What a party! We must have had forty people there -- mostly little kids, including a ninja, a pirate, a wizard, a knight, and several princesses.
Isaac's pinata was a hit. He spent two hours the night before making a "legendary" dragon out of a common dinosaur. With an impromptu blindfold made out of tinfoil, we had to keep the turns quick as it was a warm, sunny day. (January!?)
Isaac let each kid decide if he was to fight a fierce dragon or a friendly one. Choose fierce and the dragon roars and moans as he swings around. Choose friendly and he says things like, "Why are you hitting me? I thought we were friends. Ouch. That wasn't very nice." This kept all of the kids in giggles, and happy to wait in that long ol' batting line.
Dragon Tag was a soup of at least twenty kids running in an arena, pulling tails. It's a miracle we didn't have any major crashes. We handed out 24 tails to the "dragons" and all remaining kids became the "knights." The knights chased the dragons, and as each dragon's tail was pulled, he joined the knights on their hunt. The last dragon standing was the winner. It was hilarious. I believe we wore them all out.
We definitely wore ourselves out. Happy 6th Birthday, Charlotte!