A few stragglers came to join the fun within the next half hour to make a total of 13 boys when you count the nine guests, my three and the neighbor boy who helped a bit with the party. Whew! Thankfully, my husband took the day off work.
We made marshmallow shooters, thanks to Pinterest and Come Together Kids. They were easy to make, inexpensive, a hit with the boys and took up a good chunk of party time.
Thanks to everyone who commented with ideas on my previous birthday party post. I almost did the splatter painting, but envisioned sending party guests home covered in paint. I loved the treasure hunt idea, too. If the kids seemed bored, I was going to put a quick one together.
All in all, it was a great party. It was stress free, somewhat loud, not too messy and nobody cried. I call that a success!