After one week of record high temperatures, we settled into an overcast, cold day for Fiona's birthday party Saturday. (Go figure.) Drew and I quickly revamped the entire (kiddie) pool party to be a day filled with lots of old fashioned fun instead. We were both pleased we had years of experience of "working on the fly" as church camp program directors to make this special day happen despite the weather.
Kids and parents alike quickly got involved in the watermelon seed spitting contest and water balloon toss. Honestly, it was a lot of fun and everyone seemed to enjoy the low-key events of the day. Lots of smiles and laughter were the tone of the day. Ironically, it was a great afternoon that ended up going into the night as most guests stayed after the festivities were well over and we never even had a drop of water in the kid's pools.
And I would definitely say that was success for a (No Pool) Pool Party.
From inside the little blue bungalow,