Once all the guests arrived, we played the Whoopee Cushion contest, where each guest sat on the Whoopee Cushion to try and make the loudest, most offensive sound! Three adult judges held up score cards. The winner won his very own large Whoopee Cushion (I apologized to the parents later)! Then we played the Back-to-Back Balloon Pop, which turned out to be a great photo opportunity because they all looked so funny. The boys paired up and tried to pop a balloon between their backs. The winning team won two gag gifts (trick gum and slimy doorknob cover). The final game was the Greasy Jell-O Egg Toss. We used previously made Jell-O Eggs that were greased with cooking oil. The team who kept their egg from busting on the ground (and kept it in the air the longest) won two gag gifts. Afterwards, we passed out wipes to get the hands clean, then ate Wormy Cake and drank Day-old Bathwater Punch (basically a sherbet punch but with Rainbow sherbet - it turns the water a brown color). We also had Mississippi Mud Cookies in a "Poison" labeled bowl. The worm cake was a basic chocolate cake with gummy worms poked into it on toothpicks (it looked like the worms were coming out of the cake). Everyone loved the "gross" food! Finally, the guest of honor opened presents, with one present being a trick present (big paper balls popped out of it). Party favors were treat bags filled with miniature Whoopee cushions, Bugs in Sand (crushed graham crackers with chocolate chips, sprinkles, and raisins in them), and candy. The boys said it was the best party ever. Most were sad to see it end. I don't know how I
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