In the past two weeks we not only celebrated my father's 60th birthday, but we also had a party for both of the girls. Ever Joy turned eight and Zoe turned four.
The girls really wanted a princess themed party, but with three brothers they agreed to call it a castle party and wear their princess attire. Their brothers also got the chance to wear their costumes (knight, horse, and dragon)
Of course, we had a huge medieval feast with almost all the trimmings (no roasted pig). We roasted a pork tenderloin...does that count?
Our castle party included archery, jousting (with striped pool noodles), and a fun game called Pass the Parcel. This year was the first I had heard of it, and we loved it! Pinatas can get a bit crazy, and with all the cake and ice cream, handfuls of candy just didn't seem in order. Pass the Parcel is a game from England where you simply pass around a wrapped package while the music is playing. When the music stops the person holding the package unwraps it. The things is its wrapped a lot of times. I wrapped ours eighteen times...I tucked stickers between the layers just to keep it fun. The kids seemed to really enjoy it, and it gave my mom and I time to get the food on the table...