We had about a dozen kids over for three hours. The idea to serve individual pizzas flopped when I couldn't find a source of cheap, small pizza trays, so the boys and I made two large pizzas for the crowd. That and popcorn for the movie were the dinner.
Oh, the movie. A trip to our public library earlier this week netted three DVDs: movies featuring Bioncles, Green Lantern, and X-men. The kids watched part of the Bionicles together before deciding our basketball net and tree house were more fun after all.
I often worry that I'm so weird that my kids will suffer socially for it, so this party was a little test for me. We played a few funky party games (picking up my husband off the floor, and "mouse"). Three hours after the kids first arrived, the parents started showing up to take them home. Some of the parents played a round or two of "mouse" with us, and the kids begged to be allowed to stay longer . . . I was really happy.