Last week we had Michael's birthday party for his school friends. He wanted a soccer party so we chose to have the party right after school and at the school since there was a soccer field there. Hard part: I had to get everything there and ready. Easy part: it was all outside, the kids had a blast on the soccer field and playground, and everyone from his class could come since it was right at school at the end of a day.
So what do you do with 14 6-7 year old boys? We started with some soccer ball relays and an obstacle course. Then we had a ring toss game where they could ring a water bottle. This was followed by cake and popsicles. You can't tell from the picture, but this was a soccer field cake. I picked two colors of candles to make the teams and the boys all thought it was funny that the teams were 3 on 4.
Then of course there were presents, highly concentrated around legos.
And then we set up a game of soccer. I was so impressed at how they all played so well and stuck with it without half of them getting sick of it and wanting to stop.
Michael had a blast as did the rest of the family. :)