Jonathan turned 16 at the end of October but each weekend was already booked up so we didn't have his party until last Saturday. A Sweet 16 Birthday Party is a big deal, right? It couldn't be skipped even though my natural inclination was to give up after three weeks had passed.
We kind of have a regular party routine around here that involves pizza outside on the patio with all the lights from Maddie's wedding still up, and then s'mores at the fire pit. Really, if it's not broken don't fix it! But since 16 is a biggie I wanted to add something to the mix, and since what Jonathan and his friends like best is any excuse be hyper and act silly I decided to plan a scavenger hunt for them.
Everyone divided into three groups and headed downtown with their list. I assigned points for each item, staying together, and being back at our house on time. Here are some of the best photos and the clues that went with them.
The item here was "20 points for a group photo with everyone wearing hats." I think they took this in Forever 21.
We have this weird fountain with a head coming out of it downtown, one of the items was a photo of their group making a pyramid in front of it.
This might be my favorite photo of them all! The item on the list was "50 points to whichever team gets a photo of a team member wearing the weirdest outfit." I think this is worth 50 points for the unicorn head alone. And yes, that's a boy in there.
One of the items was to get a photo with a store employee.
Some of the other items on the list were to get a set of chopsticks, to get an item with the Chipotle logo on it, and to take a video of the group serenading a stranger. That one went a little awry since I imagined they would explain to said stranger that they were on a scavenger hunt and needed a video of themselves singing to someone. Instead they chased random people down the street trying to sing to them. One video of that has some bad words in it; I hope all the kids' parents still like me.
Happy Birthday Jonathan! You are the best son a mom could wish for.